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Auction 47 Lot Number 472

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Archive of Documents and Catalogues – “Mikra Studio” Gallery

Extensive archive of documents, invitations and catalogues of exhibitions that were exhibited in "Mikra Studio" Gallery in Tel-Aviv and in "Old Jaffa Gallery". 1940s-1980s.
The collection includes tens of personal documents of the owner, Yochanan Samuel (among them interesting documents from the period prior to his immigration to Israel and from the Independence War period), alongside with hundreds of invitations to exhibitions, and catalogues, from the 1960s-1980s, of "Old Jaffa Gallery" (continuation of "Mikra Gallery") including catalogues of the following artists (with photographs and price lists): Genia Berger, Hava Samuel, Yochanan Simon, Shmuel Katz, Jacob Pins, Yehoshua Grosbard, Ovadia Elkara, Aharon Kahana as well as artists who did not gain much fame and this was the only gallery that exhibited their works. Eliezer Rosenfeld, owner of "Rosenfeld Gallery" told about "Mikra Studio" Gallery: "I came to Tel-Aviv and was, of course, looking for shops of pictures and frames. I heard that a gallery by the name of 'Mikra Studio' was the 'school' of the artists who emigrated from Europe. Here I met Shraga Weil, Shmulik Katz, Mula Ben-Haim, Holman, Streichman etc. Iram [Iram Samuel, the owner] explained to us about the painting[…] Every week I went from Kibbutz Beit Alfa to Tel-Aviv to 'Mikra Studio' and for me this was sufficient to get all the information about the art scene in the country". (From:""when in finance there was culture: early art trading in Eretz Israel" (Hebrew) by Gideon Ofrat, in the web site "Hamachsan shel Gideon Ofrat"). Size varies. Overall good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 473

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Metal Token with Hebrew Inscription – Poryck, Ukraine

Small metal token. Poryck, Ukraine, [early 20th century, or earlier].
On one side appears an inscription "Paryck" (Hebrew), with a branch and leaves below it and a surrounding frame adorned with dots. On the reverse – the letters "פ" "ל" [maybe Pat Lehem (Hebrew: slice of bread)] in a frame decorated with dots and the letters V and Y. 1X1.5 cm. Good condition.
No other copies of this token are known.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 474

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Two Medals – Napoleon’s Sanhedrin

Two medals commemorating the convention of the "Grand Sanhedrin" by Napoleon in 1807.
Obverse: Napoleon's portrait and an inscription: "Napoleon Emp. Et Roi" (French: Napoleon – Emperor and King). Reverse: Napoleon holding the Tablets of the Law. The kneeling figure represents the Sanhedrin and below it the inscription "Grand Sanhedrin" (Great Sanhedrin) and the date. Diameter: 40 mm.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 475

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Four Medals – Visit of Emperor Wilhelm II to Eretz Israel

Four medals commemorating the visit of Emperor Wilhelm II to Eretz Israel in 1898. Three silver medals; one silver plated.
1. Obverse: the Emperor, riding a horse and the inscription "Wilhelm II Deutscher Kaiser"; Reverse: Holy Sepulcher and the inscription "Visit of Emperor in Jerusalem, October, 1898" in German. Engraving on the rim. Diameter: 33 mm.
2. Obverse: Portraits of Emperor and his wife Empress Augusta Victoria and an inscription in German. Reverse: Church of the Redeemer and inscription in German. Diameter: 35 mm.
3. Obverse: Portrait of the emperor and a German inscription. Reverse: Church of the Redeemer and German inscription. Engraving on the rim. Diameter: 34 mm.
4. Obverse: Portraits of the Emperor and his wife. Reverse: Church of the Redeemer and German inscription. Diameter: 40 mm.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 476

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Medal with a Unique Silver-Ribbon – First Maccabiah

Medal minted for the first Maccabiah, 1932.
Obverse: on the rim – "First Maccabiah in Eretz Israel, 1800 years to Bar Kochba, for remembrance", (Hebrew), in the center – the letter "Mem" in the shape of a Star of David, the letters "Gimmel" and "Heh" and the years 132 (the Bar Kochba revolt) and 1932 (the date of the first Maccabiah). A unique silver-filigree ribbon is attached to the loop with a clasp at the end.
Diameter: 24 mm, length of ribbon: 11 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 477

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A Large Collection of Jewish Medals

Collection which includes approx. 350 medals of Jewish context, [19th-20th century (most medals are from the 19th century, some are earlier)].
Among the medals are some silver medals, Zionist medals, pendants, sports medals, "private" medals minted for special occasions, synagogue medals, medals with portraits of dignitaries, tokens, "Goerlitz" Shekels, Lodz Ghetto coins, cast plaques, and more. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 478

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Collection of Pins and Medals – Jewish Organizations in Europe and England / Sports Organizations

1-7. Pins, medals and plaques awarded by Jewish sports organizations as competition prizes or bearing the emblem of the organization: · medal (hook for hanging) – competition prize on behalf of Jewish Athletic Association, 1912. · Three plaques – sports competition prize on behalf of Slet. Jevr. Omladine – 5th "Youth Congress" (1924); two plaques from the third "Youth Congress" (1922), Zagreb, Croatia. · Plaque on behalf of "Bar Kochba" Organization, 1922. · Two pins of "HaGibor" sports club.
8. Large medal, shaped as a Star of David, with original ribbon for hanging around the neck, of the "Order of Ancient Maccabeans" – a Zionist charity society, founded in London in 1896. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 479

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Collection of Pins and Medals – “Maccabi” and “Maccabia”

12 pins and medals – "Maccabi" and "Maccabia".
Including: · pins of "Maccabi" organization in Europe: "Maccabi" Hungary; "Maccabi" Germany; "Maccabi" Kovno; "Maccabi" Brody; "Maccabi" Banska Bystrica (Slovakia); "Zionist Society for Exercise, Maccabi Plovdiv" (Bulgaria); "Association for Winter Games, Maccabi", Zakopane; two pins: "Competitions, Maccabi", Prague, 1933. · Medal (hook for hanging) granted as a prize in the second Maccabia, 1935 (design: Moshe Murro). · Pin from the third Maccabia. Enclosed is a medal with the inscription "Masada 1939" and a relief of a basketball player. Size and condition vary.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 480

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Medal Awarded to a Participant in a Car Race – Morocco, 1928

Cast plaque. On the upper part a relief depicting a car race. On the lower part an inscription: Automobile Club Marocain [Moroccan Automobile Club] and name of receiver and date: S. Azoulay, Avril 1928. It seems that the plaque was awarded to a participant in the Grand Prix race held in Morocco in 1928. Approx. 50X65 mm.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 481

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Two Amulets for Protection of a Baby

Two amulets for protection of a baby or infant. [Europe, 18th-19th century].
The design of both amulets is identical, but they differ in size and in some minor details. Both are slightly different from the amulet in the Feuchtwanger collection catalogue, item 966.
Obverse: the letter "Heh" in the center, within it a flower in bloom, surrounded by: "This child will grow and learn Torah, get married and do good deeds" (Hebrew). Reverse: a pair of fish, below the fish an inscription: "[Yehi Ratzon Milfanech Hashem…] that you save babies…" Diameter: 3.8 cm; 2.7 cm. Fair-poor condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 482

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“Legal Currency Proposal” Banknote – 250 Pruta – Consecutive Numbers / Errors

Five banknotes "Legal Currency Proposal", 250 Pruta.
Three with consecutive numbers. Two with a minor error (fold in paper). Condition: UNC.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 483

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Gold Medal – “Decade of Israel’s Liberation”

"Decade of Israel's Liberation", gold medal, 1958.
Obverse: as a symbol of "Liberated Israel" – palm tree; on one side a woman carrying a sheaf of wheat and on the other side a man holding a hoe. The word "Israel Liberata" (Latin – liberated Israel) and "Jerusalem" are integrated into the illustration surrounded by the inscription "Decade of Israel's Liberation 1958". Reverse: replica of a Roman coin "Judea Capta" and inscription "Judea in exile 70 AD". Diameter: 27 mm, weight: 14.9 gram. Original pouch.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 484

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Sculpture of Ze’ev Jabotinsky in Jewish Legion Uniform

Ze'ev Jabotinsky in 1919. Bust made of plaster, painted brown.
The bust portrays the chest and head of Jabotinsky wearing a Jewish Legion uniform (Jabotinsky was one of the founders with Joseph Trumpeldor), and a cap with a "Royal Fusiliers" cap badge. On the reverse appears a dedication in Hebrew. Height: 34 cm, width: 21 cm, length: 15 cm. Good condition. Slight cracks and paint flaking.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 485

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Record Issued by the Zionist Revisionists in Poland – Jabotinsky

A 78 rpm record, with two speeches by Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Issued by the Central Committee of the Zionist Revisionist Organization in Poland, [ca. 1930s].
Side I: der ginstiger shturm (Yiddish) – Z. Jabotinsky – The Morrow of the Jewish Nation. Side II: My Word to the Citizens of Palestine. Diameter: 25 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 486

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Two Enamel Jugs – Syria

Two jugs made of copper and enamel. Syria, [early 20th century].
On both jugs appears an inscription in Hebrew characters: on one appears the verse "Ben Porat Yossef Ben [Porat] Aley Ayin" (faulty) and on the other an illegible inscription. Height: 14 cm, max. diameter: 25 cm. Fair-good condition. Bends and damages to enamel.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 487

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Two Pieces of Yemenite Silver Jewelry

1. Necklace for a Yemenite bride, for her wedding day. Length: 60 cm. Thread and clasp are not original.
2. Belt made of silver links, which was probably worn on the forehead and attached to the "Gargush" headdress worn by brides in Yemen. Pendants hang from the lower part. Length: 42 cm.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 488

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Torah Shield – Ludwig Yehudah Wolpert

Torah Shield, created by Ludwig Yehudah Wolpert, USA, [1950s].
Silver (marked: sterling), gilt. Maker's mark: "Tobe Pascher Workshop, the Jewish Museum / Wolpert.
Silver plaque in an oblong rectangular shape, with cut letters of the verse "Yemin Hashem Asa Hayil" (Psalms). The shield was created by Wolpert when he headed the "Tobe Pascher Workshop for Modern Jewish Art" in the Jewish Museum in New York, after he immigrated to the USA in 1956. 24X9.5 cm. Good condition. Original chain.
See: A Sermon in Metal, The Art Work at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck by Ludwig Wolpert (New York, 1960), pp. 8.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 489

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Vase – Armenian Ceramic

Vase with vegetal ornamentations. Painted and glazed clay. Signed on the base.
Height: 27 cm. Some damages.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 490

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Vase – Armenian Ceramic – Karkashain-Balian Workshop

Vase decorated with leaves and flowers, created in Karkashain-Balian workshop.
Painted and glazed clay. Signed on the base: "Palestine" and workshop emblem.
Height: 26 cm. Some damages. Fracture at base.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 491

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Dish with a Lid – Armenian Ceramic

Dish with a lid, decorated with leaves and flowers.
Painted and glazed clay. Not signed.
Height: 7 cm. Damages at rim of dish and rim of lid.

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Auction 47 Lot Number 492

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Aharon Kahana – Coffee Set

Set including a plate, six cups and a bowl, created by Aharon Kahana.
Painted and glazed clay. Plate signed: "Kahana".
An egg-shaped plate, with a nice geometric decoration in the center; six cups and a bowl with matching decorations; cups on a triangular base, widening upwards. Plate – ca. 24X21 cm. 6 cups – height: 5 cm. Width of base: ca. 4 cm. Bowl – height: 5 cm, width of base ca. 5.5 cm. Overall good condition. Some damages. "Purchase Tax" sticker on base of plate.

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