MAGNIFICENT AND IMPORTANT JUDAICA

A PAIR OF STERLING SILVER TEFILLIN COVERS BY ILYA SCHOR

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Start price: $7,500

Estimated price: $10,000 - $15,000

Auction house commission: 28%

227. A PAIR OF STERLING SILVER TEFILLIN COVERS BY ILYA SCHOR. New York, c. 1955. Traditional form. The Shel Yad has decorations that include: Moses being cast into the river in a basket by his mother, Moses as a young man in front of the Burning Bush (with a shin emitting from the flames), Hebrew inscriptions FROM ZION SHALL COME TORAH AND THE WORD OF G-D FROM JERUSALEM. The Shel Rosh is decorated with Moses holding the Decalogue, birds surrounding a Shin, and an engraving in Hebrew “BLESSED IS THE ONE THAT HAS GIVEN THE TORAH TO ISRAEL IN ITS HOLINESS. Each is signed in Hebrew “Schor” with a bird. 2.2” x 1.7” x 1.1”.