MAGNIFICENT AND IMPORTANT JUDAICA

A LARGE STERLING SILVER AND GOLD MEZUZAH BY ILYA SCHOR

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Start price: $15,000

Estimated price: $20,000 - $30,000

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254. A LARGE STERLING SILVER AND GOLD MEZUZAH BY ILYA SCHOR. New York, 1960. One border is cut out with a Bar Mitzvah boy with tefillin. The other border is a young man with an open book. The main decoration is on the door with a Hasidic figure lifting hagbah with an open torah scroll. The door opens to reveal a painted klaf of an older religious man learning. The inside of the door is decorated with a bird perched on a flower pot and I. Schor in Hebrew and English. The verso engraved: β€œTO BILLY ON HIS BAR MITZVAH CHESHVAN 15, NOV. 5, 1960.”. Ilya Schor, and I. Schor in Hebrew with a bird. 6.5” long.