Auction No. 087

Old books, manuscripts, Judaica items, numismatics, coins

February 25, 2015
Opening $ 150
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400
Mantle for Torah Scroll. Blue velvet, gold embroidery. Stuffed Torah crown at center. Hungary, [1903]. 45 cm. wide. 80 cm. high. Impressive embroidery with gold and silver threads. Hebrew text. Floral and fruit designs. Crown made of silk cloth with embroidered silver and gold threads. Bacs-kiskun, Kiskoros was a Hungarian community near Serbia. About 500 Jews lived there before the Holocaust. In 1944, they were all sent to Auschwitz. Fine condition, the velvet is used and faded.