Auction No. 102

Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana, Judiaca & Prof. Albert Einstein

October 24, 2017
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400

Hallmarked silver goblet, marking the silver jubilee of the "Don Abarbanel Brit Avraham" order of brotherhood, with the figure of "The American Eagle" on a star of David with the initials of the organization's name, and with the figure of Rabbi Don Yitzchak Abarbanel. New York, March, 10, 1912.

Specifications: [1] silver goblet hallmarked STERLING and the artist's stamp. Height: 14 cm. Maximum diameter: 6 cm. Two reliefs on the goblet's two sides - a relief of the "American Eagle" with the details of the "Brit Avraham" brotherhood's jubilee celebrations, and a relief of the figure of Don Abarbanel.

Background: The Jewish order of brotherhood "Don Abarbanel Brit Avraham" ["The Brit Avraham Independent Brotherhood"], the OBA, was founded in 1887. This brotherhood was one of a series of Jewish social societies for mutual assistance which were established from the 19th century and onward in America and England. Among their other goals, the organizations dealt with cases of distress, sickness and orphanhood. They were active in education and arranged life insurance for the brotherhood's members. The order of brotherhoods often operated in a similar manner to the free masons. The orders of brotherhood became less popular and the number of members registered in them decreased dramatically with the increase in commercial insurance companies and activities of societies which dealt with the needs of the deceased and cultural activities.

Condition: Fine-very fine. Slight dents on the goblet's rim.