Skinner Offers A Unique Collection of Judaica from Congregation Mishkan Tefila Online December 7 through December 15

Polish Silver Convertible Hanukkah Lamp, Jan Pogorzelski, Warsaw, c. 1852-76 (Estimate: $2,000-4,000)

Polish Silver Convertible Hanukkah Lamp, Jan Pogorzelski, Warsaw, c. 1852-76 (Estimate: $2,000-4,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc. is hosting an online auction of Judaica with bidding open from December 7 through December 15. Highlights from the auction will be on preview in Marlborough on December 13 & 14 or to view online, anytime.  

The auction features a unique collection of ceremonial and decorative objects, including Torah ornaments, Jewish art and books. The auction is highlighted by a selection from the museum collection of Congregation Mishkan Tefila, the oldest Conservative synagogue in New England at 158 years old, who recently moved to Coolidge Corner, the center of Jewish Boston.

Kerry Shrives, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “We are pleased that Congregation Mishkan Tefila chose Skinner to aid in the dispersal of items from their collection.”

Large Bezalel Olivewood Cased Megillah, Jerusalem, 1920s (Estimate:   $1,200-1,800)

Large Bezalel Olivewood Cased Megillah, Jerusalem, 1920s (Estimate: $1,200-1,800)

Auction Highlights:

♦ Assortment of Silver and Silverplated Hanukkah lamps including late 19th century Polish examples from Jan Pogorzelski, Fraget, Wola and others.

♦ Works from the Bezalel School of Arts & Crafts including silver, Damascene, framed plaques, olivewood, and illustrated books.

♦ Silver tower-form spice containers, kiddush cups, Torah ornaments, Synagogue and life cycle events.

♦ Fine art folios and books including Arthur Szyk’s Statut Kaliski (The Statue of Kalisz) and works by Uriel Birnbaum, Nathan Altman, and more.  

Previews, Catalogs, and Bidding

Auction previews are free and open to the public in Marlborough on Tuesday, December 13, 12PM-5PM and December 14, 10AM-7PM.

View the catalog on the Skinner website, and log in or create an account to start bidding. Each lot in the online catalog displays the current bid, asking bid, and time remaining in the auction, in addition to detailed images and condition information. Place a bid for the next bidding increment, or place a maximum proxy bid and the system will automatically bid competitively up to that price. Specialists are available throughout the auction to answer questions and provide additional information about the lots offered; lots begin a staggered close on Thursday, December 15 at 4PM.

About Skinner

Skinner auctions draw international interest from buyers and consignors alike, with material regularly achieving record prices. The company’s auction and appraisal services focus on fine art, jewelry, furniture, and decorative arts from around the globe, as well as wine, fine musical instruments, rare books, Asian art, clocks, Judaica, and more. Monthly Skinner Discovery auctions feature a breadth of estate material. Widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the business, Skinner appraisers have appeared on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, since the show’s inception. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as in New York City and Miami, Florida, with bidders participating in person, by phone, and online. Join auctions live with SkinnerLive! and Bidsquare. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.


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