Auction 84 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art - Including: Items from the Estate of Ruth Dayan, Old Master Works, Israeli Art and Numismatics

Dec 21, 2021
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel

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8 Ramban St. Jerusalem

In the present catalogue, a distinct chapter is dedicated to the Dayan family, featuring personal letters, photographs, books and documents from the estate of Ruth Dayan; together, this miniature collection recounts the story of the Dayan-Schwartz family over three generation, from Moshe's father Shmuel Dayan to Ruth's and Moshe's children. Included in this collection are a number of letters written by the famous of all Dayans – Moshe Dayan, and a variety of letters and other items sent or presented to family members, such as pictures dedicated to Moshe Dayan by Nobel peace prize laureate Albert Schweitzer, a micrography by Abraham Haba and a letter of appreciation to Moshe Dayan by Yigael Yadin, who served as IDF chief of staff during the 1948 War.

The art chapter features a number of Old Master works – including a forest view by Allaert van Everdingen and "Ruins of the Brederode Castle" attributed to Jacob Isaackszoon van Ruisdael – as well as works of Israeli and Judaic art from the collection of art historian Uzi Agassi.

the catalogue also includes an extensive chapter dedicated to numismatics, with an abundance of scrips and coupons, some used by Jewish Palestinian communities in times of distress and need (World War I, the 1948 siege on Jerusalem), some issued by small businesses throughout Palestine – bakeries, groceries and various stores, many of which had gone out of business soon afterwards. The chapter also includes various coins and banknotes: Ottoman, mandatory, and Israeli banknotes and coins, and two silver amuletic medals struck in honor of the formation of the Mandatory government and the appointment of High Commissioner Herbert Samuel.

The catalogue further features a variety of choice items representing the history of Palestine and Zionism – rare books (such as Sh.Y. Agnon's first book published in Palestine and "Tsveyuntsvantsik" by Ka-Tsetnik), letters and manuscripts (by Leah Goldberg, Shaul Tchernichovsky, Uri Tzvi Grinberg and Agnon), publications and ephemera from central events in the history of Zionism (the Katowice conference protocol, autograph postcards by Leo Motzkin), travelogues and scholarly works, Bezalel art, rugs, photographs and more.

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