Record Breaking Judaica Sale At Sotheby’s

Bomberg Talmud goes to Brooklyn book dealer for $9.3 million.

12/30/2015 - 08:51
Culture Editor

An antiquarian book dealer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Stevenson, Md., is the new owner of Daniel Bomberg’s 16th- century Babylonian Talmud, bought last week in auction at Sotheby’s New York. The $9.3 million sales price set a new world record for a single item of Judaica.

Pages from The Complete Babylonian Talmud, printed by Daniel Bromberg in Venice in the 16th century. Courtesy of Sotheby’s

Surprises At The Sotheby’s Auctions

The results are in from last Tuesday’s auctions at Sotheby’s when the Upper East Side auction house held its annual December sales on Important Judaica and Israeli & International Art.

Untitled, Adi Nes, 1999. Photo courtesy Sotheby’s

A Night Of Words

The Jewish Week's fundraiser overflowed with laughter, warmth and wit.

12/17/2013 - 19:00

Photos By Chaim Rabinowitz/Hello Video

In the festive, elegant setting of Sotheby’s, more than 300 people celebrated The Jewish Week at a Gala event Dec. 12 honoring community leader Jerry Levin and Jewish Week editor and publisher Gary Rosenblatt.

The Gala crowd gathered for dinner and speeches after a reception amid Israeli art at Sotheby's. Chaim Rabinowitz/Hello Video

Jewish Week Gala: A Night for Words

The Jewish Week Gala Dinner, on Dec. 12 honored community leader Jerry Levin and Jewish Week editor and publisher Gary Rosenblatt.

12/16/2013 - 19:00

High Profile Art And Judaica At Sotheby’s

Each December (perhaps in time for holiday shopping?), Sotheby’s in New York presents its sales of ”Important Judaica” as well as “Israeli and International Art.”

Miniscule Torah Scroll (Germany, 19th century). Courtesy of Sotheby's

Yesterday’s Broadsides – From The Valmadonna Trust Library – Still Gripping Today

Broadsides were never meant to survive. Defined as a single printed sheet posted in public, broadsides convey immediate information about a vast number of subjects: changes in the law, upcoming weddings or bnai mitzvot, the details of a death or a funeral, the arrival of the circus, just to name a few.

Menorah blessings, Calcutta, c. 1890. Ardon Bar-Hama

Sotheby's Says $8.5M Steinhardt Sale Was Biggest Judaica Auction Ever

04/29/2013 - 20:00

An auction of the 500-piece Judaica collection owned by philanthropist Michael Steinhardt was the "most valuable auction of Judaica ever held," Sotheby's said.

Monday's auction of nearly all of the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection brought in more than $8.5 million, Sotheby's said in a statement, exceeding the pre-sale estimate by $6 million.

German spice tower was one of 386 items in Steinhardt collection.
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