Lot 101: Set of Silver Utensils - Bottle for Wine, Tray and Goblets - Belonged to Rebbe Yisrael Friedman of Husiatyn
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Set of silver utensils - bottle, tray and six goblets which belonged to Rebbe Yisrael Friedman of Husiatyn. Russia, late 19th century. Cast silver (marked), embossed and engraved. Enclosed is an authorization by Rabbi Tirhaus that he purchased the utensils from the Rebbe's family. The owner declares that these utensils were used by the rebbe on Pesach. Possibly, they were already in use by his father R. Mordechai Shraga Friedman - the first Husiatyn Rebbe. R. Yisrael Friedman of Husiatyn (1858-1949, Encyclopedia L'Chassidut Vol. 2, pp. 561-562), elder Ruzhyn Rebbe, last grandson of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhyn named after his grandfather, born in 1858 to R. Mordechai Feivish of Husiatyn. In 1894, he was appointed Husyatyn rebbe succeeding his father and thousands of Chassidim accepted his leadership. He was renowned for his noble aristocratic demeanor and for his royal bearing according to the Ruzhin tradition. See previous item. This is an impressive set of silver utensils, a remnant of the royal conduct of the Ruzhyn Chassidic dynasty. Height of bottle: 23 cm. Height of goblets: 8.5 cm. Diameter of tray: 33.5 cm. Very good condition.