J. Greenstein & Co. To Host Bi-Annual Auction Featuring Collection Of Professor Alan Dershowitz

Renowned Auction House Brings Judaica Items from Alan Dershowitz to Hands of Collectors Across the World

Feb 25, 2016, 10:00 ET from J. Greenstein & Co.

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 1st, 2016, J. Greenstein & Co.'s Auction House (www.jgreenstein.com), the world renowned source for antique and rare Judaica, will host its bi-annual Judaica auction devoted solely to rare Jewish artifacts. The auction, which will be held at the Cedarhurst, Long Island gallery and hosted by Jonathan Greenstein, chief expert and president of J. Greenstein & Company, will feature 232 rare and valuable objects, 29 of which will come from prominent Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Items to be auctioned off include menorahs, Kiddush cups, silver Torah ornaments, spice boxes, paintings and much more. 

"J. Greenstein & Co. Auction House is thrilled to bring this bi-annual auction tradition and exclusive, one-of-a-kind opportunity to art collectors and Judaica connoisseurs once again," said Jonathan Greenstein. "I am honored to play a part in keeping the legacy and traditions of the Jewish people alive with the reverence of these historical pieces."

Highlights for this year's auction include, from Professor Dershowitz's collection, Silver Kiddush Beaker from Poland, c. 1860, estimated $3,000 – 4,000; Silver Torah Shield from Poland, c. 1802, estimated $12,000 – 15,000; Early Pewter Seder Dish from Germany, 19th century, estimated $3,000 – 4,000; Illuminated Megillah in Original Case from Jerusalem, early 20th century, estimated $4,000 – 6,000.

Additional auction items include, Chanukah lamp by Kozlo, Kielce, c. 1840, estimated $30,000-$40,000; Silver Torah Shield, Odessa, c. 1840, estimated $18,000-$22,000; Silver Chanukah Lamp, Vienna, c. 1875, estimated $25,000-$30,000; Large Silver Torah Shield by Johann August Gebhart, estimated $16,000-$22,000; Silver Torah Shield, Poland, 18th estimated $18,000-$22,000; Chanukah Menorah by Bollerman, c. 1820, estimated $20,000-$30,000; Silver spice container, Venice, 18th century, estimated $30,000-$40,000; Large Silver Torah Finials, the Netherlands, 19th Century, estimated $20,000-$30,000; Silver spice tower, Germany, mid-18th century, estimated $25,000-$30,000; Silver Torah shield, Italy 1792, estimated $42,500-$55,000; Sterling Silver Torah crown by Ludwig Wolpert, New York, c. 1960, estimated $25,000-$35,000; Painting by Mane Katz, Paris, 1935, estimated $25,000-$35,000; Painting by Isaac Holtz, New York, 1967, estimated $20,000-$30,000; Silver Filigree spice tower, Lemberg, 18th century, estimated $18,000-$22,000; and a Silver Cohanic laver and basin, Vienna, C. 1880, estimated $30,000-$40,000.

"It has been a policy of mine for a long time to always bring a piece of Judaica back from my travels," said Alan Dershowitz. "I truly believe that the essence of Judaica is 'from generation to generation' – that is, that it should be passed down so that we never forget where we came from and so that the memories and treasures of others live on through Judaism and through Jewish history."

The gallery, based in a 1500-sq-ft location in Long Island, NY, hosts numerous historic pieces from around the world, many of which will be featured in the auction. J Greenstein & Company, Inc. Auction house is exceptionally well respected as experts in antique Judaica and Jewish Art. In past years, it has risen to fame by hosting celebrity Judaica including Sammy Davis Jr.'s personal menorah and items from victims of the Bernard Madoff scandal.    

Fully illustrated catalogs and hi-res images of select items are available upon request or online at: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/83945_magnificent-judaica-carlebach-dershowitz/?rows=120

AUCTION DATE:   March 1st, 2016
                            CEDARHURST, NEW YORK 11516
TIME:                   AUCTION BEGINS AT 5:45PM

About J. Greenstein & Co.

J. Greenstein & Company, Inc., was founded in 2004 by antique Judaica expert Jonathan Greenstein. For over 30 years, since the age of 14, Jonathan has been the "go to guy" when it comes to authenticating antique Judaica. The gallery holds Judaica auctions every 6 weeks and has collectors, museums and other institutions that purchase these ritual objects to build their collections of Jewish art. J. Greenstein & Company, Inc. Auction house is exceptionally well respected as experts in antique Judaica and Jewish Art.

About Jonathan Greenstein

Jonathan Greenstein is the president and expert-in-charge at J. Greenstein & Company, Inc., the country's auction house specializing in antique Jewish Ritual art, known as Judaica. An expert in antique Judaica for over 30 years, Jonathan has been featured on CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, NBC News with Chuck Scarborough, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Crain's New York Business, KTLA Television, the Jewish Journal, WCBSTV, The Atlanta Commercial Appeal, The Forward. He had a column in Reform Judaism magazine known as the Antique Judaica Evaluation Show and will be starring in the upcoming series on the Jewish Channel (FIOS, Cablevision and Time Warner) called Judaica Hunter. Jonathan lives in Long Island, New York with his wife and five children.

More information can be viewed at:  www.JGreenstein.com 

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