HISTORIC SCROLL IN AN ORIGINAL BEZALEL SILVER CASE PRESENTED TO THE HAKOAH VIENNA FOOTBALL CLUB, JERUSALEM: 
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Scroll (4 1/8 x 25 3/8 in.; 106 x 647 mm) made of parchment; six text panels elaborately illustrated in gouache with gilt highlights, followed by a plain signature panel; text written in Ashkenazic Beit yosef script in black ink; ruled in blind. Enlarged, rubricated incipits; rubricated, foliate decorations marking the end of paragraphs; signed “Z. Raban, Bezalel” in Hebrew. Some staining and darkening in outer edges, especially at front; one small nick in upper edge above fourth text panel. Housed in a scroll-form silver case (height: 11 3/4 in.; 300 mm) with etched and filigree decoration, set with cachabon stones and featuring a dedicatory inscription: “To the Hakoah Vienna Club, in commemoration of the visit of the Hakoah football team to Jerusalem”; chasing only slightly damaged; pull signed “Bezalel, Jerusalem” in Hebrew.