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  • The Jewish Chronicle
    English Collector's Rare Judaica Sells for Nearly £250,000
    A rare edition of a work of Maimonides fetched more than three times its estimated value as some of the last books of a famous Judaica library compiled by an English collector went on sale in New York at the end of last week...
  • Jewish Museum in Prague
    Missing Rare Print Returned To The Jewish Museum In Prague
    Measures taken jointly by he Jewish Museum in Prague and the NYC based auction house Kestenbaum & Co. led to the successful restitution of a rare print dating from 16th century which had been missing from the library collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague. On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Auditorium of the Education and Culture Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague, a restitution ceremony took place. Daniel E. Kestenbaum of Kestenbaum & Company, a specialist auction house...
  • The Jewish Link
    200 Volumes From the Valmadonna Trust Library to Be Sold at Auction
    A historic event in the annals of Jewish rare books will take place in New York City on November 9. Kestenbaum & Company, known widely as auctioneers of rare books, manuscripts and fine arts, will be auctioning off 200 rare volumes from the renowned Valmadonna Trust Library. This event will allow collectors and institutional libraries from across the globe a unique opportunity to acquire extraordinary bibliographic treasures from this celebrated collection.
  • The Houston Chronicle
    A Jewish Art Renaissance
    She is serene and dignified, perhaps even a little bored. Her eyes are slate blue and her lips bee-stung. She wears the marriage finery of early 20th-century Orthodox Judaism: a fur-trimmed cape, satin bib and a tiara boasting 300 small pearls. Despite her humble status - other Jews at the time would have regarded her Hasidic family as backward - she is obviously a woman of means. And 112 years after first being painted, her image still commands the room
  • The Times of Israel
    Unread copy of 16th-century multilingual Psalms, loathed by Columbus’s son, up for auction
    Also on the block at NY sale next week, first printing of a George Washington speech to Congress with a shout-out to the Rhode Island Jewish community
  • Russian Art + Culture
    Early Soviet posters to be featured in Kestenbaum & Company auction, 22 September
    Kestenbaum & Company, the New York City based boutique auction house dedicated to the sale of Fine Judaica will be offering for auction-sale a rare collection of early Soviet posters.
    Frierdiker Rebbe's Diary For $18K
    The financial notebook of the Frierdiker Rebbe is expected to fetch $18,000 -- it tells the challenging days of Chabad in the 1940s.
  • Jewish Home LA
    Kabbalist or Charlatan? The Life and Times of ‘Dr.’ Samuel Falk, The ‘Baal Shem of London’
    The auction room in midtown Manhattan suddenly went quiet. It was late afternoon, Thursday, January 31, 2013. With a dramatic flourish the auctioneer began the bidding for Lot #287. The room was filled with an eclectic mix of seasoned collectors, Hasidic Judaica dealers, and inquisitive aficionados of Jewish art.
  • Art Daily
    Rare Moritz Daniel Oppenheim painting is among featured works to be sold at Kestenbaum & Company
    NEW YORK, NY.- A rare, 1867 oil painting by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim; a classical, c. 1895 oil painting by Lazar Krestin; a 1912 charcoal-and-wash drawing by David Bomberg and a modernist, c. 1990, oil painting by Moshe Kadishman are among the featured lots to be offered for sale in 150 Years of Jewish Art at Kestenbaum & Company in New York City on December 16.
  • Antique Trade Gazette, London
  • “In Case of Moshiach Break Glass”: Pop Artist Takes on the World, with a Jewish Twist
    “Then Moses said to the people of Israel, ‘See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft.’” (Exodus 35:30-32)
  • Behold, the “Liberty Bell Chanukah Lamp”
    Specializing in rare and important Judaica in all its diversity, Kestenbaum & Company is a New York auction house whose Nov. 19 sale offerings attracted the attention of collectors, curators and archivists around the world. Included among the treasure trove of sacred and secular books, manuscripts, fine art and objects like the guitar once owned by the celebrated performer Shlomo Carlebach, was the “Liberty Bell Chanukah Lamp”.