Collector Guide

Celebrating American Women Metalsmiths

American women metal artists have emerged as the new pioneers in the world of Judaica, creating some of the most captivating ritual Jewish items available in today’s market. Through their unique blend of creativity, skill, and passion, these artisans have redefined the traditional concept of the mezuzah, infusing it with a contemporary aesthetic while preserving …

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German Mezuzahs late 19th/early 20th century

German Mezuzahs late 19th/early 20th Century Mezuzah made by Adolf Mayer, Germany Introduction With German unification and the industrial revolution, prosperity abounded for Germans.  That included the Jews of Germany. This affluence created new market demand for ritual Judaica items.   Historically, mezuzahs were modest, crafted from simple and inexpensive materials like wood or tin. …

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Discovering Bezalel Mezuzahs 1906 – 1929

Discovering Bezalel Mezuzahs 1906 – 1929 Items made by Bezalel are highly sought after by collectors of Judaica and Israeliana.  Founded in 1906 by artist Boris Schatz and named after the biblical craftsman who built the Tabernacle, Bezalel was established as a national academy for Arts & Crafts.  Schatz studied art in Paris and served as …

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Tiffany, Christofle and Luxury Brands

Luxury Brands: Tiffany and Christofle mezuzahs Luxury brands make mezuzahs primarily as gifts for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries and house warmings. In 1979, Boehm, a company that was best known for detailed porcelain figures of birds, made a limited edition platinum porcelain mezuzah that sold for $150. That’s equivalent to $625 today. Since …

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