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Ilya Schor

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USA

Ilya SchorĀ  (1904 – 1961) was an accomplished artist, sculptor, engraver and jeweler who emigrated from Poland to the United States. He lived in New York City. Today, Schor is best known as the king of mezuzahs. The most expensive mezuzah sold to date at auction for over $56,000 is a Schor mezuzah.

Schor mezuzahs come up for sale on a regular basis at Sothebys and at J Greenstein. The average price of a Schor mezuzah at auction over the past decade is $35,000. The photos of the mezuzahs shown here are courtesy of Jonathan Greenstein.