Published: February 26, 2016
NEW YORK CITY — The Appraisers Association of America will present “Judaica: Ritual and Ceremonial Objects in the Traditional Home,” the third of this year’s lecture series at the National Arts Club, led by Beth G. Weingast, AAA on Monday, March 7, at 6:10 pm. A wine and welcome session precedes the talk at 5:30 pm.
With waves of Jewish immigrants coming to America in the mid-Nineteenth Century and numbers increasing in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century, many tucked portable religious objects into bundles to bring to the new land. With these cherished pieces there was continuity to worship and mark ceremonial, ritual and life cycle events using precious family pieces.
How does the appraiser establish the value for objects imbued with layers of emotional, historical and geographic significance? This will be considered as will condition, quality, craftsmanship, provenance and rarity to understand components of the Judaica market.
The National Arts Club is at 15 Gramercy Park South and talk will take place in the Sculpture Court Room. Members pay $10, non-members are $20. To register, www.appraisersassociation.org or call 212-889-5404 ext. 11.
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