Arts and Culture

Silver Seder Plate

Jonathan Greenstein
Dear Jonathan, My father bought this silver seder plate about 35-40 years ago. The dealer told him it was from Pesaro, Italy and crafted of silver in 1614. It appears to be worn from use. Is it authentic? Sharon Rothmel, United Hebrew Congregation, St.

Polish Brass Menorah

Jonathan Greenstein
Dear Jonathan, I got this menorah from my grandfather, who got it from his uncle, who brought it to this country before 1900. I would appreciate any information about it and an approximate value.

Silver Oil-Burning Menorah

Jonathan Greenstein
We inherited this 13" x 13" silver oil-burning menorah from my husband's grandfather, a rabbi who emigrated from Eastern Europe. We think he may have acquired it either in Vienna or Budapest, where he spent some time before coming to America.

The Jewish Antiques Appraisal Show

Jonathan Greenstein
I could only see the tip of what was coming out of the woman’s shopping bag, but I knew it was going to be very special. In Spring 2006 I was emceeing what I call the Jewish Antiques Appraisal Show at Temple Beth-El in Great Neck, New York.

1905 Medallion

Jonathan Greenstein
Years ago a dear friend who has since passed away gave us this 1905 medallion, which commemorates the 250th year of Jewish settlement in the U.S. We cherish it as a remembrance of her love, and are curious to know its value.