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London Jewish Museum Acquires Large Part of Howitt Jewish Art Collection

The Howitt collection of Jewish art and antiquities was sold at Christie’s yesterday, the “Times writes. Formed over a long period of years by Mr. Arthur Howitt, and was claimed to be the finest of its kind in private hands in any country.

Most of the chief lots were purchased by Mr. S. J. Phillipps, who made his purchases, it is understood, on behalf of the new Jewish Museum at the Jewish Communal Hall. Among Mr. Phillipp’s purchases was a German seventeenth-century parcel-gilt spice box, a Dutch seventeenth-century Hanukeh lamp of pewter, and a Scroll of Esther beautifully illuminated and in a seventeenth-century silver filagree case. The whole collection produced a total of £2,671.