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Polish Silver Hanukkah Lamp

Auction:
2456
Lot:
177
Sold for:
$142,200$120,000

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Auction:
Discovery - 2456
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 21, 2009 12:00PM

Description:

Polish Silver Hanukkah Lamp, early 19th century, maker's mark partially obscured, backplate of engraved pierced work of birds and animals amidst scrolling vines, and centered by lions bearing a menorah, set on gold-washed background, with wirework filigree sides and gallery, lion-form fonts, (lacking one servant lamp, minor damage), ht. 10 1/2 in.

Provenance: Parke-Bernet, lot 92; illustrated Hebraica, pl. XIX.

Note: For a related example, see Braunstein, Susan. Five Centuries of Hanukkah Lamps from the Jewish Museum, New York, 2004, no. 55.
Estimate $12,000-18,000

Lacking wire-work feet, lacking one servant lamp, lacking candle holder to existing drip pan, filigree on right side separated some from body of lamp, traces of old solder.

Keywords

Museum, Jewish Museum, Hanukkah, Lamp, Menorah

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