The Shlomo Tepper Judaica Collection

A Pewter Hanukkah Lamp, Germany, 19th Century

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Start price: $1,000

Estimated price: $2,000 - $3,000

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Set on four claw-feet, the backplate with shell finial is flanked by two winged cherubs above pierced rocailles and engraved with two crowned lions flanking a Star of David and “MZ” in Hebrew. The left side fitted with a cylindrical lidded vessel, on the right side the servant-light base, the mid-section fitted with a removable row of eight oil pans above a skirted shelf engraved in Hebrew “to light the candle of Hanukkah”.

Height: 26 cm, length: 24 cm, depth: 11 cm

Condition: Repair to the shell crest and missing servant light.

Provenance: Shlomo Tepper Collection

Literature: For an almost identical Menorah, see M. Narkiss, “The Hanukkah Menorah”, Jerusalem, 1939, no. 141