The Shlomo Tepper Judaica Collection

חנוכיית כסף חשובה, ברלין, מחצית ראשונה של המאה ה-18

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Upright lamp on a square base supported by four rampant lions, each leaning on a cartouche. Central cylindrical staff applied with gallery of foliage forms. The branches have alternating flowers and knops with hand cut designs. Each of the eight bead form oil containers is backed by a fruit basket with flying bird, the central lamp-form servant light is fitted with a pendant bell. The finial is a scrollwork gallery centered by the figure of Judith. Fully marked on several parts, maker’s mark: M.R.

Height: 54 cm, width: 45 cm

Condition: Good

Provenance: Shlomo Tepper Collection

Literature: For a discussion of the prototype of this Menorah, made by Johann Adam Boller (1679-1732), see Braunstein, Susan “Five Centuries of Hanukkah Lamps from the Jewish Museum: A Catalogue Raisonné” New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004, p. 65, no. 12 and for a very similar example made by the maker of the prototype see p.255, Item: 247.