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A FRENCH SILVER HANUKAH LAMP OF TREE FORM
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
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247
A FRENCH SILVER HANUKAH LAMP OF TREE FORM
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A FRENCH SILVER HANUKAH LAMP OF TREE FORM
in rich baroque style, with staggered sconces, the servant light in the form of a turbanned figure, cartouche engraved M de R under baron's coronet,
marked on base MM boot or leg between in a lozenge; cf. mark of Maurice Mayer, and on stem with later control mark
height 12 3/4 in.
32.4 cm
Circa 1860
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Catalogue Note

The M de R monogram under a baron's coronet suggests a member of the Rothschild family, probably Mayer Alphonse de Rothschild (1827-1905), eldest son of James de Rothschild of the Paris branch and his wife Betty, the famous hostess painted by Ingres.  He married in 1857 his cousin Leonora, daughter of Lionel de Rothschild of the English branch.  An art collector and racehorse owner, he owned the Hotel Saint-Florentin on the Place de la Concorde, the Chateau de Ferrières, and the vineyard of Lafite-Rothschild.

It is worth comparing this menorah with the fine-quality one with the Rothschild arms, made by Johann Heinrich Philip Schott and Sons, Frankfurt, c. 1850 (see New Beginnings: The Skirball Museum Collections and Inaugural Exhibition, plate 2, pp. 10, 35).

A Treasured Legacy: The Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica Collection

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New York