Lot 36
  • 36

A GERMAN SILVER HANUKAH LAMP

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
Sold
9,375 USD
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Description

  • marked on backplate MAY and 13 under a crown.
  • silver
  • height 5 3/8 in.
  • 13.7 cm
the backplate chased with a menorah flanked by lions under a crown, top of the lamp compartment engraved with lozenges and wrigglework, boat-form servant light.

Catalogue Note

This maker's mark is for a member of the May family of Frankfurt silversmiths, possibly Johann Heinrich Friedrich May (1751-1795) or his son Georg Wolfgang May II (1783-1812).  See lot 139 for a lamp by Cosman Damian May, also circa 1800.
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