Lot 32
  • 32

A Bezalel brass sconce-form Hanukah/Sabbath lamp, Jerusalem, circa 1910

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
Sold
10,000 USD
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Description

  • signed near base
  • brass, glass
of crowned cartouche form, the center embossed with the Biblical Spies of Canaan within Hebrew inscription surrounded by eight detachable sconces (two later), and a servant light backed by graduated concave ovals and set with colored glass “jewels”

Literature

Dr. Ilona Benoschofsky, Hungarian Jewish Art, The Jewish Museum of Budapest, 1985

Catalogue Note

This design was used on a Hungarian postage stamp in 1984, one of which accompanies the lot (see illustration).  Another lamp of this model was sold Sotheby’s Tel Aviv, November 9, 1998, lot 51.
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