A Bezalel brass sconce-form Hanukah/Sabbath lamp, Jerusalem, circa 1910
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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- 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”
Dr. Ilona Benoschofsky, Hungarian Jewish Art, The Jewish Museum of Budapest, 1985
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.