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A NEAR EASTERN BRASS HANUKAH LAMP WITH EWER-FORM BACKPLATE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property of a New York Private Collector

A NEAR EASTERN BRASS HANUKAH LAMP WITH EWER-FORM BACKPLATE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

A NEAR EASTERN BRASS HANUKAH LAMP WITH EWER-FORM BACKPLATE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,048

USD

Property of a New York Private Collector

A NEAR EASTERN BRASS HANUKAH LAMP WITH EWER-FORM BACKPLATE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY


the backplate formed as a spouted jug with fish-form handle, decorated with panels of interlace ornament and engraved with lengthy inscription of prayers for the Hanukah candle lighting ceremony, further inscription in Arabic on reverse

height 16 3/8 in.

41.5 cm

No shamesh, lacks ?glass lamps.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Sotheby's, New York, December 13, 2006, lot 70.
The inscriptions comprise the blessings over the Hanukah candles, as well as the traditional liturgical song Ha-nerot halalu. These are supplemented by the verse “For the commandment is a lamp, the teaching is a light” (Prov. 6:23) and the entirety of psalm 30, also recited on Hanukah.