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AN AMERICAN BRONZE SABBATH CANDELABRUM AND BRASS MEMORIAL LIGHT, LUDWIG WOLPERT, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1965

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Property of a New York Private Collector

AN AMERICAN BRONZE SABBATH CANDELABRUM AND BRASS MEMORIAL LIGHT, LUDWIG WOLPERT, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1965

AN AMERICAN BRONZE SABBATH CANDELABRUM AND BRASS MEMORIAL LIGHT, LUDWIG WOLPERT, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1965

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,520

USD

Property of a New York Private Collector

AN AMERICAN BRONZE SABBATH CANDELABRUM AND BRASS MEMORIAL LIGHT, LUDWIG WOLPERT, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1965


the first composed of welded bronze strips forming the Hebrew blessing "Come, let us exult before the Lord, shout for the joy of our salvation'" and fitted with three candle sockets; the second fitted with a glass memorial candle liner and pierced with Hebrew Proverbs inscription, "The soul of man is the lamp of God"

the candelabrum marked on tallest letter "Wolpert," the memorial light marked 'The Tobe Pascher Workshop, Jewish Museum, Wolpert'

heights 16 3/4 and 5 7/8 in.

42.5 cm; 14.5 cm

The candelabrum sconces with verdigris, the wood base with residue marks, a torn paper label with Hebrew and English translation of phrase, engraved number possibly an insurance number, memorial candle with a personal insurance number pricked underneath.


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Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg, sold
Sotheby's, New York, March 18, 2004, lot 197
For similar examples, see Abram Kanof, Jewish Ceremonial Art and Religious Observance, New York, n.d., no. 42, p. 64 and no. 63, p.81, and in the collection of the Jewish Museum, New York, Accession Number JM 85-65.1.  https://thejewishmuseum.org/collection/20444-sabbath-candelabrum