Chanukah Menorah - Birds. Morocco, 19th Century
$350 - $450
Auction house commission: 22%
VAT: On commission only
Cast and engraved brass. Windows in a variety of shapes, four birds stand on the right and on the left, pleasantly-decorated hook for hanging at the top. Shammash hanging in the center.
The menorah is comprised of two parts which were welded one on top of the other.
For similar Chanukah menorahs, refer to The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, the Israel Museum, pages 238-244. Also, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica catalog item 378, and Chanukah Menorahs from the Z. Shulman Collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002, page 57. Refer also to BiShvilei Amanut Yehudit by Yaakov Pinkerfeld, page 105.
Height: 34 cm. Width: 23 cm. Signs of use, verdigris on the back. Moderate-fine condition.