Pair of Shabbat Candlesticks, Shaped like Pitchers. 18th Century [?]
Sold for: $250
$400 - $800
Auction house commission: 22%
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Pair of pitcher-shaped oil candlesticks for Shabbat. Casted brass and engraved.
The base of the candlesticks bears the engraved [Hebrew] words: Shabbat Kodesh. The candlesticks themselves are shaped like pitchers, with spouts at their edges for the oil. The covers have bird designs and the handle is shaped like an animal - a bird combined with frog.
Identical height: 10 cm. Width: 12 cm.
Provenance: Private collection.
For similar candlesticks, see Jewish Folk Art Over the Ages by Eli and Elise Davis, published by Rubin Mass, catalog item no. 11.
Aging stains. Fine condition.