Auction 107 Winner's Unlimited - Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes
Tuesday, 8.5.18 (Your local time)
 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem
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LOT 265:

Pair of Shabbat Candlesticks, Shaped like Pitchers. 18th Century [?]

Sold for: $250
Start price:
$ 250
Estimated price:
$400 - $800
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08/05/2018 at Winner'S

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.