BRASS CHANUKAH LAMP
Italian, late 18th century
From a 16th century model, the triangular openwork backplate with rampant lions supporting a vase,
with suspension ring, fronted by row of 8 circular pointed fonts and shamash,
Provenance: the famous Michael M. Zagayski Collection, Sotheby’s March 1968.
For comparisons see: M. Narkiss: The Chanukah Lamp, Jerusalem, 1939, no.33
Chaya Benjamin: The Stieglitz Collection, Jerusalem, 1987, p.158, item 121 for original 16th century model