18 . Hanging synagogue lamp. Silver, Italy. c. 1740
Eternal lamp for a synagogue. Hallmarked silver. Italy, c. 1740.
Description: Body of the lamp: 28 cm. Width: 17 cm. With chains and dome: Height: 64 cm.
Silver eternal lamp for hanging, with decorative flowers and leaves. Nice floral border on the bottom of the lamp. Three rings protrude from the thicker section at center. They are attached to designed silver chains that hold the eternal flame and attach to one decorative dome.
Unique features: Engraving on the three sides at center of the lamp: חברה קדושה, של גמילות חסדים, שנת הת"ק [Chevra kedosha, shel gemilut chassadim, 1740].
Condition: Fine. Light blemishes to the flower on bottom of the lamp. The chains and dome are not original.