Hanukkah Lamp

Firm of Neresheimerlate 19th-early 20th century

The Jewish Museum, New York

The Jewish Museum, New York
New York, United States

This work bears the mark for the city of Venice, a winged lion head, but was made in Germany, as evidenced by the "800" assay mark. The latter, stamped without a surrounding field, was used on all German silver after 1888. The lion head mark was in fact appropriated by the Neresheimer firm, which was one of a number of German silver manufacturers, many of them in Hanau, making Judaica in archaizing styles. Similar examples have been attributed to Germany, Russia, and Portugal in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century.


  • Title: Hanukkah Lamp
  • Creator: Firm of Neresheimer
  • Date Created: late 19th-early 20th century
  • Location: Hanau, Germany, Europe
  • Physical Dimensions: 14 7/8 × 11 1/2 × 4 in. (37.8 × 29.2 × 10.2 cm)
  • Type: Ceremonial Art
  • Rights: https://thejewishmuseum.org/about-this-site#terms-conditions
  • External Link: View this object at thejewishmuseum.org
  • Medium: Silver: repoussé, chased, punched, die-stamped, and cast

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