"This lamp type, decorated in pierced work with a central menorah supported by two rampant lions, was very popular in Germany in the second half of the eighteenth and the early nineteenth centuries. Some forty examples are known in public and private collections and from auction sales, with more being revealed each year. The earliest lamps, and the vast majority, were created by Frankfurt silversmiths, indicating quite clearly that this type originated in that city. Among Frankfurt silversmiths, the most prolific producer of these lamps was Rotger Herfurth. " (Susan L. Braunstein, Five Centuries Of Hanukkah Lamps From The Jewish Museum. Yale University Press, 2004, p. 70)


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