Hanukkah lamp

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationcirca late 19th century
GenreReligious Materials
Object ID2012.001.002
Place of CreationGermany
DescriptionHanukkah lamp embossed with a central crown and large fruit in addition to decorative floral motifs. Two recumbent lions on pedestals at either side. Includes 8 removable lamps and 1 removable shamash lamp. Each lamp has spike to secure a candle. 
Materials/Techniquessilver
Measurements14 x 26 x 5.5 cm
InscriptionsCrescent moon and crown 800 hallmark and initials G + G and floral or cup (?) symbol stamped under crown and near bottom on reverse
ProvenanceAs executrix of John Herbert's estate, Anne Noonan donated a collection of 130 cm of textual records, 53 photographs, 1 flash drive, and 6 objects to the VHEC in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016.
ClassificationHanukkah lamps
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of John Herbert