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    Sale 5407

    Russian Pictures, Icons & Works of Art

    27 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 732

    JUDAICA:- A PAIR OF RUSSIAN PROVINCIAL SILVER SABBATH CANDLESTICKS

    MAKER'S MARK OF EMP, ASSAY MASTER'S MARK OF YAKOV DAVYDOV, ZHITOMIR, 1860

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    JUDAICA:- A PAIR OF RUSSIAN PROVINCIAL SILVER SABBATH CANDLESTICKS
    MAKER'S MARK OF EMP, ASSAY MASTER'S MARK OF YAKOV DAVYDOV, ZHITOMIR, 1860
    The detachable columns of slender tapering form on domed square bases, chased with bands of flowers and foliage, the tall thistle-shaped capitals with leaf straps and stiff-leaf borders around the fixed nozzles (wood bases)
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Zhitomir, (Jitomir), was one of the oldest towns in European Russia & was formerly part of Lithuania. By 1778, when it became part of Russia, it had a large Jewish community & was a Hasidic centre. The 1861 census records there were 13,299 Jews in a total population of 40,504.