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A Fine and rare set of two Polish silver-gilt three-light Synagogue wall-sconces

UNIDENTIFIED MAKER'S MARK ZS WITHIN SQUARE AND ARCHED TOP GROUND, LEMBERG, 1797, ALSO MARKED WITH LATER LEMBERG TAX-MARK OF 1806/1807

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A Fine and rare set of two Polish silver-gilt three-light Synagogue wall-sconces
Unidentified maker's mark ZS within square and arched top ground, Lemberg, 1797, also marked with later Lemberg tax-mark of 1806/1807
Each with cartouche-shaped wall plate finely embossed and chased with scrolled foliage, rocailles, flowers, floral vases and scrolls along the sides, all on trellis work and quatrefoil ground, centred by two lions rampant with protruding tongues holding with their paws concave reflector, surmounted by an elaborate fruit and floral basket, flanked by two birds, picking the fruits, fitted below with three scrolled trailing grapevine branches, each terminating above in a shaped circular and part fluted dripping pan, each with flower-shaped candlesocket
30.4 cm. high
1420 gr. (2)
Literature
similar lamps were hung on the walls of Polish synagogues
see: Chaya Benjamin, The Stieglitz Collection, Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, p. 358
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