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Habdalah Candle Holder

Decorative Arts and Design

MAKER Krautauer
  • Place Made: Vienna, Austria
  • DATES 1819
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (15.9 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Mrs. Nathan L. Goldstein and Museum Collection Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wrought silver Habdalah candleholder modeled after the lamp from the Pitti Palace. Pointed lantern with classical niches is mounted on octagonal base. Hexagonal architectural turret with fenestrated sides flanked by ionic columns topped by spike finials. There is a removable taper holder within, three pomegranates around the base. Inscription in Hebrew is the blessing for the Habdalah. Condition: Good; one finial between spikes missing.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Krautauer. Habdalah Candle Holder, 1819. Silver, 6 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (15.9 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Mrs. Nathan L. Goldstein and Museum Collection Fund, 54.71. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.71_bw.jpg)
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