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Habdalah Candle Holder

Decorative Arts

MAKER Krautauer
MEDIUM Silver
  • 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)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 54.71
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Mrs. Nathan L. Goldstein and Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
    IMAGE overall, 54.71_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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