Adath Israel
 

Title

Yahrzeit Lamp

Creator

Wes ID #

cai041

CAI ID #

2011.S.267.11

Original Inventory #

99

Dimensions

24.8 x 16.5 x 7.0 cm (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 2 3/4 in)

General Description

This lamp is full of 19th century Polish folk art influence, suggesting its origin in Poland. Its backplate bears resemblance to zydles, Polish backed-stools. Symmetrically opposed birds are also common in Polish folk art, as is imagery of branches. Pewter use faded after the middle of the 19th century, possibly suggesting early 19th century provenance.

Description of materials

Pewter: repoussé, chassed, soldered, and engraved

Time period

19th century

Place of origin

Poland

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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