Adath Israel
 

Title

A Pair of Candle Holders

Creator

Wes ID #

cai042

CAI ID #

2011.S.267.5a-b

Original Inventory #

194

Dimensions

19.1 cm (height) x 10.2 cm (diameter) (7.5 x 4 in)

General Description

A Warsaw-based company, Norblin & Co. operated from 1843, when it was founded by Wincenty Norblin and Jan Meylert, until 1939. Wincenty Norblin’s father owned a bronze factory. Norblin & Co., including the father’s bronze factory, produced a large amount of silver, silver-plated, and copper alloy objects. The objects ranged in type from Hanukkah lamps to milk pots and coffee sets. This object (or set of objects) was one of many candle holder sets produced by Norblin in the middle or late 19th century.

Description of materials

Copper Alloy: silver-plated and engraved

Time period

Between 1843 and 1915

Place of origin

Warsaw (Poland)

Provenance

Given in honor of the 40th wedding anniversary of Nila and Bob Lapidus by family and friends.

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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