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Jewish Museum Limited Edition Sterling Boller Menorah

Jewish Museum Limited Edition Sterling Boller Menorah

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Members $7,650.00


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Overview

Limited edition of 50
 
This Hanukkah lamp is a replica of a work by master silversmith Joahnn Adam Boller from the early 18th century. The original, in the permanent collection of The Jewish Museum, is among the earliest known examples of the menorah form that was created for home use. These domestic versions were first made in Frankfurt, Germany in the late 17th century.
 
The decoration on the arms conforms to the Biblical description of the seven-branch menorah made for the Tabernacle in the Wilderness: “three cups made like almond blossoms, in one branch, a knob and a flower” (Exodus 25:31-40). Various animals, including a stag, a squirrel and a camel, decorate the lid for the oil containers, while at the top stands the Biblical heroine Judith. The Book of Judith recounts how she saved her town in ancient Israel when it was under siege by the Assyrian General Holofernes. Pretending to be interested in a romantic liaison with Holofernes, Judith waited until he had passed out from too much liquor and then cut off his head. During the medieval period, Judith came to be associated with the Maccabees, important figures in the story of Hanukkah. 
 
Each menorah is expertly handcrafted for the museum by Galmer Fine Silver in New York.
 
Sterling silver
For use with oil only
17" x 15-3/8" x 8-11/16"

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Galmer Fine Silver was founded by Michael Izrael Galmer in Long Island City, New York, in 1981. Having just arrived to the US from his native Russia along with his wife, Galina and young daughter, Zina - the artist soon set up workshop in a garage. His doctorate in physics & chemistry, combined with a love of art & sculpture, melded perfectly as a platform for perfecting his skills and inventing creative and unique alternatives to silver making. 

Committed to the ancient art of repoussé (meaning “pushing-from-the-back”), Galmer began producing ravishing silver works reminiscent of early 1900 American tabletop. He and his workshop quickly became legendary for their custom silver creations commissioned by connoisseurs, collectors and museums. 

In addition to creating his own unique designs, Michael's craftsmanship extends to the art of high-quality museum reproductions. He has expertly crafted reproductions in silver and metal of several works from the Jewish Museum's permanent collection to be sold in the museum shop.  Each piece is a careful reproduction of the original to be treasured as an heirloom for future generations. 


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