Extremely Rare Antique Pair Of Silver Sabbath Candlesticks, Germany, Circa 1840.
Formed as rampant lions holding flowering sprays ending in leaf chased sconces with detachable nozzles.
Domed bases applied at the top with insects and animals, the bases are embossed with cartouches enclosing - Isaac's binding, Jacob's dream, the lighting of Sabbath candles, Samson wrestling the lion, King Solomon's trial and a shepherd looking heavenwards.
Marked - 13 for 812 silver.
Very good condition, some remains of the original gilding, minor professional restoration of two flowers and two leaves.
Height: 21cm / 8.26in.
Base diameter: 9.5cm / 3.74in.
Weight: 516gr / 16.6oz.