There is no 6 branch silver candelabra that is as synonymous with Hazorfim as one from the Ben Yehuda collection. As the first collection created and produced by the late Yaakov Merdinger, this entire line is highly influenced by the style and techniques featured in Judaica silver pieces in pre war Europe.
The 6 branch sterling silver candelabra we see here is the artist’s beautiful rendition of the style so familiar to him from his childhood that he recreated to perpetuate the significance of a world once so vibrant gone silent. A beautiful masterpiece with so much work, detail and skill invested into it, this silver candelabra centerpiece is a story of the Jewish people.
Rich and majestic, this 6 branch candelabra stands at 40 cm high and is a highly decorated piece. Standing on 4 curly feet, the base is round with magnificent sterling silverwork acting as a setting for the base, holding it like a jewel. The heavy decorations continue up the trunk and into the branches, extending all the way out to the cup holders.
The center branch on this splendid candelabra stands above the rest and the remaining 5 are distributed evenly around it, each one topped with a beautiful cup holder, curvy and smothered in sterling silver embellishments. If you stand back and look at the piece as a whole, you see movement, nobility and poise.
Embrace your heritage and add this 6 branch silver candelabra to your Judaica collection for a complete look at mealtime.
The Ben-Yehuda Collection is the first designed by the late Joseph Merdinger for Hazorfim and is influenced by the baroque-style typical of Austro-Hungarian Jews. Merdinger escaped Europe before the war, carrying only a suitcase containing his silversmith’s tools and his vision for "Hazorfim"- a company to revive the tradition of Jewish jewelry making and the traditional skills of hand-made silver art in the Land of Israel.
The elegant pieces which make-up the Ben-Yehuda Collection, are Joseph’s interpretation of classic imperial designs made famous by Jewish silversmiths from northern Europe.