This beautiful 12-branched large silver candelabra with a baroque style of sculpting dates back to the 17th century. It is ornate with exuberant detail that draws a sense of awe and grandeur. The late Joseph Merdinger, a talented silversmith with Austro-Hungarian background, who bravely escaped the war, was inspired to design and revive Judaica silver artefacts and hence created the Ben Yehuda collection for Hazorfim.
This magnificent piece of silver stands on a firm base, highly decorated with artistic embossed etchings producing light and dark contrasts. The stem, opening with a decorative knop, rises elegantly with emotive figurines on either side, to display the 12 candle branches. The curved branches, with unique independent exquisite detail, hold up the candle cups that are edged with an upper and lower drip pan to trap trickling wax.
These capitals bring life to this 12-branched candelabra. They are adapted to accommodate tea lights and tapers, an added advantage that makes this timeless candelabra easy to maintain and clean.
It is crafted with 925 Sterling Silver
Can be custom made
Has free worldwide shipping with a lifetime warranty
Stands at a height of 20.87 inches with a diameter of 16.14 inches
According to the medieval Latin translation, the word baroco has a philosophical inference of logical argument – what more to excite and stimulate discussion at the Shabbat table with the grand display of this Judaica silver piece of art.
The 12-branched silver candelabra can be placed anywhere in a room and will always draw compliments and conversation, making your home and dinner table that much more desirable.
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.