A New Menorah

Perhaps yours has seen better days. Perhaps a new couple should be gifted one.  Celebrate the holiday afresh.

Goldtone

Left: Tree of Life Menorah by Michael Aram: This Tree of Life inspired menorah is designed by Michael Aram. The Tree of Life represents renewal, hope and love, making it a nice complement in the home for Hanukkah and a beautiful gift for a new couple Michael Aram is an American Armenian artist who has dedicated his career to craft-based design. Aram’s work, inspired by the age-old hand working traditions of the artisans of Delhi Fits standard size Hanukkah candles. Goldtone 5.25″ x 11″ x 10.75″ $170.00

Right: The Jewish Museum Hagenauer Menorah: Karl Hagenauer designed the original lamp, which is in the Jewish Museum’s permanent collection, between 1919 and 1928. Hagenauer studied with modernist pioneer Josef Hoffman at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts. He became a designer and manager at the Werkstatte Hagenauer, an important producer of Viennese metallic arts begun by his father, Carl.  The original lamp was cast in copper alloy, known as Vienna bronze or brass. This adaptation is produced in cooperation with Galerie Hagenauer in Vienna, Austria. Made in the USA.  Patina, brass vermeil on pewter 7.16″ x 8″ x 2.5″ $148.00

Ornate

Left: Hand Painted Enamel Menorah Candelabra: Materials: Pewter, Crystlas, Gold Plated Dove with Flowers  Dimensions: 2.5″” x 7.5″” x 7.25″” $75.99

Right: Pomegranate Hanukkah Menorah: 7″ high x 8″ wide. Candles holders are a filagree design. Enamel colors are blue, teal and white $99.99

Iron

Left: Handmade Iron Menorah: Provided with 9 wide candle cups and 9 pluggable inserts for standard size candles. 11.6” x 11.2” x 4.5” Israeli Design $69.90 

Right: Engraved Iron Menorah: Handmade in India, the iron menorah features an antiqued copper-colored finish and a delicate engraved design. Iron 9″w x 11.5″h x 6.25″d $50.00

Low

Top: Hand Made in Israel: Brass. Size: 9.4? x 2.0? x 3.7? $195.00

Bottom: Hand Painted Wooden Menorah: Pine Wood, Acrylic Paint, Varnish, Metal cups L (3 blocks)-10.5″ / H – 2″- 3.5″ (inches)  Colors: Dark blue/Yellow/Green/ Violet /White/Gold. The menorah is protected with 3 layers of varnish $59.00

Silvertone

Botanical Leaf Menorah by Michael Aram: The Michael Aram Botanical Leaf Menorah takes its inspiration from the intricacies of form and texture found in particular types of foliage. Reminiscent of eucalyptus and seagrape, the structure celebrates the twisting branches as much as it does the leaves themselves. Situated on a white marble base, this menorah sits like a statue and makes a beautiful addition to the Hanukkah home. Michael Aram is an American Armenian artist who has dedicated his career to craft-based design. Aram’s work, inspired by the age-old hand working traditions of the artisans of Delhi  Fits standard size Hanukkah candles. Nickelplate with marble 12″ x 13″ x 4″ $210.00

Opening: Large Tree of Life Menorah by Liz Lauter: This folk-art inspired, terracotta one-of-a-kind menorah is handmade by Liz Lauter in her ceramic studio in California. Clay sculpted flowers and leaves wrap around the front and back of the tall, looping arms. White doves and pomegranates dangle from wires off the arms. Assorted songbirds sit among the flowers. The cups at the top of the menorah are shaped like tulips.

Liz Lauter is a ceramicist working out of California. Her ceramic Judaica is inspired by a fusion of Mexican folk-art tree of life candelabras, Italian majolica ceramics and her personal passion for botany. Each piece is hand sculpted from earthenware terracotta clay and special wire and fired in the kiln. The piece is then dipped in a white opaque “majolica” glaze and hand-painted with ceramic glaze colors from Italy. Fits Shabbat candles, not traditional Hanukkah candles. Made in California. Terracotta clay Approx. 15.5 x 16 x 6 inches $1200.00 

Medium Liz Lauter Menorah– different design $750.00

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