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    A Yossi Swed Partial Gilt Silver Ship-Form Menorah with Display Case, 1992-1993
    Marks: (S over D monogram), (D butterfly S), (1992-1993 in Hebrew), ISRAEL, 925, 1/65, CASDEN
    17-1/2 x 23-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches (44.5 x 60.3 x 16.5 cm) (ship)
    21-1/4 x 25-7/8 x 14 inches (54.0 x 65.6 x 35.6 cm) (case)
    355.2 ounces (gross) (ship)


    The square-rigged ship-form Hanukkah menorah with elaborate mechanical workings, turning ship's wheel glides cannon from starboard side operating inner silver gears, eight of the nine cannon handles on deck lock and unlock each cannon separately allowing a different configuration for each night of Hanukkah, cannon ends pivot from horizontal to vertical to act as candle or lamp holders, press first cannon on port to release money boat filled from slot on focsle, press fifth cannon on port to release stern exposing stored boat with fish-form lamp inserts, four cleaning tools inserted into the deck, anchor-form Dreidel, presented in glazed brass fitted vitrine.

    This ship is marked as the first of a limited edition of 65. A copy of the full brochure of the workings and use of the Menorah accompanies lot.




    Condition Report*: Crow's nest and foremast are bent, errant scratching of the deck, wear commensurate with age, polishing and use. The case's brass frame is scratched.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    October, 2018
    15th Monday
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