This is a beautiful menorah from Israel. It has been in my family for over 60 years. It is brass with what I consider a great patina. I will not clean the piece, however the buyer may not agree. During the 1994 Northridge earthquake in L.A. it fell of the shelf and one of the candle holders broke off (a very clean break). It also bent a little as shown in the photo. One of the screws on the bottom came out as well. It simply needs a new one. Repairing it will be fairly simple. So, if you like what you see, I'm selling it for a low price.