RARE ALTENBURG HYDRA OR MONSTER FORM GREEK MYTH MENORAH SILVER ANTIQUE JUDAICA
RARE ALTENBURG HYDRA OR MONSTER FORM GREEK MYTH MENORAH SILVER ANTIQUE JUDAICA:
A CONTINENTAL SILVER MONSTER-FORM HANUKAH LAMP, MAKER'S MARK C F OVER S, ALTENBURG, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURYtriangular base on ball feet, chased with a border of shells, scrolls, flowers, and grapes, the monster with eight heads, winged body, fish tail and webbed feet, with post for servant light, missingmarked on base with city mark and maker's mark (Rosenberg 3 vol. 1, no. 68)height 9⅛ in.