December 11, 2023

A silver menorah adds a touch of elegance to any Jewish home. 1stDibs has a wide selection of antique, vintage and modern silver menorah in many styles and designs including Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and more. The candelabra, which has nine candle holders for oil, commemorates the miracle of Hanukkah, an eight-day Jewish holiday that celebrates a victory over the Syrian army in 165 B.C.E at the Temple in Jerusalem where there was only enough oil to burn for one day, but it lasted for eight.

The most popular silver menorah are the heirloom-quality pieces from Zaramella Argenti, Britton, Gould & Co and Hazorfim, all of which were founded in Israel and have embraced the skill and tradition of Eastern European emigre artisans. These traditional, upscale silver menorahs will become treasured family heirlooms for generations to come.

This silver Hanukkah Menorah features Jerusalem with a Star of David framed by the Shamash, the candle that is used to light all the other candles on the Hanukkah Menorah. This is a beautiful Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift idea!

A silver menorah, sometimes called a Hanukkiyah, is a symbol of the miracle of Hanukkah, an eighth-day Jewish festival that celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews’ victory over the Syrian army in 165 BC. The nine-candle candelabrum is lit every evening of the holiday, as a reminder of a miraculous event in which a single day’s supply of holy oil burned for eight days and nights. This particular menorah has been in the family for two hundred years, and was a wedding present to the daughter of a prominent silversmith from Lviv (now Lemberg) in central Ukraine. Stamped into its silver, this lamp identifies it as made in the mid-nineteenth century, and it probably was modeled after a seventeenth-century brass example that appeared in the Great Suburban Synagogue of that city in 1909.

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