Ludwig Wolpert Silver Rare Modern Style Chanuka Menorah
Ludwig Wolpert Silver Rare Modern Style Chanuka Menorah
Ludwig Wolpert Silver Rare Modern Style Chanuka Menorah
Ludwig Wolpert Silver Rare Modern Style Chanuka Menorah
Ludwig Wolpert Silver Rare Modern Style Chanuka Menorah
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Ludwig Wolpert Silver Rare Modern Style Chanuka Menorah

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Silver-plated Chanuka menorah with acrylic stand and nine removable glass vials for candles, wax, or oil by Ludwig Wolpert. Says the phrase "to praise you is a delight" and is marked Wolpert Made in Israel. Measures 9 1/8'' tall and 5 1/4'' wide by 2 1/4'' deep (standing on square base measuring 5 1/4''). 
Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert (1900 -1981) was an Israeli-American goldsmith and designer, born in Germany. He is celebrated as the first artist to design Judaica in modern styles.
Following the presentation of his works in a 1930 exhibition at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, his works became well known in the German Jewish world. His works were greatly influenced by Modernist design, especially the Bauhaus movement. Wolpert's works avoid decoration, relying on clean, geometric shapes. In 1933, following the Nazi rise to power in Germany, he immigrated to the Land of Israel with his family. There, he worked in the B. Friedland Workshop where he designed and manufactured silver tableware and Jewish ceremonial art. In 1935 he began teaching at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Wolpert placed an emphasis on the use of Hebrew calligraphy in Jewish ceremonial art. In addition to his teaching, he continued to create modern Judaica at the school’s workshop. In 1942 he established an independent workshop in Jerusalem.
In 1956, Wolpert moved to the United States, where he headed the Tobe Pascher Workshop for Modern Jewish Art at the Jewish Museum in New York City.
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