Hanukkah lamp with bucket, made by Jacob Marsh

Hanukkah lamp with bucket, made by Jacob Marsh

Hanukkah lamp with bucket
Made by Jacob Marsh
England (London)
1747-8 
Silver
Museum no. M.75&A-1949

This English Hanukkah lamp in the collection has a small bucket underneath to catch the drips of oil. It was made by a London silversmith called Jacob Marsh for a family from Gibraltar and donated to the Museum by a descendant of the original owner. The decoration, with its scrolls and shells, is typical of the Rococo style that was fashionable in the mid 18th century.