I was honored today with a most magnificent and awe inspiring gift >from a
cousin and that is 2 brass Shabbat Candle holders, which were apparently
passed down >from generation to generation for at least 300+ years! Someone
else in the family has the 3rd candle holder.
They are very heavy and my frail and petite 70+ year old great grandmother
Nechama MILEWICZ-LIPOWICZ >from Szczuczyn, (Lomza Gubernia,Poland) schlepped
them over to the US by herself when she immigrated in May 1939. These candle
holders obviously meant a lot to my great grandmother and now I am now
blessed to touch and hold this most precious piece of family Judaica and will be
honored to light them every Shabbos and someday pass them on to the next
generation. Along with that is a desire to learn as much as possible about
Shabbos candle holders and traditions >from that time period (on or before 1700).
A "google" didn't uncover what I was looking for in my search for more history.
Is there anyone with a special interest in antique Judaica >from Poland, who
is willing to share their expertise? I would love to learn more, particularly
if there should be any unique markings, design etc, which would identify a
more precise time period.
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Lomza Gubernia, Poland
ALEXANDROWICZ, BARANOWICZ, DAWIDOWICZ, FABER, FABRITZKI, FARBARSZ,
FAJNTUCH, FARBOWICZ, GABELMAN, GOLDMAN, GOROWSKI, GRONDOWSKI, GROSMAN, KUZNICK,
LANGUS, LIPOWICZ, MILEWICZ, MILEWSKI, MOSCICKI, REMBA, SLAWATYCKA,
SZULMAN , TOCZYLOWSKI, WILKOWSKY, WITKEWICZ, WITRIOL, ZLOCISTY