taper stick with fish mark

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sarahgigh
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taper stick with fish mark

Postby sarahgigh » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:29 am

this has a clear 925 silver mark and also a fish it does not look like either the dutch or danish fish, it looks like a ordinary cod type fish

the item is unusual I think it is a taper stick it is about 30cm long and has a thumb slide

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any help greatly appreciated

Sarah

Smokanabeach
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Re: taper stick with fish mark

Postby Smokanabeach » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:13 pm

Hi Sarah!

Your mark makes me think to french or german hallmarks from the xviiie.

Unfortunately the style of your item do not match with this period...

Wait for others opinions.

Regards,

Don

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Re: taper stick with fish mark

Postby legrandmogol » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:38 pm

It is definitely Isreali and of Jewish significance, I believe for ceremonial lighting purposes. You can still buy them from contemporary Isreali silver firms such as Hazorfim. This piece is also most likely contemporary to within the last few decades.

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Re: taper stick with fish mark

Postby legrandmogol » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:49 pm

Also I think its called a "Tzinder" and specifically used for Shabbat candles.

I found nearly your exact same one at eichlers.com

sarahgigh
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Re: taper stick with fish mark

Postby sarahgigh » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:19 pm

thank you all so much really interesting, I had worked out it was to light candles but didn't know it was specifically Jewish


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