Silver Sabbath oil lamp, Afghanistan, late 19th century. Featuring a rimmed bowl elevated on a paneled stem, with larger drip pan below, resting on three feet. Extended piece of handcut silver at rear, with Hebrew engraving inside the Star of David “For the Sabbath and Holidays”. Below that, more engraving including names of people (presumably the owners), and other yet to be identified abbreviations (possibly representing Sephardic amuletic verses), as well as floral decorations and a pair of outwardly facing bird-heads. For this type of object, this is quite an early example.
For a strikingly similar piece, see page 129 of the book “Jewish life in Art and Tradition: Based on the collection of the Sir Isaac and Lady Edith Wolfson Museum, Hechal Shlomo, Jerusalem”.