TSNHS Artifacts, Objects, Art works

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TSNHS Artifacts, Objects, Art works

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Items in the TSNHS Artifacts, Objects, Art works Collection

Main Chandelier
"The center [main] one, a twelve branched candelabra, was a gift Qf Jacob Pollock. in 1769. An unusual feature of this candelabra is what appears to be four monks heads which can be dearly seen in the center stem." [Rabbi Lewis, pg. 284] Perhaps the…

Brass Six-Light Chandeliers
Pair of engraved brass six-light brass chandeliers, first restored in 1959 using large drip pans, which are out of character with the classical style of the objects. The drip pans were not reinstalled in the 2005-06restoration. The engravings,…

Ner Tamid
"The Ner Tamid, the eternal light,was the gift of Samuel Judah of New York in 1765. There is a fascinating story about this Ner Tamid. It used to be fed with oil. The early settlers used to replenish it with oil when the oil evaporated, and when the…

Pair of Brass Eight-Light Chandeliers
This set is a variation on the design of the 6-light pair at the front of the sanctuary. Note the similar arms and similar but differently placed motifs on the core. Similar to the 6-light set, the large drip pans were added in the restoration of the…

Brass and Gilt-Metal Chanukkiah
The heavily damaged Chanukkiah was restored by Newmans, Ltd. in 2005-2006. Its restoration required complete disassembly, reforming af all the arms and parts, creating internal structures for the central stem, reinforcing the feet invisibly from…

Brass Memorial Candlestick
The Memorial Candlestick was originally on the eastern balustrade of the Bimah. It was formerly used for lighting memorial candles for deceased members of the congregation on the anniversary of their death [yartzeit]. Missing until the 1960s…

Set of Six Tall Brass Candlesticks
These are good examples of the quality which can be achieved in casting decorative objects. Each candlestick is composed of fourteen parts which fit together like a precision puzzle. The structural issues we dealt with were only minor – refitting…

Mahogany Wall Clock
Congregation Yeshuat Israel wrote (about 1760) to the Bevis Marks Congregation in London for donations to complete the synagogue. The congregation was unable to send funds, but later sent the two charity boxes (tzedakah boxes) which are affixed to…

Torah scroll on deerskin
"In a footnote in his diary, Vol. 1, page 6, Dr. Ezra Stiles [a noted diarist of Rhode Island and later president of Yale College] notes that he was told by Dr. Isaac Touro [first hazzan of Congregation Yeshuat Israel] that this scroll was presented…

Rimonim (Silver Torah Finials) - set 1
During the 2005-06 renovation, All parts are assembled and polished. The bells were coordinated and attached; dents in the pierced forms were removed. The duplicated Magen David and sphere are in place.