On each side is a multi-layered flower buckle, connected with a linked chain. Each buckle has a gold coloured flower base with silver petal outlines placed over top. Inside each petal is a series of coiled curlicues; the left buckle has an additional smaller layer of petal outlines, topped with a silver knob; the right side has 3 additional petal-outline layers, topped with a silver knob. The 2 buckles are connected by a 14 link chain. Each link is the same: A circular centre with decorative rings and balls at the top and bottom. In the middle of the circle is a flower with 6 petals and a silver centre. Each chain-link is connected together with 3 circular links, incised with small lines, at the top, centre and bottom. The backside of the chain-links are smooth metal. The buckles have fastenings soldered on: the left side has 2 eyes; the right side has a round metal peg. Both buckles have metal strips that come from the front and fold onto the back, to attach the front detailings.
Hanukkah lamp : welded : Gold, Brown ; Ht: 14,5 in. x W: 12,5 in.
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Two side pieces hinged on both sides of the main piece like small doors. The central piece has eight small tear-drop shaped cups on the bottom and a tray under them for oil. There is also one tear drop shaped cup under the inscription on the top centre (for the shemesh). A hole was perforated on top centre of the main piece, used to hang the chanukiah on the wall. Narrative: During Hanukkah, the lamp was hung on the dining room's wall. Originally, the lamp belonged to the donor's grandfather, Judah Nasim Levy. It is inscribed with his name (Yehuda Levi). Donor inherited the lamp as he shares the same name as his grandfather. Judah Nasim Levy was originally from Gibraltar.