This is a 1965, “Austin Stone,” menorah designed by Ellen Lord, and created by Austin Productions. The menorah features six children with raised hands for candle holders.
Made of a composite material, the menorah is made to look like the stones of the wall of Jerusalem. There are multiple types of menorahs designed by Ellen Lord that have children and look like stone. “Austin was founded in 1952 in Brooklyn, N.Y., as a museum reproduction company featuring selections from great art collections of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Asian, African and Contemporary sculpture.”
What would this one be worth?
Mine is dated 1965.
Should it be insured?
Hi Alisa, as a standard ethics practice, we do not appraise or place monetary value on our artifacts, or similar artifacts. We recommend reaching out to an auction house or appraisal specialist to have your menorah evaluated.