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Old 20.07.2012, 21:43
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Confused by the meaning...

of "Das Auktionshaus DOBIASCHOFSKY, Bern hat den Leuchter auf"

What would you take this to mean please?
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Old 20.07.2012, 21:50
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of "Das Auktionshaus DOBIASCHOFSKY, Bern hat den Leuchter auf"

What would you take this to mean please?
It basically means that the company is to take the limelight and be in the centre of it all. The saying in combination with the name leads me to think that they are Polish Jews and think of the Jewish MENORA


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Kippa und Menora






Die Menora (mənoːˈɾaː, auch: Menorah, hebr: מנורה, Plural Menorot, hebr: מנורות; hebräische



Let's not forget that Polish Jews, long before becoming the major victims of the "Third German Empire" were a group leading culture of every kind. If you for instance look at the ORIGINAL names of important Israeli persons you often find Polish names
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Old 20.07.2012, 21:54
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What would you take this to mean please?
Makes not much sense to me (a native speaker). Maybe if I saw it in context.

Etwas aufhaben means to wear something on your head, like a hat.

"The auctioneer company DOBIASCHOFSKY, Berne is wearing the candelabra" (?)
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Old 20.07.2012, 21:55
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It basically means that the company is to take the limelight and be in the centre of it all.
Thanks - but you are giving me too much credit - my question is more literal

We are looking to buy a light and the website says this - does that mean that the light WAS there, or IS there, or was BOUGHT FROM there?

(The reason is very boring, but we took this declaration to mean that it is in Bern now at this place, but he says it is somewhere else and we are confused about the meaning)
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We are looking to buy a light and the website says this - does that mean that the light WAS there, or IS there, or was BOUGHT FROM there?
In that context the sentece means that the candelabra is currently for sale at the mentioned auctioneer's
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Old 20.07.2012, 22:06
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In that context the sentece means that the candelabra is currently for sale at the mentioned auctioneer's
Thats what I thought! So confused why it is in Basel at the moment!

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Old 20.07.2012, 22:12
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Thats what I thought! So confused why it is in Basel at the moment!

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It may be that the item is currently in Basel but offered trough an auctioneer in Berne ...
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Thanks - but you are giving me too much credit - my question is more literal

We are looking to buy a light and the website says this - does that mean that the light WAS there, or IS there, or was BOUGHT FROM there?

(The reason is very boring, but we took this declaration to mean that it is in Bern now at this place, but he says it is somewhere else and we are confused about the meaning)
No, I dare say that they are not to sell "lights" of any kind
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Old 20.07.2012, 22:36
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of "Das Auktionshaus DOBIASCHOFSKY, Bern hat den Leuchter auf"
This sentence doesn't make sense at all, don't start doubting your German skills.
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Re: Confused by the meaning...

For me it is clear. I was very curious so searched in google and landed at http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/antiqui...v/an675249232/

The full quote is "Das Auktionshaus DOBIASCHOFSKY, Bern hat den Leuchter auf CHF 1'500.- geschätzt" but because of the line break and the colour change, it is not obvious the last past belongs to the sentence. There is even a picture to prove the authenticity of the claim.
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Re: Confused by the meaning...

In the fourth picture it shows you that it was bought from the auctioneers in Bern. Maybe it's just trying to give the 'provenance'.

Ie. bought from auction in Bern.

Btw, I saw someone buying a very similar one to this at Brocki-land, Manesseplatz, Zurich...
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In the fourth picture it shows you that it was bought from the auctioneers in Bern. Maybe it's just trying to give the 'provenance'.

Ie. bought from auction in Bern.

Btw, I saw someone buying a very similar one to this at Brocki-land, Manesseplatz, Zurich...
Actually not! It was offered there but not sold so ended up being offered elsewhere.

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