This wonderful sterling silver and Gilt Hanukkah Menorah is shaped as Noahs Ark, complete with lots of pairs of tiny animals wrought into the silver, and little waves along the bottom of the ark shape. The delightful design of the menora is finished off with round gilt candle holders on the top.
Hanukkah menorahs, unlike the menorahs of the temple, are unique judaica items with eight candle holders plus one shamash candle holder (where the candle used to light the others is held). The Shamash candle is set at a different level than all of the others, and is used to light the other candles and then kept there in order to give candle light that can be used. The other eight Hanukkah candles are holy and symbolic, so their light is not used to see, so the extra candle solves that issue. You can see by the light of the shamash.