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Kiddush Wine Cup

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES 17th century
DIMENSIONS 4 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. (10.3 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS "2-6-5-7 / [wheel with trumpet-shaped spokes] / [Bishop's staff and "B" within an octagon' / [small wheel] / I F H" all within a shield.
INSCRIPTIONS Scratched inscription in unlettered Hebrew hand identifies the owner as one Maharam Zwei.
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Herbert Sterzelbach
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver Kiddush Cup (used in blessing over wine), interior silver-gilt, lip has slight flair, body of cup ornamented with two engraved bands, between which surface of silver is lightly hammered in a stippled effect. Condition: Good.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION I.F. Hornung (died ca. 1765). Kiddush Wine Cup, 17th century. Silver, 4 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. (10.3 x 7.8 x 7.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Herbert Sterzelbach, 50.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.8_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 50.8_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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