Jewish Ceremonial Wine Cup, One of Pair
Decorative Arts and Design
1785-1786 with late 19th-century inscriptions
1 3/4 x 2 7/16 x 2 7/16 in. (4.4 x 6.2 x 6.2 cm) (show scale)
On the under side: "K" for the years 1785-1786, leopard's head crowned, lion passant; also maker's mark in script: "H.B." in a rectangular cartouche with rounded corners (for Hester Bateman, London, active 1774-1789).
Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
One of pair of Jewish ceremonial cups, silver with gilt wash interior, circular form, bowl engraved on the exterior with nineteenth-century inscriptions in Hebrew. Inscription within an oval panel of bright-cut engraving, reads: "the blessing over the wine" (or literally "goblet of blessing"). Around center Hebrew inscription reads: "He who deepeth the precepts will never know of any evil thing." Cups intended for use in Jewish circumcision. [See catalogue sheet in Decorative Arts departmental files for Hebrew translation.]
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Hester Bateman (English, active in London, 1774-1789). Jewish Ceremonial Wine Cup, One of Pair, 1785-1786 with late 19th-century inscriptions. Silver, 1 3/4 x 2 7/16 x 2 7/16 in. (4.4 x 6.2 x 6.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 51.110.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 51.110.1_51.110.2_bw.jpg)
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