1 June 1999
A fine German silver Kiddush cup
Maker's mark of Hieronymus Mittnacht (Rosenberg nr. 263 and nr. 915), Augsburg, 1761-63
Set on a stepped domed circular base with scalloped rim, embossed and chased with a rocaille ornament and fluting, a facetted knopped stem, the octagonal tulip-shaped bowl chased with part fluting beneath a flower-head and rocaille border, inscribed in Hebrew along the slightly spreading lip: Zakhor et Yom ha-Shabbat le-Kadsho.
12.2cm. (4 3n.) high
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Chaya Benjamin, The Stieglitz Collection, Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, p. 286, nr. 195 (for similar Kiddush cup by the same maker, illustrated).
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