Dates:1785-1786 with late 19th-century inscriptions
Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 2 7/16 x 2 7/16 in. (4.4 x 6.2 x 6.2 cm)
Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H27, 8B
Accession Number: 51.110.1
Catalogue Description: 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.] Condition: Good.