Hester Bateman (English, active in London, 1774-1789). <em>Jewish Ceremonial Wine Cup, One of Pair</em>, 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, 51.110.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.110.1_51.110.2_bw.jpg)

Jewish Ceremonial Wine Cup, One of Pair

Artist:Hester Bateman

Medium: Silver

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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)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H27, 8B

Accession Number: 51.110.2

Image: 51.110.1_51.110.2_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One of pair of Jewish ceremonial cups, silver with gilt wash interior, circular form, bowl engraved with late nineteenth-century inscriptions in Hebrew. Inscription on the exterior within an oval panel of bright-cut engraving reads: "the blessing over the circumcision." Around the center 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.

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