Germany, 1788
Pewter, engraved; brass and other metals

Many older pewter plates were bought in Germany's marketplaces and given to Jewish engravers for the making of plates for Passover. This is such an example.

The pewter mark on the rim is unidentified. The composition is finely done, and the inscription around the rim (the order of the Passover seder) is engraved in attractive decorative Gothic script. The artist included figures, such as angels. The owners had the object dated with both Hebrew and numberical
inscription(s): the stages of the seder.

diam: 39 cm

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