3135
3135
A Rare Canadian Silver Presentation Kiddush Cup, Maker's Mark A.H. Incuse, Probably Anselm Hardy of Quebec, dated 1858
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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3135
A Rare Canadian Silver Presentation Kiddush Cup, Maker's Mark A.H. Incuse, Probably Anselm Hardy of Quebec, dated 1858
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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A Rare Canadian Silver Presentation Kiddush Cup, Maker's Mark A.H. Incuse, Probably Anselm Hardy of Quebec, dated 1858
engraved with presentation inscription flanked by chased leafy sprays, on knopped stem and stepped domed foot
marked near rim maker's mark A.H incuse and pseudo English marks
height 6 1/4 in.
15.8cm
6oz 18dwt
215g
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 28-31 January 1993, lot 135B.

Catalogue Note

The presentation inscription reads: "Presentee By the Trustees of the GERMAN & POLISH CONGREGATION MONTREAL TO THE  Rev'd SM Isaacs on the occasion of his CONSECRATING  their SYNAGOGUE 1st Sival 5620"

Shaar Hashamayim is now the largest orthodox congregation in Canada; it catered in succession to largely English, German, and Polish congregations.  Samuel Meyer Isaacs, Rabbi and journalist, was born in Leeuwarden, Holland in 1804.  He was minister first in New York of B'Nai Jeshurun, then in Elm Street in 1839, and then Shaaray Tefilla from 1847 until his death.

In 1857, he founded The Jewish Messenger, and he was instrumental in the Board of Delegates of American Israelites, the Hebrew Free School Association, the United Hebrew Charities, and was one of the founders and first vice-president of the Jews' Hospital, now Mount Sinai.  He died in New York in 1878.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York