View 1 of Lot 119. A GERMAN SILVER KIDDUSH CUP, CASPAR BIRCKENHOLTZ, FRANKFURT, CIRCA 1660-70.
View 1 of Lot 119. A GERMAN SILVER KIDDUSH CUP, CASPAR BIRCKENHOLTZ, FRANKFURT, CIRCA 1660-70.
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A GERMAN SILVER KIDDUSH CUP, CASPAR BIRCKENHOLTZ, FRANKFURT, CIRCA 1660-70

Estimate:

6,000 - 9,000 USD

A GERMAN SILVER KIDDUSH CUP, CASPAR BIRCKENHOLTZ, FRANKFURT, CIRCA 1660-70

A GERMAN SILVER KIDDUSH CUP, CASPAR BIRCKENHOLTZ, FRANKFURT, CIRCA 1660-70

Estimate:

6,000 - 9,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,875

USD

A GERMAN SILVER KIDDUSH CUP, CASPAR BIRCKENHOLTZ, FRANKFURT, CIRCA 1660-70


tapered cylindrical, chased with full blown flowers, dotted borders, Hebrew engraving on rim

marked on base with maker's and city mark

height 3½ in.

8.9 cm

Furman Collection, JAF no. 40, Treasures of Jewish Art, pp.108-9

Sotheby's, New York, December 12, 2000, lot 56

The inscription in Ashkenazi script translated reads: "In the year 5526 (1666" and "You anoint my head with oil, my drink is abundant" [Pslams 23:5].


Caspar Birckenholtz, born 1633, master in 1661, maker of beakers. See Wolfgang Scheffler, Goldschmiede Hessens, 1976p. 201.