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Kiddush cup

Kiddush cup

  • Place of origin:

    Wroclaw (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Wilfred Buckley Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Glass, Room 131, case 74, shelf 2

Physical description

Clear colourless glass, cut and engraved on the wheel with Creation scenes from Genesis in scrolled frames. Triangular bowl, low stem flaring to a cut round base.

Place of Origin

Wroclaw (made)


ca. 1915 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Glass, engraved


Height: 10.8 cm conversion size only

Descriptive line

Kiddush cup, one of a pair, made and decorated in the style of 18th century Silesian work, engraved Breslau, about 1915

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

See Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information File for correspondence 2013 with present owner of the glass formerly part of the Krug Collection.

Labels and date

Pair of Kiddush cups , engraved Poland (Breslau), about 1915 Wilfred Buckley Collection (C.389 and C.390-1936) Made and decorated in the style of 18th century Silesian work. . [18/06/2009]

Production Note

See R. Schmidt's review of W. B. Honey, Glass, in Burlington Magazine, June 1948, where he states that these are 'forgeries made by a very skilful glass- cutter who worked at Breslau about thirty years ago'. Eberhard Schenk zu Schweinsberg, 'Form und Schmuck des Hohlgläser...der Sammlung Schott', Jena, n.d., ca.1967, no.27 shows an exactly similar glass with scenes of the Sacrifice of Abraham, Temptation of Joseph and Jacob's Ladder. Schenk suggests that these are Jewish Kiddush cups and supports the Kassel attribution, ca.1700, possibly Gondelach. A similar beaker formerly in the Krug collection was attributed by Brigitte Klesse to Kassel, early 18th century, school of Franz Gondelach (Brigitte Klesse, 'Glassamlung Hilfried Krug', Munich, 1965, p.274, no.305).




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