Lot 22

First quarter of 18th century
Diameter 29.5 cm

Starting price
25 000 CZK
   |   1 042 €

A very rare pewter plate from the early 18th century, called a seder plate, was used in the domestic ceremony of Passover, one of the most important and oldest Jewish feasts. The outer rim is lined with a decoration of birds and floral motifs. The recess of the plate, with Hebrew characters and a depicted seven-branched candlestick in a stylized flower, was intended to serve a total of seven dishes. Marked by three marks on the back. A similar plate (probably from Rokitzan) is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York.