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Cup and saucer inscribed with ode to youth
Berlin, Germany
Firma: KPM – Königl. Porzellan Manufaktur
Hebrew inscription at center of saucer: "Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, by whose word all things come into being." On cup, in micrographic script in German with names of the poet Arthur Silbergleit, and “Jacobsson” - the donor or the owner. The written ode to youth is in the typical mid 19th century Romantic style. The poet was born in 1881 in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, and in 1924 was awarded a literary prize of the city of Cologne. He perished in Auschwitz in 1939.
Cup: H: 8; Diam: 7.3 cm
Saucer: H: 3.2; Diam: 13.3 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0123(a-b) ; 133/276

From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew

The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir

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