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“Token of love” cup and saucer
Berlin, Germany
Firm: Royal Manufacture, Berlin
Cup inscribed in Hebrew, with letters: "A token of love". On base, dedication inscription in German: "Biesenthal Seinem Reichel 20ter November 1837" (from Biesenthal to his Reichel, 20 November 1837). On the saucer (does not match the cup), in German: "Dein Leben sei Fröhlich und Heiter, Kein Leidin Betrübe dein Herz; Das Gluck sei Stets dein Begleiter, Nie treffe dich Kummer und Schmerz. Geschenk Zun Geburtstage Gewidmet vom Zieglermeister R. Voigt 1864" (Your life will be happy and gay, without heartwrenching suffering. Good fortune will accompany you always, without sorrow or anguish. A birthday gift from the brick caster R. Voigt 1864).
Cup: H: 7.1; Diam: 7.4 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: B86.0122(a-b) ; 133/275

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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