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Acquired in 2005 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
de Vries Winter, Tamar
attributions_note
bibliography
Philippa Glanville and Sophie Lee, eds., The Art of Drinking, V&A Publications, London, 2007, p. 24
collection_code
MET
credit
Supported by The Kessler Foundation which is funded by the Jewish Chronicle
date_end
2005-12-31
date_start
2005-01-01
date_text
2005 (made)
descriptive_line
Silver with enamel and gold foil, London hallmarks for 2005, mark of Tamar de Vries Winter.
dimensions
Height: 9 cm, Diameter: 7.2 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Contemporary Judaica in Britain (Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Galleries, the Victoria and Albert Museum 22/11/2005-22/11/2005)
gallery
Sacred Silver & Stained Glass, room 83
historical_context_note
Contemporary Judaica in Britain Judaica has always reflected the artistic styles of its time. In the late 19th century ceremonial silver was available through large companies such as Joseph & Horace Savory and cherished pieces were brought into England by the Jews who had fled the pogroms in Eastern Europe. In the first half of the 20th century the two world wars and the Holocaust meant that little Jewish silver was produced. It was not until Jewish communities had become more established that synagogues began to commission new work. The designers were often non-Jewish, as was Professor Gerald Benney, the eminent silversmith who began to make ceremonial objects in contemporary styles in the 1960s. More recently a new generation of silversmiths, including Tamar de Vries Winter, have continued to make ritual objects. Their work has enabled traditional Jewish religious customs and practices to be fulfilled in a modern style.
historical_significance
history_note
Commisioned by the V&A through the generousity of the Kessler Foundation. The design of the kiddush cup is based on the Hebrew letters from the words that translate 'creator of the fruit of the vine": The conclusion of the benediction said when drinking wine at the beginning of the Sabbath or holiday. The cup is spun by John Need at Kent Silver Specialists and engraved by the aid of computer with a CAD CAM program by Jack Perry. The cup is enamelled with 24 carat Gold Foil.
id
85698
label
Kiddush Cup The Kiddush is a prayer of sanctification said over a cup of wine at the beginning of the Sabbath or holiday. This cup is engraved with Hebrew letters meaning ‘Creator of the fruit of the vine’. The uninterrupted repetition of these letters encircling the vessel reflects the continuity of the prayer, which has been recited for more than two millennia. London, England, 2005; by Tamar de Vries Winter (born 1946) Silver, enamel and gold foil Museum no. M.19-2005 Commissioned by the V&A and sponsored by the Kessler Foundation [22/11/2005]
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:10:52.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:10:52.000Z
latitude
52.20987
location
Sacred Silver & Stained Glass, room 83, case 8C
longitude
0.111565
marks
Mark, TDW for Tamar de Vries Winter Lion passant 925 Date letter F, the London assay hallmark for 2005
materials
Silver, gold, enamel
materials_techniques
Sterling silver and enamel and gold foil
museum_number
M.19-2005
museum_number_token
m192005
object_number
O110816
object_type
Kiddush cup
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The Kiddush cup is of beaker form which tapers slightly in the centre. The body of the cup is almost completely engraved with Hebrew text. The Hebrew words are written in diagonal rows which encircle the vessel twenty times. Over the Hebrew text is applied white enamel and gold foil.
place
Cambridge
primary_image_id
production_note
The cup was spun by John Need at Kent Silver specialists
production_type
public_access_description
The Kiddush is a prayer of sanctification said over a cup of wine at the beginning of the Sabbath or holy day. This cup is engraved with Hebrew letters meaning ‘Creator of the fruit of the vine’. The uninterrupted repetition of these letters encircling the vessel reflects the continuity of the prayer, which has been recited for more than two millennia.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
kiddush-cup-de-vries-winter
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
enamelling
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2005
year_start
2005