Antique Jewish Wedding Plate . Extremely Rare . Judaica
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Antique Jewish Wedding Plate . Extremely Rare . Judaica:
ANTIQUE PEWTER JEWISH WEDDING PLATE
Among the customs observed during the Jewish wedding festivities was the groom’s sermon on various
themes from the Bible and the Talmud, for which he would then receive a gift. In central Europe, the wedding
gift was usually a tin plate which was acquired for this purpose from one of the religious societies of the
Jewish community. It was also provided with an engraved dedicatory inscription, sometimes with a decoration.
These items did not differ in shape from ordinary plates; often, use was made of an old plate on which the
dedication to the groom was engraved at a later date.
THE PLATE IS DECORATED WITH TWO TULIPS AND A CROWN ABOVE THE TWO HEBREWLETTERS ש ח .
THE TWOLETTERS ARE INITIALS OF שמחת חתן ( GROOM'S JOY ) .
THE GROOM IS RESEMBLING TO A KING ON HIS WEDDING DAY ( THE CROWN ) .
ON THE RIM ENGRAVED TWO LETTERS WHICH ARE PROBABLY THE GROOM'S INITIALS ( PICTURE5 )
ON THE BACK SIDE THERE IS ANUNIDENTIFIED , UNUSUAL HALLMARK .
PEWTER PLATES WITH ONLY 1 HALLMARK SUCH AS THIS ONE , ARE USUALLY DATED TO THE 17TH CENTURY .
THE PLATE IS MADE OUT OF PEWTER AND IT IS 23 C"M IN DIAMETER AND IT IS IN FAIR CONDITION EXCEPT OF
TWO BENDINGS ON THE EDGE OF THE PLATE .
ON PICTURE8 - 10YOU CAN SEE SIMILAR WEDDINGPLATES . 2 OF THEM AREFROM THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE .
NOTE THAT THE DESIGN OF THE PLATE ON PICTURE8 IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE DESIGN WHICH IS ON MY PLATE ,
( CROWN AND TWO TULIPS ). THE PLATE ON PICTURE9 HAS ALSO A DECORATION OF 2 TULIPS .
SHIPPING BY EMS DOOR TO DOOR .