Wedding Cup with Plate and Lid (Kos Kiddush)

Amar Salih

The elaborate decoration on this wedding cup includes fleur-de-lis motif on plate and cup. The lower section of the cup is scalloped. Rows of zigzag are faintly incised above. The cover has a serrated edge and is decorated with a bird and leaves screwed on to the top. The plate has scalloped edges, incised border, and a central elongated flower in the recess. Not necessarily a Judaic object.

Name: Wedding Cup with Plate and Lid (Kos Kiddush)
Artist: Amar Salih
Origin: Baghdad?, 1921
Medium: Metalwork, Silver
Dimensions: tray diameter: 5 1/4 in.; cup height: 3 1/4 in.; cup diameter: 2 3/4 in.; lid height: 2 1/2 in.; lid diameter: 2 3/4 in.
Credit: Gift of Georgette Spertus from the Maurice Spertus Collection
Catalog Number: 72.1.7 a-c