055. AN EARLY KIDDUSH CUP MADE OF SHMIRAH SILVER
AN EARLY KIDDUSH CUP MADE OF SHMIRAH SILVER. Poland, c. 1840. Beaker form. Engraved borders in geometrical design. Central cartouche engraved “THIS IS THE CUP MADE OF HOLY SILVER”, flanked by a unicorn and a lion. Shmirat judaica are religious objects that have been made from coins or eating utensils previously owned by holy rabbis. 2.7” tall.
Estimate $20,000 – 30,000