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2.9 cm (height) x 24.1 cm (diameter) (1 1/8 x 9 1/2 in)
Around the beginning of the 20th century, Karlsbad was one of three Bohemian spa resort cities. (The other two were Marienbad and Franzenbad.) As a result, many wealthy visitors came to the town. Oyster plates were a popular souvenir. Since many Jews visited the town—especially in 1921 and 1923, when Karlsbad was the location of a major Zionist conference—some of these oyster plates were adapted for the Jewish tourists who would have wanted a religious ritual object.
Description of materials
Between 1918 and 1938
Place of origin
Presented in memory of Jeffrey Kabatznick by friends
Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT
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