Adath Israel
 

Title

Seder Plate

Creator

Wes ID #

cai033

CAI ID #

2014.S.267.15

Original Inventory #

159

Dimensions

2.9 cm (height) x 24.1 cm (diameter) (1 1/8 x 9 1/2 in)

General Description

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

Porcelain

Time period

Between 1918 and 1938

Place of origin

Karlsbad (Czechoslovakia)

Provenance

Presented in memory of Jeffrey Kabatznick by friends

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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