48 Levite plate and churn

Kézmosó kanna <br /><em>Handwashing pitcher</em> Mosdótál <br /><em>Basin</em>

Churn

Franz Lintzberger

Vienna, 1757

Silver, embossed, engraved

 

Plate

Master mark PD

Vienna, 1757

Silver, embossed, engraved

Deposited by the Chevra Kadisha of Budapest, 1933

According to the inscription, the Levite plate and churn was a gift from Solomon Rosenthal and his wife, Cheile to the Chevra Kadisha in 1845. Solomon Rosenthal settled in the developing Pest in 1819. From the late 1820s he was one of the superiors of the Jewish community of Pest, who, in relation with many issues of modernization represented the conservative view. The objects used in the Chevra Kadisha as a Levite plate and churn were made in Vienna in 1757 in the workshops of two different goldsmiths – and were originally not intended for Jewish ceremonies, but for everyday use on the table. In 1854, Rosenthal donated the almost 90-year- old objects for Jewish ceremonial purposes. He immortalized his name on the plate together with a portion of the text of the Priestly Blessing, thereby assigning a new function for the dish and the pot.