79 Seder plate

Szédertál <br /><em>Seder Plate</em>

Herend, mid-19th century

Painted porcelain

Present of László Münster, 1946          

At the opening of the Jewish Museum, the founders defined the topics and objects they wanted to exhibit. They saw the products of the porcelain factory in Herend as symbols of Hungarian trade. Ernő Naményi wrote a study on the Seder plates produced by the factory in Herend, but he did not mention the plate donated to the museum by László Münster in 1946. In the center of the plate we can see a family celebrating Seder, but the picture is not based on Haggadah illustrations, as usual, but on a Seder scene by the painter Daniel Oppenheimer from ca. 1867.