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Stamped silver washing cup for a synagogue—England, 1920.
For the kohanim to wash their hands prior to going up to the duchan to give the priestly blessing. Designed in an archaeological style which is reminiscent of the holy basin. Engraving of the words “Beit HaLevi Barchu Et Hashem” and an illustration of the pouring of water into a bowl. On the sides are a pair of handles decorated like Roman bows. The cup stands on a wide base that also appears in an ancient style. Height 16cm, diameter 12cm, weight 311g. Generally good condition.
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