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Kiddush Cup

1995 (originally designed 1988) Fred Fenster Born: New York, New York 1934 raised and constructed pewter 9 3/8 x 5 1/2 in. (23.7 x 14.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Ruth Neubauer 1996.32.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B

Luce Center Label

Kiddush Cup was among the pieces that Fred Fenster began creating in the late 1980s as a contribution to Jewish ritual traditions. Kiddush cups are the religious counterparts to the objects he has designed for family-oriented events. Fenster folded the pewter into a six-sided star at the base of the cup to symbolize, through his choice of form and material, the strength and durability of the Jewish faith (Metalsmith, Fall 1986).


decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - pewter

About Fred Fenster

Born: New York, New York 1934

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