This kiddush cup is handcrafted by American artisan Marian Slepian, who has created works in cloisonne enamel for over 30 years. Made of finely polished pewter, the cup features an intricate, symbolic, cloisonne design. Symbols include fish representing the eye of G-d, seven flames for the days of the week, four ovals for the matriarchs, three triangles (tents) for the patriarchs, a Tree of Life, three pillars on which the world stands (tshuva, tzedakah and Torah ), 12 circles for the 12 tribes and eight spirals for the holidays. The cup's interior
features scattered leaves representing the scattered tribes of Israel.
Cloisonne art is created using vitreous enamel (art glass) fused to fine pewter with pure silver cloisonne wires. Once the design is created, it is repeatedly kiln fired at 1500 degrees.
Marian Slepian is a recognized master in cloisonne enamel. For over 30 years, she has created brilliant contemporary works of art in this ancient, virtually indestructible medium.
Fine pewter with sterling cloisonne wires
5-1/4"h x 2-1/4"w