Silver Cup for Pesach of the Rebbe Maharash of Lubavitch – With Certificate of Authenticity Signed by His ...
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Silver Cup for Pesach of the Rebbe Maharash of Lubavitch – With Certificate of Authenticity Signed by His Great-granddaughter Rebbetzin Chana Gurary
Kiddush cup for Pesach of Rebbe Shmuel Schneerson – the Rebbe Maharash of Lubavitch.
Silver cup, marked with the hallmarks of Moscow – 1876, and maker's mark (ИЗ [IZ] - Ivan Zakharov). Engraved ornaments.
Letter of authenticity enclosed (handwritten note, in English), signed in Hebrew by Rebbetzin Chana Gurary (1899-1991), eldest daughter of Rebbe Rayatz: "I hereby gift to… the kos of my great grandfather the Maharash. He used it the last few years of his life for Pesach. He received it as a gift from one of his Chasidim who bought it in Moscow". The letter is dated 3rd September, 1989. Enclosed is a wooden box which may have also been used by the Rebbes of the Chabad dynasty (the box, which was given together with the kiddush cup, is not mentioned in the letter. Inscription on front: Lake George New York).
The first Chabad rebbes and especially the Rebbe Maharash, used to place their valuable utensils on the Seder table, in commemoration of the "great possessions" the Children of Israel took with them upon leaving Egypt.
As described in the enclosed letter of authenticity, the Maharash used this silver cup on Pesach, during the last years of his life – from late 1870s until his death in 1882.
Approx. 6X7 cm. Good condition. Stains.