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Obj. ID: 26209
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  Havdalah Plate, München, circa 1925

© Gross Family Collection (GFC), Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon,

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

Contemporary Judaica was made by relatively few artists in Germany during the 1920's. One of these was a man by the name of H. Schwed. All of his works are plates with acid-etched decorations. These are known in a number of patterns and sizes. This example, for instance, is a Havdalah plate. Other plates in the Gross Family Collection by the same hand are a Passover plate, 022.019.001, and a wall decoration plate, 022.002.004.

Heinrich Schwed was born in 1880 in Reichmannsdorf. He worked in Munich, having a shop for signage and other metalwork called "Heinrich Schwed - Schilder- und Metallkunst". Schwed apparently developed this line of Jewish motif plates around 1924. He produced many different models using the acid etching technique. Those that are dated are almost all from 1924 or 1925. He finally emigrated to Buenos Aires in 1938 and died there in 1962.

 Inscription: Good Week Good Year

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Name/Title
Havdalah plate | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
circa 1925
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Brass, Etched, Turned
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
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Thickness
Diameter
41.5 cm
Weight
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Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Coin Year
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Signature
Colophon
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Hallmark
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Group
Group
Group
Group
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Computer Reconstruction
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