The Sheva Berachot Candlesticks/Cups
2000, sterling silver
Height 19cm, Diameter 6cm
Limited edition, signed and numbered by the artist
According to tradition, a Jewish home starts with Kiddushin, holy matrimony. This
ceremony is followed with washing one’s hands, after which bread is broken and a
meal served. At the conclusion of the meal, grace is recited over a cup of wine and
the cup is set aside. A second cup of wine is poured and Sheva Brachot (“the seven blessings”) are recited. The first cup of wine is sanctified and the two cups are combined and are given to the bride and groom to drink from. A pair of silver cones with a hammered finish are adorned with three floral-motif legs reminiscent of the chupah (canopy). Sterling silver candleholders are supplied to fit into the conical cups, making this a multi-functional work. Each work is signed and numbered by the artist and is available in a limited edition. This piece is also available with a heart-leaf design.