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The Jewish Year

  
The collection includes many objects regularly used on Jewish holidays throughout the year.

Spice-box

At nightfall on Shabbat evening, Havdalah (separation) takes place, and those present smell the fragrance of the spices (Besamim) contained in special spice-boxes.
The silver spice-box with a tower and crowning flag (1/2) was probably manufactured in Germany. It distinguishes itself by its curved holder for
the candle extinguished during Havdalah and a small drawer containing Besamim.

Spice-box

This box (3) is an unusual example of its kind in brass-sheet and may have been used in Germany in the 19th century. It looks like a box with a pierced cover and flap to close it, its interior being divided into six compartments and a round partition with a movable grater (4) used for crushing the spices.
 
 
1 | Spice-box, tower
2 | Candleholder, detail
3 | JMS 790 Spice-box,
brass-sheet
4 | Grater for spice, detail