The Forgotten Judaica Seder Plate
The Centerpiece of our Collection
The Seder plate starts as flat copper sheet and is formed by hand-hammering. Then, using a chasing tool and mallet, the base of the plate is peened by the coppersmith who imbues the plate with a radiating texture. Each plate takes a week to complete. The Passover symbols, the parsley, shank bone, horseradish root, charoset, egg and greens, each modeled from life, are cast in sterling silver and applied to the plate.
We found our inspiration from the copper Passover plates fabricated in Syria and Persia, and from the 19th century English Gorham tradition of sterling silver appliqué on mixed metal. Although worlds apart, east meets west in this stunning seder plate.
Artist: Rick Wessner Rebecca Nightingale Tamra Mottl Lisa Van Allsburg
Material: Copper and Sterling Silver or Copper and Nickel ($625.00)
Size: 12" D
Limited Edition of 200
All items are enclosed in 100% boiled wool keeps. A gift box with a sterling silver FJ button and gift card are included.
For more information or to purchase pieces from the FJ collection, please call
Lisa at 401 408 0822