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Made by the Koenigliche Porzellanmanufaktur, King Frederick II of Prussia's Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin, from the 18th century. In accordance with a 1769 edict, all Jews wishing to receive permits of any kind of business activity, including marriage and death certicates, were required to purchase a certain amount of this (then) poorly made and overpriced porcelain, which was called "Judenporzellan."

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Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur in Berlin (Prussia): [Jewish porcelain cup], Leo Baeck Institute, 61.100a-b.