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Arts and Crafts Bezalel Sterling Silver Brooch

Auction:
3111T
Lot:
1115
Sold for:
$123$100

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Auction:
Discovery - 3111T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Arts and Crafts Bezalel Sterling Silver Brooch, c. 1920s, Jerusalem, depicting Moses revealing the Ten Commandments, flanked by scrolling wirework and florets, lg. 2 1/4 in., signed.

Note: The Bezalel School, named for the architect of the Temple, was founded in 1903 in the Arts and Crafts tradition, with the purpose of creating a national style of Jewish Art that would blend European and Middle Eastern traditions. Like their counterparts in England, Austria and Germany, craftsmen produced objects in a wide range of media, including silver, leather, wood and fabric. Artists and designers were European trained, but those who executed the metal works were primarily immigrant Yemeni silversmiths continuing the craft of their forebears.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Art movements, Art Nouveau, Arts, Arts and Crafts movement, Bezalel, Bezalel school, Culture, Decorative arts, Israeli art, Israeli culture, Visual arts, Yemenite silversmithing

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