24 . Magnificent silver bowl with dedication in Hebrew, English and Arabic. Bezalel Jerusalem, 1927
Magnificent bowl on pedestal. Silver, marked בצלאל. Made by Bezalel Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine, 1927.
Description: Height: 19 cm. Diameter: 17.5 cm.
Deep silver bowl. Along the entire circumference of the exterior of the bowl is delicate filigree work with stars of David that are about 30 mm. thick. The rest of the exterior surface is made of delicate, precise hammerwork by an artisan. Smooth, cylindrical pedestal, its upper and bottom section are domed and decorated with hearts and a knop at center, also decorated with hearts. All with nice, delicate filigree work. The base of the bowl is also domed with matching stars of David.
Unique features: Impressive artisan-made silver bowl. Its base bears a delicately engraved dedication in Hebrew, English and Arabic: "To H. E.[?] Lees Esq. Director of Public Works, Palestine, from his staff."
It was commissioned and given to Mr. H. E. Lees as a parting gift.
Mr. Lees' report regarding the infrastructure in Palestine appeared in the Jewish Daily Bulletin on 10.04.1947.
Condition: Very fine.