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Judaica - A magnificent spice container for havdalah - .925 silver - Yemenite silversmith - Israel - mid 20th century

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Judaica - A magnificent spice container for havdalah   - .925 silver - Yemenite silversmith  - Israel - mid 20th century

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Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes - 55 g

Object: Judaica - A magnificent spice container for havdalah
Material: .925 silver
Designer/ Artist: Yemenite silversmith
Manufacturer/ Brand: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Estimated Period: Mid 20th century
Country of Origin: Israel
Condition: Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions: 16×0×0 cm
Weight: 55 g

A magnificent spice container for use in ritual ceremony of havdalah

Made from sterling silver with delicate silver filigree work - the top opens up to insert the spices

Lovely type of work that was crafted by Jewish Yemenite silversmith who specialized in this type of work

Manufactured in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Hebrew: בצלאל, אקדמיה לאמנות ועיצוב) is an academic college of design and art located in Jerusalem, Israel. Established in 1906 by Jewish painter and sculptor Boris Schatz, Bezalel is Israel's oldest institution of higher education. It is named for the Biblical figure Bezalel, son of Uri (Hebrew: בְּצַלְאֵל בֶּן־אוּרִי), who was appointed by Moses to oversee the design and construction of the Tabernacle (Exodus 35:30). The art created by Bezalel's students and professors in the early 1900s is considered the springboard for Israeli visual arts in the 20th century.

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
בצלאל, אקדמיה לאמנות ועיצוב
BezalelLogo.svg
Former names
Bezalel School
Type
Public
Art school
Established
1906
Founder
Boris Schatz
President
Adi Stern
Students
2,116
Undergraduates
1,911
Postgraduates
205
Location
Jerusalem, Israel
Campus
Urban
Website
bezalel.ac.il
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design logo
Bezalel is currently located at the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with the exception of the Architecture department, which is housed in the historic Bezalel building in downtown Jerusalem. In 2009 it was announced that Bezalel will be relocated to a new campus in the Russian Compound, as part of a municipal plan to revive Jerusalem's downtown. The new Bezalel campus is planned by the Tokyo-based award-winning architectural firm SANAA.

History Edit


Boris Schatz, founder of Bezalel

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, professor of Hebrew at Bezalel

Boris Schatz outside the Bezalel campus, Jerusalem, 1913

Bezalel drawing class under direction of Abel Pann, 1912
The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts was founded in 1906 by Boris Schatz, who envisaged the creation of a national style of art blending classical Jewish/Middle Eastern and European traditions. The school opened in rented premises on Ethiopia Street. It moved to a complex of buildings constructed in the 1880s surrounded by a crenelated stone wall, owned by a wealthy Arab. In 1907, the property was purchased for Boris Schatz by the Jewish National Fund. Schatz lived on the campus with his wife and children.[1] Bezalel's first class consisted of 30 young art students from Europe who successfully passed the entrance exam. Eliezer Ben Yehuda was hired to teach Hebrew to the students, who hailed from various countries and had no common language.[2] His wife, Hemda Ben-Yehuda, worked as Boris Schatz's secretary.[3]

In addition to traditional sculpture and painting, the school offered workshops that produced decorative art objects in silver, leather, wood, brass, and fabric. Many of the craftsmen were Yemenite Jewish silversmiths who had a long tradition of working in precious metals, as silver- and goldsmithing, which had been traditional Jewish occupations in Yemen. Yemenite immigrants were also frequent subjects of Bezalel artists.

Many of the students went on to become well-known artists, among them Meir Gur Aryeh, Ze'ev Raban, Shmuel Ben David, Ya'ackov Ben-Dov, Zeev Ben-Zvi, Jacob Eisenberg, Jacob Pins, Jacob Steinhardt and Hermann Struck.[4]

In 1912, Bezalel had one female student, Marousia (Miriam) Nissenholtz, who used the pseudonym Chad Gadya.[5]

Bezalel closed in 1929 in the wake of financial difficulties. After Hitler's rise to power, Bezalel's board of directors asked Josef Budko, who had fled Germany in 1933, to reopen it and serve as its director.[6] The New Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts opened in 1935, attracting many teachers and students from Germany, many of them from the Bauhaus school shut down by the Nazis.[7] Budko recruited Jakob Steinhardt and Mordecai Ardon to teach at the school, and both succeeded him as directors.[6]

In 1958, the first year that the prize was awarded to an organization, Bezalel won the Israel Prize for painting and sculpture.[8]

In 1969, Bezalel became a state-supported institution. In 1975 it was recognized by the Council for Higher Education in Israel as an institute of higher education.[9] It completed its relocation to Mount Scopus in 1990.

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