Lot 266: Rare Bezalel Plaque - The Balfour Declaration.
December 5, 2016
Netanya, IsraelLive Auction
Rare Bezalel Plaque - The Balfour Declaration, Jerusalem, Palestine, 1917.
The Balfour Declaration became the basis for international support for the founding of the modern state of Israel.
The etched, engraved and chased zinc and brass wood mounted plaque depicting Lord Balfour at the center with landscape views of Palestine on both sides above the Hebrew translation of the declaration and the Hebrew inscription: Published by Y. Ben-Dov Bezalel Yerushalem, and Eretz Israel.
The top with the date November 2nd the year 1917.On four corners of the plaque views of Rachels Tomb, Tower of David, The Western Wall and Jaffa.
The plaque was designed by Yaacov Ben-Dov.
The center part was originally made as a printing block and we found a postcard that was made out of this plaque and we are adding it to the item (see picture).
33cm X 47cm / 13in X 18.5in.
Jewish, Judaica, Hebrew, Israel.