SUPERB MID CENTURY ISRAELI MODERNIST BRONZE / BRASS SCULPTURE FROM THE DAYAGI BROTHERS STUDIO

SUPERB MID CENTURY ISRAELI MODERNIST BRONZE / BRASS SCULPTURE FROM THE DAYAGI BROTHERS STUDIO

FEATURING A TALL FIGURAL WARRIOR LIKE DESIGN WITH SHIELD AND SWORD IN BRASS

BLACK PATINATED FINISH TO THE BODY WITH AREAS LEFT NATURAL IN THEIR ORIGINAL UNPOLISHED FINISH

MATCHING LOOP EARRINGS AND RAISED HEAD ADORNMENT

FOUNDRY STAMP BENEATH READING “DAYAGI MADE IN ISRAEL”

MEASURING 285MM TALL AND WEIGHING 600GMS

OFFERED IN EXCELLENT VINTAGE ORDER

I CAN FIND NO REFERENCE TO THIS DESIGN IN THE DAYAGI ARCHIVAL RECORDS AND BELIEVE IT TO BE AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF ITS TYPE

CIRCA MID CENTURY

 

IN ISRAEL DURING THE 1950’S AND 60’S, OBJECTS OF METAL ARTS AND CRAFTS, SOUVENIRS AND JUDAICA WERE MANUFACTURED IN ABOUT 20 STUDIOS AND WORKSHOPS

THE ITEMS WERE PREVALENT IN NUMEROUS ISRAELI HOUSEHOLDS AND WERE SOUGHT AFTER SOUVENIRS IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THE US, EUROPE AND SOUTH AFRICA

THEY CAME IN A WIDE SELECTION, VARYING IN SHAPES AND IMAGES, RANGING FROM PASSOVER PLATES, HANUKKAH LAMPS AND MEZUZAHS TO JUGS, PLATES, ASHTRAYS, AND NAPKIN HOLDERS, BOOKENDS, WRITING SETS, FIGURINES AND MASKS

MANY OF THESE OBJECTS WERE THE CREATION OF MAURICE ASCALON – THE FATHER OF THE MODERN ISRAEL’S DECORATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT – AND HIS PAL-BELL COMPANY

OTHER OF THE MORE WELL-KNOWN MAKERS INCLUDED THE DAYAGI BROTHERS AND OPPENHEIM

THE DAYAGI BROTHERS MOVED TO ISRAEL FROM HUNGARY DURING THE MIDDLE PART OF THE 20th CENTURY

MOD 23D

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