Auction 91 Part 1 Jewish and Israeli History, Culture and Art

Leather Wallet – Presented by JNF Lithuania to Menachem Ussishkin – Kaunas, 1929 – Portraits of Herzl and Ussishkin

Opening: $300
Sold for: $600
Including buyer's premium
Etched leather wallet, presented by the JNF in Lithuania to Menachem Ussishkin. Kaunas, 1929.
Wallet etched with Ussishkin's portraits on one side and Isaiah's End Time prophecy of the lion and lamb on the other. Dedicatory text under Ussishkin's portrait, reading "To Mr. M.M. Ussishkin, JNF board president, Jerusalem, from M.D. Beinish, director, JNF headquarters in Kaunas, Lithuania, 5690 – 1929" (Hebrew). Inside compartments etched with different images and scenes – Herzl looking at Jerusalem, the binding of Isaac, Rachel's tomb, a raised flag, a Star of David and more. Signed within one compartment: I. Glazer […] Kaunas, Lithuania.
Approx. 16X11 cm. (closed). Good condition. Some wear. Textile lining, stained.
Zionism, Theodor Herzl, JNF