Pal-Bell covered candy dish (catalogue no #318 – “Ruth”): this hand-finished cast brass candy bowl with hinged cover and dark green patina (The image suggests a blacker hue than the actual color.) exemplifies the attractive metal pieces produced by the Israeli company Pal-Bell during the 50’s. The cover is embossed with an image of Ruth harvesting wheat and around the lid is a decoration of grape laden vines. Some of the underlying brass was allowed to peek through the patina forming highlights in the image. The bowl is in good condition with a few minor dents, scratches and patina loss. Stamped on the bottom surface are the company logo, “made in Israel” in both Hebrew and English, and the number 220.
diameter – 5 3/8″; height – 2 1/8″