David H. Gumbel was born in Germany in 1909. He has served apprenticeships in silversmithing and toolmaking for flatware as well as attending the School of Arts and Crafts in Berlin. In 1936 he emigrated to Israel where he established his own shop. Between 1936 and 1955 he taught design and silversmithing at the "Bezalel" School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. Gumbel has executed commissions for the Government of Israel and has some of his work in the Jewish Museum in New York City.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.