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Kurt Jobst Sterling Silver & Jasper Cufflinks - Jobst Jewellery     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11175
Period: George VI
Year: Circa 1950
Silversmith: Kurt Jobst
Place: Johannesburg
Price: $ 370.00
Weight: 19 grams
Dimensions: 2 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A pair of sterling silver and jasper cufflinks, made by Kurt Jobst in Johannesburg circa 1950. The cufflinks are circular, with raised polished jasper insert, the sterling silver connectors are S shaped, and the connecting piece is square. Both the circular cufflinks and square connectors are clearly hallmarked, with JOBST, .925 and the circular cufflinks also have his characteristic KJ unicorn mark. Jasper is an opaque chalcedony, red in colour, it polishes well so is often used as a gemstone in jewellery. Jobst was born in Austria in 1905, he served his apprenticeship in Hanau, Germany, his influence was the Bauhaus movement. He emigrated with his family in 1936 from Austria to South Africa to escape Hitler, and became one of Johannesburg's leading silversmiths. He was commissioned by the South African Government to make the official wedding present for Queen Elizabeth in 1947 (a silver box with diamond necklace), he also made silver for Ernest Oppenheimer (cigar box, bowls and dishes). He died in a car crash in 1971 aged 66, in 1977 a book of his work was published. Nadine Gordimer (Nobel Prize winner) wrote the introduction, she wrote that Jobst "gave Joburg some style" (source www.kurtjobst.eu, a website we recommend, a tribute to Jobst by his son).
Kurt Jobst Sterling Silver & Jasper Cufflinks - Jobst Jewellery
Kurt Jobst Sterling Silver & Jasper Cufflinks - Jobst Jewellery

Kurt Jobst Sterling Silver & Jasper Cufflinks - Jobst Jewellery
Kurt Jobst Sterling Silver & Jasper Cufflinks

Kurt Jobst Sterling Silver & Jasper Cufflinks - Jobst Jewellery
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Kurt Jobst Sterling Silver & Jasper Cufflinks - Jobst Jewellery
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