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Kurt Jobst Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Bowl     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1875
Period: George VI
Year: Circa 1950
Silversmith: Kurt Jobst
Place: Johannesburg
Price: $ 740.00
Weight: 178 grams
Dimensions: 10.4 cm diameter, 4.4 cm height
Condition: Excellent. No monograms or repairs.

Description: An Arts and Crafts South African silver hand hammered bowl, made by Kurt Jobst, circa 1950. The bowl is circular, and sits on an applied circular base, the quality and finish is excellent, this is a lovely bowl, quite heavy for its size. The hallmarks are clear, and include his trademark "unicorn" KJ mark, along with "Jobst, Sterling and .925" marks. 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).
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