20th Century Sterling Silver and Blue Enamel Bowl by Jacob Tostrup Circa 1955-60
A stunning 20th century sterling silver and blue enamel bowl by Jacob Tostrup Date Circa 1955-60.
This piece is a great example of quality, as with all Tostrup pieces. The bowl has a good gauge of sterling silver and the vibrant cobalt blue with under decoration complement each other and set the piece apart. The enamel is in excellent condition with very little ware
There is a commemorative text on the reverse side dated 1959.
H 9” / D 11 1/4 cm
About the maker;
Jacob Ulrich Holfeldt Tostrup (1806 – 1890) is one of the best known Norwegian jewelers, silversmiths and goldsmiths. Around 13 years of age, Jacob worked for a local silversmith. He started as a goldsmith apprentice in Bergen between 1823 and 1828.
In 1832, he founded the jewelers firm J. Tostrup, gradually expanding his business with more production equipment and better localities.
In 1884 Jacob Tostrup took his grandson-in-law, Torolf Prytz (1858 – 1938) as a partner. At Jacob’s death in 1890 he took over the business. He specialised in filigree and became one of the most prominent Art Nouveau designers. In 1900 he exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, where he received a Gold medal.
The business was passed down to the following generations and it is still active nowadays.
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