Small Cast Silver and Blue Guilloche Enamel Photo Frame by Tostrup circa 1960
This is a wonderful and rare frame as Tostrup made very few frames in cast silver. This silver gives the piece a feel of real quality and the blue guilloche enamel is beautifully encased.
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.
H 3 1/2 W 2 1/2” D 1/4”.