ANTIQUE 20thC NORWEGIAN SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL GAMES BOX, JACOB TOSTRUP c.1900

ANTIQUE 20thC NORWEGIAN SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL GAMES BOX, JACOB TOSTRUP c.1900

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20th Century Norwegian silver & enamel games box, the lid applied with a band of blue, red and white guilloche enamel. Hallmarked Sterling (925), Norway, Oslo, Maker Jacob Tostrup.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A5335

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 20th Century Norwegian solid silver & enamel games box, the lid applied with a band of blue, red and white guilloche enamel. Hallmarked Sterling (925 silver standard), Norway, Oslo, Maker Jacob Tostrup (one of the most revered and collectible Norwegian silversmiths and enamelers, active 1832-present)

Jacob Tostrup was born at Hjelmeland in Rogaland county, Norway. Around 13 years of age, he worked for a local silversmith. He started as a goldsmith apprentice in Bergen between 1823 and 1828. He then had short stays in St. Petersburg and Copenhagen. He received his journeyman's certificate in 1828. He then moved to Christiania (now Oslo) and acquired burghership in 1832. In 1832, he founded the jewelers firm J.Tostrup and gradually expanding his business with more production equipment and better localities.

Tostrup held several positions in the goldsmith's guild and artisan associations. His firm made the original enameled insignia for the Order of StOlav, when the order was established in 1848 and later in 1883 it was put in charge of the whole production. J. Tostrup received the title royal court jeweler, and Jacob Tostrup received the Norwegian King's Medal of Merit in gold (Kongens fortjenstmedalje) and was appointed a Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of StOlav for his work as a goldsmith.

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - No Damage.


SIZE

Height: 4cm
Width: 28 x 20cm
Weight: 1875g