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The letter opener is a substantial size and weight, a quality item, and is a pleasure to use.The sword is decorated with Celtic knotwork on the handle and blade. R." incuse makers mark, "IONA", and Glasgow hallmarks for 1929.

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.

The style of the lettering in the makers mark is quite distinctive, the font is a little crude, distinctly different from the real Eley, Fearn & Chawner mark.

The Chinese Export silver collectors guide (4th edition, pg 763-767) says this maker remains unidentified, but was responsible "for an astounding production of silver items, almost all in the European ne...

They are great quality, each individually made by hand by a master craftsman.

All 6 spoons have clear hallmarks, and include his trademark "unicorn" KJ mark, along with "Jobst, Sterling and .925" marks.A collection of six silver miniature animals, with lovely detail.5 of the animals are sterling 925 silver, the smallest one is 800 grade (the mouse).Klaus Rygaard is a Danish Jeweller and watchmaker, he emigrated to Lusaka, Zambia in 1965, took over a jewellery store, he later established his own goldsm...A rare Iona silver letter opener, in the form of a sword, in the Celtic Arts and Crafts style, made by Alexander Ritchie of Iona.The spoon is also lovely, with a malachite pearl in dragons foot finial, rounded handle with a knob for grip, also clearly made by hand.All 3 pieces are hallmarked, firstly with S925 standard mark, and secondly with makers mark KR in Zambian country outline.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. An interesting Zambian Arts and Crafts sterling silver and malachite milk jug, sugarbowl and sugar spoon, made by the most prestigious jewellery company in Zambia.A set of 6 sterling silver Arts & Crafts salt or condiment spoons, made by Kurt Jobst circa 1950.The spoons have spiral design finials, round bowls and hand hammered "square" handles, they are a pleasure to hold and use.

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