18k Gold "Man on the Moon" Goblet/Cup by Albert Edward Jones, Birmingham 1969
Oval reserve, solid 18k gold, cup/ goblet by Albert Edward Jones finely engraved on the foot and body in original red box. Measures 5 1/4'' in height by 2 1/2'' in diameter at the top. Weight is 8.6 ozt.
A.E. Jones born Albert Edward Jones in 1878 was one of the most notable silversmiths of the 19th century, with his work being synonymous with the Arts and Crafts movement. He was born into a family of craftsmen and studied at the Birmingham wing of the Central School of Arts and Crafts. He was also a member of the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft. It was in this era that he would study and work alongside a number of key figures such as Arthur Dixon and Edward Taylor. Consequently building up a stellar reputation as one of the most promising craftsmen around. He set up his own premises at in Birmingham in 1902, when he also acquired the Jesson and Birkett firm. This attracted various talented prodigies and making his own tools. His firm, A.E. Jones Limited continued operating until long after his death in 1954. It was finally being bought up by C J Vander. The company had been taken over by his son in 1958.
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