This is a phenomenal and exceptionally rare cocktail or pickle fork by the renowned metalsmith Kurt J. Matzdorf. Prof. Matzdorf was founder of the metals program at SUNY New Paltz, where he worked from 1957 – 1985. In 2006, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of North American Goldsmiths. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums, including the Victoria and Albert in London and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. This fork is an example of his earlier work, as it carries the mark used –KJM in a shield shape – prior to 1961. Its style is also unabashedly mid century modern, with a round knob at the top and glyph figures down the front and back of the angular handle. The design is completed with two sculptural arced tines. The reverse is signed Hand Wrought, KJM in a shield, Sterling, and 185 – likely the design number. This riveting beauty measures 5 7/8 inches long, a half inch wide and weighs 31.1g. The condition is excellent with only very slight surface scratching. Kurt J. Matzdorf was one of the most important silversmiths of the 20th century. Affordable household items hand wrought by him are scarce, as much of his work consisted of large ceremonial items. Truly a wonderful treasure. $225.00

ITEM ID
002131
COLOR
Silver
PURPOSE
Forks
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Kurt J. Matzdorf Sterling Silver Cocktail/Pickle Fork – Hand Wrought – Rare – Mid-Century Modern

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