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Birmingham Group jeweller emerges from the shadows

09 May 2013Written by ATG Reporter

Although taught by Bernard Cuzner at the St Margaret School of Art and a contemporary of both Dorrie Nossiter and Katie Eadie, George Edward Hunt (1892-1960) is not the best-known jeweller of the Birmingham Group.

Not by accident was an exhibition of his work shown at Bonhams' salerooms in New Bond Street, Knowle and Bath in the autumn of 2006 titled The Silent World of an Arts and Crafts Jeweller.

But this group of wares offered by a family member at  Bonhams Knightsbridge on April 19 demonstrate both his skills as a designer and a goldsmith and the commercial value the market places upon his work on the rare occasions it appears for sale.

Each carried the stamped maker's mark G.Hunt with two pieces dated 1929 and 1931.

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