Rudolf Stobbe

The Premises of Rudolf Stobbe, Opera Square, Cairo.

Rudolf Stobbe's premises at Alexandria.
A native of Graudenz, Mr. Rudolf Stobbe received his technical education as a jeweler in the best workshops of Berlin, Paris, and Vienna. Recognizing that his native land held out no prospects for the rapid advance of a young man, Mr. Stobbe left for abroad at the age of twenty-eight years. Five years later, in 1885, he began business on his own account as a jeweler at Alexandria, and believing there was a great future in the copying of the ancient art of Egypt in gold and precious stones, he devoted himself to this class of work. By dint of steady application he speedily established a reputation throughout Egypt, and his workshops at 29, Rue Cherif Pasha were much frequented by those who admired the choicest products of the jeweler's art. Modern work in gold, silver, and precious stones in his own designs were as much a feature of his establishment as the Egyptian copies with which he won his reputation. In his workshops Mr. Stobbe employd thirty specialists and eight native workmen, under his own supervision. In 1904 he opened a branch establishment at Cairo. It was situated in the Place de l'Opéra, and was under the management of Mr. Sheffield.