An American silver Arts & Crafts comprehensive canteen of hammered Old English style cutlery for eight settings by Kalo, Chicago, early 20th century, stamped STERLING, KALO
Lot 113
An American silver Arts & Crafts comprehensive canteen of hammered Old English style cutlery for eight settings by Kalo, Chicago, early 20th century, stamped STERLING, KALO
Sold for £3,375 (US$ 5,666) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Chester Sale Chester
4 Dec 2012 11:00 GMT

Auction 20172
An American silver Arts & Crafts comprehensive canteen of hammered Old English style cutlery for eight settings by Kalo, Chicago, early 20th century, stamped STERLING, KALO An American silver Arts & Crafts comprehensive canteen of hammered Old English style cutlery for eight settings by Kalo, Chicago, early 20th century, stamped STERLING, KALO An American silver Arts & Crafts comprehensive canteen of hammered Old English style cutlery for eight settings by Kalo, Chicago, early 20th century, stamped STERLING, KALO An American silver Arts & Crafts comprehensive canteen of hammered Old English style cutlery for eight settings by Kalo, Chicago, early 20th century, stamped STERLING, KALO
Lot Details
An American silver Arts & Crafts comprehensive canteen of hammered Old English style cutlery for eight settings
by Kalo, Chicago, early 20th century, stamped STERLING, KALO
Comprising; four serving spoons, table spoons, dessert spoons, soup spoons, Knickerbocker spoons, grapefruit spoons, seventeen fruit spoons, seven tea spoons, coffee spoons, two sauce ladles, one punch ladle, table forks, dessert forks, fish forks, salad forks, pastry forks, six butter knives, together with steel bladed table knives, dessert knives and fish knives, contained within an original M.I.Naken, Chicago tarnish free box, weight of weighable silver approximately 162oz.

Footnotes

  • The Kalo Shop was founded in 1900 in Chicago by 32-year old Clara P. Barck.

    The Kalo Shop produced handwrought flatware, hollow ware and jewellery, and trained or worked with noted Chicago metalsmiths such as Julius Randahl, Grant Wood, Esther Meacham, Matthias Hanck, Falick Novick, Heinrich Eicher, and Emery Todd.

    Welles was unusual for many reasons. While most other silversmiths of the period ran smaller boutique stores, Welles knew from the start that she wanted a large commercial operation. At one point she employed over 25 silversmiths. She hired women whom she called the "Kalo Girls" to design most of the items, and Scandinavian immigrants to fabricate them, at a time when both of these groups were shunned by many businesses.

    For more information on Kalo, please see; http://chicagosilver.com/kalo.htm#history
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