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Pitcher

Maker:
The Kalo Shop (1900–1970)
Date:
1912–18
Geography:
Made in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 x 7 9/16 in. (22.9 x 19.2 cm); 25 oz. 5 dwt. (785.2 g) Base: Diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Margaret Dewar Stearns Bequest, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.215
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Among the earliest and most productive of Chicago’s Arts and Crafts silversmithing concerns, the Kalo Shop was founded in 1900 by Clara P. Barck. Under her management and that of her husband, George S. Welles, Kalo became a school and workshop for aspiring artisans, whose handwrought wares reflected the firm’s motto: "Beautiful, Useful, and Enduring." This paneled pitcher, with its gently rounded base and stylized monogram, "EBB," is one of Kalo’s classic designs.
Inscription: applied on body to right of handle: EBB

Marking: marked on underside: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOPS / CHICAGO / AND / NEW YORK / 10 / L (incuse) (shadow of same mark underneath)
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