This lovely child's cup is of typical form with an applied scroll handle. The surface has wonderful irregular hammer marks which sparkle. What is quite rare is the
fine repousse scene of a swan in water. We have never had this work executed on Chicago arts & crafts silver except for a lovely milk jug made for the same owner.
Below the swan is the applied name 'Sue Harding'. Underneath is an engraved date 'July 3, 1916'.
The Kalo Shop is known for its hammered surfaces and creative, forward looking arts & crafts designs. It was started by Clara Barck Welles who was 'known for her
fair employment practices and for giving opportunities to women to become metalsmiths'.1
This lovely cup is marked 'STERLING/ HAND WROUGHT/ AT/ THE KALO SHOPS/ CHICAGO/ AND/ NEW YORK/ H22'. It measures 3.5 inches across the handle by just
under 3 inches high, weighs 4.25 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition with light surface wear.
Our Price: $950.00 on HOLD
Item code: C221
1 Sharon S. Darling, Chicago Metalsmiths, (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1977), p. 48.