Cellini Craft Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Dish, Evanston, IL, 1934 - c. 1950
This is a small bowl, oval in shape and wonderfully designed with four large lobes rising from an oval well in the center. The hammered surface is wonderful. Attached to the underside of the bowl is a shaped, stepped ring base with rising leaves.
The Cellini Shop played a unique and important role in the American 'Arts & Crafts' movement by being one of the first firms to adopt 'modern Danish' designs early in 20th century. In 1934 they created 'Cellini Craft' in Evanston, Illinois to produce their high-end silverware and a less expensive line, 'Argental,' that was made from aluminum. While cheap, mass produced silver in the the modern Danish taste is fairly common (International Silver Co. made a lot), American examples of this expensive hand wrought silver are not common.
This lovely dish is marked underneath with the Cellini Craft Inc. trademark along with 'Cellini Craft', 'HANDWROUGHT', 'STERLING/ S17'. It measures 5.5 inches long by 4 inches wide by just shy of 2.75 inches high, weighs 6.50 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition.
Our Price: SOLD
Item code: C627
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