Kalo Antique Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle, Chicago, IL, c. 1920's
This lovely ladle has a wonderfully hammered surface on both sides. The bowl is beautifully shaped with a cutout at its shoulder.
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 uncommon arts & crafts server is marked 'KALO/ STERLING/ F758'. It measures 8.25 inches long, weighs 2.15 troy ounces, has never been monogrammed and is in excellent antique condition.
Sharon S. Darling,Chicago Metalsmiths, (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1977), p. 48.