Kalo Arts and Crafts Antique Sterling Silver Pie/ Jelly Server, Chicago, IL, c. 1920's
This lovely server has a wonderfully hammered surface on both sides. The blade is beautifully shaped and can be used for serving many items.
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 just shy of 9 inches long, weighs 2.20 troy ounces, has never been monogrammed and is in excellent antique condition.
Sharon S. Darling,Chicago Metalsmiths, (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1977), p. 48.