Kalo Shop Pair of Hand Wrought Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts 12" Tall Candlesticks, Chicago, Illinois - c. 1920's
Sterling candlesticks from the Kalo Shops exude elegance and beauty with their graceful curves and hammered surfaces. The organic shape resembles a flower stem with an attached bud-form socle. The stems of the candlesticks are beautifully tapered and attached to circular domed bases. Stunning hammering gives a lustrous sparkle to the surface.
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)
These rare candlesticks are marked underneath 'STERLING/ HAND WROUGHT/ AT/ THE KALO SHOP'. They measure 12 inches high, have never been monogrammed, and are in excellent condition.
Sharon S. Darling, Chicago Metalsmiths, (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1977), p. 48.
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