P565

The Kalo Shop Hand Wrought Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Child's Cup, Chicago, Illinois, c. 1920's


This lovely small 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 repoussé scene of a rabbit. The reverse side is engraved with the name 'ROBERT' and the underside is engraved 'from Antoinette Babcock'.

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 SHOP/ 15'. It measures 4 inches across the handle by 2 inches high, weighs 2.95 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.

Endnote:

  1. Sharon S. Darling, Chicago Metalsmiths, (Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1977), p. 48.

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