Coffee set, three pieces, consisting of coffeepot, creamer and open sugar, on low stepped spreading ring feet, with melon-ribbed sides and arching hollow handles by master maker Karl F. Leinonen, born in 1866. Leinonen, who emigrated to the United States from his native Finland, was master smith of the Boston and Wellesley Hills branches of the Handicraft Shop, and one of only seven metalsmiths awarded medals by the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts.
This elegant set has ivory insulators on ...click for details
Fine Kalo pitcher, low squat form with flat bottom, raised spout and applied wire rim, high looping concave strap handle, with engraved BOB O' LINK / "HULLABALOO" / 1923" on side. Very nice hammering. 6-5/8" H and 6-3/4" W. Marked: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOP / 9309 / 3 PINTS.
Of all Kalo holloware, pitchers and vases are probably the most desirable. It's rare these days for Kalo pitchers to come on the market, and this is a particularly ...click for details
Fine sterling Tiffany Special Hand Work bowl, fluted with a scalloped rim, and a low ring foot. Heavy applied wire to rim. Nicely hammered surfaces. Tiffany's rare Special Hand Work objects were produced for a short period in response to the success of handwrought Arts & Crafts silver by makers like Kalo and Lebolt. These were all handcrafted, from heavy gauge silver, and are extremely hard to find. 8-1/2" W and 2-1/2" H.
Tall Tiffany Special Hand Work cream pitcher, on small foot, with curving strap handle and wide flaring raised spout. Engraved "M-A-D" on side. Nice hammering. Tiffany's rare Special Hand Work objects were produced for a short period in response to the success of handwrought Arts & Crafts silver by makers like Kalo and Lebolt. These were all handcrafted, from heavy gauge silver, and are extremely hard to find. 4-7/8" H and 3-7/16" W.
Big, beautiful hammered silver set consisting of a large bowl with unusual outward-pointing flutes and a large undertray with similar design. Lovely hammered surfaces. Heavy applied wire to the rims. Sets like this don't usually stay together -- this is a real find. Early Randahl silver is not always appreciated fully. The design is elegant and strong, the hammering is top-quality, and the general workmanship is excellent. Early Randahl pieces like this, marked with the JOR hammer, are ...click for details
Elegant silver Lebolt vase, tall and slender, on round foot, with turned in rim, and wonderful hammering. This is a classic and timeless Arts & Crafts form -- while it was made in the early part of the 20th century its sleek design could have been created today. Many Lebolt pieces have superb soft hammering, and this is a stellar example. 9-1/8" H and 3-5/16" W at base.
Beautifully designed and hammered sauce or gravy bowl and matching ladle. Lebolt had two periods -- early and late -- and the HAND MADE (rather than HAND BEATEN) mark tells us this is from the much more accomplished earlier days. The form is wonderful, with ends higher than the middle and a lovely wide rim, on a spreading oval foot. The matching ladle is also very pretty, and well made. Both pieces have an applied L monogram with a chased line in the stem of letter. Bowl: 7-9/16" L an ...click for details
Fine Kalo model 18 lobed bowl with no monogram. The Kalo Shop sold dozens of different kinds of bowls. The two that were most iconic were the model 5811 lotus bowl (we are offering two of these elsewhere) and this model 18 five-lobed bowl. This model 18 bowl is the essence of Arts & Crafts simplicity and elegance. The Kalo motto was "Beautiful, Useful, Enduring" and this qualifies on all counts with its gentle spreading lobed sides, heavy applied wire to the rim, and flat botto ...click for details
Kalo model 5811 bowl with handsome applied monogram. The Kalo Shop produced dozens of bowls, but the model 5811, or "lotus bowl," was its most popular, and became a Kalo trademark. With its lovely convex, tulip-like lobes that tapered in at the top, and were decorated with heavy curved applied wire, and its small wide self-foot, this object is a classic Arts & Crafts icon. Some models like this one had striking applied monograms. This is a particularly interesting piece since ...click for details
Kalo model 5811 bowl with wonderful engraved monogram. The Kalo Shop produced dozens of bowls, but the model 5811, or "lotus bowl," was its most popular, and became a Kalo trademark. With its lovely convex, tulip-like lobes that tapered in at the top, and were decorated with heavy curved applied wire, and its small wide self-foot, this object is a classic Arts & Crafts icon. Some models like this one had elaborate engraved monograms. The 5811 bowl was produced for decades, bu ...click for details