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Kalo Boxes

 

Kalo made several different kinds of boxes and covered containers, to store jewelry, cigarettes and cigars, face power, pills, stamps, and desk items. The kind seen most often is like the one to the left, rectangular, with a flat or slightly domed overlapping hinged lid, and lined with cedar wood if it's for tobacco products.

 

These boxes were often put to considerable use. After years of daily opening and closing, and contact with oily human hands and the natural muck of the contents and the environment, they frequently became encrusted with a blotchy veneer. While we like to keep most Kalo holloware polished and glistening, we chose to leave these items with their original patina.

 

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Kalo box, cigarette, rectangular cedar-lined, polished hammered surface with overhanging slightly domed lid on hinge.

Box, cigarette, rectangular cedar-lined, polished hammered surface with overhanging slightly domed lid on hinge. On upper left-hand corner is applied HAK mono with crown above it. 5 W and 3-1/2 D and 1 H. Marked: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOP / CB4

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Kalo box, cigarette, rectangular with hinged cover and slightly rounded corners.  Applied "McK" mono in circular cartouche on cover.

Kalo box, cigarette, rectangular with hinged cover and slightly rounded corners.  Applied "McK" mono in circular cartouche on cover.  Detail shown.

Box, cigarette, rectangular with hinged cover and slightly rounded corners. Applied "McK" mono in circular cartouche on cover. 5-1/2" H and 3-1/2" W and 1-1/2" L. Marked: STERLING / HANDWROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOPS / S121

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Kalo box, rectangular cedar-lined cigarette, hammered surface with overhanging lid on hinge.  Engraved stylized interlocking JWT monogram in oval on cover.

Kalo box, rectangular cedar-lined cigarette, hammered surface with overhanging lid on hinge.  Engraved stylized interlocking JWT monogram in oval on cover.  Deatil shown.

Box, rectangular cedar-lined cigarette, hammered surface with overhanging lid on hinge. Engraved stylized interlocking JWT monogram in oval on cover. 5" H and 3-3/4" L and 2" W. Marked: STERLING / HANDWROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOPS / CHICAGO / AND / NEW YORK / 396F

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Kalo box, rectangular, with hinged over.  Hammered surface with slightly domed lid.

Box, rectangular, with hinged over. Hammered surface with slightly domed lid. 5-1/4" W and 2-3/16" H and 3-5/16" D. Marked: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOP / S636S

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Kalo box, rectangular, with tall overhanging slightly domed removable lid.  Lid extends slightly past all four sides on top and bottom.

Box, rectangular, with tall overhanging slightly domed removable lid. Lid extends slightly past all four sides on top and bottom. Box has base that extends slightly from all four sides and matches the two extensions on the lid. 5" L and 3-5/8" W and 2-1/4" H. Marked: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOPS / CHICAGO / AND / NEW YORK / G672

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Kalo box, round, covered, with domed lid and small mushroom shaped finial.

Box, round, covered, with domed lid and small mushroom shaped finial. Hammered. 4-3/8" W and 4-1/8" H. Marked: STERLING / HAND BEATEN / AT / KALO SHOPS / PARK RIDGE / ILLS.

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Kalo box in the form of an air-tight canister, silver, cylindrical, with snug, domed lid that centers an applied "2" numeral.

Kalo box in the form of an air-tight canister, silver, cylindrical, with snug, domed lid that centers an applied "2" numeral.

Box in the form of an air-tight canister, silver, cylindrical, with snug, domed lid that centers an applied "2" numeral. The lid has two pins on the side that lock into gaps in heavy applied wire encircling the main body to provide an air-tight seal. Nicely hammered surfaces. 4-1/8" H and 3-7/16" W. STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOP

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Kalo box, silver, rectangular, with flat lid that has curved edges, on long hinge.  Applied M on lid.

Box, silver, rectangular, with flat lid that has curved edges, on long hinge. Applied M on lid. Small scalloped opener on front of lid. 4-3/8" W and 4-1/8" H. Marked: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOP / C11

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Kalo box, cigarette, rectangular cedar-lined, hammered surface with overhanging lid on hinge.

Box, cigarette, rectangular cedar-lined, hammered surface with overhanging lid on hinge. 4-15/16 W and 3-7/16 D and 1 H. Marked: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOP / CB4

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Kalo box, small covered, hammered surface with domed cover, which has chased and repousse floral decorations in circular pattern.

Box, small covered, hammered surface with domed cover, which has chased and repousse floral decorations in circular pattern. 1" H and 2-3/5" W. Marked: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOPS / CHICAGO / AND / NEW YORK / G626

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Kalo urn, covered, small, oval, with jade finial.

Urn, covered, small, oval, with jade finial. Wide mouth tapering to small stem on oval stepped foot, with pattern of three outward-pointing flutes repeated four times around the sides and in a matching arrangement on the removable cover. Applied wire around top of urn and bottom of cover. Cover has small square key on bottom of rim that fits into notch in rim of urn. Oval green jade bezel-set finial on cover. Nicely hammered surfaces. 3-13/16" L and 2-1/2" W and 4-13/16" H. Marked: 456 M / STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOPS / CHICAGO / AND / NEW YORK

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Kalo box, oval, covered, low with domed cover and applied strap handle, applied "M" mono.

Box, oval, covered, low with domed cover and applied strap handle, applied "M" mono. 6-1/8" L and 3-1/4" W and 2-1/4" H. Marked: STERLING / HAND BEATEN / AT / KALO SHOPS / PARK RIDGE / ILLS. / 8487

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