Edward H. Breese
The Kalo Shop influenced the style and form of many Arts & Crafts silversmiths, including Randahl, Lebolt, Eicher, Novick, the TC Shop, Mulholland, and Edward Breese.
Breese was born in England, and worked as a silversmith in Chicago from 1921-1940, sometimes from his home in Arlington Heights. He produced some objects for Matthias Hanck, but had his own retail operation.
His shopmark was a triangle containing his initials:
Mark with logo:
Many of his pieces were small; the tall candlesticks below are unusual. These resemble tulip-form pieces produced by Kalo and others. While some of his work like the salt and pepper shakers below is heavily hammered, these candlesticks are smooth and highly polished.
Candlesticks, pair (2), tall tulip form, with flaring bulb-shaped cups, tapered stems widening
at the bottom, and round gently stepped bases. 10-3/16" H and 4-5/16" W at the base,
2-3/8" W at the top. Signed: HAND WROUGHT / STERLING / [EHB mark] / 8 OZ.
Salt and pepper shakers, with wide round flat bottoms tapering upward to
domed tops. Hammered surfaces. Somewhat similar to Breese pair on p.
102 of Darling's Chicago Metalsmiths. 3-5/8" H and 2" W. Signed:
[EHB mark] / STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / 100