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Kalo Repoussť

 

Repoussť Index

Childrens' Items

Trays and Plates

Bowls and Vessels

Most Kalo objects are free from ornamentation other than the subtle hammering that emphasizes their hand-made quality and reinforces the Arts & Crafts tenet of avoiding gratuitous refinement.† These individual planishing marks served as facets that softened and reflected light, adding a gentle glow to the silver.† And the distinctive pattern of these small dimples made each piece different from other similar examples.

 

Kalo craftsmen also relied on applied (soldered on), or engraved (scratched in) monograms to decorate objects and give them an individual identity.†† While other makers such as Arthur Stone or Mary Knight were admired for their elegant chasing (hammering in a design from the front with metal punches), Kalo used this technique sparingly.†

 

However, Kalo did produce a small number of items, primarily for children or as commemorative pieces, that were decorated with interesting repoussť (embossing from the back) work.† Some is charming, or lifelike and elegant, or whimsical, or even cubist in appearance, and some is far more accomplished than others.† But it's all fairly unusual and worthy of note.

 

Childrens' Items

Dish with five repousse animals (rooster, turkey, swan, duck and pelican)

 

Plate, round, with repousse mother duck with ducklings

Plate, round, with repoussť songbird on branch with flowers

 

Porringer, round, with chased and repousse bulldog

Dish with five repousse animals (rooster, turkey, swan, duck and pelican)

 

Cup, cylindrical, with looping strap handle and applied repoussť rabbit

Cup with bulging bottom that tapers upward and repoussť rabbit

 

Cup, cylindrical, with looping strap handle and repoussť rabbit

Porringer with chased and repoussť hen and chick standing on grass

 

Cup, cylindrical, with repoussť rooster and chickens

Porringer with chased and repoussť hen and chick standing on grass

 

Porringer with chased and repoussť rooster standing on grass beside hen and chick

Plate, round, with raised border, chased and repoussť hen and two chicks

 

Plate, round, with raised border with repoussť hen and chick

Porringer, with chased and repoussť rooster standing on grass†

 

Plate, round, with raised border and repoussť hen

Plate, round, with repoussť lion, cougar, and polar bear

 

Plate, round, with chased and repoussť reindeer, arctic fox, and polar bear†

Plate, round, with repoussť lion, cougar, and polar bear

 

Porringer, with repousse mother duck and two smaller ducklings

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Trays and Plates

Plate, round, with chased geometric flowers, bars, and small circles around the edge

 

Dinner plates, set of twelve, with chased circle of flowers around edge

Tray, round with chased raspberry and vine design around edge

 

Tray, round with chased morning glory design around edge

Tray, octagonal, with alternating long and short sides and repoussť stylized floral details on edge

 

Tray, octagonal, with alternating long and short sides and repoussť Glasgow Rose design on edge

Tray, octagonal, with alternating long and short sides and repoussť floral details on edge

 

Compotes, pair, small, with chased and repoussť pattern of blossoms and stems around rim.††

Compotes, pair with raised flange that has a chased and repousse grapevine and leaf design

 

Letter holder, copper, with large repoussť stylized tulip, leaf, and stem design on front

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Bowls and Vessels

Cocktail mixer with repoussť sand dunes, camels and palm trees on side† 2798

 

Vase / cup, commemorative, with repoussť tree and "Old Elm" chased into side.†† 2854

Bowl, round, early, with chased Prairie-School design inside on bottom 3116

 

Bowl, round, early, with chased Prairie-School design inside on bottom 3132

Bowl, round, early, with chased and repoussť blossoms inside on bottom 3089

 

Coasters, set of eight with repoussť cinquefoil in each 3056

Box, small, with domed cover, which has chased and repousse floral decorations in circular pattern

 

Pillbox with hinged lid that has elaborate floral design featuring leaves and vines.†

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