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Pair of Covered Dishes

A work made of silver.

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

1912/17

Artist:

Design attributed to Peter L. Berg
American, born Norway, 1885–1959
Kalo Shop
American, 1900–70
Park Ridge or Chicago

About this artwork

This pair of covered dishes reflects the influence of Scandinavian metalwork on Chicago’s silversmiths. A sketch for this specific model can be found in the notebooks of Peter Berg, who joined the Kalo Shop in 1909. Born in Norway, Berg received his training in that country before coming to America. Here he translated the sleek, organic forms of Scandinavian silver, popularized by designers such as the Danish metalsmith Georg Jensen, into an unmistakably Chicago product through the addition of the hammered surface and handles. According to a note in Berg’s sketchbook, each dish took 65 hours to make.

Status

On View, Gallery 179

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Kalo Shop (Firm)

Title

Pair of Covered Dishes

Origin

Chicago

Date

c. 1912–1917

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Marked on base of both: STERLING / HAND WROUGHT / AT / THE KALO SHOPS / CHICAGO / AND / NEW YORK / 393 / M

Dimensions

Ea. 16.5 × 30.5 × 21 cm (6 1/2 × 12 × 8 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Louise Ingersoll Tausché

Reference Number

2014.997.1-2

Extended information about this artwork

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