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Creator Name: Welles, Clara Barck
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 1868 - 1965
Gender: F
Creator Name-CRT: Clara Barck Welles
Creator Name: Kalo Shop
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Active Place: Park Ridge, Illinois
Creator Name-CRT: Kalo Shop
Title: Pitcher
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1916
Creation End Date: 1916
Creation Date: 1916
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Silver
Materials and Techniques: silver
Dimensions: H.8 x W.10-1/4 in
Inscriptions: MARKS
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.276.9
Credit Line: The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota

Deceptively simple in appearance, this octagonal pitcher was carefully constructed to present a sleek, modern silhouette devoid of decoration. The seams of the eight separate vertical panels are perfectly aligned, with slightly rounded corners, and each panel is smoothly tucked under at the bottom. The handle echoes the geometry of the panels but curves gently inward at the points of attachment, softening the line. The Kalo design recalls the rectilinear vessels of Charles R. Ashbee?s Guild of Handicraft and other British Arts and Crafts silvermakers.

AMICA ID: MIA_.98.276.9
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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