The Kalo Shop, United States. Handwrought sterling silver trophy vase with a scalloped rim, ca. 1912-1916. Monogramed along the side and inscribed "Cottager's Cup Age-Class Tournament Won by Louis E. Asher." Stamped along the underside with maker's marks, 773A, G, and marked sterling. The Kalo Shops were founded in Chicago by six young women: Clara Pauline Barck Welles, Bertha Hall, Rose Dolese, Grace Gerow, Ruth Raymond, and Bessie McNeal.
Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.Height: 10 1/2 in x diameter: 6 in. Weight: 19.89 Troy oz.
Light wear throughout. No visible dents to the rim. No visible cracks or losses. Along the interior, there is visible oxidation. Toward the underside, there is a 1-inch dent to the exterior. No visible signs of restoration under UV light. Light surface scratches along the underside, consistent with age and use.
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