Cellini Craft Sterling Silver Pair of Hammered Sterling Silver Bowls in Mid-Century Modern Style
Cellini, sterling silver, pair of hand-hammered sterling silver bowls in Mid-Century Modern style on a raised pedestal with natural motifs, measuring 9'' in length by 7 1/2'' in width by 3 3/4'' in height, and bearing hallmarks as shown. Total weight is 40.9 troy ounces.
Cellini Craft, Ltd., was a subsidiary business of The Cellini Shop, a small Evanston retailer specializing in handwrought jewelry and silver tableware, owned by brothers Ernest and Walter Gerlach. Ernest, trained in Marshall Field & Company's crafts shops in Chicago, opened the shop in 1914; Walter, who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, joined him as designer and silversmith in 1919. Hans Grag, who had owned an art metal studio in his native Germany, joined the firm around 1926. Soon after Hans Grag's arrival, they began making hollowware in hammered aluminum in addition to handwrought silver.
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