Cellini Sterling Silver Hammered Bowl in Mid-Century Modern Style
Cellini sterling silver, hand-hammered bowl in Mid-Century Modern style, with a beautiful geometric, multi-lobed design. It measures 9'' in diameter by 2'' in height, weighs 16.9 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks as shown.
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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