Nice Handwrought Sterling Cherries Pin/Pendant by Kalo (Item #AC-kalopend)
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Nice large hand made American arts & crafts Sterling repousse cherries & leaves pin/pendant by The Kalo Shop (Chicago, IL). The piece measures 2" across, and features a dimensional hand hammered and chased repousse design of a potted cherry tree in a round frame with scalloped edges. The bale for hanging the pendant can be folded out of sight if you wish to wear it as a brooch (there is a pin stem and safety clasp on the back). It comes on a 19" Sterling silver chain that may or may not be original (the chain is only marked STERLING). The reverse is signed HAND WROUGHT STERLING KALO. The piece is in very good condition, and is a great example of American Arts & Crafts jewelry.
Jewelry and metalware by the Kalo Shop, one of the most famous American arts & crafts makers, is extremely well made and highly collectible. A history of the company, as well as many fabulous examples of their jewelry can be found on the Chicago Silver website. Other fine examples of Kalo jewelry are pictured in the Warman's Jewelry book series by Christie Romero.