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Arts And Crafts Randahl Shop Park Ridge Chicago Sterling Footed Bowl

Randahl Shop

Materials and Techniques:
Hand forged sterling silver five lobed and ribbed panel side form, with applied ring foot.

Randahl, Sterling, 2430/8. Plus hand engraved monogram detail.

Of the Period:
20th century

Date of Approximate Manufacture:

Place of Origin:
Park Ridge, Illinois. (suburb of Chicago, IL)

8” diameter
2.50” tall

357 grams. Not including shipping materials.

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Excellent used condition, showing minimal rubbing and tarnish in its form. The metals patina is vibrant. All wear commensurate with age. Please see photos for details.

Price: $1,480.00 (U.S. Dollars)

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Detailed Description:
This beautiful sterling silver footed bowl with its five flared lobed and ribbed panel side forms, made by the Randahl Shop, is a wonderful example of Arts and Crafts metalware design. It has a wonderful form and its patina is vibrant.
It will function and display well whenever you may choose to use it.


Julius O. Randahl (1880-1972) Originally formed the Randahl Shop in Park Ridge, Illinois in 1911.
He was a Swedish silversmith who worked at the Kalo Shop from 1907 to 1910, these were important years when Kalo was growing rapidly and creating some of its best work. After leaving Randahl and another former Kalo silversmith, Matthias Hnack, formed a shop called the Julmat (from the first syllables from each of their names), this venture lasted only one year. After this short-lived store closed. Hanck opened a small shop in Park Ridge, IL specializing in jewelry.
Julius Randahl founded the Randahl Shop, probably inspired by the Kalo Shop model, with one important difference — Randahl sold his hollowware through department stores and jewelry shops rather than just from his own storefront.

The Randahl Shop closed during the first World War, and when Randahl re-opened it he introduced mechanization. While some work was still done the old way, it was no longer a pure hand-wrought operation like the Kalo Shop. Randahl arranged for national distribution, and soon he employed 15 - 20 workers producing hollowware. The Shop did well enough weather the Depression years (although Randahl had to mortgage his home) and into the 1950’s, when Randahl, now in business with his sons as the Randahl Company, purchased Cellini Craft, an Evanston, IL silversmith dating back to 1914. Finally, in 1965, the business was sold to Reed & Barton.

The Randahl Shop was really three very different operations. In its earliest years the focus was very Kalo-Like. Much of the initial output of objects like trays, bowls and pitchers, were almost exact copies of Kalo Shop items. Randahl like a lot of silversmiths probably appreciated the Kalo Shop designs, and during his years working for Clara Welles certainly made a number of them. These early pieces were solid and lovely.
After the war years, Randahl began emulating Scandinavian designers like Georg Jensen, and much of the work had a distinct Danish taste. It also suffered in quality. Many pieces, destined for mass sales in the Shop’s far-flung distribution network, were of lighter gauge silver, spun rather than hammered, and very pedestrian in design. However some quality work was still being done.

The source for the above information was: 
Chicago Silver, Chicago Metal-Smiths, Chicago Historical Society 1977.

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