Covered Platter

Designed by Yngve Olsson, American (born Sweden), 1896 - 1970. Made for The Kalo Shop, Chicago, 1900 - 1970.

Made in Chicago, Illinois, United States, North and Central America


Silver, ebony

Overall: 5 1/2 x 17 1/8 x 10 11/16 inches (14 x 43.5 x 27.1 cm) Platter: 7/8 x 17 1/8 x 10 11/16 inches (2.2 x 43.5 x 27.1 cm) Lid: 5 x 15 15/16 x 9 1/2 inches (12.7 x 40.5 x 24.1 cm) Weight: 70 ounces 1 dwt

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Edgar Viguers Seeler Fund and the Elizabeth Wandell Smith Fund, 1990

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This covered platter is one of the earliest pieces of American silver produced in the Swedish style. Yngve Olsson designed it for The Kalo Shop, which specialized in highly-refined, hand-hammered designs, in 1914, probably as a private commission. Such designs were popular, and Olsson supervised the shop's later "Norse" patterns of the late 1920s and 1930s.