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Chalice (one of a group)

A work made of silver, gold plating, and red enamel.

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  • A work made of silver, gold plating, and red enamel.

Date:

1955/60

Artist:

Renard Koehnemann
American, 1918–1999
Chicago

About this artwork

Chicago craftsman Renard Koehnemann created custom-designed, handmade sterling silver chalices and patens for newly ordained priests. These opulent examples, however, were produced for the artist himself, who believed that each piece should represent a contemporary aesthetic. A student of Daniel Pederson of Chicago’s Kalo workshop—the city’s premier source for handwrought silver wares in the first half of the 20th century—Koehnemann achieved elegant expressions of modernity through simple forms and the use of contrasting colored materials.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Renard Koehnemann

Title

Chalice (one of a group)

Origin

Chicago

Date

c. 1955–1960

Medium

Silver, gold plating, and red enamel

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom: HAND WROUGHT / STERLING / RAK Pierced around stem: LOVE ONE ANOTHER (next to Sacred Heart symbol)

Dimensions

16.5 × 10.5 cm (6 1/2 × 4 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Walter Placko in memory of Renard Koehnemann

Reference Number

2001.2.1

Extended information about this artwork

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