calders best chalices
most of the william calder chalices found today resemble the typical tulip forms made by the trasks and gleason. it is a rare occasion when this 'beaker top' form by calder comes my way to sell. they are never marked, however, the beaker used to form the top is unique to calder. they have also been seen as part of communion sets by the maker. they stand 6" tall and are loaded with details that add up to a great unique design. the pair is in excellent original condition. calder worked in providence, rhode island from 1817 to 1856. see page 121 of the pcca book "pewter in american life".