102577 | SWEDEN. Swedish Kennel Club silver award Chalice.
102577 | SWEDEN. Swedish Kennel Club silver award Chalice. Engraved and awarded to J. P. Åhlén as an honorary prize on 29 May 1916 (150mm [height], 133.61 g). By W. A. Bolen (silversmith) & A. Lindberg (medalist).
Lindberg's rendition for the club's medal affixed to the front of an elaborate chalice, adorned with splays of oak leaves near the base and at the bottom of the upper bowl; inscription in six lines in script on the back: "Till J. P. Åhlén som / Hederspris i uppfödareklass / för Knekt, Tia, Spej II och Tosca / vid Svenska Kennelklubbens / jubileumsutställning / 19–29/5–26." (presented to J. P. Åhlén as an honorary prize in the breeder's class for the dogs "Knekt", "Tia", "Spej II" and "Tosca" at the Swedish Kennel Club's anniversary show). Base: W. A. BOLIN «crowned head» «three crowns» «S» «Z7».
Extremely Fine. Deeply toned, with a great carnival glass nature to the iridescence. Highly impressive and an extremely rare prize.
It is quite likely that the J. P. Åhlén to whom this chalice was awarded is the same Johan Petter Åhlén who founded Åhléns, a chain of Swedish department stores. In addition to his business exploits, he was an accomplished curler, even winning a silver medal at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France.
Upload: 1 November 2023.