The owner of the world’s largest silver hollowaren, a small business that sells holloware and other decorative items, has died.
Arthur Price, 88, of Chicago, died Tuesday of heart failure, his son, Larry Price, told The Associated Press.
The obituary in The Chicago Tribune said Price died of complications of diabetes.
Price was the founder and chief executive of the company for 25 years.
It makes silver and gold hollowarens, jewelry, necklaces, earrings, and other items.
He was also the director of the Chicago Zoo and other institutions.
The company has had a history of success, but it also has faced a number of problems in recent years, including the collapse of the business last year.
Silver Holloware has a long history in Chicago.
It was founded in 1879 and became Chicago’s largest manufacturer of silver and gemstones in 1963.
Its main factory is in the Loop and it opened its first factory in 1928.
In recent years the company has seen its popularity wane, but its brand is still very popular.
The company is based in suburban Chicago.
Larry Price said he was in the process of selling the business to a family trust, but the company’s website has no news of the sale.