Spoon (6) - .925 silver - Porter Blanchard - North America - Early 20th century

Description
Spoon (6) - .925 silver - Porter Blanchard - North America - Early 20th century
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear - 94 g

A magnificent set of 6 spoons ( tea/ coffee/ ice cream )

Hand crafted / hand hammered , circa early 20 century

Stunning Art Deco design

Very very nice quality , massive thick silver

Porter George Blanchard (1886–1973) was an American silversmith living and working in Pacoima, California. He is considered to be part of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Blanchard learned the trade of the silversmith from his father, George Porter Blanchard in Gardner, Massachusetts. In 1923, Blanchard moved to Burbank, California, where he established a studio for silversmithing.[3] Between the 1930s and 1950, he operated a shop in Hollywood. He then worked from his home in Pacoima from the 1940s until his death in 1973.[4]

His daughter Alice Blanchard married Lewis Wise, who conducted business as Porter Blanchard Silversmiths in Calabasas, California. After 1955, all Porter Blanchard flatware was made at the Calabasas shop, while the holloware was made at Blanchard's Pacoima home. His daughter Rebecca married Allan Adler, who continued designing as a silversmith in the Arts and Crafts tradition.

Blanchard was a member of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts and was awarded their title of medalist in 1944.[4]

Lot details
No. of items
6
Object
Spoon
Material
.925 silver
Designer/ Artist
Porter Blanchard
Manufacturer/ Brand
Porter Blanchard
Style
Art Deco
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
North America
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
0×0×11.5 cm
Weight
94 g
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