Rand & Crane "Arts & Crafts" Chased Sterling Spoon
Measuring 6 1/4" long and weighing 1.0 T. oz., this sterling spoon is marked "Rand & Crane" (and "Sterling") for the Boston firm that was a successor to "C.W. Kennard & Co." In existence to 1922, the company name appears on any number of Arts & Crafts style pieces, and one source on the online "Silver Forums" opines that at least some of these may have been made by George Blanchard, a silversmith associated with Arthur Stone, and in business with his son, Porter. This has a hand hammered bowl, with the planishing marks somewhat softened on the interior and quite pronounced on the backside. The handle is smooth, and has angular shoulders. The terminal is hand cut and chased, and is inscribed "P.J.S." below the pierce work. It is in flawless condition.