Porter Blanchard Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Server
The maker of this 7 5/8" long, nearly 1.4 T. oz., flat-bladed, perhaps tomato, server was Porter Blanchard whose name appears on the backside, along with the word "Sterling." He had a bi-coastal career, beginning in Gardner, Massachusetts where Arthur Stone was located, and living in southern California beginning in 1923 where he established himself as a prominent silversmith. This example is fully in the Arts & Crafts mode, having a reverse tipt pointed antique handle. The blade has an upraised shoulder and upper edge that has a slight notch toward the blunt end. All surfaces show subtle planishing marks as are characteristic of hand crafted pieces. There is no engraving or inscription, or removal of same. The condition is superb. Apart from light surface scratches consistent with age, there are no signs of wear and no damage.