6 Blanchard "B09" Arts & Crafts Sterling Coffee Spoons
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$ 70 set
These spoons trace to the highly regarded Blanchard family of Arts & Craft silversmiths. They are marked "B09" in an oval, demarcating the year (1909) that George Blanchard left the employ of Arthur Stone and established his own shop in Gardner, Massachusetts. This symbol is associated as well with George's son, Porter Blanchard, who eventually migrated to California and essentially became legendary in his field. They are also stamped "Sterling."
The spoons all match, measure 4 1/8" long, and weigh 2.0 T. oz. the group. They have hand hammered, tapered handles with clipped corner, angular ends. Each one is monogrammed "F.T" in block lettering.
The condition is very good. The handles are free of bends or damage and the bowls remain well-shaped and without tip wear. The bowl interiors, however, do have some light pebbling that should be noted. The finishes are nicely patinated.