Blanchard B09 "Cornwallis" A&C Sterling Silver Horseradish Spoon
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The mark "B09" was adopted by the well-regarded Arts & Crafts silversmith George Blanchard when he established his own workshop in Gardiner, Massachusetts, independent of Arthur Stone for whom he worked until that date. He was joined by sons Porter and Richard, with Porter moving to California in 1923, shortly to be followed by his father and brother.
This example is a 6 3/8" long, just over .7 T. oz., horseradish spoon in the "Cornwallis" aka "1800 Square" pattern. With its angular end with clipped corners, it resembles a "Coffin End" design popular c. 1800, apropos of the latter name.
Entirely hand-crafted, it has a hammered surface handle. The narrow, cupped bowl is 2" long by 1/2" wide and is planished to a smooth finish.
It is without a monogram or removal of same and in flawless condition. Free of nicks, bends, or burrs, it shows only light surface scratches consistent with gentle use. The finish is bright and even.
Marks are "Sterling " and "B09."