Allan W. Adler (May 8, 1916 – December 3, 2002) His
clean, unadorned and well-crafted style was strongly influenced by the
traditional work of early American silversmiths and the contemporary work then
being done in the Northern European countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. It
was a unique and one-of-a-kind style of silversmithing.
Adler was an American silversmith, known
as "silversmith to the stars". Beginning his career as an apprentice
in 1938, Adler designed silverware and hollowware in shapes
inspired by the Modernist art movement of the early 1900s. Adler learned the
craft of silversmithing from noted 5th generation silversmith Porter Blanchard,
one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement in California.
His name became associated with Hollywood
glamour in the early 1940s, and he was commissioned to design mini-Oscars
for Academy Award winners, crowns for Miss
Universe and Miss USA, and silver bowls, candlesticks and goblets for
celebrity clients including commissions for Micheal Jackson, Paul Newman,
Presidents, and Astronauts. During John F. Kennedy's presidential
campaign, Adler crafted a silver coffee urn to be used at a fund-raising event.
Swedish Modern By
Allan Adler hand wrought sterling silver Flatware set, 124 pieces. This set includes:
12 Dinner Knives, solid handles, 8
12 Dinner Forks, 3-tine, 7 1/2"
12 Salad Forks, 3-tine, 6 3/8"
12 Teaspoons, 6"
12 Place Soup Spoons, 6 3/4"
12 Flat Handle Butter Spreaders,
12 Cocktail Forks, 6 1/8"
12 Iced Tea Spoons, 7 3/4"
12 Ice Cream Forks, 5 7/8"
12 Grapefruit Spoons, 5 7/8"
1 Serving Spoon, 7 3/4"
1 Berry Spoon, 9 1/8"
1 Pair of Salt and Pepper Shakers,
raindrop shaped, 4 1/4" & 3 1/8"
Includes BRAND NEW
bonus silver storage chest.
with applied M (or W) monogram, see photo. A few pieces are not monogrammed.
This set will be lightly professionally polished prior to shipping.
Offered as a set only, pieces not sold