Impressive Colonial Pewter Bowl with Copper Accents by Porter Blanchard
A large and beautiful bowl made by renowned California metal smith Porter Blanchard. Blanchard learned the trade of the silversmith from his father, George Porter Blanchard in Gardner, Massachusetts. In 1923, Blanchard moved to Burbank, California, where he established a studio for silversmithing. Between the 1930s and 1950, he operated a shop in Hollywood. He then worked from his home in Pacoima from the 1940s until his death in 1973. His daughter Alice Blanchard married Lewis Wise, who conducted business as Porter Blanchard Silversmiths in Calabasas, California. After 1955, all Porter Blanchard flatware was made at the Calabasas shop, while the holloware was made at Blanchard’s Pacoima home. His daughter Rebecca married Allan Adler, who continued designing as a silversmith in the Arts & Crafts tradition. Blanchard was a member of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts and was awarded their title of medalist in 1944. His works are in the collections of New York’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum, LA County Museum of Art and the Oakland Museum of Art. (Above information Wikipedia) This bowl features a body fashioned from polished Pewter while the pedestal features conjoined Copper rings.
711 North La Cienega Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90069 USA