Allan Adler
(1916-2002, American)

A "Starlit" sterling silver flatware service, circa 1950s
Each marked: Allan Adler / Handhammered / Sterling
Each hand-hammered sterling silver, comprising 12 hollow-handled New French place knives (9.625"), 12 place forks (7.5"), 12 salad forks (6.25"), 12 cream soup spoons (6.75"), 12 teaspoons (6.125"), 2 table/serving spoons (7.75"), 1 serving fork (7.875"), and 1 gravy ladle (6.125"), 64 pieces
Weighable sterling: 93.55 oz. troy approximately

  • Notes: Allan Adler, an American silversmith, is widely known for completing commissions of silverware and holloware for a large clientele of Hollywood celebrities during the early 1940s. He designed crowns for the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants and mini-Oscar trophies for the Academy Award winners. Referred to as the "Silversmith to the Stars," he manufactured a silver coffee urn for John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign. He also designed silver pieces for Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, and Tom Hanks.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with tarnishing and light scratches commensurate with age. Weight does not include hollow-handled items. Includes storage case.

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