Lot 283
Allan Adler Starlit Sterling Silver Flatware Service
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(87) pieces, service for fourteen, including: (14) knives (9 1/2 in.); (14) forks (7 1/2 in.); (14) salad forks (6 1/4 in.); (14) cream soup spoons; (14) teaspoons; (14) butter spreaders; two-piece serving set; and long serving spoon (12 1/4 in.). No monograms.

107.655 total weighable troy oz.

From the Estate of the late Faye Joseph, collected throughout London, Paris, Montecito.

Allan Adler (1916-2002) was a celebrated American silversmith who learned his art from another great California silversmith, Porter Blanchard, in the late 1930s. Adler developed a strong following among many Hollywood celebrities (even hosting Katherine Hepburn at his workbench as an apprentice), presidents, museum curators, and silver collectors. He described his work as "clean lines with a bent toward the unconventional."

Some scratching to each piece; smaller serving spoon with some polish wear to hammered surface.

$2,000 - 3,000