This spoon by modernist master Allan Adler is deceptively simple, with gentle concave surfaces adding a level of complexity to its almost cartoon-like chunky form. This spoon feels wonderful in the hand, and has a lovely patina.
Marbeth Schon, in “Form and Function, American Modernist Jewelry, 1940-1970” described Allan Adler as “a master silversmith who worked in the Arts and Crafts tradition, but expressed himself in the simple clean lines of modernism.” He is known primarily for his hollowware, but also produced jewelry.
SIZE: 5-1/8" long x 1-3/4" wide at the bowl
MARKS: "Allan Adler Sterling"
AGE: mid-20th century
CONDITION: very good vintage condition. There are a few small black dots of oxidation on the bowl.
Allan Adler Silver Spoon