Allan Adler (1916-2002), one of the West Coast's most prominent silversmiths, was the son-in-law of silversmith Porter Blanchard.
Adler had retail establishments in Hollywood, Corona del Mar, La Jolla, and San Francisco and also sold his silver through Neiman-Marcus, Marshall Field, J.E. Caldwell, Gump's, B. Altman, and Wanamaker's. Adler's work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and he was a recipient of the Good Design Award from the Museum of Modern Art.
Another Allan Adler Sunset pattern service sold in these Rooms, 21 January 2010, lot 9.