Porter Blanchard (1886-1973) was a famous Silversmith living and working in Pacoima, California in the USA.

He is considered to be part of the Arts and Crafts Movement. His daughter married Allan Adler born 1916 of Los Angeles who continued designing as a silversmith in that tradition.

Master Silversmith Porter Blanchard conducted business as Porter Blanchard Silversmiths in Calabasas California.

Many of his papers including photographs of his shop are collected in the Arhives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution see the external link.

Further Reading

  • The Story of Sterling, Sterling Silversmiths Guild of America, 1937, 54 pages
  • The Arts and Crafts Movement in California - Living the Good Life, ed. by Kenneth R. Trapp for the Oakland Museum, 1993, Abbeville Press, ISBN 1-55859493-0
  • The Renaissance of an Ancient Art, L. Stanley Grohs, A sale catalog of hand-wrought silver and pewter crafted by Porter Blanchard which were offered for sale in 1930 by S. G. Gump and Company of San Francisco, limited edition, 21 pages. In 2002 one copy of this book was available on the internet for $20.

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