PAIR OF MODERNIST STERLING CUFFLINKS. California, C1960, masterfully designed and crafted pair of modernist Sterling toggle-bolt cufflinks, signed "ALLAN ADLER STERLING, " approx. Secure toggle tension, good condition, very solid. ALLAN ADLER - Adler began his career as an apprentice in 1938, learning the trade from famed seventh-generation silversmith Porter Blanchard, who was his father-in-law.In 1940 he went into business for himself and soon began attracting celebrity clients such as Errol Flynn, Orson Welles, and Montgomery Clift. He became known as silversmith to the stars because of his association with Hollywood luminaries, a relationship that continued throughout his life. In more recent years his customers included Steven Spielberg, Cher, Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, Candice Bergen, and Michael Jackson, who commissioned an elaborate silver belt for a concert tour. Born in Missoula, Montana, Adler moved to Burbank as a child.
In 1938 he married Rebecca Blanchard and two years later opened his first shop on Sunset Boulevard. In 1980 a fire destroyed the shop and Adler built a new workshop in the San Fernando Valley. He also opened shops in La Jolla, Corona del Mar, and San Francisco. Adler designed flatware and hollowware in plain, geometric shapes with clean lines.
A teardrop-shaped teapot and a coffee urn looking like an oversized egg were two of his favorite pieces. I strive for simplicity and believe that simplicity is beauty and that a thing of beauty lives forever, he once said.
One of his many special commissions was a silver coffee urn (below), which he made for a John F. Kennedy presidential campaign fund-raising event. He also designed flatware for California Governor Pat Brown and a silver hairbrush for Winston Churchill.
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