American sterling silver Art Moderne or Arts and Crafts serving or chop set, hand made and hammered for Zachoâ€²s of Los Angeles, in a pattern remarkably similar to Allan Adlerâ€²s Sunset and likely made by Adler, c.1950.
It is also possible that Zacho imported his silver from his native Denmark, where he obtained his furniture and ceramics. He was a distributor and business partner with Carl Hansen and Son.
Zachoâ€²s store was located at 3157 Wilshire Blvd near Bullocks. Axel Zacho was the owner and was born in Denmark in 1899, died in Los Angeles in 1955, with the store closing in 1962. There is no record of Zacho producing any silver.
The attractive and useful spoon has a wonderful hammered finish, more pronounced on the back, and is 10 1/4" long, weighing 83 grams or 2.7 ozs. Troy.
The matching fork is 10 1/4" long and weighs 81 grams or 2.7 ozs. Troy.
This useful and attractive set weighs 5.4 ozs. Troy, with each piece having an ornate, period script monogram on the front of the handle: B.
Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
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