L.H.Vaughan Pewter Bowl Taunton, Massachusetts

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 20, 2008
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8 Inch Diameter L.H.Vaughn Taunton, Massachusetts Pewter Bowl. This is quite old but still very usable but with the usual signs of wear for an old pewter piece which for me just adds the character to it! Weighs 1 lb 3 ounces.Lester Howard VAUGHAN, born 6 Nov 1889 and died 30 May 1961, began his metal working career at the giant Reed & Barton Silversmiths just a few blocks down the street from his home in Taunton, Massachusetts. LHV left R&B in 1915 to start his own business which began in the rear of his home on West Brittania Street. In 1921, he married Maria PARKER and the two of them became life long companions and business partners. They bought another home a short distance away on Clifton Street that became the factory with the showroom upstairs, manufacturing downstairs and a couple outbuildings for materials. (Both exist today and are used as residences.) LHV was professionally affiliated with The Society of Arts and Crafts of Boston and was elected Master Craftsman and a life member in 1918. He had one man shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago and the International Trade Center in Cleveland. Long term displays were also given at the Philadelphia Art Alliance and other locations. Winning numerous gold medals for his work at various expositions, ... read more