Kona Historical Society – Kona Historical Society's 2017 Online Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 23, 2017 07:00 PM HST

Collectibles

Don Blanding Designed Serving Platter

Item Number
234
Estimated Value
$175 USD
Sold
$138 USD to Papio
Number of Bids
6  -  Bid History

Item Description

Wow! This "chop plate" (serving platter for meats) is made by Vernon Kilns, designed by Don Blanding and titled "Hawaiian Flowers". It is in excellent to near original condition and measures 14" across.

For those of you who are not familiar with Don Blanding: "Donald Benson Blanding trained between 1913 and 1915 at the Art Institute of Chicago. He became fascinated by Hawaii and moved there in 1915, staying until his enlistment in the U.S. Army in December, 1917. Blanding pursued further art studies in 1920, in Paris and London, traveled in Central America and the Yucatan, and returned to Honolulu in 1921. Finding work as an artist in an advertising agency, he happened into two years of writing poems published daily in the Honolulu Star Bulletin for an advertiser. The popularity of these ad-poems led Blanding to follow the advice of newspaper colleagues by publishing a collection of his poetry in 1923. The result, "Vagabond's House", was reviewed promptly by the New York Times, and was a great commercial success. By 1948 it went through nearly fifty printings in several editions that together sold over 150,000 copies. In 1927, he suggested and founded the annual holiday, Lei Day, in Hawaii. Blanding died of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles on June 9, 1957 at the age of 62." ~wikipedia.com

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