Bowl

1926
Designed by Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938), Maker Herman W. Glendenning (American, active 1920–1936)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 12.1 cm (1 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.251

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The sides of the raised bowl taper outward from the bottom to the flaring rim.


Herman Glendenning made this bowl, after Stone’s design, in 1926. Glendenning recalled that the form was first made for a client who had ordered a set of sixteen finger bowls. She had her name engraved on the bottom of each, and all were numbered with engraved numerals from 1 to 16 as well.

This text has been adapted from “Silver of the Americas, 1600-2000,” edited by Jeannine Falino and Gerald W.R. Ward, published in 2008 by the MFA. Complete references can be found in that publication.

Inscription

None.

Markings

“Stone [with profile of incuse chasing hammer stamped across St] / STERLING / G” struck on bottom.

Provenance

Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest; by descent to Alma Bent, Stone’s cousin, from whom the Museum purchased the piece.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund