Coffee spoon

1901
Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

2 x 12 cm (13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.256

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver flatware

The spoon has a straight spatulate handle engraved with alternating spirals, each successively smaller toward the bowl.


This spoon documents one of Stone’s first marks. The delicate decoration is characteristic of his early work.

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

“STERLING / [chasing hammer]” struck on reverse of handle.

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