Cream pitcher, part of four-piece tea service

about 1922
Designed by Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938), Made by Arthur Hartwell (American, active 1909–1937)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

11 x 12.7 x 5.9 cm (4 5/16 x 5 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.230

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The cream pitcher was formed into an elliptical form with shaped sides; it has a solid curved handle.


Reflecting the strong Colonial Revival taste then prevalent in Boston, this set was made by Arthur Hartwell about 1922.

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 / H” struck on bottom, near edge.

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