Dish

1934
Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 9.2 cm (3/4 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.63.28

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The shallow spun dish with applied foot has chased trumpet flowers encircling its center.


Identified as ashtrays, such small shallow dishes were often engraved with a wide assortment of floral decoration. Those made after 1926 usually do not have a craftsman’s initial, perhaps because the form was spun and Stone executed the simple ornament.

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

“29 – APRIL – 1934” engraved on bottom.

Markings

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

Provenance

Made for Mr. and Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge; bequeathed to the Museum by Mrs. Coolidge.

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge