Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938)
Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
Overall: 1.9 x 9.2 cm (3/4 x 3 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
“29 – APRIL – 1934” engraved on bottom.
“Stone [with profile of incuse chasing hammer stamped across St] / STERLING” struck on bottom.
Made for Mr. and Mrs. John Gardner Coolidge; bequeathed to the Museum by Mrs. Coolidge.
Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge