Nut dish, one of a set of five

about 1932
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

1.9 x 10.1 x 6.8 cm (3/4 x 4 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.239

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The square shallow dishe has rounded edges and saw-pierced handles in a foliate design.


This set, consisting of square nut dishes, was the only one made at the Stone workshop. Originally a set of six, one of the dishes, along with a Stone condiment dish, was exchanged with the Art Institute of Chicago for works by Kalo Shop (see cat. no. 266).

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.

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