Tea strainer

about 1914–1915
Designed by Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938), Maker Charles Brown (American, active 1912–1937)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 20.5 x 6.9 cm (1 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.244

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The raised tea strainer has a circular bowl pierced with dots arranged in an eight-pointed star; an engraved line forms a border on one of the handles, which is foliate shaped; the other is pointed and similarly engraved.


Herman Glendenning recalled that this strainer was made about 1914 or 1915.

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 / B [sideways]” 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