Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
Overall: 3.8 x 20.5 x 6.9 cm (1 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
“Stone [with profile of incuse chasing hammer stamped across St] / STERLING / B [sideways]” struck on bottom.
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.
Seth K. Sweetser Fund