Teapot stand, part of four-piece tea service

Arts and crafts period
about 1922
Designed by Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

1.7 x 18 x 13.3 cm (11/16 x 7 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.231

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The stand is a scalloped tray supported by four cabriole legs with pad feet.


Reflecting the strong Colonial Revival taste then prevalent in Boston, this set was made by Arthur Hartwell about 1922.

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”

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