Bowl

1923
Designed by Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938), Made by Edgar L. Caron (active 1924–1937)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 6.7 x 50 cm (2 5/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.250

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The raised bowl with everted lip and curving sides has an applied and splayed molded footband.


Edgar Caron made this adaptation of a Paul Revere bowl in 1923, soon after leaving F. W. Smith Company, a commercial silverware firm. Caron became a master craftsman in the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, and specialized in hollowware fabrication in Stone’s shop from 1924 to 1936.
Such diminutive bowls were first used as drip bowls, with a tea strainer. Later clients used them as small sugar bowls to accompany a creamer on breakfast trays.

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 / C” 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