Bud vase

1906
Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 13.4 x 6 cm (5 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.) Other: 5.1cm (2in.)

Accession Number

1978.233

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The vase has a small circular base that rises to a knob from which the vessel flares upward and outward, like a trumpet. Three divisions of leafy chased decoration embellish the sides.


According to Herman Glendenning, this piece was made entirely by Stone in 1906.

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 across St, and “STERLING,” both double 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