Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938)
Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States
2 x 12 cm (13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The spoon has a straight spatulate handle engraved with alternating spirals, each successively smaller toward the bowl.
This spoon documents one of Stone’s first marks. The delicate decoration is characteristic of his early work.
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.
“STERLING / [chasing hammer]” struck on reverse of handle.
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