Dish

1908–1911
Arthur Stone (American, born in England, 1847–1938)


Object Place: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 23.5 cm (1 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.252

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware

The sides of the raised fluted dish are divided into five sections. The scalloped rim has an applied molding.


Advertised as a vegetable dish, and offered in various sizes as wedding silver through the showrooms of the Society of Arts and Crafts, this form was a stock item. Nonetheless, this dish is believed to be solely by the master’s hand, for only his mark appears on the base. Although Stone employed several assistants during this period, his reliance on them to fabricate and spin work to meet increasing demands changed gradually.

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 an incuse chasing hammer stamped across St] / STERLING” struck on base, near edge.

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