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The oval box has a flat foot and a friction-fitted lid that is slightly domed and ornamented with a garland of chased flowers and leaves.

Inscription

“A [pellet] E [pellet] P” chased inside circular floral design.

Marks

“Stone,” with profile of incuse chasing hammer across St, and “STERLING / H” struck on bottom. “14” struck inside box, along bottom edge, and inside lid.

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

Helen and Alice Coburn Fund

Patch box

1909–1937

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

2 x 5.5 x 4 cm (13/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.173

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware