User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Box

Start collecting

The circular box, with a band at the rim and a flat foot, has a scroll hinge and chased floral design on the lid. The interior is gold washed.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“Stone,” with profile of incuse chasing hammer across St, and “STERLING / H” 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

Helen and Alice Coburn Fund

Patch box

1909–1937

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

2.3 x 3.9 cm (7/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.174

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware