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The rectangular box has rounded edges and a friction-fitted lid that is slightly domed and decorated with a Rococo cartouche, foliate C scrolls, and flower sprays on either side.

Inscription

“A P” in script, within central cartouche, chased on lid.

Marks

“Stone,” with profile of incuse chasing hammer across St, and “STERLING / H” struck on bottom, near edge. “4” 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

1908–37

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

2.8 x 7.5 x 4.7 cm (1 1/8 x 2 15/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.172

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware