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The three-part demonstration piece has a flat-chased strapwork design, a shield with a grotesque mask in bas-relief, and a chased and repousséd bouquet with a tulip, a lily, and a chrysanthemum. The corners of the plaque have been clipped, and pitch is retained in the recesses on the reverse.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“A J STONE” scratched on front; “AJS/1868” scratched on reverse.

Provenance

Arthur and Elizabeth Bent Stone estate to their companion Annie E. Priest (1872 – 1972); by descent to Alma Bent (about 1921 – 1992), Stone’s cousin, who donated it to the Museum.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alma Bent in memory of Annie E. Priest

1868

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 13.9 x 19.6 x 1 cm (5 1/2 x 7 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.306

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Metalwork