The vessel has a shallow elliptical bowl with delicate chased lines that conform to the shape of the body. It rests on a wrought splayed and molded foot. The high, curved cast handles with applied central band rise from an everted rim and are placed at the narrow ends of the form.
“STERLING” struck on bottom, away from rim; “Stone” incised, with profile of chasing hammer struck incuse across St, on bottom.
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.
Seth K. Sweetser Fund