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Sauceboat , part of set

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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.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“STERLING” struck on bottom, away from rim; “Stone” incised, with profile of chasing hammer struck incuse across St, 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

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

about 1903

Object Place

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

9.9 x 19.9 x 10.3 cm (3 7/8 x 7 13/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.232a

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware