Stone Associates Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Oval Small Bowl, Gardner, MA, c. 1940
This lovely, oval small bowl was made by Edgar Caron who continued working after the Arthur Stone shop was sold and renamed Stone Associates. The flared body curves outward at the top and has an applied band around its interior rim.
Stone ran one of the most important arts & crafts silver shops in the country. Items were hand made using traditional silversmithing techniques. An innovator, Stone let the other masters who worked for him sign the items they made. This small bowl was raised by Edgar L. Caron who achieved Master Craftsman status at the Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston. For more information on Stone, see Arthur J. Stone, 1847-1938: Designer and Silversmith.
This bowl is marked underneath with the Stone Associates' trademark, 'STERLING,' and Caron's master mark of 'c.' It measures 6 inches long by 4.5 inches wide by just under 2.5 inches high. It weighs 7.35 troy ounces, has never been monogrammed and is in excellent antique condition.