Arthur Stone Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver 'MB' Pattern Serving Spoon, Gardner, MA, 1912-37
This beautiful spoon is elegant and of high quality. The edge of the handle is chased with a single line. Engraved at the top is a lovely 'C * J' over 'M' monogram.
The oval bowl has a lovely rat-tail decoration on its reverse.
This server was hand raised by specialist 'spoonmaker' Charles Brown, a master in his own right and a recipient of the medallist award for his craftsmanship from the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts - one of only eight silversmiths to receive this prestigious award, the highest honor bestowed by the society.
A service with the same monogram is pictured in Arthur Stone by Elenita Chickering and described as follows:
"Stone's name for this bracket-style handle in which the line-chasing follows the handle contour was 'MB' for Mrs. Stone's niece, Marion Bent. Her set was made in 1913...".(1)
This wonderful server is marked on the back with Stone's trademark along with 'STERLING/ B'. It measures 9.25 inches long, weighs 3.05 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition with very slight wear to the surface.
Elenita C. Chickering, Arthur J. Stone 1847-1938: Designer and Silversmith, (Boston: the Boston Athenaeum, 1994), p. 163.
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