Joel F. Hewes Sterling Silver Set of 12 Coasters, Titusville, PA, c. 1920
Joel Hewes silver is quite rare. This beautiful set of twelve hand wrought arts & crafts coasters are all created by hand and set a stunning table for glassware. They can also be used as small dishes, i.e., butter pats. The surfaces shimmer with the hammered texture with raised sides with seven crimped flutes.
Hewes's work is rarely seen on the market today. He was a member of the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston beginning in 1907 and was elevated to the rank of 'Craftsman' in 1928. He exhibited at the SAC's 1927 Tricennial exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
These striking coasters are marked underneath 'JOEL F. HEWES/ HANDMADE/ STERLING/ 4'. They measure 3.75 inches in diameter, weigh an impressive 33.15 troy ounces and are in excellent antique condition. Priced as a set of 12.