McAuliffe & Handley Sterling Silver 4-Piece Tea Service by in Arts & Crafts Style with Tray
McAuliffe & Handley sterling silver 4-piece tea set in Boston Arts & Crafts style from the early 20th century, designed in elegant, round form with wooden handles and finials, consisting of:
- a kettle on stand measuring 8 1/3 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches from handle to spout
- a teapot measuring 2 1/2 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches from handle to spout
- a creamer measuring 2 inches tall and 4 1/3 inches from handle to spout
- a sugar bowl measuring 2 inches tall and 4 1/3 inches from handle to handle.
It is with an Arthur Stone tray, measuring 15 1/2'' in length by 10 3/4'' in width.
Total weight is 74 troy ounces. Each piece bears hallmarks and monograms as shown.
Arthur J. Stone (1847–1938), a leading American silversmith, was born, trained and worked in Sheffield, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland, before traveling to the United States in 1884. He was one of the last silversmiths in America to train apprentices to carry out designs in hand-wrought silver. In 1901, Stone set up a workshop in Gardner, Massachusetts which operated under his name until its sale in 1937. His work is in the collection of major museums, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where his pieces are on permanent display as well as the MFA in Boston. His work was also the subject of a special exhibition at the Boston Athenaeum in 1994.
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