ARTHUR STONE STERLING SERVING FORK
Arthur Stone (1847-1938) is often called “The Dean of American Silversmiths.” As an English born and trained silversmith, Arthur Stone's work embodied the fine workmanship associated with English silver, and with the individuality he found so appealing in early American forms. He produced both ecclesiastical and domestic silver. The shop he opened in 1901 trained many fine silversmiths in the hand-wrought method. This serving fork, in a Pointed Antique style, is heavy. Together with his mark -- the chasing hammer combined with “Stone” – is imprinted the “E” used by George C. Erickson who trained and worked under Stone from 1915-1932, allowing us to date the fork to that time. It is a heavy piece weighing 82 g. and is 8.5 in.; the leftmost tine thins at the edge to allow cutting. A monogram, RCL, is engraved in 18th Century style on the front The fork has been well cared for with no damage.