Arthur Stone Heywood "Reverse Tipt" A&C Sterling Silver Sauce Ladle
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Arguably the first name in American Arts & Crafts silver, Arthur Stone maintained a studio for the better part of four decades. Upon his retirement in 1937, he sold his shop to Henry Heywood who continued the business intact.
This 6" long, 1.2 T. oz., sauce ladle dates from this transition time. It is marked with the "Stone with hammer" emblem, the "h in a shield" emblem for Heywood, "Sterling," and a benchmark "B," likely for Charles Brown whose tenure ran to 1937.
The markedly curved handle has a "Reverse Tipt" end and is engraved W A*E in block lettering. The bowl measures 2" by 1 1/2" by 1/2" deep. All surfaces of the piece are planished smooth save for the reverse of the bowl which retains hand hammering marks.
It is in excellent condition. Apart from light surface scratches consistent with gentle use, there are no signs of wear. The finish has a pleasing patina.