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Loopholes: A Memoir / Leah Curtiss-Gould, with Alberta Kelly, [ca. 1975]

Creator:
Curtiss-Gould, Leah, 1893-1979  Search this
Curtiss-Gould, Leah, 1893-1979  Search this
Subject:
Curtiss-Gould, Leah  Search this
Stone, Arthur J.  Search this
Arthur J. Stone (Firm : Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone Silver Shop (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5983
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229032
AAA_collcode_curtleah2
Theme:
Art Market
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229032

Herman Glendenning papers, 1958-[ca. 1965]

Creator:
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Subject:
Stone, Arthur J.  Search this
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Arthur J. Stone (Firm : Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Topic:
Silverwork -- Massachusetts  Search this
Silverwork -- England -- Sheffield  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7228
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209368
AAA_collcode_glenherm
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209368

Arthur J. Stone workshop/Stone Silver Shop/Stone Associates records, 1824-1958

Creator:
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Arthur J. Stone (Firm : Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Booth, George G. (George Gough)  Search this
Glendenning, Herman W.  Search this
Stone, Arthur J.  Search this
Stone Silver Shop (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Decorative arts -- Massachusetts -- Gardner  Search this
Silverwork -- Massachusetts -- Gardner  Search this
Silverwork -- Great Britain -- Catalogs  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208777
AAA_collcode_stonasso
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208777

Arthur J. Stone workshop/Stone Silver Shop/Stone Associates records

Creator:
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Arthur J. Stone (Firm : Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone Silver Shop (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Names:
Booth, George G. (George Gough), b. 1864  Search this
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Stone, Arthur J., 1847-1938  Search this
Extent:
15.1 Linear feet
1 Linear foot (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1824-1958
Scope and Contents:
Records documenting silversmith production by Arthur J. Stone, his workshop, and Stone Associates.
Included are ca. 11,000 drawings, including bench drawings, designer's master drawings, architect's drawings, and ca. 1,000 "scales" or templates, made from full scale drawings; files from Stone's workshop containing an index to photographs, information on clients, and work summaries including dimensions, name, craftsmen's initials, hours, weight, and price; stock number cards, circle and gauge cards, and daily hours cards; files for Stone Associates containing work summary and stock cards.
Also found are photographs of Stone, his workshop, and silver pieces, (mainly taken by his wife, Elizabeth Bent Stone, 1912-1937), and objects made by Stone Associates; photograph albums of duplicate prints; clippings, 5 exhibition catalogs, and brochures; 17 letters; 2 essays on silverware by Jerome A. Heywood; records on stock number card categories; lists of silver gauges, weights, and circles; ten sections of plaster casts of chased silver forms by Arthur J.Stone; and a trade catalog of James Dixon and Son, Sheffield, England, undated. A microfiche of a card file is included with the records.
Records from the Arthur J. Stone workshop, including measured drawings; templates; albums of photographs of work, including commissions for leading Episcopal churches and churchmen, Yale and Harvard Universities, private patrons in Boston and N.Y., and for Stone's leading client, George Booth of Cranbrook, Michigan; photographs of an exhibition, and of Stone, his workmen, and his shop. Also included are Stone's copies of a few English silver and metalwork trade catalogs, ca. 1824-ca. 1937.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur J. Stone was a leading silversmith from Gardner, Massachusetts. He was trained and worked in Sheffield, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland prior to coming to the U.S. in 1884. He was one of the last silversmiths in America to train apprentices to carry out designs in handwrought silver.
In 1901, Stone set up a workshop in Gardner, which operated under his name until its sale in 1937 to Henry Heywood, a Gardner businessman, who renamed it first as The Stone Silver Shop, changing it later to Stone Associates. Heywood died in 1945, and his sons Henry, Jr. and Jerome ran it until 1957, when they disbanded.
Provenance:
Donated by Jerome A. Heywood, 1979-1980 and Janet J. Loop, 1997. When Stone sold his shop to Heywood, he included the records to insure the continuity of the work. Stone retained records relating to his early work. These were donated to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Stone's family. According to Stone's niece, Elenita Chickering, who processed the papers, approximately 3 trunks of accounts and letters were destroyed in the 1940s by Stone's widow, Elizabeth Bent, to insure client's anonymity. The 1 ft. of records donated by Janet Loop, daughter of Herman Glendenning, were given to Glendenning by Stone's widow. Loop donated them along with some of her father's own designs and other papers, which are cataloged separately under Glendenning.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Silversmiths -- Massachusetts -- Gardner  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts -- Massachusetts -- Gardner  Search this
Silverwork -- Massachusetts -- Gardner  Search this
Silverwork -- Great Britain -- Catalogs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.stonasso
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98305f02b-299f-43b2-b367-00bb0e529acb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stonasso

Herman Glendenning papers

Creator:
Glendenning, Herman W., 1906-1997  Search this
Names:
Arthur J. Stone (Firm : Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone, Arthur J., 1847-1938  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1958-[ca. 1965]
Scope and Contents:
Included are Glendenning's designs and templates for trays and dishes for Leah Curtiss (Leah Curtiss-Gould); and a book of illustrated twentieth century American silver flatware patterns.
Biographical / Historical:
Glendenning was a silversmith in the Gardner, Mass. workshop of Arthur J. Stone (later Stone Silver Shop and Stone Associates), beginning as a helper in 1913, an apprentice in 1920, and as workman until 1936 when he left to form a partnership with George C. Erickson, another Stone workman. He attained the Master Craftsman rank of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, 1927. Stone's workshop derived its classic approach to silver design and and its emphasis on traditional techniques from founder Arthur J. Stone, who had a traditional English silversmithing background prior to coming to the U.S. in 1884. After working for various silver manufacturers, Stone set up his own workshop at 17 Winter St., Gardner, Massachusetts in 1901. He established himself as a leading designer and silversmith, and was one of the last in America to train apprentices and craftsmen to render designs in handwrought silver.
Glendenning ended his partnership with Erickson in 1971, and opened his own shop. In 1975 he moved to Westminster, Mass. where he made jewelry and special orders for silverware. He retired from silversmithing in 1985.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Herman Glendenning and in 1997 by his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Loop, Saugerties, N.Y. Ca. 1 ft. of rthur J. Stone workshop records which were given to him by Elizabeth Bent Stone (Mrs. Arthur J. Stone) were placed with Arthur J. Stone workshop/Stone Silver Shop/Stone Associates records.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Silversmiths -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Silverwork -- Massachusetts  Search this
Silverwork -- England -- Sheffield  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.glenherm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw989fecf0f-024c-4d03-947d-4898f4c0ea62
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-glenherm

Loopholes: A Memoir / Leah Curtiss-Gould, with Alberta Kelly

Creator:
Curtiss-Gould, Leah, 1893-1979  Search this
Names:
Arthur J. Stone (Firm : Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone Associates (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Stone Silver Shop (Gardner, Mass.)  Search this
Curtiss-Gould, Leah, 1893-1979  Search this
Stone, Arthur J., 1847-1938  Search this
Extent:
204 Pages (ill.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
[ca. 1975]
Scope and Contents:
Unpublished memoir of the life of Leah Curtiss Gould.
Biographical / Historical:
Art dealer; New York, N.Y. and Conn. Curtiss-Gould was a dealer in Arthur J. Stone silver from ca. 1936-1975. During the period 1936-1950, she worked in a shop, Portraits, Inc., in New York City where Stone silver was sold. Eventually, she opened her own business in Connecticut, the Curtiss Gallery, and sold it in 1970.
Provenance:
Donated 2001 by Thomas Beddall.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.curtleah2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91293ff2b-bb1e-439e-9238-2d6439d11f8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-curtleah2

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