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A silver lidded vessel with a decorative band around the center and two large looping handles.

A highly polished silver vessel with a fluted base, wide body, and flat lid with a short column coming up as a handle. There are two rounded looping handles on either side of the body. Running around the center of the body there are painted decorative leaves and other features which are difficult to discern. At the center of the vessel there is a Harvard logo with three open books on a crimson shield. There seem to be words in yellow running along the top and bottom of the decorative band, but they are not legible at this distance.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Designed by Herbert Langford Warren, American (Manchester, England 1857 - 1917 Cambridge, MA)
Made by Arthur J. Stone, American (Sheffield, England 1847 - 1938 Gardner, MA)
Enameled by Laurin Hovey Martin (1875 - 1939)
Three-handled Loving Cup
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Abbot Cup
Work Type
Creation Place: North America, United States, Massachusetts, Gardner
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Level 2, Room 2340, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Silver Cabinet: Art and Ritual, 1600–1850
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Physical Descriptions

Silver, gold, and enamel
17.5 x 21.9 cm (6 7/8 x 8 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: In raised gold letters applied to silver bowl: Edwin Hale Abbot from his Harvard Classmates in Loving Recognition of his Fifty Years Service as their Secretary/1855:1905. On bottom: incised: Sterling; incised monogram HLW [H. Langford Warren, designer]; incised makers mark: Stone [with hammer forming cross of T].


Recorded Ownership History
Arthur J. Stone, Commissioned by class of 1855, 1906; to Edwin Hale Abbot, Jr., 1906; his bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1966.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Edwin H. Abbot
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Three-handled loving-cup designed by H. Langford Warren, made by Arthur J. Stone, and enamelled by Laurin Hovey Martin. This is a footed cup with three handles, with a pattern of enamelled green leaves and gold grapes and Harvard crest in red.

Publication History

  • Elenita C. Chickering, Arthur J. Stone: Handwrought Silver 1901-1937, exh. cat., Boston Athenaeum (Boston, 1981), pp. 10, 13, 19, cat. 12, ill.
  • David B. Warren and Katherine S. Howe, Marks of Achievement: Four Centuries of American Presentation Silver, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Harry N. Abrams Inc. (Houston TX/New York NY, 1987), no. 199, ill.
  • Elenita C. Chickering, Arthur J. Stone 1847-1938: Designer and Silversmith, exh. cat., Boston Athenaeum (Boston, MA, 1994), p. 106, cat. 39, pl. XXVI
  • Jane Turner, The Encyclopedia of American Art before 1914, Macmillan Publishers Limited (London, England, 2000), p. 60, fig. 5

Exhibition History

  • Handwrought Silver of Arthur J. Stone 1847-1938, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, 08/17/1981 - 09/30/1981
  • Marks of Achievement: Four Centuries of American Presentation Silver, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 09/18/1987 - 01/03/1988; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, 03/01/1988 - 05/22/1988; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 08/03/1988 - 10/30/1988
  • Arthur J. Stone 1847-1938: Designer and Master Silversmith, Rodney Armstrong, Boston, 11/21/1994 - 01/06/1995; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, 03/12/1995 - 05/07/1995; Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, 08/23/1995 - 10/22/1995; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 02/09/1996 - 03/10/1996
  • 32Q: 2340 Cabinet Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 09/24/2019; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/25/2019 - 12/31/2024

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