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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Mary C. Knight, American, b. 1876
Maker: Seth Ek, American, born Finland, 1880–1935
Retailer: Handicraft Shop, American, 1901–1940



Sterling silver with enamel

1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
other: 4 5/16 in. (10.9 cm)
Marie-Antoinette Slade Fund
This exquisitely detailed bowl was made for the Handicraft Shop of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts by the Finnish-born silversmith Seth Ek. It was designed by Mary C. Knight, who oversaw the Handicraft Shop. Knight trained at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry (now Drexel University) in Philadelphia and worked at the Gorham Manufacturing Company in Providence, Rhode Island, before relocating to Boston. The delicate enameling on this bowl was inspired by punched leather, and the shapes were made using leatherworking tools.
Made in Wellesely Hills, Massachusetts
On view
20th century
Containers - Metals

“Acquisitions 1989,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1990): 109.

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