The most prominent and successful of American arts and crafts silversmiths, Arthur J. Stone trained in silversmithing and design in England. Upon emigrating to the United States, Stone worked for a number of silversmiths before establishing his own workshop in 1901 in Gardner, Massachusetts. In his highly successful workshop, his assistant silversmiths were given recognition for their work by striking the first initial of their surname on their silver. Herbert A. Taylor, for example, worked for Stone from 1908-37 and his workman's mark is a T.
The monogram is that of Julia Marlowe Sothern (1865-1950). Julia Marlowe Sothern and her husband Edward Hugh Sothern (1859-1933) were well-known Shakespearean actors, and also amongst Stone's best clients, commissioning over 100 pieces. A wine goblet and cocktail shaker bearing the monogram of Edward and Julia Sothern, respectively, are offered in these Rooms, lots 44 and 45. (See: Elenita Chickering, Arthur J. Stone, 1847-1938: Designer and Silversmith, 1994.)