Inscription: engraved on handle in shaded roman: E * S
engraved on body: [coat of arms and crest of Stone]
engraved on underside in script: Robert Stone / I send you this piece / of plate it was given to M[superscript "rs" over "] White, by her Aunt / Hodges, haveing the arms of the family of Stone, / I thought that you was the properest person to have it / Yours Joseph White. / Salem August 27[superscript "th" over "] 1822.
Marking: marked on body to right and left of handle: BENJAMIN / BURT (In shaped surround)
Elizabeth Stone (Mrs. Joseph) Hodges (baptized 1721–1801); to her niece Elizabeth Stone (Mrs. Joseph) White (1748/49–1822); to her nephew Robert Stone (1776–1860); to his granddaughter, Sarah Jackson Stone (Mrs. Edwin Morgan) Grinnell (1855–1941); to her son, Dr. Robert Stone Grinnell (1892–1976); gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970