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Andy.H
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iconnumber posted 10-10-2003 04:58 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Can anybody supply me with information on this silversmith? I have to small salts in sterling silver, the bowls are enameled in green,on the bottom there is the mark "Pearson Sterling". The underside of the bowls are plain silver, the spoon is also plain.

I was told that this could be the work of an American silversmith called Pearson who died in 1996. The box in which they came has a sticker in red and white with a stylized "1" and "Shop one" underneath that.

Any information or links would be greatly appreciated.

Andy.

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Brent

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iconnumber posted 10-10-2003 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great set. Your salts are definitely the work of Ronald Hays Pearson, noted modern silversmith and studio jeweler. Shop One was a prominent outlet for modernist jewelry in Rochester, NY. W. Scott Braznell gave a talk about Mr. Pearson at a NYU Silver conference a few years ago. I will dig out my notes and see what more I can tell you.

These are definitely a keeper!

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iconnumber posted 10-10-2003 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A bit more:

Mr Pearson, lived musch of his later life in Deer Isle, Maine. He did indeed die in 1996. He was one of the founders of Shop 1, the first American gallery devoted entirely to modern crafts. It opened in 1952.

I'll see what else I can dig up for you!

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FredZ

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My recollection is that Ronald was an early graduate of the School of American Craftsmen.

He was a strong influence on many of us growing up during the 60's. He was well represent in most of the literature of the period and his strength was his ability to create line and form with the forged object. The salt spoon is a fine example of this. He is sorely missed by we who respected his work.

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An internet search for "Ronald Hayes Pearson" will bring up a vaste amount of information and images of Pearson and his work.

Fred

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Scott Martin
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Smithsonian
Oral history interview with
Ronald H. Pearson
1979 May 31,1981

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