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Whiting Manufacturing Company

Whiting Manufacturing Company

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Known for its superb-quality silver flatware, hollowware, and Asian-inspired decorative objects, the Whiting Manufacturing Co. opened in 1866 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, under William Dean Whiting, who had trained with the original family company, Tift & Whiting (1840-53). Other key figures in the history of Whiting were George E. Strong, who joined the firm in 1870 and helped secure the flatware dies of Michael Givney and Henry Hebbard of Hebbard & Co., and chief artisan Charles Osborne, who patented numerous flatware and hollowware designs. In 1875, a disastrous fire at the Attleboro factory prompted the company to move to New York City. Here, Whiting designers were exposed to the Japanese aesthetic influencing turn-of-the-century decorative arts and began producing tableware with Asian motifs, such as goldfish, lotus flowers, seashells, and cranes. Such pieces directly competed with comparable examples by Tiffany & Co. and Gorham Manufacturing Co. In fact, Gorham purchased Whiting in 1924 and relocated its headquarters to Providence, Rhode Island, in 1926.

 

Whiting Manufacturing Company Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
A Historic Whiting Mfg. Co Acid-Etched Silver Trophy Bowl for the National Horse Show Association of America, New York...
A Historic Whiting Mfg. Co Acid-Etched Silver Trophy Bowl for the National Horse Show Association of America, New York, New ...
Lot 74098
Auction 5271
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
$12,500.00
AN AMERICAN SILVER PUNCH BOWL SET Whiting Manufacturing Company, New York, New York, circa 1925 Marks: (W with griffin...
AN AMERICAN SILVER PUNCH BOWL SET Whiting Manufacturing Company, New York, New York, circa 1925 Marks: (W with griffin... (Total: 3 Items Items)
Lot 68219
Auction 5064
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
$11,352.50
A One-Hundred-Eighty-Five Piece Whiting Mfg. Co. Lily Pattern Silver Flatware Service for Twelve, New York, New ... (Tot...
A One-Hundred-Eighty-Five Piece Whiting Mfg. Co. Lily Pattern Silver Flatware Service for Twelve, New York, New ... (Total: 185 )
Lot 74069
Auction 5261
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
$7,500.00
A Pair of Whiting Mfg. Co. Silver Compotes and Asparagus Server with Mazarin, New York, late 19th century Marks to foote...
A Pair of Whiting Mfg. Co. Silver Compotes and Asparagus Server with Mazarin, New York, late 19th century Marks to footed c... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 74177
Auction 5377
Monday, October 15, 2018
$4,250.00
A Large Whiting Silver Letter Opener with Figural Handle, New York, circa 1910 Marks: STERLING, 6218, (W-griffin), TC
A Large Whiting Silver Letter Opener with Figural Handle, New York, circa 1910 Marks: STERLING, 6218, (W-griffin), TC...
Lot 74182
Auction 5377
Monday, October 15, 2018
$3,000.00

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A Large Whiting Mfg. Co. Silver Serving Tray, New York, circa 1905 Marks: (W-griffin), STERLING, WHITING M'F'G. CO, NEW...
A Large Whiting Mfg. Co. Silver Serving Tray, New York, circa 1905 Marks: (W-griffin), STERLING, WHITING M'F'G. CO, NEW Y...
Lot 61346
Auction 5385
Saturday, December 8, 2018
$400.00
A Whiting Aesthetic Movement Partial Gilt Silver Hand-Hammered Bowl, New York, circa 1880 Marks: STERLING, (W-griffin)...
A Whiting Aesthetic Movement Partial Gilt Silver Hand-Hammered Bowl, New York, circa 1880 Marks: STERLING, (W-griffin),...
Lot 61351
Auction 5385
Saturday, December 8, 2018
$1.00

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