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

ItemRealized
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 SETWhiting Manufacturing Company, New York, New York, circa 1925Marks: (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 WHITING SILVER OVERLAID GLASS LIDDED HUMIDOR JAR Whiting Manufacturing Company, New York, New York, circa 1900 Marks:...
A WHITING SILVER OVERLAID GLASS LIDDED HUMIDOR JARWhiting Manufacturing Company, New York, New York, circa 1900Marks: (e...
Lot 68178
Auction 5166
Saturday, May 10, 2014
$6,875.00
A PAIR OF WHITING SILVER AND SILVER GILT SOUP BOWLS Whiting Manufacturing Company, New York, New York, circa 1900 Marks:...
A PAIR OF WHITING SILVER AND SILVER GILT SOUP BOWLS Whiting Manufacturing Company, New York, New York, circa 1900Marks: ... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 68223
Auction 5127
Friday, June 14, 2013
$5,937.50

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ItemCurrent Bid
Two Whiting Silver Repoussé Bowls with Two American Silver Floriform Bowls, 20th century Marks: (griffin-W), STER...
Two Whiting Silver Repoussé Bowls with Two American Silver Floriform Bowls, 20th centuryMarks: (griffin-W), STERLING;... (Total: 4 Items)
Lot 61952
Auction 5285
Monday, June 12, 2017
$150.00
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