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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 Fine American Partial Gilt Silver Serving Spoon with Avian Motifs Attributed to Whiting, circa 1870-1880 Marks: STERLI...
A Fine American Partial Gilt Silver Serving Spoon with Avian Motifs Attributed to Whiting, circa 1870-1880 Marks: STERLIN...
Lot 74104
Auction 5348
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
$4,500.00
A Whiting Mfg. Co. Silver Floral Repoussé Hot Water Kettle on Stand, New York, New York, late 19th-early 20th cen...
A Whiting Mfg. Co. Silver Floral Repoussé Hot Water Kettle on Stand, New York, New York, late 19th-early 20th century Marks... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 74127
Auction 5348
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
$1,875.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
A Seventeen-Piece Whiting Alhambra Pattern Silver Flatware Group, New York City, designed 1880 Marks: STERLIN... (Total:...
A Seventeen-Piece Whiting Alhambra Pattern Silver Flatware Group, New York City, designed 1880 Marks: STERLIN... (Total: 17 Items)
Lot 61846
Auction 5360
Sunday, June 10, 2018
$300.00
A Twenty-Seven Piece Whiting Honeysuckle Pattern Silver Flatware Group, New York, New York, circa 1875 Marks: (W-griffin...
A Twenty-Seven Piece Whiting Honeysuckle Pattern Silver Flatware Group, New York, New York, circa 1875 Marks: (W-griffin), ... (Total: 27 Items)
Lot 61869
Auction 5360
Sunday, June 10, 2018
$350.00
A Thirty-Eight Piece Whiting Multi Motif Berry and Lily of the Valley Pattern Flatware Group, New Yo... (Total: 38 Items...
A Thirty-Eight Piece Whiting Multi Motif Berry and Lily of the Valley Pattern Flatware Group, New Yo... (Total: 38 Items)
Lot 61870
Auction 5360
Sunday, June 10, 2018
$600.00

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