Whiting Sterling Silver 1905 Centerpiece/Fruit Bowl in Art Nouveau Style
Whiting sterling silver table centerpiece/ fruit bowl decorated with gorgeous, dimensional leaf and flowers motif all around the rim in Art Nouveau style from 1905. It measures 14.1 inches in diameter by 3.8 inches in height, weighs 32.2 ozt, and bears hallmarks as shown.
Originally in Massachusetts, Whiting Manufacturing Company relocated to New York in 1875. The company was purchased by Gorham in 1924 and the production transferred to Providence, Rhode Island. Whiting had relatively small production output but produced exceptional handmade silverware in relatively small quantities. The Company's most famous and important designer was Charles Osborne. In the 1880's he worked for Tiffany for a period of time before returning to Whiting. His designs are some of the most important of the American aesthetic movement.
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