Whiting Sterling Silver Late 19th Century Centerpiece Bowl Stand
Whiting, sterling silver centerpiece stand from the late 19th century with exquisite engravings at the top, a reticulated rim as well as highly decorative, ornamental motifs adorning the stem and 3 feet. It measures 10'' in diameter by 8 7/8'' in height, weighs 23.1 troy ounces, 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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