A parcel gilt sterling assembled collection of flatware serving pieces Without maker's mark (Whiting Mfg. Co., Providence, RI), circa 1860-1880 <BR />In three patterns, some with (various) engraved period monograms on verso's  (9)
Lot 1015
An assembled group of American parcel gilt sterling flatware serving pieces (Whiting Mfg. Co., Providence, RI), circa 1860-1880
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property of a West Coast collector
Nine American parcel gilt sterling silver assembled flatware serving utensils
Attributed to Whiting Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, circa 1860-1880
Marked "Sterling", in three patterns, comprising: in a bird's nest variation, one butter serving knife with engraved blade, engraved initial "U", one medium serving spoon (#13), monogrammed "A Mc N"; one sugar sifting ladle (#5) and four various large serving spoons (#s 7, 14, 17), monogrammed "MLD"; one large serving spoon (#17) with finial showing a cluster of violets and another large spoon (number indistinct) with a cast figural handle finial of a pheasant on a vine plucking at an insect on a leaf, total weight approximately 20 oz troy. (9)
the longest 10 1/4 in (26 cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Sam Wagstaff Collection of American Silver, Christie's, New York, 20 January, 1989, lot 77
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