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Pair Antique 1902 Large Heavy Sterling Silver WHITING Spoon & Fork 11 3/8 LILY

Pair Antique 1902 Large Heavy Sterling Silver WHITING Spoon & Fork 11 3/8 LILY
2 PC ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER SERVING FORK AND SPOON “LILY” PATTERN BY WHITING MANUFACTURING CO. Whiting Manufacturing Co traces its origin to the firm Tifft & Whiting formed in 1840 by Albert C. Tifft and William Dean Whiting. After the retirement of Tifft the firm changed to Whiting & Gooding (& Co) in 1853, Whiting Fessenden & Cowan (1858), Tifft Whiting & Co (1859, re-entering of Tifft), Whiting Cowan & Bowen (1864) until its forming as Whiting Manufacturing Co in 1866. The featured items represents a pair of antique sterling silver salad serving fork and knife by Whiting Manufacturing Company. The spoon is about 11 3/8″ long and the fork 11 5/8″. Total weight is approx. 9.4 ounces or 270 grams but I’ve used a home postal scale so the actual weight an vary slightly. The pieces come in the highly ornate “Lily” pattern, introduced in 1902, with exquisite sharp details on front and back. THe design feature shaped terminals with lily to top and undulating vines to terminal and handle, the heel and bowl both partially fluted. The back of the handles are marked with “Sterling” and the company logo made of “W” and a winged lion(griffin). Whiting introduced date marks in 1905 and the lack of those on the fork and the spoon suggests they were made prior to that. The items come in well-preserved condition for their age with no major damages but rather normal usage wear like some scuffs, marks and scratches. Relatively clean with lovely patina on some of the details. The item “Pair Antique 1902 Large Heavy Sterling Silver WHITING Spoon & Fork 11 3/8 LILY” is in sale since Friday, January 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Flatware & Silverware”. The seller is “merimoza” and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Whiting Manufacturing Company
  • Type: salad serving spoon fork
  • Age: 1900-1940
  • Pattern: LILY

Pair Antique 1902 Large Heavy Sterling Silver WHITING Spoon & Fork 11 3/8 LILY

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