Whiting Sterling Silver Grape Shears in Aesthetic Art Nouveau Vine Pattern
Whiting Sterling Silver Grape Shears in Aesthetic Art Nouveau Vine Pattern. Measurements; 7" long; 2 1/2" at widest point. These elegant shears are from the turn of the century, with a beautifully detailed vine pattern that includes wood detailing on the handles. Has hallmark as shown.
Originally based 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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