Japanese Sterling Silver Pitcher & Goblets (3) Whiting C1870 52 Oz For Sale
IMPORTANT c1870 WHITING STERLING SILVER JAPANESE INSIRED THREE PIECE DRINKS SET; PITCHER AND 2 MATCHING GOBLETS; 52 OUNCES
We are quite pleased to offer this important c1870 Whiting sterling silver drinks set.
In the ever sought Japanese taste.
The famed New York firm founded in 1840 as Tift and Whiting. Became Whiting Mfg Co, in 1866. Examples in major collections, including the Museum of the City of NY.
The pitcher in not often seen slender pear shape. Goblets in contrasting tapering cylindrical form.
Centre with elegant anthemion framed oval medallion, inscribed as noted. Flanked by artistically carved water lillies and cala-lily. The finish work is astounding. And approaches that of Meiji artistry.
Followed by band of scrollng anthemion, acanthus and twin florette, in beaded frame.
The pitcher with helmet shape rim. With unique addition of a flap over the back half toward handle.
Panelled vine form handle, bi-furcated at top. Lower handle in three sections. The middle with conforming applied lilly spray, cascading toward base.
Each with interlocking LAF (?) the pitcher with 1872.
That would make this drinks set a very early example from Whiting, as the company took this name only 6 years earlier.
This c1870 Whiting Japanesque pitcher 12 inches tall and 8 1/2 handle to spout. The goblets 7 inches.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling the set weighs 52 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
In fine condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. The beautifully carved Japanese inspired water lilly and anthemion bands retain their original detail. Scattered tiny pinhead bumps, most to one goblet, the pitcher with numerous very small shallow bumps along lower body, impossible to photograph.
For the discerning collector of the finest 19th century American silver. Focused upon Meiji inspired works. A museum worthy c1870 Whiting steling silver Japanesque drinks set.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.