Watrous Manufacturing Company designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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Watrous Mfg. Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1898.

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A. Watrous Manufacturing Co. designs in collections [1]


Infant cup

Watrous Manufacturing Company. (after 1896). Infant Cup. (Accession no. 1980.54.40. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-25.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Collapsible cup

Watrous Manufacturing Company. (c. 1896-98). Collapsible cup. Silver. (Accession no. 1990.56.104. Viewed 30 March 2017. A01842.)



Watrous Manufacturing Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Neo-Egyptian motifs matchsafe. Silver. (Accession no. 1980-14-1353. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00154.)

B. Watrous Manufacturing Co. designs at auction


Ink blotter

Watrous Mfg. Co. (late 19th century). Ink blotter. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00155.)

Vesta case

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (late 19th / early 20th century). Vesta case. Sterling silver. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00156.)


Pair of reticulated tazza

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (20th century). Pair of reticulated tazza. Sterling silver. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00157.)

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Photo locket

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Pendant photo locket. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00158.)

Two photo frames

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Two photo frames. Sterling-mounted. (Viewed 30 May 2016. D00159.)

Pitcher and sugar bowl

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Set cream pitcher and open sugar bowl. Silver. (Viewed 2 June 2016. F00001.)

Napkin ring

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Napkin ring. (Viewed 11 June 2016. F00019.)

Coffee spoon

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Disneyland souvenir coffee spoon. (Viewed 11 June 2016. F00020.)


Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Compote. Silver. (Viewed 2 June 2016. F00002.)


Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Caster. Silver. (Viewed 2 June 2016. F00003.)

Two casters

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Two baluster casters. Silver. (Viewed 2 June 2016. F00004.)


Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Jigger. (Viewed June 2016. F00005.)

Candy bowl

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Circular candy bowl. (Viewed June 2016. A00765.)

Three casters

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Set, three small casters. (Viewed June 2016. A00766.)

C. Watrous Manufacturing Co. designs in exhibitions

1970s 22 November - 26 December 1971. Art Nouveau at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. (Undated sterling silver blotter by Watrous Mfg. Co. exhibited.) (Viewed 13 April 2017. A02200-01; AAA00590.)

[1] Watrous Manufacturing Company, Wallingford, was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1898. [See "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". University of Connecticut university libraries website.] Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00660]

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