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.


Watrous Manufacturing Co. designs in collections [1]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Manufacturing Company. (after 1896). Infant Cup. Accession no. 1980.54.40 (offline). Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00034-25]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Manufacturing Company. (c. 1896-98). Collapsible cup. Silver. Accession no. 1990.56.104. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 30 March 2017. [A01842]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Manufacturing Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Neo-Egyptian motifs matchsafe. Silver. 2 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. Accession no. 1980-14-1353. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00154]



B. Watrous Manufacturing Co. designs at auction

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. (late 19th century). Ink blotter. Christie’s New York - The house sale (12-13 JUL 2005). Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00155]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (late 19th / early 20th century). Vesta case. Sterling silver. Bonhams Los Angeles - Period art & design (14 JUL 2003). Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00156]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (ISC). (20th century). Pair of reticulated tazza. Sterling silver. Christie’s New York - Interiors (23-24 JUL 2013). Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00157]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Pendant photo locket. Bonhams San Francisco - Period art & design including property from Serendipity Books, Part II (15-16 APR 2012). Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00158]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Two photo frames. Sterling-mounted. Variable dimensions. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (16 OCT 2011). Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00159]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Set cream pitcher and open sugar bowl. Silver. Variable dimension. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (17-18 APR 2011). Viewed 2 June 2016. [F00001]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Napkin ring. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (23-24 JAN 2011). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00019]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Disneyland souvenir coffee spoon. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (23-24 JAN 2011). Viewed 11 June 2016. [F00020]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Compote. Silver. (D) 6 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (24-25 JUL 2005). Viewed 2 June 2016. [F00002]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Caster. Silver. (H) 5 in. Bonhams Los Angeles - Sunset estate auction (21-22 MAY 2006). Viewed 2 June 2016. [F00003]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Two baluster casters. Silver. (H) 5 1/4". Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (23 JUL 2006). Viewed 2 June 2016. [F00004]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Jigger. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (16 MAR 2008). Viewed June 2016. [F00005]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Circular candy bowl. (D) 6 1/2 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (23-24 NOV 2008). Viewed June 2016. [A00765]

watrous manufacturing company wallingford ct

Watrous Mfg. Co. / (possibly ISC). (undated). Set, three small casters. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (18 OCT 2009). Viewed June 2016. [A00766]



C. Watrous Manufacturing Co. designs in exhibitions

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(22 November - 26 December 1971)
Art Nouveau at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Viewed 13 April 2017. [A02200-01; AAA00590]



Footnote:
[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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