E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - designs in museums and at auction (2016)

An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource.

According to Earl Chapin May (1947), Webster Mfg. Co. started in 1859 in Brooklyn later became E. G. Webster & Bro. in 1863, and then became E. G. Webster & Son in 1886. The company later became part of the International Silver Company, headquartered in Meriden, CT in 1928. In this year, E. G. Webster & Son was moved from Brooklyn to Meriden.

— Earl Chapin May in A century of silver 1847-1947 (1947), inside front cover and page 173.


A. E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - designs in museums

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Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. / Webster Mfg. Co. (silver-plated frame). (1875-90). Sugar bowl with lid. (H) 20.1 x (W) 18.5 x (D) 12.7 cm. Accession no. 96.4.40. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01334]

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E. G. Webster & Brothers. (c. 1880). Water pitcher. Engraved silverplate 13 x 11 1/2 in. Accession no. 2005.11.1. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. (Search collection online.) Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01325]

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E. G. Webster & Son. (c. 1890). Tea set (teapot; sugar bowl; creamer; waste bowl). Accession nos. 88.65.1-4 . Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01335-38]

e. g. webster and son

E. G. Webster & Son. (c. 1895). Creamer. Silver plate. 3 3/4 x 6 x 4 in. Object no. 1941.842. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 9 April 2017. [A02085]

e. g. webster and son

E. G. Webster & Son. (1886-1928). Hot water pot. Electroplated nickel silver; rattan. Accession no. 1982.0273 A, B. Winterthur Museum, Delaware. Viewed 28 March 2017. [A01840]

e. g. webster and son

E. G. Webster & Son. (1886-1928). Pitcher. Silver, wood. (H) 9 1/2 x (L) 6 1/4 x (W) 4 1/4 in. Accession nos. 152368. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01339]

e. g. webster and son

E. G. Webster & Son. (1886-1928). Sugar bowl. Silver plate, glass liner. Accession no. 1977.0918. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01340]

e. g. webster and son

E. G. Webster & Son. (1886-1928). Creamer. Silver plate, glass liner. Accession no. 1977.0918. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01341]


In either 1960 or 1963, E. G. Webster & Son merged under the trademark of "Webster-Wilcox". Both years are noted in Edmund P. Hogan (1977). An American heritage: A book about the International Silver Company, pp. 164 & 170. See the Wilcox Silver Plate Co. designs page and scroll down for Webster-Wilcox.


B. E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - designs at auction

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Webster Mfg. Co. (undated). Victorian plated handled tray. (L) 27 in. Bonhams Los Angeles - Sunset estate auction (21-22 SEP 2008). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01331]

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E. G. Webster. (late 19th / early 20th century). Bridal basket. Silver plate. (H) 24 in. Christie’s New York - Silver (23 JUN 1994). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01333]

e. g. webster and son

E. G. Webster & Sons [sic] (International Silver Co.). (undated). Five-piece tea and coffee set with matching tray and water pitcher. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (21-22 MAR 2010). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01324]

e. g. webster and son

E. G. Webster & Son / International Silver Company. (undated). Plated pair of entree dishes with hot water basin and lamp stand. (H) 10 x (L) 16 x (W) 11 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (11 FEB 2007). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01332]



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