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Nine 9) Whiting Mfg. Sterling Silver Individual Salad Forks in the stunning, ornate 19th c. Pompadour Pattern. The pattern was designed by Charles Osborne and patented in 1895. Each teaspoon measures 5 3/4". Weight on all is 195 grams. All have single script Monograms. Charles Osborne was a designer of patterns for silver objects, active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was employed first by the Whiting Manufacturing Company and then by Tiffany & Co. In 1888, he returned to Whiting where he eventually became a company vice president. Osborne patented designs and an improved method of shaping ornamental borders of silverware. He was a member of the Art Students League of New York City and was active in New York's community of artists, although for part of his career he resided in Attleboro, Massachusetts. A 1905 article from a North Attleboro newspaper cast favorable judgement upon Osborne when it commented: "The work of Mr. Charles Osborne in the production of graceful art objects in silver have placed him among the foremost designers of the world of silversmiths." REF: The Winterthur Library



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