Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks

Alphabetical by Name

Whitehead to Willey

Whitehead & Hoag Co.

Newark, NJ 1892-1959
Manufacturers of advertising jewelry and novelties.

Whitford & Drew

Concord, NH c. 1857-1859
George H. Whitford and George W. Drew.

George Henry Whitford (1829-1906)

Concord, NH c. 1855-1864 and Waltham, MA 1864-1894
Was in the partnerships of Carter & Whitford with Abiel Carter 1854-1861; Whitford & Drew with George W. Drew c. 1857-1859; and Whitford & Johnson with Robert B. Johnson c. 1893-1894.  Whitford continued working in Waltham while operating a branch store in  Boston under the name of G.H. Whitford & Co. c. 1893-1895.

Whiting & Davis Co.

Plainville, MA 1896-Present
Founded by C.A. Whiting and Edward P. Davis.  Successor to Wade, Davis & Co. (1876-1896).  Began as chain makers and developed the first machine to manufacture woven metal mesh.  Acquired J.T. Inman in 1964 and began making souvenir spoons with the dies acquired from Inman.  Makers of chainmail mesh handbags, some in sterling, along with sterling novelties, jewelry, and souvenir spoons.

Whiting Manufacturing Co.

North Attleboro, MA 1866-1875; New York, NY 1876-1909; and
Bridgeport, CT 1909-1926
Founded by William D. Whiting.  Moved from North Attleboro to New York City after a fire destroyed the North Attleboro factory.
Acquired by Gorham in 1924 and then moved to Providence in 1926.  Major manufacturer of a full line of sterling flatware, holloware,
and novelties.
See flatware patterns.

Frank M. Whiting Co.

North Attleboro, MA 1878-1940
Founded by Frank M. Whiting who originally was working for his father, William D. Whiting of the Whiting Mfg. Co., but left his father’s company to start his own in 1878.  Acquired c. 1940 by the Ellmore Co.  The two griffin marks at the top were not used after 1896 because of confusion with the Whiting Mfg. Co. mark.  Makers of a full line of sterling flatware and holloware.
See flatware patterns.

William Bradford Whiting (1731-1796)

Norwich, CT c. 1750-1790

William Dean Whiting / W.D. Whiting & Co.

North Attleboro, MA 1840-1891
Whiting was in the partnership of Tifft & Whiting 1840-1853.  When Albert C. Tifft sold out his interested in the business to Whiting in 1853, Whiting worked under the name of W.D. Whiting & Co. until 1855.  Whiting continued to be involved in a succession of  partnerships:
Whiting & Gooding 1855-1858
Whiting, Fessenden & Cowan 1858-1859
Tifft, Whiting & Co. 1859-1864
Whiting, Cowan & Bowen 1864-1866
In 1866 Whiting founded the Whiting Manufacturing Co.  He also joined his son’s firm, F.M. Whiting & Co., as a partner in 1881 and remained until his death in 1891.

William H. Whitlock (1782-1857)

New York, NY  1806-1827

Whitney & Hoyt

New York, NY 1832-1841
A partnership between Ebenezer Whitney and Seymour Hoyt.

Asa Whitney

New York, NY 1798-1812
Silversmith & watchmaker.

E.A. Whitney & Co.

Boston, MA 1891-1911
Founded by Edwin A. Whitney.  Makers of sterling souvenir spoons.

Ebenezer Whitney

New York, NY 1805-1841 and Norwalk, CT c. 1843-1860
Silversmith and watchmaker. Was in partnership with Seymour Hoyt as Whitney & Hoyt 1832-1841.

M.F. Whitney

Schenectady, NY c. 1823-1824

Ezra Whiton

Boston, MA 1821-1826

Whittemore & Blair

New Orleans, LA 1838-1840
Edwin Whittemore and Daniel Blair.

WHS Co.

See Saart Bros.

H.F. Wichman & Co.

Honolulu, HI 1891-Present

Ed Wiener

New York, NY and Provincetown, MA 1940s-1980s
Modernist studio jeweler.

Charles C. Wientge Co.

Newark, NJ 1908-1914

Ernest Wiggers

Nashville, TN c. 1866-1905
The mark shown is from a spoon retailed by Wiggers.

Wightman & Hough

Providence, RI 1856-1922
Jewelry manufacturing company that also made small sterling items such as cigarette cases and compacts.

Wilcox & Evertsen

Meriden, CT 1892-1896
Robert M. Wilcox and Henry H. Evertsen.  Successors to Rowan & Wilcox.  Bought by Meriden Britannia Co. in 1896 which became part of International Silver.  Makers of sterling flatware, holloware, and souvenir spoons.
See flatware patterns.

Wilcox-Roth Co.

Newark, NJ c. 1907-1920
Makers of small sterling items.

Wilcox Silver Plate Co.

Meriden, CT 1867-1961
Founded in 1865 as the Wilcox Britannia Company, the name was changed to the Wilcox Silver Plate Co. in 1867.  One of the original companies to join to form International Silver in 1898.  Merged with E.G. Webster & Son and other companies to form Webster-Wilcox in 1961.  While primarily a silverplate manufacturer, they did produce some sterling holloware.

Wilcox & Wagoner

New York, NY c. 1900-c. 1905
Purchased by the Watson Co. who continued to use the Wilcox & Wagoner mark on holloware until 1929.

Alvan Wilcox

Norwich, CT 1805-1816; Newark, NJ 1816-1819; Fayetteville,
NC 1819-1823; New Haven, CT 1824-1857
Was in the partnership of Hart & Wilcox 1805-1807.

Cyprian Wilcox

Sparta, GA 1817-1827 and New Haven, CT 1827-1840
Silversmith and clockmaker.  Wilcox was in the partnership of
Wilcox & Perkins with Leonard Perkins 1818-1820.

Asa Wilkins

Wiscasset, ME 1810-1832

William Wallace Willard

Cazenovia, NY and Syracuse, NY 1833-1869
In the partnerships of Willard & Stokes with T. Stokes 1833-1834, Willard & Hawley with J. Dean Hawley 1844-1846 and 1848-1869 and Willard, Hawley & Co. 1846-1848.

Willard & Hawley

Syracuse, NY 1844-1869
A partnership of William Wallace Willard and John Dean Hawley. Joseph Seymour was a member of the firm 1846-1848, and the
partnership went by the name Willard, Hawley & Co. during that time. The D mark has been attributed to silver made by Willard & Hawley and retailed by others.

Willey & Blaksley

Cincinnati, OH c. 1831-1836
Bushnell Willey and Henry Blaksley.