George K Webster Co, Set/10 Sipping Straws, STERLING SILVER, Heart Stirrer, Mint Julep Accessory
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One of my consignors takes in a lot of silver flatware and hollow ware as part trade for sale of their jewelry. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I want to save as many as I can from being scrapped so I will be offering as many silver items I can.
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ITEM: From the George K Webster Co., here's a set of 10 (yes, I only show 4 but there are 10) silver sipping straws or mint julep stirrers. With a heart shaped spoon at the bottom, the pieces are well made, particularly for a Valentines Day party!
CONDITION: Being vintage, there are light marks of use, storage and time. There are no major defects like dings, dents or ugly blemishes that might spoil the beauty of the silver. If a high shine is desired, all that’s needed is another polish. Before use, the stirrers should be boiled in hot water with a touch of baking soda - this will sterilize the pieces and clear out any blockages there might be in the straw.
METAL CONTENT: Sterling Silver
HALLMARKS: STERLING along with the CW (arrow) hallmark for the George K Webster Company.
SIZE: Length on a straight line is 7-1/4"; bowl measures 1" x 1-1/4".
WEIGHT: For all 10, 73.4 grams.
FINAL COMMENTS: As its name suggests, the George K. Webster Silver Company was founded by George K. Webster in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, in 1869. The company created lines of sterling silver items and manufactured over 20 patterns for products such as dresser sets, picture frames, cigarette holders, bowls, baby items, napkin rings and candlesticks, primarily in sterling silver, although some items were silver plated. Apparently, George K. Webster personally oversaw and supervised every aspect of the production process, which explains the uniformly high standard of design and craftsmanship of items that bear the Webster signature.
In 1958, the company bought the Frank W. Smith Silver Company of Gardner, Massachusetts. Subsequently, George K. Webster Silver Company became a subsidiary of Reed & Barton, silversmiths whose own founding dates back to 1824. Reed & Barton is known for its tableware and giftware.
NOTE: When I can, I will beat anyone’s price on RL. I want to turn over the silver inventory quickly so I can keep loading in more. St. Louis was a boom city in the 1800s and the silver inventory here is legendary. For those who know, the 1904 World’s Fair held one of the largest competitions in silver design – all the big maker names of the day competed and a lot of the winning pieces stayed in St. Louis after the Fair ended. So keep watching my listings, I never know what I am going to have week to week – all I know is it will be varied, fabulous and deserving of a good home.
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