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WATROUS CW STERLING - NO INFO ONLINE THAT I COULD FIND


#1

Hello Daniel:
I have a wooden cedar bowl with a silver pedestal … bottom of bowl shows as follows:

WATROUS
CW Sterling
Weight Reinforced
16E

I’ve gone online to research the name, but alas can’t find any info.

thanks so much for any info you can pass on!

Katebug


#2

Hi there, Katebug. The base is American and was made by the Watrous Mfg. Co. of Wallingford, Connecticut. The company was incorporated in 1896 and became a division of the International Silver Co. in 1898. It mostly made nickel silver flatware blanks that it sold to other companies for silverplating, but made some novelty sterling items such as the base of your bowl. The “C” of the “CW” is actually a half moon and was one of the marks used by Watrous.

Regards,

Uncle Vic


#3

Uncle Vic … thanks so much for the info!!! I appreciate the time you took to send it along.

Katebug


#4

You are most welcome Katebug, it is a hobby of mine that I enjoy. We have some very good people on this site for American silver, the top one for sure is Snuffer who I’d like to meet some day, amazing what he (or she?) can come up with.

Hey Snuffer, give me an email sometime and let’s chat about silver…I’m royvictor@cox.net

Uncle Vic