Antique Frank M Whiting Sterling Silver Belt Buckle ca 1910 |
The Frank M Whiting Co of Atterboro Mass and then New York City changed partners several times between 1866 and the early 1900's. The best our research shows is that this piece is likely from the period of 1890 - 1910. The Whiting Company was primarily engaged in the manufacture of silverware and silver hollow ware.
We've seen only one other belt buckle with the Whiting mark. Perhaps it was custom made, or a gift. The number 484 accompanies the sterling mark and makers mark - might be a pattern or style number.
3" long x 2.5" wide. It has a presence!
It is beautiful, and in extraordinary condition for its age.
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