DescriptionA MERIDEN BRITTANIA CO. SILVER-PLATED TILTING COVERED PITCHER ON STAND WITH TWO CUPS
Meriden Britannia Company, Meriden, Connecticut, circa 1880
Marks: MERIDEN B. COMPANY, (scales), PATD JUNE 13, 1868, PATD NOV 30, 1868, 25, K
20-3/4 x 12-1/2 x 16 inches (52.7 x 31.8 x 40.6 cm) (overall)
From The Lauren Stanley Silver Collection
The kettle of ovoid-form with decoration of birds, flowers and foliate separating the banded rim and foot, spout with mask mount to underside, segmented C-form handle, hinged lid with finial of seated putto on sphere, notches mounted to either side of kettle rest within double U-form stand, putto seated within a swag to either side over openwork decoration and medallion hung with garland, the whole set on an oval platform with torches, flowers and scrolls and mounted with a drip cup to one side, two goblets hung from other side.
Dent to body of kettle, wear to plating exposing primary material, general wear commensurate with age.
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