Rare 6 piece vintage or antique silver-plated tea and coffee service set. Each of the pieces, excluding the footed tray, is marked'Meriden B.Company 1859' - mark also includes balancing scale logo. The set includes: double handle footed tray, 2 cup capacity creamer pitcher, lidded sugar bowl, 5 cup capacity pot with ball finial on the hinged lid, 5 1/2 cup capacity pot with pineapple finial on the hinged lid, 6 cup capacity pot with pineapple finial on the hinged lid, and rectangular footed and double handle tray with engraved sentiment.
This tray measures 13 1/4" wide x 24 1/4" long including the double handles x 1 3/4" tall at the platter surface level (2" tall at the handles). The 1859 Meriden marked pieces have a textured body with an engraved design heart shaped smooth area (probably for monogramming) and banding. The base and top rims have repeating domed arch pattern.
Tarnish and a small amount of old silver polish is present in some of the crevices. There is a dent near the handle of the 6-cup pot and a repaired area where the lid separated from the hinged ring. There is a dent in the 5 cup pot near the smooth heart shaped area. The tray is not marked Meriden, but it marries nicely with the other pieces.
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The item "Meriden Britannia Co Silver Plate Tea Coffee Set & Footed Tray 1859 Pattern 6 Pc" is in sale since Saturday, August 23, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "missouri-roofrunner" and is located in Moberly, Missouri.This item can be shipped to United States.