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gayler1

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posted 07-08-2004 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gayler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last year or so I purchased a tarnished (what I thought might be some type of cup) sugar bowl. It has a stamp of a scale, has the name Meriden B Company and a number, 815 stamped on the bottom of the bowl. It is about 41/2 " high, slender at the top and curves out about half down. The bowl also has two handles and is fairly plain.

I was wondering if you could tell me a little bit about what it may be and a little bit about the Meriden company.

Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Gayle Kelly
Nashua, NH

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Ulysses Dietz
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posted 07-09-2004 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Meriden Britannia was originally a pewter (Britannia metal) manufacturer, founded in the middle of the 19th century. It soon became an electro-plating company, growing to one of the largest firms of its kind in the country. In 1898, Meriden Britannia gathered a group of plating and sterling firms together under the company name of International Silver.

Now as to your object; frankly it is impossible to be sure without a picture. It sounds like you might have a sugar bowl (but missing its lid); or you might have a small presentation cup (like a trophy), except that you don't seem to have an inscription anywhere. In any case, the vase-form with two handles sure sounds like either a lidless sugar bowl or a trophy cup.

I hope this helps somewhat.

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gayler1

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posted 07-09-2004 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gayler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ulysses Dietz:
Meriden Britannia was originally a pewter (Britannia metal) manufacturer, founded in the middle of the 19th century. It soon became an electro-plating company, growing to one of the largest firms of its kind in the country. In 1898, Meriden Britannia gathered a group of plating and sterling firms together under the company name of International Silver.

Now as to your object; frankly it is impossible to be sure without a picture. It sounds like you might have a sugar bowl (but missing its lid); or you might have a small presentation cup (like a trophy), except that you don't seem to have an inscription anywhere. In any case, the vase-form with two handles sure sounds like either a lidless sugar bowl or a trophy cup.

I hope this helps somewhat.


Thank u very much! If i can work my digital camera, I will forward some pictures.

Thanks again,
Gayle Kelly

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