Second is The Online Encyclopedia of American Silver Marks. This site is also a great resource for the collector. Where can I doing more about these markings? A Few More Facts: The Meriden Britannia Company 1. Company, Sillimans Silver Ring, M. . Had sales offices in New York, Chicago, and San Fransisco.
Hi there I just purchased a teapot at a garage sale and am curious about it. Marks read: The Meriden Silver Plate Co. Basically i have 2 candlesticks with M B Co on the bottom which looks like the trademark to the Meriden B company as in your 9 point above. Thanks for any help you can offer! This is an invaluable resource. Anonymous I have a chafing dish set, with stand, warmer, dish and lid, along with the flame extinguisher.
It is just a small record of my experiences, hunting, researching and playing with silver and silver plate. Ropes cutlery manufacturers in Maine. I'm familiar with plated silver so I'm wondering could this be german silver or coin silver because it's so heavy? A January 2, 1891 Advertisement list their Patented Celluloid Handle The New Your Times had this to say about the Company in 1877. If you do find it useful please feel free to leave a comment. It has been used and has plating wear on the inside of the dish, as well was a spot of what appears to be green paint on the handle.
First is the site 925-1000, they have an awesome list of marks, and a great library. It is not the same company as the Meriden Britannia Company. I have a ladle that is very heavy simply marked meridenbrita co on the back and ziegler's on the front handle. It has a quality feel unlike any of the plated goods I've come across. In the center is a logo that looks like scales.
Not sure if it is silver or not, It has turned black but appears to be in very good condition. By the 1850's, a number metal craftsmen had shifted their operations to the manufacturing of silver-plated wares in various forms, ranging from silver tea and coffee services to silver butter dishes, pickle castors, cake dishes, silver platters, silver tureens, and other table ware. I really wonder what year this was made and if it has any worth. I have a cup marked Meriden, then an area that I can't make out, then the word company. Not only are the silver-plated pieces ornamented with Victorian details but they are often embellished with florid engraved decoration.
Details which are no longer used! Since I live next door to Hamilton I and it is stamped from there I would like a bit of Info if you couldmshare with me. Produced flatware 1847 Rogers, sterling 5. Co, M B C E P in shields You can make a comparison of the Meridian Britannia Company and the Meriden Silver Plate Co. The stamp on the bottom is the balance scales in a circle then stamped below that is Meriden B Co. It is stamped on the bottom as Meriden B company 0645 silver soldered 10 in. Had London and Canadian Branches.
This blog is an exploration of silver and silver plate. I have not been able to find any really useful information about chafing dishes in particular on the internet. It's factories were in Meriden Connecticut. Any help would be appreciated. The Meriden Britannia Company's marks were used until the 1930's. First formed for creating Britannia white metal Hollowware. It is also engraved with a stylized C on the lid.
Oh yea, it has the number 68 underneath the logo. Really grabbed my interest because it was really different. If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to advise. Anonymous I have a teapot, creamer and sugar bowl. On the outside of the cup is carvings of a polar bear floating on a piece of ice in the water. Silver Dictionary' of A Small Collection of Antique Silver and Objects of vertu, a 1500 pages richly illustrated website offering all you need to know about antique silver, sterling silver, silverplate, Sheffield plate, electroplate silver, silverware, flatware, tea services and tea complements, marks and hallmarks, articles, books, auction catalogs, famous silversmiths Tiffany, Gorham, Jensen, Elkington , history, oddities. Canadian branch of Meriden Britannia Company.
Offering plated ware by 1855 4. I hope that parts of it can be useful to you. I've been told by a dealer to melt it down or give it to Goodwill as it has no value and, more recently, by another source that it has maintained its high sheen because it has 4 layers of plating, was made between 1800 and 1898 when the Meriden Co merged with others to become the Intn'l Silver Co, and should not be given to Goodwill or melted down, but I still don't know if it has a value. Within the silversmith and silver manufacturing industry, items marked Standard silver plate indicated that 2 troy ounces of pure silver were used to silver electroplate 144 teaspoons, but Quadruple silverplate used 8 troy ounces of silver to plate the same 144 spoons. It also gives the general history of the town on Meriden. I am very curioius about this piece.