Sugar Bowl

Two-handled, circular urn-shaped sugar bowl on molded pedestal base with two-tiered, trumpet-shaped cover topped by a button knop. Beading around middle of cover and on bowl at opening, shoulder, top of pedestal and bottom edge of circular foot; greek-key patterned band applied below beading at shoulder. Two sprigged S-curve handles. Underside of rounded bottom is struck with an incuse circular mark containing a pointed shield with balanced scales bordered by "MERIDEN / B. COMPANY" in sans serif letters above "1790". Cover scratched inside near outer edge "1790".
Maker is Meriden Britannia Company of Meriden, CT. Meriden Britannia Co. was founded in 1852 and became a subsidiary of International Silver Co. in 1898; International continued to use the Meriden name and mark until at least the 1930s.
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Object Name
bowl, sugar
date made
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 18.415 cm x 19.685 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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