Cup

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Description
Large circular cup with plain rim and straight tapered sides rounded into a flat bottom joined to a flared base or foot ring. Flat-top, angular C-shape handle, rectangular in section with split-scroll lower terminal. No monograms or surface decoration. Bottom underside struck with incuse circular mark containing a pointed shield with balanced scales bordered by "x MERIDEN x / B. COMPANY." in sans serif letters. Part of cup and saucer set, 1979.0170.01-.02.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1852 - 1898
maker
Meriden Britannia Company
parent company
International Silver Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Nonquitt
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 11.7475 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
1979.0170.01
accession number
1979.0170
catalog number
1979.0170.01
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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