Saucer

Description
Large, plain, slightly squared circular saucer with undulating rim, flat well and an applied flared foot ring. Bottom underside struck with two incuse overlapping circular marks, one featuring a pointed shield with balanced scales bordered by "+ MERIDEN + / B. COMPANY." and the other with "MERIDEN BRITANNIA / Co. / QUADRUPLE / (dash-dot-dash) / MERIDEN CT", all in sans serif letters. Part of cup and saucer set, 1979.0170.01-.02.
Maker is Meriden Britannia Company of Meriden, CT; date made needs further research. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
saucer
date made
1852-1896
maker
Meriden Britannia Company
parent company
International Silver Company
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.2 cm; 6 3/8 in
overall: 1 in x 6 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 16.1925 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
ID Number
1979.0170.02
accession number
1979.0170
catalog number
1979.0170.02
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mr. & Mrs. Paul McElroy
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