Saucer

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Description
Large, irregular circular saucer with plain rim and flat central depression on a flared foot ring. No monogram or surface decoration. Bottom underside struck with two incuse overlapping circular marks, one featuring a pointed shield with balanced scales bordered by "x MERIDEN x / 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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1852 - 1896
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: 1 in x 6 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 16.1925 cm
ID Number
1979.0170.02
accession number
1979.0170
catalog number
1979.0170.02
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Data Source
National Museum of American History