Card Receiver


Two-handled, square tray on circular stand. Tray features wedge-shaped, horizontal, applied cast handles of lotus flowers and cattails, die-rolled bands of flowers and foliage divided into rectangular segments at rim, and flat-chased Eastlake-style motifs and a circle of leaves on its shallow, angled sides and gilt-washed well. Slender shaft with central ball knop and flanking leafy scroll supports are mounted to a domed base topped by raised floral and foliate decoration and plain, sloped sides. Base underside struck with an incuse circular mark containing a pointed shield with balanced scales bordered by "x MERIDEN x / B. COMPANY." in sans serif letters and "102".

Date Made: 1862 - 1877

Maker: Meriden Britannia Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Meriden

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Credit Line: Gift of Insilco Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0424.10Accession Number: 1984.0424Catalog Number: 1984.0424.10

Object Name: receiver, card

Physical Description: silver plate (overall material)gold (gilt wash material)electroplated (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 4 7/8 in x 9 in x 5 5/8 in; 12.3825 cm x 22.86 cm x 14.2875 cm


Record Id: nmah_322824

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