Card Receiver

Card Receiver

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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".
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Object Name
receiver, card
date made
1862 - 1877
Meriden Britannia Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
overall: 4 7/8 in x 9 in x 5 5/8 in; 12.3825 cm x 22.86 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Insilco Corporation
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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