And the elaborate dimensional handles and spout on the tea pot and cream jug feature scroll work and flowers. Crafted of Britannia metal, an alloy which was whiter and brighter than pewter, a common base for silver plate, the set is each marked with a disc on the base reading Meriden Brita. Company, 1835 (model number), and dates to the last quarter of the 19th century. From an old Philadelphia estate, the set is in as found as is condition, with wear and dark spots to the silver plate, a broken hinge on the cream jug, and an uneven lip to the sugar bowl, (which may have been originally intended as a waste bowl), and we have not attempted to polish any thing.
A remarkable survivor, the tea set would make a great addition to a Victorian collection, and is offered with out reserve.