Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's

Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's

Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's
We are offering for your consideration an exquisite, Aesthetic period, 3 piece, Tea Set manufactured by the Meriden, Britannia Company of Meriden Connecticut in the 1870's. The service measures the following. Hinged Teapot measures 12.50 inches high and 9.75 inches wide from handle to spout. Uncovered Sugar Bowl measures 6.75 inches high and 8 inches wide between the two handles. Creamer measures 6.75 inches at the highest point on the spout and 5.25 inches wide between the handle and spout. The pieces are perfect examples of designs used in the late 1860's through the 1870's. Pieces with high collars first appeared around 1868 and continued to be used in the 1870's. Long legged vessels such as these were used in the 1870's but were no longer included in designs of the early 1880's. The three pieces sit upon four, elegant, long legs scrolled at the end with a striking open work design on the sides. Angular handles and spouts highly decorated with geometric designs against a chased background add a handsome visual appeal. Two different designs are etched upon the teapot and the sugar and creamer. They are however, pattern number, 1899. " A notation on thee legs notes the, "Pattern Applied For.

According to Dorothy Rainwater and Donna Felgers American Silverplate Book, page 108, designs of 1870's tea sets more often than not bore no relationship to each other. A top band depicts warriors and children in a forest setting all set upon a chased background. The most amazing part of the teapot is the finial upon the high domed cover that depicts a Rampart Lion holding a Shield.

It is highly detailed and awesome. The tea service can be described as in. EXCELLENT READY TO USE ESTATE CONDITION. With no major silver loss to note, dents, or repairs. There is a small polishing mark on the teapot cover and a miniscule mark under the flared collar but nothing more than one would expect from 157+, antique pieces. The insides are clean and free of rust and pits.

A great tea set for the discriminating collector or host or hostess to impress their dinner guests for holiday festivities or those special dinners with family and friends. My hubby is a fastidious packer and we have never had an item broken in transit.

Please view our e-bay store for additional quality pieces. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have in a timely manner. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "timelessreflections" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Vietnam, Uruguay.
Meriden B 3 Pc Silver Plated Aesthetic Tea Set Rampart Lion & Shield C 1870's