The Meriden Britannia Company was formed in 1852 in Meriden, Connecticut. In 1878, they had a store at Union Square in New York City and a manufacturing facility in West Meriden, CT.
According to their 1878 catalogue, the company won a first place medal at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the large variety of silver plated white metal hollow ware, of excellent quality and finish, and of tasteful designs. They were one of the original companies that joined together to form the International Silver Co.
The product itself will appear black before you polish it, which should be left in that state if you want to sell it. These companies thrived from about the mid-1800's up until 1898. The silver industry was booming and demand was so high, that most of the companies banded together to form one large company, INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO, whose name we recognize today.After 1898, you will find some pieces with both names on it, the earlier company AND International Silver, or just IS. After 1900, most of the former names ceased to be used.
He silver industry was booming and demand was so high, that most of the companies banded together to form one large company, INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO, whose name we recognize today. The teapot is 5 inches top to bottom, 8 1/2 inches end of handle to tip of spout and 4 inches at the widest part.
The Sugar Bowl is 3 3/4 inches high, 4 inches from tip of handle to tip of handle an 3 3/4 inches at it's widest point. The Creamer handle is 3 3/4 inches at it's widest point.
THE HANDLE HAS A CLEAN BREAK AT THE JOINTS SEE PICTURE ABOVE THAT CAN BE EASILY FIXED. On the base of the ornament is stamped. (a set of scales logo). SEE THE STORE FOR MORE LIKE ITEMS.We stay in constant contact with you throughout the process. If you do not feel its fair.
If you are dissatisfied please contact me and allow me the opportunity to correct the problem before leaving feedback. We guarantee all items we sell. The item "VINTAGE MERIDEN B COMPANY TEAPOT CREAMER AND SUGAR 1890" is in sale since Thursday, September 23, 2010. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets".
The seller is "uneediget" and is located in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. This item can be shipped worldwide.