Silver Tipping Tea Pot with Birds by Meridan Britannia. This is marked
with the Meridan Britannia marks and Patten 1868.
This is very fine condition and is just beautiful, and Silver Shinny. It is
The ornamentation is just exquisite. This is a real Show Piece. This is very brite and the pictures don't do it justice. There is no tarnish on the piece.
A little about the maker:
The Meriden Britannia Company
was formed in 1852 in Meriden, Connecticut. The Rogers Bros firm was purchased
by Meriden Britannia in 1862, thereby acquiring the 1847 Rogers Bros line. 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. in 1898.