Meriden Britannia Company designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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Meriden Britannia Company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898.


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A. Meriden Britannia designs in collections - hollowware

1850s

Fruit basket

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1855). Fruit basket. (Accession no. 1969.63.32. viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-111.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (patented 1858). Pitcher. (Accession no. 1980.35.6. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-120.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Water pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (after 1858). Water pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1998.1049. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00711.)

Pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (patented 1858). Pitcher. Pewter. (Accession no. 1973.385. Viewed 30 April 2016. A00505.)

Tea set / coffee service

Meriden Britannia Company. (1850-60). Tea set / coffee service (coffee pot; tea pot; creamer; sugar bowl; waste bowl; water urn; Rococo revival-style). Silver. (Accession no. 46.311A-H. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-15.)

Teapot

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1850-70). Teapot. Pewter. (Accession no. 23.637. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-10.)

Cream pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1850-70). Cream pitcher. Pewter. (Accession no. 23.638. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-11.)

Bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1850-70). Bowl. Pewter. (Accession no. 23.639. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-12.)

Sugar bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1850-70). Sugar bowl. Pewter. (Accession no. 23.6340A,B. Newark Museum, NJ. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-13.)

Oil lamp

Meriden Britannia Company. (1850-1900). Oil lamp. Colored glass with motifs representing vegetation, and metal. (Accession no. 50478. Viewed 22 July 2016. AAA00036.)

  • Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal.

Basket

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1852-67). Basket. (Accession no. 1969.63.49. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-113.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Cup and saucer

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1896). Cup and saucer. Silver plate. (Accession nos. 1979.0170.01-.02. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01397-98.)

  • Photos - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC (cup; saucer).

Goblet

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Goblet. (Accession no. 1981.108.37. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-121.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Mug

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Mug. (Accession no. 1982.77.1. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-122.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Tankard

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Tankard. (Accession no. 1983.16.1. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-123.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Compote

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Compote. (Accession no. 1983.16.2. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-124.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Bowl. (Accession no. 1974.82.23. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-116.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Teapot

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Teapot, hot water urn, cream pitcher, lidded sugar bowl. [Accession no. 1938.29.2.1-4a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-104(-107).]

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Cake basket

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Cake basket. (Accession no. 1938.29.2.6. Accession no. 1938.29.2.1-4a,b. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-108.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Bowl. (Accession no. 1985.199.0. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-126.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Lidded butter dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Lidded butter dish. (Accession no. 1990.144.0a-d. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-130.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Presentation fireman trumpet

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Presentation fireman trumpet. (Accession no. 1957.16.2. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-109.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Salt cellar

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Salt cellar. (Accession no. 1978.45.5. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-119.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Inkstand

Meriden Britannia Company. (1855-65). Inkstand. Britannia metal. [Accession no. JAGA 1289 (permanent collection). Viewed 7 June 2017. A02616.)

Cruet stand

Meriden Britannia Company. (1855-87). Cruet stand. (Accession no. 1971.1211ABC. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00716.)

Tray

Meriden Britannia Company. (1855-98). Tray. (Accession no. 1969.63.50. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-114.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


1860s

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1860-80). Covered vegetable dish. Silverplate. ILE2012.19.5a-b. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00131]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1861). Flagon and two chalices. Spun Britannia metal. Variable dimensions. Accession no. 1977.60.1-3. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-117]

Meriden Britannia Company. (possibly 1861, 1852-1898). Coffeepot. Silver-plate. (H) 11 1/4 in. x (W) 9 1/2 in. Accession no. 1993.850. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 25 May 2016. [A00712]

Meriden Britannia Company / [1847] Rogers Brothers. (undated; after 1862). Plate. [The holder has dating of 1845-1860 which may be incorrect as 1847 Rogers Brothers became part of Meriden Britannia in 1862]. Pewter. 1 x 10 1/4 in. Accession no. 1922.92. New York Historical Society. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00492].

Meriden Britannia Company. (1863). Communion set. (Search the collection.) Pewter. Accession no. 508 (permanent collection). Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02678]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1864). Pocket drinking cup and case. Cup: Britannia metal; case: metal. Cup: (D) 2 3/4 in. Accession no. 1961.343A-B. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Viewed 7 April 2016. [B00112-03]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1865-80). Compote. Silverplate. 7 1/8 x 11 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. Accession nos. 1975.76a-b. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00128]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1865-98). Syrup jug. Electroplated, spun, and cast Britannia metal. (H) 8 x (W) 5 x (D) 3 7/8 in. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-112]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1865-1898). Syrup jug. Electroplated, spun, and cast Britannia metal. (H) 7 15/16 x (W) 5 x (D) 3 7/8 in. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-132]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1867). Two eggcups. Silver plate. Each: 2 1/8 x 2 in. Object no. 1955.248ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02094]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1867). Compote. Silver-plate. 5 1/16 x 9 5/8 x 6 7/8 in. Accession no. 88.154. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00153]

Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers & Brother. (c. 1867-71). Coffee urn. Silver plate, bone, cotton. 16 7/8 x 10 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. Accession no. 1984.0424. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01403]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1869). Dish and cover. Electroplated Britannia metal. 20.5 x 34.3 x 25.00 cm. Accession no. M.25&A-1970. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Viewed 16 March 2016. [A00114]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1869). Pudding dish with cover. Silver plate. Accession no. 91.97A-C. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 6 June 2017. [A02600]

Entree dish and bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (1869-80). Entree dish and bowl. (Accession no. 97.67.18A-D. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-40.)

Entree dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (1869-80). Entree dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. 97.67.17A-C. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-39.)


1870s

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1870). Centerpiece. Silver plate, Britannia metal. (H) 8 1/4 x (W) 12 3/8 x (D) 7 1/16 in. Accession no. 1988.23. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Viewed 7 April 2016. [B00112-09]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-75). Baking dish. Silver-plate. 3 in x 10 in. Accession no. 1932.485AB. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00148]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-75). Baking dish. Silver-plate. (H) 3 in x (D) 8.5 in. Accession no. 1932.486AB. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00149]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-85). Pocket flask. Silver. (H) 5 1/2 x (W) 3 3/4 x (D) 1 1/2 in. Accession no. 1990.255. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 25 May 2016. [A00715]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-90). Cachepot. Silver-plate. (H) 4 in. x (D) 7.25 in. Accession no. 1969.3659AB. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00150]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-90). Urn. (H) 5.5 in x (D) 6.5 in. Accession no. 1974.325. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 25 May 2016. [A00714]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1870-90). Sardine box. Silver plate. 3 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 1/4 in. Object no. 1727.New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 9 April 2017. [A01962]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1871). Six-piece coffee and tea service (coffeepot; teapot; spoon holder; creamer; sugar bowl; hot water urn). Accession nos. 1984.0424.13-.18. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01407-12]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1871). Tea and coffee set (coffeepot; pitcher; sugar bowl; teapot). Metal: silver-plated britannia metal; Shaped, assembled. Variable dimensions. Object nos. M19024.1-4. McCord Museum, Montréal. Viewed 24 April 2016. [D00044-47]

Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers, Smith & Co. (c. 1871). Coffeepot. Silverplate, ivory. Overall: 11 x 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. Accession no. 1988.83. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 29 March 2016. [B00057]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1871). Cake basket. Silver plate, 3 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 8 in. Accession no. 1986.489. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02366]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1872). Urn: Alaskan polar bear motif. Silver plate, bone. 16 3/4 X 10 3/4 X 8 1/2 in. Accession no. XX1990.1413 a,b. Wolfsonian FIU, Miami Beach. Viewed 24 April 2016. [D00054]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1872). Tilting water pitcher set (pitcher; stand; goblet; goblet; waste bowl; tray). Mixed media. Variable dimensions. Accession nos. 1994.20.1.A-B; 1994.20.2; 1994.20.3; 1994.20.4; 1994.20.5; 1994.20.6. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 30 March 2016. [B00063-68]

Meriden Britannia Company. (patented 1872). Pitcher and stand. Silverplated white metal, enamel. 16 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Accession no. 1997.120a-b. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 31 May 2016. [D00190]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1873). Four salt dishes (1; 2; 3; 4). Silver plate, gold, electroplated. Accession nos. 1984.0424.04-07. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01399-1402]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1873). Presentation trumpet. Silver plate. 21 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. Accession no. 2005.0233. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01388]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1875). Cake basket. Silverplate. 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Accession no. 87.223.15. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 31 May 2016. [D00191]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-85). Figural napkin ring. Silver plate. Accession no. 292635. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01395]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-95). Footed dish. Silver plate. 9 1/4 X 10 1/4 X 9 1/4 in. Accession no. XX1990.1278. Wolfsonian FIU, Miami Beach. Viewed 24 April 2016. [D00053]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1875-1900). Vase. Accession no. 1989.9.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-128]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1875-1900). Drink Service. Accession no. 1989.9.1a-e. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-127]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-1900). Hot water urn. Silver plate. (H) 16 1/8 x (W) 10 5/8 x (D) 10 in. Accession no. 59.8.1A-C. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 17 April 2017. [A02231]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-1900). Communion service: flagon; paten; tray 1; tray 2; chalice 1; chalice 2). Silver plate. Object no. 1928.35a-f. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 9 April 2017. [A02056-62]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1876). Goblet. Silver; (H) 6 5/8 x (D) 3 in. Accession no. XX-11. The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA. Viewed 13 October 2016. [AAA00329]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1878). Bayou St. John Rowing Club, N.O., Four-Oared Shell Trophy. Silverplate on Britannia metal; (H) 14 3/4 in. Accession no. 90.302. New Orleans Museum of Art — offline. Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00425-02]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1879). Goblet. Accession no. 1996.119.4. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-133]


1880s

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Table bell. Silverplate white metal. (H) 9 in. Accession no. 1999.54.0 . Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-134]

Butter dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Butter dish (Japanese style). Silver plate. (Accession no. 98.48.6A,B. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-42.)

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Tea tray. Silver plate, Britannia metal. (H) 3/4 x (W) 14 1/16 x (D) 11 1/16 in. Accession no. 1988.25. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Viewed 7 April 2016. [B00112-10]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Tankard. (Search the collection). Silver plate. Accession no. N-202 (permanent collection.) Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02677]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1880-98). Sugar bowl. Silver-plate. (H) 8.5 in. Accession no. 1969.695.1. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00151]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1880-98). Cream pitcher. Silver-plate. (H) 7 in. Accession no. 1969.695.2. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 25 May 2016. [A00713]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880-98). Napkin ring. Silverplated white metal. 1 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. Accession nos. 1986.77.4. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00130]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880-98). Hunting trophy. Silver, gold, Britannia metal. (H) 25 1/2 x (D) 10 in. Accession no. 1988.35. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Viewed 6 April 2016. [B00112-11]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1880-1900). Sugar bowl. Silver plate. Accession no. 1977.0918. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC. Viewed 30 December 2016. [A01396]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880-1910). Tray. Accession no. 1985.198.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-125]

Moritz Korff for Meriden Britannia Company. (1881). Wine bottle holder. Silver, metal. 11 3/8 X 6 X 3 5/8 in. Accession no. TD1990.167.3. Wolfsonian FIU, Miami Beach. Viewed 24 April 2016. [D00055]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1881). Sugarbowl with ribbed bottom. Silver plate. Overall: 5 1/2 in. x 8 in. Accession no. 2015.5.1.a-b. Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Viewed 10 July 2016. [D00216]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1881). Creamer with ribbed bottom. Silver plate. Overall: 3 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. Accession no. 2015.5.2. Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Viewed 10 July 2016. [D00217]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1882). Wine cooler and punch bowl. (H) 27 1/4 x (W) 27 x (D) 17 in. Accession no. 1989.9.3a-g. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-129]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1882-83). Vase. Copper, brass, silver and gold plate on white metal. 11 1/2 in. (height); 5 1/4 in. (dia.) Accession nos. 2000.77.2. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00127; AAA00090-91]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1884). Ice urn, goblets, and slop bowl. Silver-plated and parcel-gilt white metal and porcelain. 25 9/16 x 12 13/16 x 16 3/4 in. Accession no. 1995.35.1.1-.4. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00136; AAA00090; AAA00092]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Card receiver. Silverplate. (H) 7 in. The Strong, Rochester, NY. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00976] [2]

The Charles Parker Company and Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Table. Brass, marble, silver and other metallic plates, other metals. 33 1/4 x 11 3/4 in sq. Accession nos. 1989.9.A-B. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 14 March 2016. [A00102-3]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Plaque. Silverplate. 13 3/4 x 13 5/8 x 4 3/8 in. Accession no. 1994.58. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 31 May 2016. [D00192]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Tureen and cover. Silverplate. Body: 9 3/4 x 17 x 9 1/8 in. Cover: 4 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. Accession no. 1994.119.7a-b. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 31 May 2016. [D00193]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1886). Inkwell and liner. Silver-plate on white metal. 4 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. Accession no. 1990.158a-b. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 31 May 2016. [D00194]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1889). Coffee pot. Silver; (H) 12 1/4 x (W) 10 3/4 in. Accession no. 2000.80.11. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 6 April 2017. [A01947]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880s). Bowl. Silver-plate. 5 x 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Accession no. 2012.60.2. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 30 May 2016. [D00152]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880s). Egyptian revival pot with vine leaf motif. Silver plate. Overall: 9 in. x 10 1/2 in. Accession no. 2015.4.1. Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Viewed 10 July 2016. [D00213]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880s). Egyptian revival creamer with vine leaf motif. Silver plate. Overall: 5 1/2 in. x 6 in. Accession no. 2015.4.2. Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Viewed 10 July 2016. [D00214]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880s). Egyptian revival sugar bowl with vine leaf motif. Silver plate. Overall: 5 in. x 6 1/4 in. Accession no. 2015.4.3. Davis Museum at Wellesley College. Viewed 10 July 2016. [D00215]


1890s

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1895). Pitcher. Silver; (H) 8 1/4 x (W) 8 x 5 3/4 in. Accession no. 95.131. New Orleans Museum of Art — offline. Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00425-03]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1895). Tureen with cover. Silver plate. (H) 7 1/8 x (W) 13 x (D) 7 in. Accession no. 94.43.2A-B. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A02017]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1895). Sugar bowl. Silver plate; 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. Object no. 1941.812 New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 8 April 2017. [A01963]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1896). Pitcher. Accession no. 1993.55.13. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-131]


n. d.
19th c.

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 18xx). Base de fruteiro. Metal, prata. altura: 25; largura: 27; profundidade: 24,3 cm. Accession no. 46019. Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal. Viewed 16 March 2016. [A00113]

Meriden Britannia Company. (19th century). Tureen with lid. Silverplate. 10 x 14 x 8 in. Accession no. 2014.1.6a-b. Brooklyn Museum. Viewed 31 May 2016. [D00195]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (late 19th century). Bride’s basket.. Silver plate; glass. Frame: 9 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. Accession no. 1996.138.2a-b. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01621]

Meriden Britannia Company. (late 19th century). Flower basket. Sterling silver; 17 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 6 in. Accession no. 2012.15.45. The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA. Viewed 13 October 2016. [AAA00329]

Meriden Britannia Company. (late 19th century). Hanukkah lamp. White metal: cast and silver-plated; 15 11/16 × 14 3/4 × 6 3/8 in. Jewish Museum, New York. Viewed 6 April 2016. [A00336]


Meriden Britannia Company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898.


1900s

Hot water pot

Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (c. 1900). Hot water pot. Silver plate. (Object no. INV.14056. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02097.)

Ice bucket

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (c. 1900). Ice bucket. Silver. (Object no. INV.14136ab. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02098.)

Collapsible cup

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Collapsible cup (and original box). Accession no. 1967.57.14a-c. (Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-110.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Coffeepot with lid

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (patented January 29, 1901). Coffeepot with lid. Silver, cast. (Accession no. 1999.48. Viewed 9 April 2016. A00348.)

Goblet

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (c. 1900-17). Goblet. (Accession no. 1969.63.214. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-115.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Loving cup

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (1909). Loving cup. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 67.56.2. Viewed 17 April 2017. A02235.)


1910s

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (1912). Trophy. Silver. (H) 12.5 x (W) 11 in. Accession no. 2004.0.9.6. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI. Viewed 29 March 2016. [B00056]


1920s

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (1929). Clearview Golf Club Trophy. Silver. (H) 21 x (D) 5 in. Accession no. 73.115.57A-B. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 6 April 2017. [A01946]


1930s

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (c. 1930-40). Basket. Sterling silver. (H) 12 in. Accession no. 98.4.5. San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas - offline. Viewed 8 October 2016. [A01203-04]


1940s

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (1942). “Mrs. Miniver Golf Tournament” trophy. Electroplated white metal and plastic. 14 9/16 in. (height). Accession nos. 1996.56.1. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00132]


n. d.

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Double wall pitcher. Pewter, 10 x 10 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. Accession no. 1973.39. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02373]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Trophy: chalice. (Search collection online.) Accession no. 1970.775. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00503]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Knife rest (with two cupids and two cherubs). Silver plate; (H) 1.50 x (W) 3.50 x (D) 1.375 in. Accession no. D1981.28.314. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 14 August 2016. [AAA00053-121]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Coffeepot. Silver plate; (H) 14.5 in. Accession no. D1981.28.412. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-156]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Cream pitcher (four-footed, engraved with leaf pattern). Silver plate; (H) 7.0 x (W) 6.625 x (D) 3.0 in. Accession no. D1981.28.283. Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC - offline. Viewed 13 August 2016. [AAA00053-111]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Jewelry casket. Silver. (H) 5 1/8 x (W) 6 1/4 x (D) 3 3/4 in. Accession no. 2012.324.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-135]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Plate. Britannia metal. (H) 5/8 x (D) 14 in. Accession no. 2014.62. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Viewed 7 April 2016. [B00112-16]


B. Meriden Britannia Company designs in collections - flatware


1850s

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1855). Fork. Silverplate. 6 1/8 in. Accession no. 1999.17.27. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 31 March 2017. [A01843]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-70). Teaspoon. Silver. Accession no. 1977.0028. Winterthur Museum, Delaware. Viewed 28 March 2017. [A01834]


1860s

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1865). Fish server. Silver plate. Accession no. 1989.71.19. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01899]


1870s

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1871). Two salt spoons. Silver plate. Object no. 1950.177ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02689]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1875). Dinner fork. Silver plate. 7 1/2 x 1 in. Accession no. 87.223.4. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01624]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (design patented 1878). Soup ladle, "Laurel Pattern". Silver plate. Accession no. 88.113.2. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01896]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1878). Crumber. Silver plate. 11 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 in. Object no. 1957.17. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 7 April 2017. [A02088]


1880s

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1880). Dessert spoon, "Imperial Pattern". Silver plate. 7 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/16 in. Accession no. 1991.141.4. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 8 March 2017. [A01716]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1880). Child’s knife, Newport Pattern. Silver plate. Accession no. 88.112.2. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01894]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1880). Oyster fork. Silver. Object no. INV.14510. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02688]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (1881-92). Child’s: fork; spoon; and knife. Accession nos. 87.52.2-4. Museum of the City of New York. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02226-28]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1882). Soup spoon, embossed pattern. Silver plate. Accession no. 1989.112.12. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01885]

Probably Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1882). Dinner fork. Silver plate. 7 1/4 x 1 x 1 1/16 in. Accession no. 1989.71.12. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 6 March 2017. [A01660]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1884). Teaspoon. Silver plate. Accession no. 88.156.13. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01897]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1885). Coffee spoon, Owl Pattern. Silver plate. Accession no. 1991.144.2. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01891]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1885). Oyster fork, "Owl Pattern". Silver plate. Accession no. 1991.144.3. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01903]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1885). Oyster fork, "Daisy Pattern". Silver plate. Accession no. 1991.144.5. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01904]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1885). Butter knife. Silver plate. Accession no. 87.223.3. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01891]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1886). Three-piece carving set (knife, fork, sharpener). Accession nos. 88.159.1-3. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01643-45]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1886). Sugar sifter, "Dundee Pattern". Silver plate. Accession no. 1990.84. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01893]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1886-87). "Assyrian head" spoons: 1; 2; 3. Accession no. 1995-148-10(-12). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02174-76]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1886-87). "Assyrian head" pattern: ladle; pie knife; spoon. Silver plate. Accession no. 1995-148-7(-9). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02157; A02161; A02173]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1886-87). "Assyrian head" pattern: fish knife; cake knife; berry spoon; cheese scoop; fish fork; and sugar tongs. Accession no. 1996-79-1(-6). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02158-59; A02162-64]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (1887). Ladle, "Assyrian" pattern. Electro-plated nickel silver. (L) 308 mm. Accession no. 1994.82.1. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 27 March 2017. [A01816]


1890s

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1890). Oyster fork, "Shrewsbury Pattern". Silver plate. Accession no. 1991.141.1. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01901]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1891). Table knife. Silver plate. Object no. 1942.659b. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02720]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1892). Child’s knife, "Farie Pattern". Silver plate. Accession no. 1989.106.6. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01882]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1892). Child’s spoon, "Farie Pattern". Silver plate. Accession no. 1991.7. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01902]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1893). Oyster or cocktail fork, Columbia Pattern. Silver plate. Accession no. 88.112.10. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01895]

Meriden Britannia Company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898.


Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / possibly ISC. (c. 1898). "Romanesque" pattern serving spoon. Silver plate. 1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 9 in. Accession no. 2000.338. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 8 March 2017. [A01669]


1900s

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / possibly ISC. (c. 1900). Seven coffee spoons. Silver plate. Each 4 7/8 x 1 x 5/8 in. Object no. INV.14279a-g. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 7 April 2017. [A02083]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1900). Teaspoon. Silverplate. 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 15/16 in. Accession no. 1990.141.9. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01607]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / possibly ISC. (Retailer: Siegel-Cooper & Co.) (c. 1900). Souvenir spoon. Silver. Object no. 1947.135. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02691]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / possibly ISC. (c. 1900). Two table knives. Silver. Object no. INV.14110ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02706]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers ISC. (Patented 1904).Teaspoon, "Vintage Pattern". Silver plate. Accession no. 1989.106.5. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01881]

Meriden Britannia Company /1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC. (c. 1905). Serving fork, Daffodil Pattern. Silver plate. Accession no. 2010.77.17. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 5 April 2017. [A01900]


1910s

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two dessert knives. Silver plate. Each: 8 x 3/4 x 3/8 in. Object no. 1942.661ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02091]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two dinner knives. Silver plate. Each: 9 3/8 x 7/8 x 3/8 in. Object no. 1942.660ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02093]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC. (c. 1911). Soup spoon. Silver plate. 7 x 1 15/16 x 1 in. Accession no. 1989.20. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 6 March 2017. [A01651]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two tablespoons. Silver. Object no. 1942.665ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02707]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two tablespoons. Silver. Object no. 1942.666ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02708]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Tablespoon. Silver. Object no. 1942.664. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02722]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two teaspoons. Silver. Object no. 1942.667ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02711]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two teaspoons. Silver. Object no. 1942.668ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02713]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (1911). Two table forks. Silver plate. Object no. 1942.662ab. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02704]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Three table forks, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. Object no. 1942.663a-c. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02705]


1930s

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette pattern knives: 1; 2. Accession no. 1993-150-5(-6). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02188-89]

Leslie A. Brown for Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC. (designed 1930). "Silhouette" knife, fork, and spoon. Accession no. 1995.102.1-3. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 9 March 2017. [A01754-56]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette Viande pattern: 1; 2; 3. Accession no. 1993-150-7(-8). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02190-92]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC. (c. 1930s). Silhouette Viande pattern: knife; knife; knife; fork; fork; fork; fork. Accession no. 1993-150-10(-16). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 12 April 2017. [A02166-72]

Eliel Saarinen for Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette Viande pattern forks: 1; 2; 3. Accession no. 1993-150-17(-19). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02177-79]

Eliel Saarinen for Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette Viande pattern: fork. Accession no. 1993-150-20. Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02183]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette Viande pattern spoons: 1; 2; 3; 4. Accession no. 1993-150-21(-24). Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. Viewed 14 April 2017. [A02184-87]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC. (c. 1937). Child’s fork. Silver plate. 4 3/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. Accession no. 1990.141.12. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 7 March 2017. [A01664]


1950s

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1950). Dessert fork. Silver plate. 6 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. Object no. INV.14264. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02090]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1950). Table fork. Silver. Object no. INV.14266. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02703]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1950). Table fork. Silver. Object no. INV.14266. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 11 June 2017. [A02718]

Robert L. Doerfler for Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / International Silver Company. (designed 1954). "Flair" pattern: fork; knife; and spoon. Accession nos. 1995.104.1-3. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 15 April 2017. [A02213-15]


n. d.

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Fork. Bennington Museum, Vermont. Accession no. 1967.432. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01617]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (undated). Butter knife. Object no. Z.3595a. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 6 May 2017. [A02100]

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (undated). Butter knife. Object no. Z.3595b. New York Historical Society, New York. Viewed 10 June 2017. [A02672]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Fork. (L) 7.25. Accession no. 1968.244.4. Bennington Museum, Vermont. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01618]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Tablespoon. (L) 9.25 in. Accession no. 1966.1841. Bennington Museum, Vermont. Viewed 5 March 2017. [A01619]



C. Selected Meriden Britannia designs at leading auction houses


1870s

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1870). Soup tureen. Silver-plate. (L) 17 in. Christie’s New York - Important American Furniture and Decorative Arts (15-16 JAN 1999). Viewed 7 April 2016. [D00006]

Meriden Silver Plate Co. / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1875). A silver-plated looking glass. Silver-plate, glass. (H) 12 1/2 in. Christie’s New York - Important American silver (17 JAN 2008). [B00095]

Meriden Britannia Co. (c. 1875-80). Soup tureen and cover. (L) over handles: 16 in. Sotheby’s New York - The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver (20 JAN 2017). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01345]

Theodore Baur for Meriden Britannia Company. (1876-86). The buffalo hunt. Metal, reddish brown patina. (H) 20 in. Sotheby’s New York - American paintings, drawings & sculpture (29 SEP 2010). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01323]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1876). "The Neptune Epergne": A monumental centerpiece, (c. 1876). Silver-plate. (H) 41 in. x (L) 36 1/2 in. Sotheby’s New York - 19th century furniture, sculpture, ceramics, silver and works of art (21 OCT 2009). Viewed 22 April 2016. [B00136]

Meriden Britannia Company (Figures attributed to Theodore Baur). (1876). "Chief and Squaw" centerpiece for the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876. Silver-plate. (H) 34 1/4 in. (L) 40 3/4 in. Sotheby’s New York - Important Americana sale (26 SEP 2008). Viewed 22 April 2016. [B00127]

Theodore Baur for Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1876). The buffalo hunt (smaller casting). Silvered and gilt metal on a black marble base. (H) 6 1/2 in. Bonhams - Los Angeles California and American paintings & sculpture (3 AUG 2009). Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00432]


1870s

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Ship Model on mirror plateau, in wood display case. Silver-plate. Overall (H) 51 1/2 in. x (L) 37 in. Sotheby’s New York - Important Americana (04 OCT 2007). Viewed 22 April 2016. [B00138]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Water pitcher and stand. Parcel-gilt, silver-plate. [Pitcher: (H) 10 in; stand: (H) 11 in.] Christie’s New York - Important American Silver (17 JAN 2008). Viewed 6 April 2016. [D00002]

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1886). Five basket epergne. Silver-plate. (H) 25 in. x (L) 31 in. Sotheby’s New York - 19th century furniture, sculpture, ceramics, silver and works of art (22 OCT 2008). Viewed 22 April 2016. [B00137]

Meriden Britannia Company. (1880s). Victorian silver-plated easel-back lady’s dressing table mirror with applied floral garland. (H) 15 3/4 in. Bonhams San Francisco - Period Art & Design including the Estate of John Traina (18 NOV 2012). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01299]


1890s

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1890). Yacht trophy cup. Silver-plate. (H) 28 1/2 in. Christie’s New York - Important American Furniture, Silver and Folk Art featuring... (18-19 JAN 2002). Viewed 6 April 2016. [D00001]


n. d.
19th c.

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 19th century). Metal cribbage board. Silver metal. Christie’s New York - Historic Cards and Games: The Stuart and Marilyn R. Kaplan Collection (21 JUN 2006). Viewed 9 April 2016. [D00017]

Meriden Britannia Co. (mid-to-late 19th century). Silver And horn cigar lighter. (L) 7 3/4 in. Sotheby’s New York - The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver (20 JAN 2017). Viewed 27 December 2016. [A01346]

Meriden Britannia Company. (late 19th century). Easel mirror, (late 19th century). Silver-plate. (H) 20 5/8 in. Sotheby’s New York - 19th century furniture, sculpture, ceramics, silver and works of art (20 APR 2009). Viewed 22 April 2016. [B00139]

Meriden Britannia Company and R. Wallace and Sons. (late 19th & 20th century). Serving dishes. Silver. Variable dimensions. Christie’s New York - Christie’s Interiors (24-25 JUN 2010). Viewed 9 April 2016. [D00015]

R. Wallace & Sons and Meriden Britannia. (19th-20th century). Shellform dish, reticulated cake stand. Variable dimensions. Bonhams San Francisco - Art + Decor including Jewellery (28-29 SEP 2015). Viewed 13 April 2016. [A00360]


n. d.
early
20th c.

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (early 20th century). Set of 14 American sterling silver bouillon cup frames and underplates. Bonhams Los Angeles - Period Art & Design including Jewelry (20-21 May 2012). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01303]

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (early 20th century). Sterling silver and glass footed basket-form bowl . Bonhams San Francisco - Period Art and Design (25 AUG 2013). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01297]

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (early 20th century). Fruit dish and associated stand. Silver. (W) 16 1/4 in. Christie’s London - Christie’s Interior (22 FEB 2011). Viewed 7 April 2016. [D00007]

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (early 20th century). Two bowls. Christies - Interiors (18-19 JUN 2013). Viewed 9 April 2016. [D00018]


1900s

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Sterling floral chased water pitcher. (H) 10 1/4 in. Bonhams San Francisco - Period Art and Design (19 AUG 2012). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01300]

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Sterling desk stand with glass fittings. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA Estate Auction (18-19 SEP 2011). Viewed 15 December 2016. [A01308]

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Oval bread tray. (L) 12 in. Bonhams San Francisco - Period Art & Design (19 AUG 2012). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01301]


1910s

Meriden Britannia / (possibly ISC). (c. 1910). Bridal basket. Silver. (H) 23 in. Christie’s New York - Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints including The Garbisch Collection from the Sky Club (20-21 JAN 2016). Viewed 4 April 2016. [A00319]

Meriden Britannia / (possibly ISC). (first quarter 20th century). Footed cake stand. Sterling silver. (H) 2 1/2 in. x (D) 15 in. Bonhams San Francisco - Period art & design (28 JUL 2013). Viewed 23 May 2016. [D00133]


1960s

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. before 1962). Three-piece tea and coffee service with the cypher of Queen Wilhelmina. Silver plate. Teapot (H) 8 in. Sotheby’s Amsterdam - Estate of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands (14-17 MAR 2011). Viewed 22 April 2016. [B00140]


n. d.

Meriden Britannia / (possibly ISC). (first quarter 20th century). Footed cake stand. Sterling silver. (H) 2 1/2 in. x (D) 15 in. Bonhams San Francisco - Period art & design (28 JUL 2013). Viewed 23 May 2016. [D00133]

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (20th century). Twelve silver dinner plates. Christie’s New York - Important American silver including magnificent Tiffany (20 JAN 2011). Viewed 9 April 2016. [D00016]

Meriden Britannia. (undated). ice bucket frame with cut glass liner. (D) 6 3/4i n. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (29 JUN 2008). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01317]

Meriden Britannia. (undated). Sterling centerpiece bowl. (D) 11 1/2 in. Bonhams Los Angeles - Sunset estate auction (21-22 SEP 2008). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01318]

Meriden Britannia. (undated). Cocktail shaker with etched bird design. (H) 7 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (12 OCT 2008). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01319]

Meriden Britannia / (possibly ISC). (undated). Circular bowl with applied molded flowers. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (16 MAR 2008). Viewed 23 December 2016. [A01320]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Victorian electroplated figural nut bowl. Bonhams San Francisco - Period Art & Design (24 JUN 2012). Viewed 15 December 2016. [A01307]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Cup. (H) 3 3/4 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA Estate Auction (20-21 MAR 2011). Viewed 15 December 2016. [A01309]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Sterling centerpiece bowl with applied molded rim. Bonhams Los Angeles - The Collection of Sir Daniel Donohue (4 APR 2011). Viewed 15 December 2016. [A01310]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Reticulated circular stand. (D) 6 in. Bonhams San Francisco - Period Art & Design (19 AUG 2012). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01302]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Bowl and dessert stand. (D) 9 in. and (D) 7 1/2 in. Bonhams San Francisco - Period Art & Design, San Francisco (20 JAN 2013). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01298]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Circular candy dish. (D) 7 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA Estate Auction (20-21 DEC 2009). Viewed 8 December 2016. [A01293]

Meriden Britannia. (undated). Octagonal pepper pot. Sterling silver. (H) 3 1/2 in. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (17-18 APR 2011). Viewed 23 May 2016. [D00134]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Water pitcher. Silver plate. (H) 10 1/4 in. Christie’s New York - The aesthetic interior: Featuring 19th century art (13 MAR 2001). Viewed 6 April 2016. [A00341]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Porringer. Bonhams San Francisco - ART + DECOR (25-26 JAN 2015). Viewed 28 April 2016. [D00075]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Large tray. Silver plate. (L) 17.4 in. Sotheby’s Amsterdam - Estate of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands sale (14-17 MAR 2011). Viewed 22 April 2016. [B00128]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Soup tureen. Silver-plate. 14 3/4 in. Christie’s New York - Silver (17 OCT 2001). Viewed 7 April 2016. [D00009]

International Silver Company & Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Butter server and shallow bowl. Christie’s New York - Interiors (11-12 DEC 2013). Viewed 7 April 2016. [D00012]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). (undated). Bread tray. Variable dimensions. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (24 JAN 2010). Viewed 16 April 2016. [A00370]

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Various silver-plated items. Silver-plate. Bread basket (W) 9 5/8 in. Sotheby’s Amsterdam - Estate of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands (14-17 MAR 2011). Viewed 22 April 2016. [B00141]

Meriden Britannia. (undated). A mint frame with cut glass fitting . Bonhams San Francisco - Period art & design including property from Serendipity Books, part II (15-16 APR 2012). Viewed 10 June 2016. [A00774]


D. Meriden Britannia designs in exhibitions

1850s

(14 July 1853 - 14 November 1854)
American Institute Fair, New York. Viewed 13 October 2016. [AAA00325]


1860s

(1 April - 31 October 1867)
Paris Universal Exposition. See: (1868). Paris Universal Exposition, 1867. Reports of the United States Commissioners. General survey of the exhibition; with a report on the character and condition of the United States section. [Listed: Meriden Britannia Company (p. 266)]. Government Printing Office: Washington. Courtesy University of Virginia Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00845-46]


1870s

(1873)
(precise dates unknown). American Institute Fair, New York. Viewed 13 October 2016. ["Silver medal awarded to Meriden Britannia Co. for best silverplated ware"]. [AAA00325; AAA00588] [3]

(1874)
(precise dates unknown). American Institute Fair, New York. Viewed 13 October 2016. [AAA00325]

(1875)
(precise dates unknown). American Institute Fair, New York. Viewed 13 October 2016. [AAA00325]

(10 May - 10 November 1876)
Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia (including Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt). See: (1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors including Meriden Britannia (with illustrations)]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. Courtesy University of Connecticut Libraries. Updated 23 December 2016. [A00965-75; AAA00545]

"The handsomest show-case in the Main Building was the pavilion of the Meriden Britannia Company…"— page 105

Smith, Walter. (1876). – The masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition illustrated, (v. 2, Industrial art). (Meriden Britannia Company: pp. 21-2, 45-6, 60, 187, 193-4.) 548 pp. Philadelphia: Gebbie & Berrie. Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art. Viewed 15 June 2016. [A00819-32]

Sandhurst, Phillip T. (c. 1876). The great Centennial exhibition critically described and illustrated, (pp. 270-73: Meriden Britannia). 566 pp. P. W. Ziegler & Co.: Philadelphia and Chicago. Courtesy University of California Libraries. Viewed 15 June 2016. [A00833-39]

(1876). List of awards made by the United States Centennial Commission to the American Exhibitors, International Exhibition, 1876, at Philadelphia. [Listed: Meriden Britannia (p. 105). The actual award received is not indicated in this text.] 134 pp. S. T. Souder & Company: Philadelphia. Courtesy The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00841-42]

May. (1947). ["Bronze medal awarded to Meriden Britannia Co."]. [AAA00588] [3]


1880s

(5 October - 31 December 1881.)
International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta (including Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt). Updated 23 December 2016. [AAA00358; AAA00545]

May. (1947). ["Silver medal awarded to Meriden Britannia Co. for collective exhibit, table silver and plated ware"]. [AAA00588] [3]

(16 December 1884 - 2 June 1885)
World Cotton Centennial, New Orleans. Viewed 13 October 2016. [AAA00325]

May. (1947). [States "Bronze medal" but does not specify recipient.] [3]

(6 May -31 October 1889)
Exposition universelle de 1889, Paris (including Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt). See: (1889). Reports of the United States commissioners to the Universal exposition of 1889 at Paris. (620 pp.) (Including Gold Medal Award winner Meriden Britannia, p. 429.) Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Updated 23 December 2016. [A01055-56; AAA00545]. May (1947) lists Meriden Britannia as a "bronze medal" recipient. [AAA00588] [3]


1890s

(17 September 1879 - 20 April 1880)
Sydney International Exhibition, Australia. See: Commission of the United States. (1879). Sydney International Exhibition: United States Court - Official catalogue of exhibits. (For Meriden Britannia Company see p. 8.) Viewed 2 March 2017. [A01524-27]

(1 May - 30 October 1893)
World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago. See: (1893). World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893 (Chicago), Official catalogue, Part VIII. [Listed: Meriden Britannia Company (p. 27)]. W. B. Conkey Company: Chicago. Courtesy North Central College, Naperville, IL. Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00850-56]; also May (1947) lists the company as receiving a bronze medal. [AAA00588] [3]

Also see: (1898). Connecticut at the World’s Fair: Report of the commissioners from Connecticut of the Columbian Exhibition of 1893 at Chicago. [Listed: Meriden Britannia Co. (p. 128)]. Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company: Hartford, CT. Viewed 2 March 2017. [A01528-31]

(1 June - 1 November 1898)
Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska. [Brass medal awarded.] (Including Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt). Updated 23 December 2016. [AAA00358; AAA00545; AAA00588] [3]


1910s

(20 February - 4 December 1915)
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco. [Bronze medal awarded.] [Including Louis Gudebrod’s The Spirit of the West 5-foot-high sculpture.] See: Meriden Britannia / International Silver Company. (1915). [Panama-Pacific Exposition I.S.Co. Pavilion brochure]. 4 pp. Meriden Historical Society - offline. Updated 19 March 2017. [AAA00570 - 0049; AAA00359-60; AAA00546-7; AAA00588] [3]


1970s

(17 January - 2 March 1975; 16 March - 20 April 1975)
Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; second viewing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Exhibition catalogue courtesy American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN. Viewed 17 October 2016. [AAA00361]


1980s

(May 1985)
A América na Ajuda: peças americanas no Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (American pieces in the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda). Palácio Nacional da Ajudo, Lisbon, Portugal. See exhibition catalogue: (1985). A América na Ajuda: peças americanas no Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, maio 1985. Lisbon, Portugal, 34 pp. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, call no. NK7112 .P353 1985. [AAA00036; A01092]

“The National Palace of Ajuda is honoured by the visit of President and Mrs. Reagan and welcomes them and the members of their official party to the display of American pieces in the collections of the Ajuda Palace, which was organized for this occasion.” (page 6, exhibition catalogue). [AAA00036]

(23 OCT 1986 - 11 JAN 1987)
In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. See book published in conjunction with exhibition, (pp. 275-77). Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00721; A00976-77]


1990s

(5 FEB 1994 - 13 MAR 1995).
Back in style: Selections from the McFaddin-Ward House Reserve Collection at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. (Link to exhibition catalogue above). (see page 24). Viewed 15 February 2017. [AAA00570-76]

(6 NOV 1994 - 29 JAN 1995).
Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor. Dallas Museum of Art. Curated by Charles L. Venable. (With book / exhibition catalogue.) Viewed 21 August 2016. [AAA00075]


2000s

(3 March - 1 October 2005)
Alice Ballantine’s Victorian Wedding, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. Viewed 13 November 2016. [AAA00426]

(2 OCT 2005 - 19 MAR 2006; 12 JUL - 14 OCT 2007).
A Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement. Curated by Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY. (See "One of the small, must-see exhibitions this summer", New York Times’ review, August 2007. Viewed 10 March 2016. [A00008/9]

(5 MAY - 29 OCT 2006)
Feeding desire: Design and the tools of the table, 1500-2005 at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York. (exhibition catalogue.) Viewed 12 April 2017. [A02153]

(7 SEP 2008 - 18 JAN 2009; 26 FEB 2009 - 24 MAY 2009; 4 OCT 2009 - 10 JAN 2010; 29 JUL 2011 - 8 JUL 2012).
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery. The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Seattle Art Museum; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 20 March 2016. [A00128; AAA00090-92]


2010s

(27 AUG 16 - 18 DEC 16; 12 FEB 17 - 21 MAY 17)
JapanAmerica: Points of contact, 1876-1970. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. [With exhibition catalogue]. Updated 22 January 2017. [A01431-33; AAA00551-55]


Footnote:
[1] See Hogan, Edmund P. (1980). The elegance of old silver plate and some personalities, (pp. 18-9, including a photo of The Buffalo hunt). Schiffer Publishing Limited: Exton, PA. ISBN 0-916838-30-7. See worldcat.org for locations. Viewed 23 December 2016. [DM]

[2] Photo of design (page 276) in: Burke, Doreen Bulger et al. In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement, (1986). Published in conjunction with exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), (page 276). ISBN: 0-87099-467-0. The New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art / Rizzoli. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00981]

[3] May, Earl Chapin. (1947). A century of silver 1847-1947, (p. 368-69). Robert M. McBride & Company: New York. Viewed 15 March 2017. [DM]



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