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

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Meriden Britannia designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions

A. Meriden Britannia designs in collections

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Rogers Brothers / Meriden Britannia Company. (1845-60). Plate. Pewter. 1 x 10 1/4 in. Accession no. 1922.92. New York Historical Society. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00492].

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1855). Fruit basket. Accession no. 1969.63.32. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-111]

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Meriden Britannia Company. ( patented 1858). Pitcher. Accession no. 1980.35.6. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-120]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (after 1858). Water pitcher. Silver-plate. (H) 12 in. x (W) 10.5 in. Accession no. 1998.1049. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 25 May 2016. [A00711]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (patented 1858). Pitcher. Pewter. Accession no. 1973.385. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 30 April 2016. [A00505]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1850-1860). Tea set / coffee service (coffee pot; tea pot; creamer; sugar bowl; waste bowl; water urn; Rococo revival-style). Silver. Accession no. 46.311A-H. Newark Museum, NJ. (Online but search collection.) Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00426-15]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1850-70). Teapot. Pewter. Accession no. 23.637. Newark Museum, NJ. (Online but search collection.) Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00426-10]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1850-70). Cream pitcher. Pewter. Accession no. 23.638. Newark Museum, NJ. (Online but search collection.) Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00426-11]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1850-70). Bowl. Pewter. Accession no. 23.639. Newark Museum, NJ. (Online but search collection.) Viewed 12 November 2016. [AAA00426-12]

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

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1852-67). Basket. Accession no. 1969.63.49. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-113]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers, Smith & Company. (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]

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1855-1887). Cruet stand. Historic New England organization, Boston, MA. Viewed 25 May 2016. [A00716]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1869-80). Entree dish. Silver-plate. Accession no. 97.67.17A-C. Newark Museum, NJ. (Online but search collection.) Viewed 13 November 2016. [AAA00426-39]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1869-80). Entree dish and bowl. Accession no. 97.67.18A-D. Newark Museum, NJ — offline. Viewed 13 November 2016. [AAA00426-40]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Cake basket. Accession no. 1938.29.2.6. Accession no. 1938.29.2.1-4a,b. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-108]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Presentation fireman trumpet. Accession no. 1957.16.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-109]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Salt cellar. Accession no. 1978.45.5. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-119]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Goblet. Accession no. 1981.108.37. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-121]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Mug. Accession no. 1982.77.1. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-122]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Tankard. Accession no. 1983.16.1. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-123]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Compote. Accession no. 1983.16.2. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-124]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Bowl. Accession no. 1974.82.23. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-116]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1855-1898). Tray. Accession no. 1969.63.50. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-114]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1865-1898). 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]

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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]

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

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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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Butter dish (Japanese style). Silver-plate. Accession no. 98.48.6A,B. Newark Museum, NJ. (Online but search collection.) Viewed 13 November 2016. [AAA00426-42]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Bowl. Accession no. 1985.199.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-126]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1898). Lidded butter dish. Accession no. 1990.144.0a-d. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-130]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-1890). 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]

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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]

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

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Card receiver. Silverplate. (H) 7 in. The Strong, Rochester, NY. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00976] [1]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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

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Meriden Britannia Company. (1850-1900). Oil lamp. Colored glass with motifs representing vegetation, and metal. (H) 540 mm x (D) 330 mm. Accession no. 50478. Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal. [AAA00036]

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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]

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

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia. (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]

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1900). Collapsible cup (and original box). Accession no. 1967.57.14a-c. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 17 July 2016. [AAA00033-110]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (patented January 29, 1901). Coffeepot with lid. Silver, cast. 12 1/8 x 10 1/4 x 6 in. Accession no. 1999.48. Dallas Museum of Art. Viewed 9 April 2016. [A00348]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1900-17). Goblet. Accession no. 1969.63.214. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 18 July 2016. [AAA00033-115]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (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]

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Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company. (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]

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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]

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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]

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

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Meriden Britannia. (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]

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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]

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



B. Meriden Britannia designs at leading auction houses

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia. (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]

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Meriden Britannia Company. (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]

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

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Meriden Britannia. (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]

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

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Meriden Britannia Company. (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]

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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]

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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]

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

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Meriden Britannia, Meriden Cutlery, Wm. Rogers, 1847 Rogers Bros. (undated). Circular bowl, 6 tea knives, 7 cocktail forks, crumber. Silver-plated; pewter. Variable dimensions. Bonhams San Francisco - SOMA estate auction (24 JAN 2010). Viewed 16 April 2016. [A00370]

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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]

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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]



C. Meriden Britannia designs in exhibitions

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(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]

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(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]

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

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(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]

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(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]

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(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]

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(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]

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(20 February - 4 December 1915)
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco. Viewed 17 October 2016. [AAA00359-60]

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(1 June - 1 November 1898)
Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska. Viewed 17 October 2016. [AAA00358]

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(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]

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(6 May -31 October 1889)
Exposition universelle de 1889, Paris. 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. Viewed 10 July 2016. [A01055-56]

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

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(5 October - 31 December 1881.)
International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta. Viewed 17 October 2016. [AAA00358]

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(10 May - 10 November 1876)
Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia. 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. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00965-75]

"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]

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

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

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(1873)
(precise dates unknown). American Institute Fair, New York. Viewed 13 October 2016. [AAA00325]

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(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]

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


Footnote:
[1] 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]



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