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.


For our extensive listings of Meriden Britannia / 1847 Rogers Bros. flatware with links, please scroll towards the bottom of this webpage, or click "1847 Rogers Bros."

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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.

Double wall pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (after 1858). Double wall pitcher. Pewter. (Accession no. 1973.39. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02373.)

Water pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1859). Water pitcher. Silver. (Accession no. H 30049. Viewed 7 September 2017. G00216.)


1860s

Covered vegetable dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1860-80). Covered vegetable dish. Silverplate. Accession no. ILE2012.19.5a-b. (Viewed 20 March 2016. A00131.)

Flagon and two chalices

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1861). Flagon and two chalices. Spun Britannia metal. (Accession no. 1977.60.1-3. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-117.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Coffeepot

Meriden Britannia Company. (possibly 1861, 1852-1898). Silver plate. (Accession no. 1993.850. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00712.)

Plate

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. (Accession no. 1922.92. Viewed 30 April 2016. A00492.)

Communion set

Possibly Meriden Britannia Company. (1863). Communion set. Pewter. [Accession no. 508 (permanent collection). Viewed 11 June 2017. A02678.]

Pocket drinking cup and case

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1864). Pocket drinking cup and case. Cup: Britannia metal; case: metal. Cup: (Accession no. 1961.343A-B. Viewed 7 April 2016. B00112-03.)

  • Offline - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

Compote

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1865-80). Compote. Silverplate. (Accession nos. 1975.76a-b. Viewed 20 March 2016. A00128.)

Syrup jug

Meriden Britannia Company. (1865-98). Syrup jug. Electroplated, spun, and cast Britannia metal. (Accession no. 1969.63.33. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-112.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Syrup jug

Meriden Britannia Company. (1865-98). Syrup jug. Electroplated, spun, and cast Britannia metal. (Accession no. 1995.118.0. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-132.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Two eggcups

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1867). Two eggcups. Silver plate. (Object no. 1955.248ab. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02094.)

Compote

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1867). Compote. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.154. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00153.)

Coffee urn

Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers & Brother. (c. 1867-71). Coffee urn. Silver plate, bone, cotton. (Accession no. 1984.0424. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01403.)

Ice water pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1868). Ice water pitcher. (Accession no. 75.15.33. Viewed 30 August 2017. G00089.)

Tilting ice water pitcher and two goblets

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1868). Tilting ice water pitcher and goblets. Silver plate. (Accession nos. X71.96.2-4. Viewed 11 September 2017. G00289-91.)

Dish and cover

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1869). Dish and cover. Electroplated Britannia metal. (Accession no. M.25&A-1970. Viewed 16 March 2016. A00114.)

Pudding dish with cover

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1869). Pudding dish with cover. Silver plate. (Accession no. 91.97A-C. 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.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Entree dish

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


1870s

Centerpiece

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1870). Centerpiece. Silver plate, Britannia metal. (Accession no. 1988.23. Viewed 7 April 2016. B00112-09.)

  • Offline - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

Baking dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-75). Baking dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1932.485AB. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00148.)

Baking dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-75). Baking dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1932.486AB. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00149.)

Pocket flask

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-85). Pocket flask. Silver. (Accession no. 1990.255. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00715.)

Cachepot

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-90). Cachepot. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1969.3659AB. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00150.)

Urn

Meriden Britannia Company. (1870-90). Urn. (Accession no. 1974.325. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00714.)

Sardine box

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1870-90). Sardine box. Silver plate. (Object no. 1727. Viewed 9 April 2017. A01962.)

Coffee and tea service

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1871). Six-piece coffee and tea service. (Accession nos. 1984.0424.13-.18. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01407-12.)

Tea and coffee service

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1871). Tea and coffee set. Metal: silver-plated britannia metal; Shaped, assembled. (Object nos. M19024.1-4. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00044-47.)

Coffeepot

Meriden Britannia Company / Rogers, Smith & Co. / (c. 1871). Coffeepot. Silverplate, ivory. (Accession no. 1988.83. Viewed 29 March 2016. B00057.)

Cake basket

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1871). Cake basket. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1986.489. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02366.)

Urn with polar bear motif

Meriden Britannia Company. (1872). Urn: Alaskan polar bear motif. Silver plate, bone. (Accession no. XX1990.1413 a,b. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00054.)

Tilting water pitcher set

Meriden Britannia Company. (1872). Tilting water pitcher set. Mixed media. (Accession nos. 1994.20.1.A-B; 1994.20.2; 1994.20.3; 1994.20.4; 1994.20.5; 1994.20.6. Viewed 30 March 2016. B00063-68.)

Pitcher and stand

Meriden Britannia Company. (patented 1872). Pitcher and stand. Silverplated white metal, enamel. (Accession no. 1997.120a-b. Viewed 31 May 2016. D00190.)

Four salt dishes

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1873). Four salt dishes. Silver plate, gold, electroplated. (Accession nos. 1984.0424.04-07. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01399-1402.)

  • Photos - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, Washington, DC (salt dish 1; 2; 3; 4).

Presentation trumpet

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1873). Presentation trumpet. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2005.0233. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01388.)

Cake basket

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1875). Cake basket. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.15. Viewed 31 May 2016. D00191.)

Figural napkin ring

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-85). Figural napkin ring. Silver plate. (Accession no. 292635. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01395.)

Footed dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-95). Footed dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. XX1990.1278. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00053.)

Vase

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1875-1900). Vase. (Accession no. 1989.9.2. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-128.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Drink service

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1875-1900). Drink service. (Accession no. 1989.9.1a-e. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-127.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Hot water urn

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-1900). Hot water urn. Silver plate. (Accession no. 59.8.1A-C. Viewed 17 April 2017. A02231.)

Communion service

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-1900). Communion service. Silver plate. (Object no. 1928.35a-f. Viewed 9 April 2017. A02056-62.)

Goblet

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1876). Goblet. Silver. (Accession no. XX-11. Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00329.)

  • The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.

Tea and coffee service

Middletown Plate Company / Meriden Britannia. (c. 1877). Five-piece tea and coffee service. (Accession nos. 1983.297, 1985.592. Viewed 2 July 2017. AAA00570-76)

Trophy

Meriden Britannia Company. (1878). Bayou St. John Rowing Club, N.O., Four-Oared Shell Trophy. Silverplate on Britannia metal. (Accession no. 90.302. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00425-02.)

  • Offline - New Orleans Museum of Art.

Goblet

Meriden Britannia Company. (1879). Goblet. (Accession no. 1996.119.4. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-133.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


1880s

Table bell

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Table bell. Silverplate white metal. (Accession no. 1999.54.0. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-134.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

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.)

Tea tray

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Tea tray. Silver plate, Britannia metal. (Accession no. 1988.25. Viewed 7 April 2016. B00112-10.)

  • Offline - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

Tankard

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Tankard. Silver plate. [Accession no. N-202 (permanent collection.) Viewed 11 June 2017. A02677.]

Sugar bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (1880-98). Sugar bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1969.695.1. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00151.)

Cream pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (1880-98). Cream pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1969.695.2. Viewed 25 May 2016. A00713.)

Napkin ring

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880-98). Napkin ring. Silver-plated white metal. (Accession nos. 1986.77.4. Viewed 20 March 2016. A00130.)

Trophy

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880-98). Hunting trophy. Silver, gold, Britannia metal. (Accession no. 1988.35. Viewed 6 April 2016. B00112-11.)

  • Offline - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.

Sugar bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (1880-1900). Sugar bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1977.0918. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01396.)

Tray

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880-1910). Tray. (Accession no. 1985.198.0. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-125.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Wine bottle holder

Moritz Korff for Meriden Britannia Company. (1881). Wine bottle holder. Silver, metal. (Accession no. TD1990.167.3. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00055.)

Sugarbowl with ribbed bottom

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1881). Sugarbowl with ribbed bottom. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2015.5.1.a-b. Viewed 10 July 2016. D00216.)

Creamer with ribbed bottom

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1881). Creamer with ribbed bottom. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2015.5.2. Viewed 10 July 2016. D00217.)

Wine cooler and punch bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1882). Wine cooler and punch bowl. (Accession no. 1989.9.3a-g. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-129.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Vase

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1882-83). Vase. Copper, brass, silver and gold plate on white metal. (Accession nos. 2000.77.2. Viewed 20 March 2016. A00127; AAA00090-91.)

Ice urn, goblets, and slop bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1884). Ice urn, goblets, and slop bowl. Silver-plated and parcel-gilt white metal and porcelain. (Accession no. 1995.35.1.1-.4. Viewed 20 March 2016. A00136; AAA00090; AAA00092.)

Card receiver

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Card receiver. Silver plate. (Viewed 3 July 2016. A00976.) [1]

  • Offline - The Strong, Rochester, NY.

Table

Meriden Britannia Company and The Charles Parker Co. (c. 1885). Table. Brass, marble, silver and other metallic plates, other metals. (Accession nos. 1989.9.A-B. Viewed 14 March 2016. A00102-03.)

Plaque

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Plaque. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1994.58. Viewed 31 May 2016. D00192.)

Tureen and cover

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Tureen and cover. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1994.119.7a-b. Viewed 31 May 2016. D00193.)

Inkwell and liner

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1886). Inkwell and liner. Silver plate on white metal. (Accession no. 1990.158a-b. Viewed 31 May 2016. D00194.)

Coffee pot

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1889). Coffee pot. Silver. (Accession no. 2000.80.11. Viewed 6 April 2017. A01947.)

Bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880s). Bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2012.60.2. Viewed 30 May 2016. D00152.)

Teapot

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880s). Egyptian revival pot, creamer, and sugar bowl with vine leaf motif. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2015.4.1-3. Viewed 10 July 2016. D00213-15.)


1890s

Syrup pitcher, Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1890). Syrup pitcher, Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah. (Cat no. A-2403-023. Viewed 4 September 2017. G00157.)

Pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1895). Pitcher. Silver. (Accession no. 95.131. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00425-03.)

  • Offline - New Orleans Museum of Art.

Tureen with cover

Meriden Britannia Company. (1895). Tureen with cover. Silver plate. (Accession no. 94.43.2A-B. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02017.)

Sugar bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1895). Sugar bowl. Silver plate. (Object no. 1941.812. Viewed 8 April 2017. A01963.)

Pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1896). Pitcher. (Accession no. 1993.55.13. Viewed 17 July 2016. AAA00033-131.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.


n. d.
19th c.

Base de fruteiro

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 18xx). Base de fruteiro. Accession no. 46019. (Viewed 16 March 2016. A00113.)

Tureen with lid

Meriden Britannia Company. (19th century). Tureen with lid. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2014.1.6a-b. Viewed 31 May 2016. D00195.)

Bride’s basket

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (late 19th century). Bride’s basket. Silver plate, glass. (Accession no. 1996.138.2a-b. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01621.)

Flower basket

Meriden Britannia Company. (late 19th century). Flower basket. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 2012.15.45. Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00329.)

  • The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.

Hanukkah lamp

Meriden Britannia Company. (late 19th century). Hanukkah lamp. White metal: cast and silver-plated. (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.

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.

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.)

Loving cup

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


1910s

Trophy

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (1912). Algonquin Hill Climb Trophy. Silver. (Accession no. 2004.0.9.6. Viewed 29 March 2016. B00056.)


1920s

Trophy

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (1929). Clearview Golf Club Trophy. Silver. (Accession no. 73.115.57A-B. Viewed 6 April 2017. A01946.)


1930s

Basket

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (c. 1930-40). Basket. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 98.4.5. Viewed 8 October 2016. A01203-04.)

  • Offline - San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas.


1940s

Trophy

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (1942). “Mrs. Miniver Golf Tournament” trophy. Electroplated white metal and plastic. (Accession no. 1996.56.1. Viewed 20 March 2016. A00132.)

"Flair" bonbon dish

1847 Rogers Brothers Division / (Meriden Britannia / ISC). (after 1945). "Flair" bonbon dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2002.29.214. Viewed 27 April 2016. A00460.)

"Flair" candelabra

1847 Rogers Brothers Division / (Meriden Britannia / ISC). (after 1945). "Flair" candelabra. Silver plate and bamboo. (Accession no. 2002.29.216.1-2. Viewed 27 April 2016. A00461-62.)


1950s

Coffee service

1847 Rogers Brothers Division / (Meriden Britannia / ISC). (designed 1954). "Flair" coffee service designs. Silver plate, plastic. (Accession no. 2002.29.215.1-2; 2002.29.215.3.A-B; 2002.29.221; 2002.29.237. Viewed 1 April 2016. B0081-85.)


n. d.

Tea or coffee pot and sugar bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Coffee or tea pot and sugar bowl. (Objects numbers VAF13539, VAF 13542a-b. A02803-04.)

Trophy

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Trophy: chalice. (Accession no. 1970.775. Viewed 30 April 2016. A00503.)

Knife rest

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Knife rest (with two cupids and two cherubs). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.314. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-121.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Coffeepot

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Coffeepot. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.412. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-156.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Coffeepot

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Cream pitcher (four-footed, engraved with leaf pattern). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.283. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-111.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Jewelry casket

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Jewelry casket. Silver. (Accession no. 2012.324.2. Viewed 18 July 2016. AAA00033-135.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Plate

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Plate. Britannia metal. (Accession no. 2014.62. Viewed 7 April 2016. B00112-16.)

  • Offline - Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.


B. Meriden Britannia Company designs in collections - flatware


1850s

Teaspoon

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-70). Teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. 1977.0028. Viewed 28 March 2017. A01834.)

Spoon

Meriden Britannia Company. (1852-1899). Spoon. (Accession no. X70.998. Viewed 29 August 2017. G00080.)

Fork

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1855). Fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1999.17.27. Viewed 31 March 2017. A01843.)


1860s

Fish server

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1865). Fish server. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.19. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01899.)


1870s

Spoon

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1871). Spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. X989. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01880.)

Two salt spoons

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1871). Two salt spoons. Silver plate. (Object no. 1950.177ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02689.)

Dinner fork, Laurel pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1875). Dinner fork, Laurel pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.4. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01624.)

Fish knife

Meriden Britannia Company. (1875-90). Fish knife. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1925.528.1. Viewed 25 August 2017. G00043.)

Crumber, Lorne pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1878). Crumber, Lorne pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1957.17. Viewed 7 April 2017. A02088.)

Crumber, Lorne pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1878). Crumber, Lorne pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1957.17. Viewed 7 April 2017. A02088.)

Soup ladle, Laurel pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (design patented 1878). Soup ladle, Laurel pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.113.2. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01896.)


1880s

Dessert spoon, Imperial pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1880). Dessert spoon, Imperial pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.141.4. Viewed 8 March 2017. A01716.)

Child’s knife, Newport pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers. (c. 1880). Child’s knife, Newport pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.112.2. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01894.)

Oyster fork

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1880). Oyster fork. Silver. (Object no. INV.14510. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02688.)

Child’s fork, spoon and knife, Nevada pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (1881-92). Child’s fork, spoon and knife, Nevada pattern. (Accession nos. 87.52.2-4. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02226-28.)

Soup spoon, Embossed pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1882). Soup spoon, Embossed pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.112.12. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01885.)

Dinner fork, Embossed pattern

Probably Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1882). Dinner fork, Embossed pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.71.12. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01660.)

Teaspoon, Arcadian pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1884). Teaspoon, Arcadian pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.156.13. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01897.)

Coffee spoon, Owl pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1885). Coffee spoon, Owl pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.144.2. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01891.)

Oyster fork, Owl pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1885). Oyster fork, Owl pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.144.3. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01903.)

Oyster fork, Daisy pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1885). Oyster fork, Daisy pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.144.5. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01904.)

Butter knife, Arcadian pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1885). Butter knife, Arcadian pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.3. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01891.)

Sugar sifter, Dundee pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1886). Sugar sifter, Dundee pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.84. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01893.)

Three-piece carving set, Norman pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1886). Three-piece carving set, Norman pattern. (Accession nos. 88.159.1-3. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01643-45.)

Three "Assyrian head" spoons

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1886-87). Three "Assyrian head" spoons. [Accession no. 1995-148-10(-12). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02174-76.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (spoon 1; 2; 3).

"Assyrian head" flatware

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1886-87). "Assyrian head" flatware. Silver plate. [Accession no. 1995-148-7(-9). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02157; A02161; A02173.]

"Assyrian head" flatware

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1886-87). "Assyrian head" flatware. [Accession no. 1996-79-1(-6). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02158-59; A02162-64.]

Ladle, Assyrian pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (1887). Ladle, Assyrian pattern. Electro-plated nickel silver. (Accession no. 1994.82.1. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01816.)


1890s

Oyster fork, Shrewsbury pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1890). Oyster fork, Shrewsbury pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.141.1. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01901.)

Table knife

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1891). Table knife. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.659b. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02720.)

Oyster fork

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1892). Oyster fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.19.4. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01648.)

Child’s knife, Farie pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1892). Child’s knife, Farie pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.106.6. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01882.)

Child’s spoon, Farie pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1892). Child’s spoon, Farie pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1991.7. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01902.)

Oyster or cocktail fork, Columbia pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1893). Oyster or cocktail fork, Columbia pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 88.112.10. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01895.)

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


Serving spoon, Romanesque pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1898). "Romanesque" pattern serving spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2000.338. Viewed 8 March 2017. A01669.)


1900s

Teaspoon

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1900). Teaspoon. Silver plate. Accession no. 1990.141.9. (Viewed 5 March 2017. A01607.)

Seven coffee spoons

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1900). Seven coffee spoons. Silver plate. (Object no. INV.14279a-g. Viewed 7 April 2017. A02083.)

Souvenir spoon

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (Retailer: Siegel-Cooper & Co.) (c. 1900). Souvenir spoon. Silver. (Object no. 1947.135. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02691.)

Two table knives

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1900). Two table knives. Silver. (Object no. INV.14110ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02706.)

Teaspoon, Vintage pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC. (Patented 1904). Teaspoon, Vintage pattern. Silver plate. Accession no. 1989.106.5. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01881.)

Serving fork, Daffodil pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / (ISC). (c. 1905). Serving fork, Daffodil pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2010.77.17. Viewed 5 April 2017. A01900.)

Fork

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (1906-30). Fork. (Accession no. S.1980.87.193. Viewed 1 August 2017. A02782.)


1910s

Soup spoon, Old Colony pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Soup spoon, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.20. Viewed 6 March 2017. A01651.)

Two dessert knives, Old Colony pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two dessert knives, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.661ab. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02091.)

Two dinner knives, Old Colony pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (c. 1911). Two dinner knives, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.660ab. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02093.)

Two tablespoons, Old Colony pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two tablespoons. Silver. (Object no. 1942.665ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02707.)

Two tablespoons, Old Colony pattern

(Meriden Britannia Company) / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two tablespoons, Old Colony pattern. Silver. (Object no. 1942.666ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02708.)

Tablespoon, Old Colony pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Tablespoon, Old Colony pattern. Silver. (Object no. 1942.664. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02722.)

Two teaspoons, Old Colony pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two teaspoons, Old Colony pattern. Silver. (Object no. 1942.667ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02711.)

Two teaspoons, Old Colony pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1911). Two teaspoons, Old Colony pattern. Silver. (Object no. 1942.668ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02713.)

Two table forks, Old Colony pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (1911). Two table forks, Old Colony pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. 1942.662ab. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02704.)

Three table forks, Old Colony pattern

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


1920s

Three grapefruit spoons, Ancestral pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (c. 1924). Three grapefruit spoons, Ancestral pattern. (Accession no. 85.11.1a-c. Viewed 4 September. G00091.)


1930s

Two knives, Silhouette pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros / ISC. (c. 1930). Two Silhouette pattern knives. [Accession no. 1993-150-5(-6). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02188-89.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (knife 1; 2).

Three knives, Silhouette Viande pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros / ISC. (c. 1930). Three Silhouette Viande pattern knives. [Accession no. 1993-150-7(-8). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02190-92.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (knife 1; 2; 3).

Three knives and four forks, Silhouette Viande pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC. (c. 1930s). Silhouette Viande pattern, three knives and four forks. [Accession no. 1993-150-10(-16). Viewed 12 April 2017. A02166-72.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (knife 1; 2; 3; fork 1; 2; 3; 4).

Three Saarinen-design forks

Eliel Saarinen for 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette Viande pattern forks. [Accession no. 1993-150-17(-19). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02177-79.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (fork 1; 2; 3).

Saarinen-design fork

Eliel Saarinen for 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930). Silhouette Viande pattern fork. (Accession no. 1993-150-20. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02183.)

Four spoons, Silhouette Viande pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (c. 1930). Four Silhouette Viande pattern spoons. [Accession no. 1993-150-21(-24). Viewed 14 April 2017. A02184-87.]

  • Photos - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (spoon 1; 2; 3; 4).

Brown-designed flatware, Silhouette pattern

Leslie A. Brown for 1847 Rogers Brothers / International Silver Company / (Meriden Britannia). (designed 1930). "Silhouette" flatware. (Accession no. 1995.102.1-3. Viewed 9 March 2017. A01754-56.)

Child’s fork

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Brothers / ISC. (c. 1937). Child’s fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1990.141.12. Viewed 7 March 2017. A01664.)


1950s

Dessert fork, Daffodil pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1950). Dessert fork, Daffodil pattern. Silver plate. (Object no. INV.14264. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02090.)

Table fork, Daffodil pattern

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / ISC. (c. 1950). Table fork, Daffodil pattern. Silver. (Object no. INV.14266. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02703.)

Table fork

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia) / ISC. (c. 1950). Table fork. Silver. (Object no. INV.14266. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02718.)

Doerfler-designed "Flair" flatware

Robert L. Doerfler for 1847 Rogers Bros. / Meriden Britannia / ISC. (designed 1954). "Flair" pattern flatware. (Accession nos. 1995.104.1-3. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02213-15.)


n. d.

24 knives, 24 forks, 36 spoons

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Co.) (undated). 24 knives, 24 forks, and 36 spoons. (All same pattern. URLs: 01102374469; 01102374471-553. Viewed 5 August 2017. A02805-07.)

Olive fork

1847 Rogers Brothers / (Meriden Britannia). (undated). Olive fork. Silver plate. (Accession no. 87.223.5. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01608.)

Set of twelve tables knives

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Set of twelve tables knives. Silver. (Accession no. X70.980a-l. Viewed 29 August 2017. G00078.)

Butter knife

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (undated). Butter knife. (Object no. Z.3595a. Viewed 6 May 2017. A02100.)

Butter knife

Meriden Britannia Company / 1847 Rogers Bros. (undated). Butter knife. (Object no. Z.3595b. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02672.)

Fork

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Fork. (Accession no. 1967.432. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01617.)

Fork

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Fork. (Accession no. 1968.244.4. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01618.)

Tablespoon

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Tablespoon. (Accession no. 1966.1841. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01619.)



C. Selected Meriden Britannia designs at leading auction houses


1870s

Soup tureen

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1870). Soup tureen. Silver plate. (Viewed 7 April 2016. D00006.)

Soup tureen and cover

Meriden Britannia Co. (c. 1875-80). Soup tureen and cover. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01345.)

The buffalo hunt sculpture

Theodore Baur for Meriden Britannia Company. (1876-86). The buffalo hunt sculpture. Metal, reddish brown patina. (Viewed 23 December 2016. A01323.)

"The Neptune Epergne": A monumental centerpiece

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1876). "The Neptune Epergne": A monumental centerpiece. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00136.)

"Chief and Squaw" centerpiece

Meriden Britannia Company / figures attributed to Theodore Baur. (1876). "Chief and Squaw" centerpiece for the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00127.)

The buffalo hunt sculpture (smaller casting)

Theodore Baur for Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1876). The buffalo hunt sculpture (smaller casting). Silvered and gilt metal on a black marble base. (Viewed 27 April 2016. A00432.)


1880s

Ship model

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1880). Ship model on mirror plateau, in wood display case. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00138.)

Water pitcher and stand

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Water pitcher and stand. Parcel-gilt, silver plate. (Viewed 6 April 2016. D00002.)

Five basket epergne

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1886). Five basket epergne. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00137.)

Dressing table mirror

Meriden Britannia Company. (1880s). Victorian silver-plated easel-back lady’s dressing table mirror with applied floral garland. (Viewed 8 December 2016. A01299.)


1890s

Yacht trophy cup

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1890). Yacht trophy cup. Silver plate. (Viewed 6 April 2016. D00001.)


n. d.
19th c.

Metal cribbage board

Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 19th century). Metal cribbage board. Silver metal. (Viewed 9 April 2016. D00017.)

Silver and horn cigar lighter

Meriden Britannia Co. (mid-to-late 19th century). Silver and horn cigar lighter. (Viewed 27 December 2016. A01346.)

Easel mirror

Meriden Britannia Company. (late 19th century). Easel mirror. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00139.)

Oval bread dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (late 19th & 20th century). Oval bread dish repoussè with flowers. Silver. (Viewed 9 April 2016. D00015.)

Reticulated cake stand

Meriden Britannia Company. (19th-20th century). Reticulated cake stand. (Viewed 13 April 2016. A00360.)


n. d.
early
20th c.

14 sterling silver bouillon cup frames and underplates

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (early 20th century). Set of 14 sterling silver bouillon cup frames and underplates. (Viewed 8 December 2016. A01303.)

Basket-form bowl

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (early 20th century). Sterling silver and glass footed basket-form bowl. (Viewed 8 December 2016. A01297.)

Fruit dish stand

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (early 20th century). Fruit dish stand. Silver. (Viewed 7 April 2016. D00007.)

Two bowls

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (early 20th century). Two bowls. (Viewed 9 April 2016. D00018.)


1900s

Water pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Sterling floral chased water pitcher. (Viewed 8 December 2016. A01300.)

Desk stand

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Sterling desk stand with glass fittings. (Viewed 15 December 2016. A01308.)

Bread tray

Meriden Britannia Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Oval bread tray. (Viewed 8 December 2016. A01301.)

Cake stand

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (1900-25; first quarter 20th century). Footed cake stand. Sterling silver. (Viewed 23 May 2016. D00133.)


1910s

Bridal basket

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (c. 1910). Bridal basket. Silver. (Viewed 4 April 2016. A00319.)


1960s

Three-piece tea and coffee service with the cypher of Queen Wilhelmina

Meriden Britannia Company / (ISC). (c. before 1962). Three-piece tea and coffee service with the cypher of Queen Wilhelmina. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00140.)


n. d.

Cake plate

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Cake plate. (Viewed 5 September 2017. G00177.)

Rectangular bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Rectangular bowl. Sterling silver. (Viewed 5 September 2017. G00176.)

Pair of bottle frames

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated.) Pair of bottle frames. (Viewed 22 August 2017. A02999.)

Pair of candlesticks

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Pair of candlesticks. Sterling silver. (Viewed 22 August 2017. A03000.)

Six-piece tea service with tray

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Six-piece tea service with tray. Sterling silver. (Viewed 7 August 2017. D00235.)

Bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Bowl. (Viewed 7 August 2017. D00236.)

Bread plate and nut dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Oval bread plate and nut dish. (Viewed 7 August 2017. D00237.)

Twelve silver dinner plates

Meriden Britannia Company / ISC. (20th century). Twelve silver dinner plates. (Viewed 9 April 2016. D00016.)

Centerpiece bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Sterling centerpiece bowl. (Viewed 23 December 2016. A01318.)

Cocktail shaker

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Cocktail shaker with etched bird design. (Viewed 23 December 2016. A01319.)

Circular bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Circular bowl with applied molded flowers. (Viewed 23 December 2016. A01320.)

Figural nut bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Victorian electroplated figural nut bowl. (Viewed 15 December 2016. A01307.)

Cup

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Cup. (Viewed 15 December 2016. A01309.)

Centerpiece bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Sterling centerpiece bowl with applied molded rim. (Viewed 15 December 2016. A01310.)

Reticulated circular stand

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Reticulated circular stand. (Viewed 8 December 2016. A01302.)

Circular candy dish

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Circular candy dish. (Viewed 8 December 2016. A01293.)

Octagonal pepper pot

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Octagonal pepper pot. Sterling silver. (Viewed 23 May 2016. D00134.)

Water pitcher

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Water pitcher. Silver plate. (Viewed 6 April 2016. A00341.)

Large tray

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Large tray. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00128.)

Soup tureen

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Soup tureen. Silver plate. (Viewed 7 April 2016. D00009.)

Shallow bowl

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Shallow bowl. (Viewed 7 April 2016. D00012.)

Various silver-plated items

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Various silver-plated items. Silver plate. (Viewed 22 April 2016. B00141.)

Mint frame

Meriden Britannia. (undated). A mint frame with cut glass fitting. (Viewed 10 June 2016. A00774.)

Five-piece tea set, Victorian

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Five-piece tea set, Victorian. (Viewed 14 August 2017. A02867.)

Circular tray

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Circular tray. (Viewed 14 August 2017. A02868.)

Sugar basket frame

Meriden Britannia Company. (undated). Sugar basket frame. (Viewed 14 August 2017. A02869.)

Flatware set, First Love pattern, with case

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (undated). Flatware set, First Love pattern, with case. Silver plate. (Viewed 23 August 2017. G00008.)

Flatware set, Charter Oak pattern

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (undated). Flatware set, Charter Oak pattern. Silver plate. (Viewed 23 August 2017. G00010.)

Flatware set, Daffodil pattern, with case

1847 Rogers Bros. / (Meriden Britannia Company) / International Silver Company. (undated). Flatware set, Daffodil pattern, with case. Silver plate. (Viewed 23 August 2017. G00011.)


D. Meriden Britannia designs in exhibitions

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. (Viewed 16 June 2016. A00845-46.)


1870s

1873 (precise dates unknown). American Institute Fair, New York. ["Silver medal awarded to Meriden Britannia Co. for best silverplated ware"]. (Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00328; AAA00588.) [2] [3]

1874 (precise dates unknown). American Institute Fair, New York. (Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00328.) [3]

1875 (precise dates unknown). American Institute Fair, New York. (Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00328.) [3]

10 May - 10 November 1876. Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia (including Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt). [4]

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.)


1880s

5 October - 31 December 1881. International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta (including Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt). ["Silver medal awarded to Meriden Britannia Co. for collective exhibit, table silver and plated ware"] Updated 23 December 2016. [AAA00328; AAA00358; AAA00545; AAA00588] [2] [3] [4]

16 December 1884 - 2 June 1885. World Cotton Centennial, New Orleans. [States "Bronze medal" but does not specify company recipient.] (Viewed 13 October 2016. AAA00328.) [2]

6 May -31 October 1889. Exposition universelle de 1889, Paris (including Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt). [4]

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.)


1890s

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. (Viewed 16 June 2016. A00850-56.)

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 to Meriden Britannia Co."] [Presentation includes Theodore Baur’s The buffalo hunt). (Updated 23 December 2016. AAA00358; AAA00545; AAA00588.) [2] [4]


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.] 4 pp. (Updated 19 March 2017. AAA00570-0049; AAA00359-60; AAA00546-7; AAA00588.) [2]

  • Offline - 4-page Panama-Pacific Exposition (Meriden Britannia /) I. S. Co. Pavilion brochure - Meriden Historical Society.


1930s

4 venues: 1930-31. International exhibition of contemporary metalwork and cotton textiles, organized by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, DC. [Exhibited 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia).]

> Exhibition venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (15 October - 10 November 1930); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1-28 December 1930); Art Institute of Chicago (19 January - 1 March 1931); Cleveland Museum of Art (11 March - 5 April 1931). (Viewed 31 March 2017. A01871-76.)


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. (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)


1980s

May 1985 (specific dates unknown). 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: (1985). A América na Ajuda: peças americanas no Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, exhibition catalogue, maio 1985. Lisbon, Portugal, 34 pp. (Viewed 22 July 2016. 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, above). (AAA00036.)

23 October 1986 - 11 January 1987. In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Viewed 3 July 2016. A00721; A00976-77.)


1990s

5 February 1994 - 13 March 1995. Back in style: Selections from the McFaddin-Ward House Reserve Collection at Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. (Viewed 15 February 2017. AAA00570-76.)

6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995. Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor at the Dallas Museum of Art. Curated by Charles L. Venable. (Viewed 21 August 2016. AAA00075.)


2000s

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

  • Included in exhibition: Meriden Britannia’s entree dish (1869-80). Newark Museum accession no. 97.67.17A-C. (See listing of object above.)

2 October 2005 - 19 March 2006; 12 July - 14 October 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. (DM; Viewed 10 March 2016. A00008-09.)

5 venues: 2005 - 2007. Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design. [Exhibited 1847 Rogers Bros. (Meriden Britannia).] (Viewed 21 March 2016. A00140.)

> Exhibition venues: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art; The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.

5 May - 29 October 2006; 26 January - 30 April 2007. Feeding desire: Design and the tools of the table, 1500-2005 at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa, California. (Updated 22 July 2017. A02153; A02775.)

4 venues: 2008-12. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery at Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (7 September 2008 - 18 January 2009); Seattle Art Museum (26 February 2009 - 24 May 2009); Birmingham Museum of Art, AL (4 October 2009 - 10 January 2010); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (29 July 2011 - 8 July 2012). (Viewed 20 March 2016. A00128; AAA00090-92.)


2010s

27 August - 18 December 2016; 12 February - 21 May 2017. JapanAmerica: Points of contact, 1876-1970 at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. (Updated 22 January 2017. A01431-33; AAA00551-55.)


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]

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

[3] Meriden Britannia Company. (1886-87). Gold and silver plate. 450 pp. In the 1982 reprint The Meriden silver-plate treasury. The complete catalogue of 1886-87 with 3200 illustrations, (unnumbered page in introduction). (With introduction by Edmund P. Hogan.) New York: Dover Publications. (Viewed 24 June 2016. A00952.)

[4] 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]



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