Middletown Plate Company designs in collections, at auction and in exhibitions (2016)

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Middletown Plate Company tilting pitcher Middletown Plate Company tea and coffee set


In 1899, the Middletown Plate Company became part of the International Silver Company. The Middletown Plate Co. trademark was used by International Silver until 1921. Middletown Plate Company’s secondary trademark, Superior Silver Co., was used on a less expensive line by Wilcox Silver Plate Co., until 1941.


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Middletown Plate Company designs in collections [1]

1860s

Candy dish

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1860). Candy dish. (Accession no. N-46. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02147.)

Lidded butter dish

Middletown Plate Company. (1864-98). Lidded butter dish. (Accession no. 1949.13.6a-c. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B02.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT.

Card tray

Middletown Plate Company. (1864-98). Card tray. (Accession no. 1972.12.0a,b. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B03.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT.

Compote

Middletown Plate Company. (1864-98). Compote. (Accession no. 1979.34.4. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B06.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT.

Cup and saucer

Middletown Plate Company. (1864-98). Cup and saucer. (Accession no. 1981.115.6a,b. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B07.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT.

Cake basket

Middletown Plate Company. (1864-98). Cake basket (with "handle, decorated with medallions, animal-shaped legs and a dog"). Silver plate. (Accession no. 1974.82.22. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B04.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT.

Syrup pitcher

Middletown Plate Company. (after 1865). Syrup pitcher. Silver plate. Accession no. 258258. (Viewed 30 December 2016. A01406.)

Mustache cup

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1866). Mustache cup. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.268A. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-103.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


1870s

Serving tray

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1870). Serving tray. Silver plate, foliated borders, Renaissance revival. (Accession no. H-15. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02107.)

Condiment set

Middletown Plate Company. (1870-85). Condiment set. (Accession no. JAGA 1280. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02144.)

Picture frame

Middletown Plate Company. (1870-1900). Picture frame (with depicted flowers and scrolls). Silver plate. (Accession no. N-136. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02123.)

Water set

Middletown Plate Company. (1873-85). Water set (pitcher, stand, waste bowl, goblet). Silver plate. (Accession no. S.HS.2000.60.1. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02734.)

Fruit bowl

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1876). Fruit bowl (with depicted cherub, shell boat, two swans). (Accession no. JAGA 619. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02122.)

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)


1880s

Food service item or vase

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1880). Food service item or vase. (Accession no. JAGA 1293. Viewed 10 April 2017. A02145.)

Collapsible cup and case

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1880). Collapsible cup and case. (Accession no. 1996.71.0a-c. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B09.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Teapot

Middletown Plate Company. (1880-98). Teapot. (Accession no. 2003.174.0.1. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B10.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Creamer

Middletown Plate Company. (1880-98). Creamer. (Accession no. 2003.174.0.2. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B11.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Lidded sugar bowl

Middletown Plate Company. (1880-98). Lidded sugar bowl. (Accession no. 2003.174.0.3a,b. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B12.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Syrup pitcher

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1884). Syrup pitcher. (Accession no. 1974.115.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B05.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Fruit dish

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1885). Fruit dish. (Accession no. 1994.184.0. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B08.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Spoon holder

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1885). Spoon holder. Silver plate. (Accession no. 208141. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01374.)


1890s

Relish dish and tongs

Middletown Plate Co. (c. 1890). Relish dish and tongs. Silver, glass. (ID no. whit009. Viewed 10 October 2017. G01251.)

Teapot

Middletown Plate Company. (1895-98). Teapot. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1974.326. Viewed 25 August 2017. G00039.)

Ice bucket holder

Middletown Plate Company / ( ISC). (c. 1899-1945). Ice bucket holder. Silver plate. (Accession no. 124063. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01405.)


1900s

Teapot

Middletown Plate Company / (possibly ISC). (c. 1900). Teapot. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1977.0918. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01404.)

Two candlestick holders

Superior Silver Company (div. of Middletown Plate Co.) / ISC. (c. 1906). Two candelstick holders. (Object no. INV.247a.1-2. Viewed 9 April 2017. A02054-55.)


n. d.

Candlestick holder

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Candlestick holder. (Accession no. 2005.171.8. Viewed 15 April 2017. AAA00591-B13.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Syrup pitcher

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Syrup pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.168. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-073.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Tray

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Tray (rectangular-shaped). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.207. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-084.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Coffee pot

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Coffee pot (lion mask on legs). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.222. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-088.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Sugar, creamer, spooner

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Sugar, creamer, spooner. Silver. (Accession nos. D1981.28.266.1-3. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-102.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Cut plug jar

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Cut plug jar. Hard white metal. (Accession nos. D1981.28.356A-B. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-140.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Well and tree platter

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Well and tree platter. Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.420. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-157.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Covered sugar and creamer

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Covered sugar and creamer (with floral etched designs). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.182.1-2. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-076.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Footed dish

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Footed dish. Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.14. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-064.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Collar button box

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Collar button box (with embossed flowers). Silver. (Accession no. D1981.28.322. Viewed 13 August 2016. AAA00053-124.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


B. Middletown Plate Company designs at auction

1890s

Berry dish

Middletown Plate Company. (c. 1890). Berry dish. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00175.)

Pitcher and stand

Middletown Plate Company. (late 19th century). Pitcher and stand. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00176.)

Ice water pitcher on tilting stand

Middletown Plate Company. (late 19th century). Victorian ice water pitcher on tilting stand. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00185.)

Vase stand

Middletown Plate Company. (late 19th / early 20th century). Vase stand. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00186.)


1900s

Stand

Middletown Plate Company. (20th century). Stand. Silver plate. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00177.)


n. d.

Partial tea set

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Partial tea set. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00187.)

Seven-piece tea and coffee set

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Victorian, seven-piece tea and coffee set. Silver plate. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00188.)

Five-piece tea set

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Aesthetic style five-piece tea set. Electroplated. (Viewed 31 May 2016. D00189.)

Three piece tea set

Middletown Plate Company. (undated). Three piece tea set (pot, sugar bowl with cover and cream pitcher). (Viewed 5 January 2017. A01440.)


C. Middletown Plate Company designs in exhibitions

1870s

10 May - 10 November 1876. Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia.


1880s

1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881. Melbourne International Exhibition, Australia.

See: (1880). Melbourne International Exhibition 1880; The official catalogue of the exhibits, with introductory notes of the countries exhibiting, v. II, second edition to the first issue. [American exhibits, including Middletown Plate Co. (Class 24.—Goldsmiths’ and Silversmiths’ Work, p. 235).] (Viewed 27 June 2016. A00997-1000.)


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.)


Footnote:
[1] The Middletown Plate Company, Middletown, CT, was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1899. At this juncture, it is not known to Design Meriden if this company became an ISC division. [See "A Guide to the International Silver Company Records, 1853-1921". University of Connecticut university libraries website.] Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00660]



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