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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    A PARCEL-GILT SILVER-PLATED WATER PITCHER AND STAND

    MARK OF MERIDEN BRITANNIA COMPANY, MERIDEN, CT, CIRCA 1885

    Price Realised  

    A PARCEL-GILT SILVER-PLATED WATER PITCHER AND STAND
    MARK OF MERIDEN BRITANNIA COMPANY, MERIDEN, CT, CIRCA 1885
    The water pitcher of baluster form, on circular foot, the body and neck with silver-gilt birds perched in raspberry canes, all against a stippled silver ground, the angular handle with silver gilt flowers, the spout with parcel-gilt sunburst, the neck engraved JCS - Aug. 12, '85, the shaped square stand with parcel-gilt border of flowering raspberry canes, the field with stylized flower pattern, each marked on base
    The pitcher 10 in. high, the stand 11 in. wide (2)


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