A BRITANNIA-WARE MOUNTED "ENAMELLED" SIX PIECE TEA AND COFFEE-SERVICE ON TWO-HANDLED TRAY, maker's mark of Manning, Bowman & Co., Meriden, Connecticut, 1898-1906, the bodies and ground of tray, grey agate enamel, comprising teapot, coffee-pot, hot-water pot, two-handled covered sugar-bowl, cream-jug and waste-bowl, each pear-shaped, on four tapering part acanthus feet, with molded mid-rib, foliate scroll handle, the short cylindrical neck with die-rolled foliate band, and wavy collar, the hinged bell-form cover engraved with floral swags and topped by part foliate baluster finial, the pots with part foliate scroll spout--the coffee-pot 11½in. (29.2cm.) high; the oval tray with everted die-rolled floral border and two part foliate loop handles (the mounts lacquered)--length of tray over handles 31in. (78.7cm.)

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A BRITANNIA-WARE MOUNTED "ENAMELLED" SIX PIECE TEA AND COFFEE-SERVICE ON TWO-HANDLED TRAY, maker's mark of Manning, Bowman & Co., Meriden, Connecticut, 1898-1906, the bodies and ground of tray, grey agate enamel, comprising teapot, coffee-pot, hot-water pot, two-handled covered sugar-bowl, cream-jug and waste-bowl, each pear-shaped, on four tapering part acanthus feet, with molded mid-rib, foliate scroll handle, the short cylindrical neck with die-rolled foliate band, and wavy collar, the hinged bell-form cover engraved with floral swags and topped by part foliate baluster finial, the pots with part foliate scroll spout--the coffee-pot 11½in. (29.2cm.) high; the oval tray with everted die-rolled floral border and two part foliate loop handles (the mounts lacquered)--length of tray over handles 31in. (78.7cm.)

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Manning, Bowman & Co., won an award at an exhibition of the American Institute of New York in 1869 for plated silverware.
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