25 June 2008
An Art Deco chrome-plated seven-piece refreshment service
Meriden Silver Plate Co.; circa 1927
signed on the bottom of each piece and marked "Ile de France", and consisting of a conical shaped pitcher with circular base, applied spout and wood handles; and six (6) small chrome conical cups with circular footed bases.
9 x 8 in. (22.9 x 20.3 cm.) height x diameter and smaller. (7)
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Please note this pattern is named after the Ile de France and was not used on board the ship.
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