Meriden Sterling Silver Hand Hammered Coffee Tea Set C-1898- Heat Wafers No Mono
GORGEOUS AND RARE MERIDEN SILVER COMPANY HAND HAMMERED STERLING COFFEE AND TEA SET CIRCA 1898. We have the privilege of offering you this gorgeous Meriden Silver Company hand hammered sterling coffee and tea set, Circa 1898.
Sugar: 6 1/8" tall with the handle up, 3 3/16" without the handle, 4 1/2" at the widest point of the mouth opening and 2 3/4" at the base. Is marked with the International IS crest Sterling and C9H1 on the base. Creamer: 5" tall at the highest point, 4 11/16" from spout tip to furthest edge of handle and 2 3/4 at the widest point of the base. The combined weight of the whole set together is, 51 Troy Ounces. This is a heavy and thick sterling set. Had been bought out by The International Silver Co. This is why there is a difference in the mark, same company, but now a different name with a minor difference in the pattern. Just a great set in fine condition.
For a quick hallmark education, since the tea and coffee pots are different dates, as the creamer and sugar: Meriden Company bought out International Silver Company in 1896. The Coffee and Tea Pots date about 1900 and the sugar and creamer date 1900 - 1910, as the Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.
S hallmark was used for many years into the 20th Century by the International Silver Company. This set would look absolutely stunning in any dining setting, especially a breakfast or lunch area. A great addition for any collector! We will break it down for you upon end of sale in the invoice.
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Open seven days a week 10:00 A. The item "MERIDEN STERLING SILVER HAND HAMMERED COFFEE TEA SET C-1898- HEAT WAFERS NO MONO" is in sale since Sunday, January 26, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Maker: International Silver Company
- Age: 1900-1940
- Type: Coffee / Tea Set
- Largest Dimension: 11 1/16"
- Marked / Unmarked: Marked
- Original / Reproduction: Original
- New / Used: Used