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Cruet Stand

1971.1211A-C (RS118036)

Description

A: base B: cover C: insert Round base supported by 3 feet; egg-shaped body; 6-holed insert; egg finial. Table service form. A) Inverted egg shape, supported by three slightly curved legs with scrolled feet; legs enclose round shelf at the bottom and is meant to hold a paraffin burner. B) Egg-shapped finial with cover. C) Circular liner pierced to hold six eggs with central ring handle.

Details

Maker
Meriden Britannia Co. (Silversmith)
Date
1855-1887
Inscriptions
A) Engraved on the side is ""EPS"" or ""EJS"". C) Marked ""Meriden B. Company"" stamped below the maker's mark ""050"".
Location of origin
Meriden, CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
engraving (printing process)
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
cruet stands
Egyptian Revival
engraving (printing process)
plate (material)
Silver
silver (metal)
STAND, CRUET
Stipple Engraved
Dimensions
10.688 (H), 5.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1211A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
48592
Reference Notes
Rainwater, Dorothy T., Author. American Silver Manufacturers. EVERYBODYS PRESS, 1966.

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