Cruet Stand

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1855-1887

GUSN

GUSN-48592

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

Descriptive Terms

cruet stands
engraving (printing process)
silver (metal)
plate (material)
Egyptian Revival
Silver
Egyptian Revival
Stipple Engraved
STAND, CRUET

Inscription

A) Engraved on the side is ""EPS"" or ""EJS"". C) Marked ""Meriden B. Company"" stamped below the maker's mark ""050"".

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

1971.1211ABC

Maker

Meriden Britannia Co. (Silversmith)

Location of Origin

Meriden, CT, USA

Dimensions

10.688 (H), 5.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1211A-C

Reference Notes

Rainwater, Dorothy T., Author. American Silver Manufacturers. EVERYBODYS PRESS, 1966.

Places

Connecticut (United States)