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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.
engraving (printing process)
A) Engraved on the side is ""EPS"" or ""EJS"". C) Marked ""Meriden B. Company"" stamped below the maker's mark ""050"".
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Meriden Britannia Co. (Silversmith)
Meriden, CT, USA
10.688 (H), 5.25 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May
Rainwater, Dorothy T., Author. American Silver Manufacturers. EVERYBODYS PRESS, 1966.
Connecticut (United States)