Antiq.meriden Britannia Co.silver & Milk-glass Oil Lamp
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Antiq.meriden Britannia Co.silver & Milk-glass Oil Lamp:
Up forpurchase at the Blue Front ShoppeCollectibles is a antique MERIDEN BRITANNIA COMPANY SILVER PLATE AND MILK GLASS OIL LAMP~~
~ 9" T x 4 7/8" Rd. base ~ The metal at neck of lamp looks like brass ~ The wick piece is made by EAGLE and still has wick but I don't think it is original to lamp ~ This piece just sits in lamp because where it screws to lamp is to small~
~The milk glass you can tell is very old with imperfections in the glass and about 16" in diameter ~ I see no damage to the glass ~ The base silver plate part 4 5/8" tall and could still use some cleaning but there is also wear and missing silver where it was carried around from room to room ~ You can tell where the middle was carried by hand and on round base where the palm of the hand rested ~
~On bottom base is the embossed Meriden marksand the # 1770 on side of the markings ~ There is also the glass chimney which is 8 3/4" T and is not the original one ~
Weight is 1 pound 14.6 ounces before packing ~ Good Luck adding to your collection
~~The Meriden Britannia Company was formed in 1852 in Meriden, Connecticut. The Rogers Bros firm was purchased by Meriden Britannia in 1862, thereby acquiring the 1847 Rogers Bros line. In 1878, they had a store at Union Square in New York City and a manufacturing facility in West Meriden, CT. According to their 1878 catalogue, the company won a first place medal at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the "large variety of silver plated white metal hollow ware, of excellent quality and finish, and of tasteful designs." They were one of the original companies that joined together to form the International Silver Co. in 1898.~~
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