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Doreen Hunter 123 Far Out St. Paradise, CA 95969 MAXWELL SILVER MATCHING SERVICE 5690 Feather

Doreen Hunter 123 Far Out St. Paradise, CA 95969

MAXWELL SILVER MATCHING SERVICE 5690 Feather River Pl. Paradise, CA 95969 Phone: (530) 872-7330 Cell: (530) 228-7331 tom@maxwellsilver.com

May 19, 2014

PIECE APPRAISED: TILTING ICE WATER PITCHER ON STAND, SILVER PLATE”

This stunning example of the Aesthetic period was made by the Meriden Britannia Co. of Meriden, Conn. At the time they were the largest silver company in the world. In 1898, they willingly merged with 15 other silver companies to form International Silver Co. of Meriden, Conn.

Your tilting ice water pitcher tilts forward on its stand to pour ice water into a beautiful goblet with gold washed interior sitting on its own small shelf, adorned with two beautiful cast flowers. The double-walled pitcher with internal ice flap (to keep heat from entering) and goblet are satin-chased; the plain silver background is a satin finish that contrasts with the bright finish of the flowers, leaves and stems.

Your #43 ice water set is pictured on Page 273 of the 1886-1887 Meriden Britannia Silver-Plate Treasury Catalogue. The original cost was $34.00

The stand or holder is festooned with cast birds, rosettes and flowers. The goblet and pitcher are embossed with flowers, birds, spider webs, bamboo and dragon flies.

The goblet is 6(inches) high with a 3round base, the ice pitcher is 12½high with 6¾round base.

The stand or frame is 19high with a 9½round base. #43 is stamped on the bottoms of the goblet and ice water pitcher.

Actual replacement value of this set is $1,695.00 plus any applicable taxes.

Enclosure:

2 original copies

Attested,

Thomas H. Maxwell, Owner Maxwell Silver Matching Service