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Object ID # 1957.016.003ab
Object Name Bowl, Sugar
Title Meriden Silverplate Co. Sugar Bowl
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date post-1869 item
Year Range from 1869
Year Range to 1898
Made Meriden Silverplate Co.
Place of Origin Meriden, Connecticut
Description Ornate, silver-plated, lidded, two-armed urn-style sugar bowl. The decoration on this bowl exhibits Greco-African influences. There is decorative banding around the top of the vessel, and a scene depicting a carriage, lanterns and potted palms on its sides. The two arms form rough triangles with the body of the vessel and are placed opposite each other, attached at the rim and at the wider part of the body. The vessel sits on highly decorated feet.
Makers mark It is stamped with a circular mark with a lion holding a silver vase and "MERIDEN SILVERPLATE CO. QUADRUPLE PLATE" It is also stamped with a "420" (pattern reference number).
Provenance This sugar bowl was manufactured by the Meriden Silverplate Co. of Meriden, Connecticut. It was used as part of a tea service that belonged to the Kilbourn family. The Meriden company was founded in 1869 by Charles Casper. In 1898, it merged with other companies to create the International Silver Co. This particular pattern, No. 420, called "......", was produced between 18-- and 18--.

Previously owned by Mr. W. Quay Kilbourn of Toronto, said that the tea service came from the home of his Great-Grandfather, Hiram Kilbourn.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Metal/Silver
Dimensions H-17 W-19 Cir-35.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kilbourn, Hiram

Kilbourn, John Melbourne
Function This Victorian sugar bowl was used as part of a tea service that belonged to the Kilbourn family of Owen Sound and Bruce County.