Antique Victorian Castor Set w/ Built in Servant Dinner Bell by Meriden B. Co. Mid 1800's

Antique Victorian Castor Set w/ Built in Servant Dinner Bell by Meriden B. Co. Mid 1800's

Regular price $225.00

 

Product Description:  Picture this elaborate Victorian six bottle castor set with a built-in servant bell displayed on your table.  We don't find these around every day.  During the Victorian and Edwardian era, castor sets held an important place at the dinner table.  This silver-plate, condiment set by Meridan Britannia Company features six glass etched bottles with tops and/or stoppers with a revolving wide band holder.   This fancy, show off piece has an ornate top finial with a press tab which was used to ring the bell for the servant.  This is not your typical cookie cutter castor set and a unique find!  

Circa:  1865-1869

Dimensions:  19" height x 71/2" wide (at rotating top), 5 1/4" width (base)  

Product Weight:  5 pounds 4 ounces

Markings:  Meriden B. Company (with scale mark) on top of revolving tray, 64 (incised under base)

Color:  Darker silver color (due to natural patina)

Material:  Silverplate, Glass

Origin:  U.S.A.

Condition:   Previously owned - used.  Bell functions properly as it should.  No noticeable dents in holder.  Medium to dark natural surface patina on holder and lids.  Cannot determine if there is an additional, original surface coating on exterior which is giving it a pewter appearance.  Glass stoppers and plated tops are in good condition, although they appear to be slightly different sizes and style stoppers.  Collars on most all cannot be removed due to age and oxidation on the inside (as shown).  Mustard pot with hinged lid with slot is missing the spoon. Bubbles and some flaws within the glass (as shown). The top of the rim on one cruet has two small chips, 1/4" and 1/8" (all shown).  Some surface wear and peeling of plate.  Overall good condition for age.

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