Meriden Brittania quadruple plate tea set with tray, c. 1880s, etched floral design
This is a great quadruple plated tea set by Meriden Brittania Company. The set has a tea pot, coffee pot, covered sugar and creamer; the style is Chinese pagoda in shape and each piece has wonderful floral etching, which can be seen on the detail photo of the teapot. The teapot and coffee pot also have elaborately designed spouts.
The tray that accompanies the set is not part of the set itself, but works well and complements the style of the set.
Each piece is marked with Meriden Brittania’s mark of conjoined circles, one with MERIDEN B. CO, and the other QUADRUPLE PLATE. The set is in really good condition; there is some minor plate wear on the coffee pot lid, the result of overpolishing, but there are no dents, bends or repairs to the set and the tray is in excellent condition.