Posted 2 years ago
Hi. I recently bought a large tea set, and here is the pot from it. It is the Meriden B Company, 1886, Pat'd oct 22d, 1879. I have no history on it, but it has what looks like a Masonic symbol on one side. All pieces in the set have a similar design of the bearded face in the legs, and the woman's face higher up. This pot is about 11" tall, and appears to be a cast metal pot with a handle made of tubes. There are 4 more pieces. One is larger with a lid and knife/spoon holder, one is smaller with a lid, and there are 2 more open top that have rounded top edges and did not have lids.
My question is, what is this set called (tea service, dinner, etc?) and what is it approx worth? It is tarnished from sitting, but only small marks from wear or use. The Masonic symbol is more of a lettter A than the dividers I have seen, with a large eye around it, and what appears to be the fluer-de-lis on eac side as well as top and bottom.