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    Posted 5 years ago

    Bluereded
    (5 items)

    This is made of, I'm assuming, pewter. I've searched for Peoria Plating Works and found no other examples of their work. Anyone have an idea of its age or any information on the company itself? I'm also wondering what style this is. It's very interesting with its claw feet and bumpy handle. Also, what do you think the lift colored rings in the handle are made of?

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      The company is long gone. They are listed in this 1896 Peoria Business Directory. Their address was 104 S. Madison Avenue, Peoria.

      http://www.peoriacountyillinois.info/directories/1896_dcty/1896_business_dcty.html
    2. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Your pot is very decorative !
      I think the insulators rings are made of horn :-)
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      The rings are probably ivory. They keep the handle from becoming hot. No idea how long the company was in business, but that pot looks to be +/- 1840s to me. The hand made designs are beautiful.
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Could be horn. Could be marine ivory.
    5. Bluereded Bluereded, 5 years ago
      That's so cool. What about it makes you think it might be circa 1840's?
    6. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      The design looks to be 1840s to maybe 1860s. Around 1850-1860 some of the designs started to get really wacky and ornate. Hard to say because I don't know the history of the company.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Here is one that is similar, possibly dating from the 1860s:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ornate-Rogers-Smith-coffee-pot-1905-Sillimans-silver-ring-silverplate-/161937626463?nma=true&si=aqjRIMqx0hc5tx9ZUJJix3GDhkI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
    8. Bluereded Bluereded, 5 years ago
      Oh neat! I see many similarities - especially in the handle. Thanks for all your help.
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      Welcome!
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      "Peoria Plating Works

      - These are the only plating works in the city, and were established in the latter part of 1878. They are located at 402 South Adams Street, and are under the management of J. S. DUNLAP. The enterprise is a local one, and bids fair soon to become one of considerable importance. All kinds of silver plated goods are manufactured, and they also do electrotyping in gold, nickel, bronze, etc. The works have a capacity of 25 ounces per hours, and a dynamo electric machine is used in the depositing room. Two floors are occupied and nine workmen are presently employed. The business last year amounted to about $5,000 and is increasing rapidly, has in fact doubled every six months since the start. A stock of about $3,000 is carried, and three traveling agents employed constantly. Considerable replating is done, and any pattern in flat or hollow ware can be duplicated. At present rate of business the works are turning out fifty full tea sets a year, besides hundreds of knives, forks, spoons and other small articles. Their trade is almost all in Illinois, with occasional and increasing orders from adjoining States.

      Source: History of Peoria 1880.[Transcribed by: Yvonne! Thanks Yvonne]"

      http://genealogytrails.com/ill/peoria/biz/other.htm
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      It is silver plate ... not sterling silver.
    12. Michaelpascal, 3 years ago
      Have a candy bowl supported by brass silver coated holder raps up and over bowlcan not find it.


    13. Jenarmer, 2 years ago
      Hi there, I know have one in my possession were you able to find out any additional info on the teapot
    14. Bluereded Bluereded, 1 year ago
      Jenarmer, Still nothing. I'm dying to find another like it.

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