Manhattan Plate Co. silverplate coffee urn & teapot set

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 13, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

are a total of 6 major pieces, not counting two lids, of "Manhattan N. Y. Plate Co", as stated on the bottom of the coffee urn along with, "Nickle Silver / Patented Decr. 11, 1861". I will state right off that this set is in the Greek Key pattern and in my opinion it needs to be resilverplated completely unless you just desire it for its historical significance. I understand that silverplating can get expensive, but also I realize what this set would be worth if it is. The only denting I can find is on the teapot's back handle which is also slightly loose, but this is due to age and it can be tightened by a professional. All but one of the pieces are monogrammed with a "W", and this can be removed also. ___ I will start with the coffee urn of which is the only major piece not monogrammed and it measures 16 1/2" 2ith the lid on and from handle to handle it is 10" across. The handle on the spout is either comprised of a bone type material or ivory which has nicely patinaed with age. The handle turns freely and the lid fits nicely. The Greek Key pattern is small, molded and at the top was the remaining pieces have the pattern at the centers and in large engraving and an entirely different pattern going around their tops. (This is an indication to me that the urn came at a different time period or this is what you got out of the company's inventory.) ___ Next is the teapot which has that loose and dented area on the back of the handle which I can best described as in the center with three close dents. However, in my experience I have seen this type of denting removed by professionals with no trouble. The heat seperators are of the same material as the urn's handle and has also aged nicely with small cracks all around to give it a regas appearance to my perspective. The lid is hinged and fits nicely while on the bottom of this piece it says, "Manhattan Plate Co. N. Y. / Nickle Silver / 2008". (I might add that on the bottoms the, "N. Y." is in the center of the, "Manhattan Plate Co." which circles around.) The teapot is 6 3/4" tall, measures about 9 1/4" from handle to spout and is about 5 1/2" at its widest. It also has this strange design going around the top as does the tray and none of the other pieces has this design. (I can only venture a guess as to this and that is because these two pieces are larger was the next three pieces are smaller and this would be overcrowding at its utmost.) ___ Next is the oval tray which measures 15 7/8" long by 12" wide. It appears rather cruddy in my photos, but that green streak is w someone in my opinion spilled some gold paint many years ago and it is now turning green. The only marks on the bottom of this piece are, "801. / 16.", and they are on the underside of the rim and stamped in script. ___ Next is the creamer and it as the remaining two pieces have the same markings on their bottoms as the teapot. The creamer is 3 1/2" tall to its rim which is 3" across and from handle to spout it measures 6 1/8". ___ Next is the messy T evidently is a spill bowl and a sugar, but t is a lid for only one and judging from the openings at the tops of these two it appears as one is suited for a lid while the other isn't. However, the lid will fit either one so I will leave this to your choice which one you want to cover. The bowl with the handles measures slightly less than 3 1/2" tall and about 3 1/4" across the rim. The bowl without the handles measures slightly more than 3 1/2" across and because of the quite different top it measures 4 3/8" across. (This latter bowl is my choice for the covered sugar as it has more inside scratching on the inside which perhaps was from a sugar spoon or tongs.) _____ I have described all these pieces to the best of my ability and although I am not an expert by any means...I am judging everything from many years of experience. Thank you, Trudy _____ _____ _____ We never charge for handling or packaging only for postage and insurance. In some instances items have to be mailed in two packages due to new postal dimensions...