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I found a Meriden Co. teapot. Hamilton Ontario. There

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Hello: I found a Meriden B Co. teapot. Hamilton Ontario. There is a number 980 With a T under it.There is an engraved number 400 138 032 inside the base. There other marks on the base. It looks to be art deco and has an ebony and silver handle. Leaf on the bottom joins the handle and in the front the silver on the handle splits and at the end there are small vines. Not sure if this is enough information. Thank-you for your time
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
Please send a photo of your teapot.
Please send me a photo of the marks on the bottom. You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo.
If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the mark and take a photo of the sketch,
To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link you see on your reply page.
If it is not there then you may use the free internet photo site Use the following instructions:
Go to
a. Click "Computer"
b. Find the photo file on your computer that you want to send
c. Click open on the file
d. You will see a Start Upload link on the page.
Click on it
e. Your image will appear on the screen
f. Highlight and copy the address link under Direct Link
to the right on the imgur page
g. Paste that link into your reply box on Just Answer
Kind regards,
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Also, I need to know if any of the silver plate is missing?
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank-you for your time. I am at work and will bring in a photo of all that is necessary. There is no silver plate missing.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Thank you so much. That will really help me give you an accurate answer.
I look forward to your reply.
Kind regards,