Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern
Nathan Horowicz Antiques

Reed & Barton 5 Piece Sterling Silver Mid-Century Modern Coffee & Tea Set in Diamond Pattern

Regular price $4,380.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Reed and Barton 5-piece sterling silver tea and coffee set in the celebrated Diamond pattern in Mid-Century Modern style from the 1950s or 1960s, with pointed finials and multifaceted shapes, consisting of:

- a coffee pot measuring 12 1/2'' in height by 7'' from handle to spout by 4 1/2'' in depth 

- a teapot measuring 8 1/2'' in height by 8'' from handle to spout

- a cream jug measuring 4 1/2'' in height by 4 1/2'' from handle to spout

- a covered sugar bowl measuring 4'' in height by 4 3/4'' in diameter at the widest point

- a waste bowl measuring 2 1/4'' in height by 4 5/8'' in diameter at the widest point

This service retains the rare original rattan handle insulators and bears hallmarks as shown. Total weight is 73 ozt. 

The Diamond tea and coffee service was created by John Prip to coordinate with The Diamond flatware pattern (1958). The handle is wrapped with its original rattan, which acts as an insulator. Originally, natural rattan or woven black plastic was used... Later the rattan was replaced with colored plastic, according to Jewel Stern in "Modernism in American Silver." 

Reed & Barton was originally founded as Babbitt & Crossma in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1824. However, the company was slowly losing money, so the failing company was purchased by Henry G. Reed and business partner Charles E. Barton. In 1896, the company was awarded a Medal of Excellence at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.
During the 1900s, Reed & Barton silver continued to be incredibly popular. The company hired a publicist to assist in promoting their brand. They opened a store in New York City, began making trophies, and took on commissions from the United States Navy. In 1928, Reed & Barton merged with silversmith Dominick & Haff. Some notable items Reed and Barton were responsible for include the silver used on the USS Arizona, the metals for the Summer Olympic games held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996, and a number of famous flatware patterns, including Francis I.
The company's products have also been used at the White House. In 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower received a trophy made by Reed & Barton for being the winner of the National Celebrities Tournament. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy cut his inaugural cake with our Reed & Barton Pointed cake knife.

Please feel free to ask us any questions, and please see our other listings. We hand polish all items before shipping them out, but if there is interest for a professional polishing and/or engraving removal, we can take care of that for an additional charge and with delayed shipping.