Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver 205-Piece Flatware Set in Art Nouveau Style
Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver 205-Piece Flatware Set in Art Nouveau Style
Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver 205-Piece Flatware Set in Art Nouveau Style
Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver 205-Piece Flatware Set in Art Nouveau Style
Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver 205-Piece Flatware Set in Art Nouveau Style
Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver 205-Piece Flatware Set in Art Nouveau Style
Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver 205-Piece Flatware Set in Art Nouveau Style
Nathan Horowicz Antiques

Reed & Barton Francis I Sterling Silver 205-Piece Flatware Set in Art Nouveau Style

Regular price $9,800.00 $0.00 Unit price per

 

205-piece Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware set in celebrated Francis I pattern with exquisite fruit and floral motifs in Art Nouveau Style, consisting of:

12 forks measuring 8'' in length

18 salad forks measuring 6 1/4'' in length

12 cocktail forks measuring 5 3/4'' in length

18 forks measuring 7 1/8'' in length

8 fish forks measuring 7 1/4'' in length 

 

12 solid handle spreaders measuring 5 7/8'' in length

12 oval soup spoons measuring 7 3/8'' in length

8 ice cream spoons measuring 5 5/8'' in length 

37 teaspoons measuring 6'' in length

 

12 round soup spoons measuring 6'' in length

12 demitasse spoons measuring 4 5/8'' in length

 

12 hollow handle knives with stainless modern blades measuring 9 5/8'' in length

12 hollow handle knives with stainless modern blades measuring  8 7/8'' in length

 

20 serving pieces including sugar tongs, two salt spoons, pickle fork, jelly server, sauce ladle, sugar spoon, bon bon, two serving spoons, large bowl serving spoon, tomato server, lemon fork, large serving fork and hollow handle cheese spread, pie server and craving set, all with monograms. 

Approximate total silver weight is 272 ozt. Each piece bears hallmarks as shown and some bear monograms.  

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.