Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Compote in Art Nouveau 'Francis I' Pattern
Reed & Barton sterling silver compote serving bowl in Mid-Century Art Nouveau 'Francis I' pattern. This elegant piece has a beautiful floral design, standing 6" high and measuring 13" across at its widest point. Total weight is 38.9 troy ounces. Hallmarks as shown.
Reed & Barton was founded as Babbitt & Crossman in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1824. The failing company was then purchased by Henry G. Reed and business partner Charles E. Barton–and by 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 Francis I pattern seen here is considered to be one of their most notable designs.
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