This charming silver platter by Reed & Barton is crafted in that renowned firm’s Francis I pattern. Skillfully-répousséd classic shapes and applied, hand-cast mounts of fruits and flowers distinguish this elegant dish, which is meant to serve sandwiches. Introduced by the company in 1906, Francis I has become one of the most highly collectible sterling patterns ever created and is held in high esteem by American silver connoisseurs. Rare in style and artistry, this dish flawlessly displays the incredible artistry for which Reed & Barton is known.
Features the Reed & Barton stamp, pattern number X569 and the date mark for 1949
11 3/8” diameter
Reed & Barton, established in 1824, is one of the oldest silver-manufacturing firms in the United States. They have long been an industry leader and pioneer in the art of silversmithing, which has been referred to as “the last great craft.” The Francis I pattern is their most recognized achievement, featuring 15 different fruit clusters detailed in a complete set.