Reed and Barton 5 Piece Medallion Silver Plated Coffee Set

Reed and Barton 5 Piece Medallion Silver Plated Coffee Set.

PRESENTING a BEAUTIFUL 19th Century Tea and Coffee service or set.

From circa 1860…..Reed and Barton 5 Piece Medallion Silver Plated Coffee Set.

This is made by the American Silversmiths : Reed and Barton renowned for their top quality silver and silver plate items.

Reed & Barton is a prominent American silversmith manufacturer based in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, operating between 1824 and 2015. Its products include sterling silver and silverplate flatware. The company produced many varieties of britannia and silver products since Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton took over the failing works of Isaac Babbitt[2] in Taunton. During the American Civil War, Reed & Barton produced a considerable quantity of weapons for Union Army soldiers and officers.

In 1928, Reed & Barton merged with silversmith Dominick & Haff.

Reed & Barton was chosen to design and produce the official gold, silver, and bronze medals for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta,[4] of which there are samples on display at the Old Colony Historical Society museum in Taunton. The company’s products are used at the White House in Washington, D.C. Today, the company operates a factory store at the plant site, an outlet store at Wrentham Premium Outlets in Wrentham, Massachusetts, and an online store as well.

The company remained privately owned by the family of Henry Reed. Besides the flatware, Reed & Barton operated other brands as well:

  • Reed & Barton Handcrafted Chests, the world’s largest manufacturer of handmade chests, cigar humidors, pen chests, and hardwood flatware.
  • Miller Rogaska Crystal, handmade stemware.
  • Sheffield Collection, a company started in 1908 and purchased by Reed & Barton in 1973.
  • Everyday stainless steel flatware designed for durability (and modern conveniences like dishwashers).
  • It is the exclusive American importer of Belleek Fine Parian China and Aynsley Fine English Bone China Tableware.

The company’s manufacturing complex in Taunton is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Reed & Barton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2015, citing ongoing pension liabilities and decreasing revenue.[5] In a bankruptcy auction conducted in April 2015, the operating assets of the company were acquired by The Lenox Company, a competing maker of flatware and tableware.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_%26_Barton

Reed and Barton 5 Piece Medallion Silver Plated Coffee Set.

This Pattern is known as the ‘Medallion’ Pattern or Pattern No: 1954.

It features fine engraving on each piece, with a central medallion of a neo-classical figurehead as its central motif.The Pots ate topped with beautifully cast vines and grapes as are the handles and spouts. The handles also have insulation inserts.

This was a ‘HIGH QUALITY’ Set in its day.

The Set consists of: A Coffee Pot, Tea Pot, Creamer, Lidded Sugar Bowl and Comport.

Reed and Barton 5 Piece Medallion Silver Plated Coffee Set.

Provenance: Bought Privately in Texas.

Condition: Some slight wear to the plate and some minor dings….as to be expected from its age.

Sugar Bowl missing its full base, but still perfectly functional. Still a very ‘pretty’ and desirable set.

Dimensions:

Coffee Pot: 12.5″ Tall and 9.5″ Wide

Tea Pot: 10″ Tall and 9″ Wide

Creamer: 8.5″ Tall and 4 ” in diameter at mid section.

Sugar Bowl: 8″ Tall and 7.25″ Wide

Comport: 9″Tall and 9″in diameter.

Price Now: $300 (Set of 5)

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