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FLATWARE PATTERNS
REED & BARTON

The Reed & Barton story began in 1824, when Isaac Babbitt created a new metal alloy - "Britannia metal" - in his Taunton, Massachusetts pewter shop.
Babbitt joined forces with craftsmen Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton to produce this innovative, higher quality pewter ware. When Babbitt encountered financial difficulties, Reed & Barton offered to take control and began manufacturing products under their own names. The fledgling company's goods reflected uncompromising standards of excellence, starting with its initial silverplate products and extending to the exquisite sterling silver creations that resulted from the silver discoveries of the late 1800s.
The company has remained privately owned by the family of Henry Reed. Besides the flatware for which it is renowned, Reed & Barton operates 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.
Reed & Barton maintains its headquarters in Taunton, Massachusetts, once known as "Silver City" because of the number of silver companies operating there.


Reed & Barton trade mark

REED & BARTON DATE SYMBOLS, MARKS AND HISTORY






REED AND BARTON STERLING SILVER PATTERNS

AMERICAN FEDERAL
first production 1982



American Federal pattern: Reed & Barton 1982

ASHMONT
first production 1990




Ashmont pattern: Reed & Barton 1990

AUTUMN LEAVES
first production 1957




Autumn Leaves pattern: Reed & Barton 1957

BURGUNDY
first production 1949




Burgundy pattern: Reed & Barton 1946

CLASSIC ROSE
first production 1954



Classic Rose pattern: Reed & Barton 1954

DANCING FLOWERS
first production 1950



Dancing Flowers pattern: Reed & Barton 1950

DIADEM
first production 1967



Diadem pattern: Reed & Barton 1967

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
first production 1971



Eighteenth Century pattern: Reed & Barton 1971




EL GRECO
first production 1972



El Greco pattern: Reed & Barton 1972

ENGLISH CHIPPENDALE
first production 1984



English Chippendale pattern: Reed & Barton 1984

ENGLISH PROVINCIAL
first production 1965



English Provincial pattern: Reed & Barton 1965

FLORENTINE LACE
first production 1951



Florentine Lace pattern: Reed & Barton 1951

FRANCIS I
first production circa 1950




Francis I pattern: Reed & Barton circa 1950

FRENCH RENAISSANCE
first production 1941




French Renaissance pattern: Reed & Barton 1941

GEORGIAN ROSE
first production 1941



Georgian Rose pattern: Reed & Barton 1941

GRANDE RENAISSANCE
first production 1967



Grande Renaissance pattern: Reed & Barton 1967




HAMPTON COURT
first production 1964



Hampton Court pattern: Reed & Barton 1964

LARK
first production 1960



Lark pattern: Reed & Barton 1960

LOVE DISARMED
first production 1899



Love Disarmed pattern: Reed & Barton 1899

MARLBOROUGH
first production 1906



Marlborough pattern: Reed & Barton 1906

POINTED ANTIQUE
first production 1895



Pointed Antique pattern: Reed & Barton 1895

ROSE CASCADE
first production 1957



Rose Cascade pattern: Reed & Barton 1957

SAVANNAH
first production 1962



Savannah pattern: Reed & Barton 1962

SILVER SCULPTURE
first production 1954



Silver Sculpture pattern: Reed & Barton 1954




SPANISH BAROQUE
first production 1965



Spanish Baroque pattern: Reed & Barton 1965

TAPESTRY
first production 1964



Tapestry pattern: Reed & Barton 1964

TARA
first production 1955



Tara pattern: Reed & Barton 1955

WOODWIND
first production 1986



Woodwind pattern: Reed & Barton 1906





SILVERPLATE AND ELECTROPLATED SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN SILVERPLATE MARKS
Aa / Al      Am / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      C      D      E      F      G      H      I      J      K      L      Ma / Mh      Mi / Mz      N      O      P      Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sl      Sm / Sz      T      U      V      Wa / Wd      We / Wz      X      Y      Z     
AMERICAN SILVERSMITHS         GORHAM      INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF      MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO      REED & BARTON      ROGERS      TIFFANY & CO      TOWLE      WALLACE
FLATWARE PATTERNS         GORHAM      INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO      KIRK STIEFF CORPORATION      REED & BARTON      TOWLE MFG CO      WALLACE SILVERSMITHS INC.     

STERLING SILVER OF USA AND CANADA
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER MARKS
Aa / Am      An / Az      Ba / Bh      Bi / Bz      Ca / Cn      Co / Cz      Da / Dt      Du / Dz      E      Fa / Fn      Fo / Fz      Ga / Gh      Gi / Gz      Ha / Hh      Hi / Hz      I-J      K      La / Lh      Li / Lz      M      N      O      P - Q      Ra / Rn      Ro / Rz      Sa / Sh      Si / Sz      T - U - V      Wa / WG      Wh / Wz      X - Y - Z     

SILVER MANUFACTURERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Peter Charles Faberge mark    Gorham Athenic hallmark    International Silver Company mark    Georg Jensen hallmark 1945-1951    Kirk & Son mark    Meriden Britannia Company mark    Reed & Barton mark    Rogers Bros mark    Tiffany hallmarks    Towle Silversmiths mark    Wallace Silversmiths mark    Wiener Werkstatte monogram    WMF hallmarks   
Fabergé    Gorham    International Silver Co    Georg Jensen    Kirk Stieff    Meriden Britannia    Reed & Barton    Rogers    Tiffany & Co    Towle    Wallace    Wiener Werkstatte    WMF   


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