Reed and Barton has represented the finest in tableware and giftware since its inception in 1824. This little vase is no exception.
It's completely elegant, featuring a smooth body with a gorgeous floral repoussé rim. This theme is complemented by an elegant and ornate scalloped edge.
Francis I is one of the most highly collectible sterling patterns in the world. It was created by Ernest Meyer in 1906, and started production in 1908. It is its most enduring design.
The vintage vase characterized by its use of swirling foliate scrolls, fruits, leaves and flowers. While the larger vases featuring the pattern are typically easier to find, this one is extremely rare and highly collectible.
There are several hallmarks on the underside of the vase, the first of which reads "Reed & Barton" underneath which is another mark reading "Sterling".
The production/design number, "Y57", and pattern name, "Francis I", are also clearly imprinted.
It remains in superb condition, exhibiting only slight darkening to the underside of the rim and almost no scratching whatsoever. Simply ideal for display and use, this vase is a must-have.
Measurements: 2 1/8" tall Body circumference: 7 1/8" Rim diameter is approx. 3 ¼", rim circumference is 10 ¾" Weight: 79.3 grams (2.80 oz)