A huge Silver-plate tankard made by Reed & Barton, 1858
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Sold Date: 12/07/2008
Channel: Online Auction
A huge Silver-plate tankard made by Reed & Barton, 1858 Search
A huge Silver-plate tankard made by Reed & Barton, 1858.This is a design with floral motif & winter scenes. It measures 14 Â½ inches tall, 12 inches handle to spout, 7 Â¾ inches diameter at the base. It is in very good condition. It should be the best Christmas gift for the best person in the world. 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 silver-plate 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 operate other brands as well: Reed & Barton Handcrafted Chests, the world's largest manufacturer of handmade chests, cigar humidors, pen chests, and hardwood flatware. Another company, 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 t Thanks for your interest.
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