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Reed & Barton Flatware

Since its inception in 1824, Reed & Barton has been one of America’s most iconic silver flatware brands. With a long history of excellent quality and distinctive pieces, Reed & Barton is the official supplier of flatware for the White House.

Isaac Babbit founded Reed & Barton as a jewelry shop in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1822, but switched his focus to metalworking shortly thereafter. In 1824, Babbit famously developed Britannia metal, a combination of antimony, tin, and copper which he prided on having a greater luster than pewter. After gaining popularity for his quality and craftsmanship, Babbit partnered with two esteemed designers, Henry Reed and Charles Barton, whom he would eventually sell the company to in 1834.

Following the discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859, which made raw silver widely available throughout the U.S., Reed & Barton began to produce cast sterling silver patterns in hollowware and flatware to great acclaim. Today, Reed & Barton flatware continues to be as renowned and highly sought after as ever before.


Quick Facts

  • In addition to producing some of the world’s best flatware, Reed & Barton is the world’s largest manufacturer of cigar humidors and pen chests
  • In 2015, Christie’s sold a Reed & Barton flatware service for $3,000
  • Reed & Barton’s manufacturing plant, located in Taunton, Massachusetts, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

Recommended Items at Auction

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Reed Barton Sterling Eighteenth Century 50 Piece Flatware Set
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Reed Barton Sterling Eighteenth Century 50 Piece Flatware Set
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$1904 Bids
Reed & Barton Sterling Francis I Serving Pieces
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Reed & Barton Sterling Francis I Serving Pieces
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $150- $300
$1503 Bids
Antique Reed & Barton Wild Rose Pattern Sterling Silver Salt Cellar Spoons
Mar 18, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique Reed & Barton Wild Rose Pattern Sterling Silver Salt Cellar Spoons
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
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Reed & Barton "Love Disarmed" Sterling Silver Asparagus Server
Mar 06, 6:00 PM EST
Reed & Barton "Love Disarmed" Sterling Silver Asparagus Server
by Market Auctions Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
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Reed & Barton "Love Disarmed" Sterling Silver Serving Piece
Mar 06, 6:00 PM EST
Reed & Barton "Love Disarmed" Sterling Silver Serving Piece
by Market Auctions Inc.
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
vtg silverware set reed & barton service for 12 w/gorham box 69 pcs Dresden rose
Mar 10, 6:30 PM EST
vtg silverware set reed & barton service for 12 w/gorham box 69 pcs Dresden rose
by A KLEINS AUCTION GALLERY LLC
Est: $75- $500
$251 Bid
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(40) PIECE REED & BARTON STERLING FLATWARE SERVICE
Mar 07, 5:00 PM EST
(40) PIECE REED & BARTON STERLING FLATWARE SERVICE
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $700- $800
$5000 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SILVER SERVING SPOON IN LES CINQ FLEURS, CIRCA 1900
Mar 10, 10:00 AM PST
REED & BARTON STERLING SILVER SERVING SPOON IN LES CINQ FLEURS, CIRCA 1900
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $150- $200
$1200 Bids
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72 PIECE REED & BARTON STERLING FLATWARE SERVICE
Mar 07, 5:00 PM EST
72 PIECE REED & BARTON STERLING FLATWARE SERVICE
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,100
$9000 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SILVER SPOONS
Mar 05, 6:00 PM CST
REED & BARTON STERLING SILVER SPOONS
by Dallas Auction Gallery
Est: $50- $100
$500 Bids
34-Pc. Reed & Barton Partial Flatware Set
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
34-Pc. Reed & Barton Partial Flatware Set
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
Marlborough Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Utensils
Mar 07, 12:00 PM EST
Marlborough Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Utensils
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $2,500- $3,000
$2000 Bids
Reed & Barton Sterling Fish/Seafood Forks
Mar 16, 11:00 AM EDT
Reed & Barton Sterling Fish/Seafood Forks
by Kaminski Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$750 Bids
A Group of Sterling Flatware, Reed and Barton, Other Makers
Mar 17, 12:00 PM EDT
A Group of Sterling Flatware, Reed and Barton, Other Makers
by Locati LLC
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Reed & Barton Sterling "Francis I" Flatware Set
Mar 17, 11:00 AM EDT
Reed & Barton Sterling "Francis I" Flatware Set
by Kaminski Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
97pc REED & BARTON 'FRANCIS I' STERLING FLATWARE
Mar 16, 1:00 PM EDT
97pc REED & BARTON 'FRANCIS I' STERLING FLATWARE
by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery
Est: $1,800- $2,200
$1,6000 Bids
A Sterling Silver Flatware Service, Reed and Barton Francis I
Mar 17, 12:00 PM EDT
A Sterling Silver Flatware Service, Reed and Barton Francis I
by Locati LLC
Est: $3,000- $3,500
$1,5000 Bids
72pc REED & BARTON 'FRANCIS I' STERLING FLATWARE
Mar 16, 1:00 PM EDT
72pc REED & BARTON 'FRANCIS I' STERLING FLATWARE
by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery
Est: $1,500- $1,800
$1,2000 Bids
Antique 1914 Reed & Barton Relief Poppy Pattern Silver Plate Serving Meat Fork
Mar 11, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique 1914 Reed & Barton Relief Poppy Pattern Silver Plate Serving Meat Fork
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Reed & Barton Flatware


Kaminski Auctions

Kaminski Auctions

Leighton Galleries

Leighton Galleries

One Source Auctions

One Source Auctions

Locati LLC

Locati LLC