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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 "L'ELEGANTE" STERLING SILVER PLACE FORKS, SET OF TEN,
Oct 14, 9:00 AM EDT
REED & BARTON "L'ELEGANTE" STERLING SILVER PLACE FORKS, SET OF TEN,
by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
VTG REED & BARTON FRANCIS I STERLING FLATWARE
Oct 10, 4:00 PM EDT
VTG REED & BARTON FRANCIS I STERLING FLATWARE
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $1,400- $1,800
$1001 Bid
46 Pcs. Assorted Sterling Flatware, incl. Reed & Barton
Oct 08, 9:00 AM EDT
46 Pcs. Assorted Sterling Flatware, incl. Reed & Barton
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $700- $800
$3501 Bid
80 pcs Reed and Barton Francis I Flatware, Service for 10
Oct 08, 9:00 AM EDT
80 pcs Reed and Barton Francis I Flatware, Service for 10
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $1,800- $2,200
$9001 Bid
3 Sterling Serving Flatware Items, incl. Reed & Barton
Oct 08, 9:00 AM EDT
3 Sterling Serving Flatware Items, incl. Reed & Barton
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $300- $350
$1500 Bids
REED & BARTON AND OTHER ASSORTED STERLING SILVER FLATWARE, 18 PIECES
Oct 13, 11:00 AM EDT
REED & BARTON AND OTHER ASSORTED STERLING SILVER FLATWARE, 18 PIECES
by Capsule Gallery Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
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10 Sterling Silver Teaspoons
Oct 18, 10:00 AM EDT
10 Sterling Silver Teaspoons
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
23 Pcs. English & American Sterling Flatware, Reed & Barton, Gorham
Oct 08, 9:00 AM EDT
23 Pcs. English & American Sterling Flatware, Reed & Barton, Gorham
by Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $400- $450
$2000 Bids
Reed and Barton Spoons
Oct 13, 6:00 PM EDT
Reed and Barton Spoons
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
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Sterling & Coin Silver Flatware
Oct 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling & Coin Silver Flatware
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $250- $400
$1500 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING FLATWARE SERVICE IN THE "CHAMBORD" PATTERN
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
REED & BARTON STERLING FLATWARE SERVICE IN THE "CHAMBORD" PATTERN
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$6000 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING FLATWARE SERVICE FOR TWELVE
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
REED & BARTON STERLING FLATWARE SERVICE FOR TWELVE
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7500 Bids
A Reed and Barton Sterling Spoon
Oct 09, 1:00 PM EDT
A Reed and Barton Sterling Spoon
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $100- $1,000
$1000 Bids
REED & BARTON "LA SPLENDIDE" STERLING SILVER 87-PIECE FLATWARE SET,
Oct 14, 9:00 AM EDT
REED & BARTON "LA SPLENDIDE" STERLING SILVER 87-PIECE FLATWARE SET,
by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE SALAD FORKS
Oct 09, 2:00 PM PDT
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE SALAD FORKS
by District Auction
Est: $400- $500
$2000 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE DINNER FORKS
Oct 09, 2:00 PM PDT
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE DINNER FORKS
by District Auction
Est: $500- $600
$2500 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE DINNER KNIVES
Oct 09, 2:00 PM PDT
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE DINNER KNIVES
by District Auction
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE TEASPOONS
Oct 09, 2:00 PM PDT
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE TEASPOONS
by District Auction
Est: $400- $500
$2000 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE BUTTER KNIVES
Oct 09, 2:00 PM PDT
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE BUTTER KNIVES
by District Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE MEAT FORK & LADLE
Oct 09, 2:00 PM PDT
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE MEAT FORK & LADLE
by District Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE SERVING SPOONS
Oct 09, 2:00 PM PDT
REED & BARTON STERLING SPANISH BAROQUE SERVING SPOONS
by District Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Reed and Barton Lace Sterling Serving Spoon
Oct 09, 1:00 PM EDT
Reed and Barton Lace Sterling Serving Spoon
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
Reed & Barton 'Francis' Sterling Silver Flatware
Oct 16, 10:00 AM CDT
Reed & Barton 'Francis' Sterling Silver Flatware
by Leonard Auction
Est: $800- $1,000
$4000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Reed & Barton Flatware


Lettieri Auction & Appraisal

Lettieri Auction & Appraisal

District Auction

District Auction

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals

Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals