Reed & Barton (American, founded in 1824)
A "Francis I" Sterling flatwear service with 135 pieces. Including twelve dinner knives, twelve dinner forks, fifteen desert forks, eight oyster forks, three fish forks, eight ice tea spoons, eight soup spoons, twenty four tea spoons, two desert spoons, eleven demitasse spoons, eight butter spreaders, two berry forks, one kids fork, two ice cream spoons, one butter server, one small ladle, one large serving spoon, two large serving forks, five serving spoons, one slotted spoon, one cake serving fork, three small serving spoons, one cheese knife, one cake knife, one game fork and one game knife
Marked on back with "Reed & Barton" makers mark and "Sterling"
Approx. length of flatwear: dinner fork 7", dessert fork 6", dinner knife 9", teaspoon 6"
Approx weight of measurable pieces 185.92 troy oz.
Provenance: From the Private Collection of Ms. MaryCade Mandus, daughter of local artist George Mandus and granddaughter of Mr. Benjamin W. Fortson, Jr., Gerogia Secretary of State from 1949-1979