The bowl is in excellent Estate condition with no dings or scratches and shows only minor use. Please note that our photos were taken before we polished this lovely bowl and it is now beautifully polished and ready to use. Bowl is marked "Reed & Barton, Sterling, X569, Francis I".
No date stamp which dates the bowl to post-1957. Ernest Meyer was a brilliant French designer and created the "Francis First" pattern with the goal of rivaling the beauty and opulence of the silver created by the great Italian Renaissance silversmiths for the French Court of Francis I. The pattern consists of fifteen different designs and the creative process took three years to complete. Francis I was introduced in 1906 and was an immediate success with Royalty from all over the world purchasing this silver. The continuing popularity of Francis I Sterling Silver led to a demand for matching service pieces and Reed & Barton over the years have created over 100 matching hollowware pieces and the addition of a silver plate line marketed as King Francis.
We currently have a large selection of Francis I Sterling Silver flatware available including many serving pieces and a nice assortment of bowls and dishes that we are currently listing so please check our other items. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible.We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "REED & BARTON FRANCIS I STERLING SILVER 11.5 SERVING BOWL, X569" is in sale since Tuesday, January 5, 2010. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.