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Reed & Barton vintage silver jewelry

Reed & Barton vintage silver jewelry

Night Owl pendant. Sterling silver, gold plated. Damascene collection. 1970s. Reed & Barton vintage silver jewelry

Reed & Barton vintage silver jewelry
Taunton, Massachusetts-based company Reed & Barton was one of the oldest American silverware companies, which history spans nearly two hundred years. According to some sources, the company was founded in 1824. In fact, the first mention of Reed & Barton dates back to 1840. The reason for this is that founded in 1824 silverware company belonged to Isaac Babbitt, and it had a different name – Babbitt & Crossma. In 1840, Henry G. Reed and his partner Charles E. Barton bought the company out and registered it under their own name, Reed & Barton.
Undoubtedly, for two hundred years of its existence, the company experienced recessions and booms, changes of owners and production interruptions. However, high craftsmanship and a variety of designs remained constant. Traditionally, the company’s craftsmen used sterling silver, copper, 24 K gold, bronze, and cloisonne enamels. Some limited collections have become iconic and today are collectible rarities. In particular, Damascene, Egyptian Revival, Christmas crosses, month flower pendants, fork and spoon bracelets.
Noteworthy, the company owned other trademarks for the production of silver ware and jewelry. One of them, for example, was Eureka Mfg. Co. Inc., registered in Norton, Massachusetts in 1926.
During the Civil War and World Wars, the company carried out orders from the state. Also, the company manufactured medals for 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and its products are on display at the White House.
The company ceased to exist in 2015, having become the property of The Lenox Company.

1972 Christmas cross pendant. Sterling silver

A limited edition Christmas cross pendant? an authentic reproduction of an antique Processional cross of Byzantine period. Sterling silver. 1972

1975 signature

1975 signature

Reed & Barton vintage silver jewelry

Christmas cross pendant. Sterling silver. 1975

Christmas cross pendant. Sterling silver. 1975

24 K gold electroplated silver, burnished copper, bronze heart design Damascene collection pendant

24 K gold electroplated silver, burnished copper, bronze heart design Damascene collection pendant

Bird pendant from Damascene collection. Silver, 24 K gold, copper, bronze

Bird pendant from Damascene collection. Silver, 24 K gold, copper, bronze

Cherab heart pendant. Gold, sterling silver

Cherab heart pendant. Gold, sterling silver

Daffodills and butterfly necklace, Damascene collection

Daffodills and butterfly necklace, Damascene collection

Dragon Ming mirror pendant. Sterling silver. 1970s

Dragon Ming mirror pendant. Sterling silver. 1970s

Egyptian Revival cuff bracelet, Damascene collection. Silver, 24 K gold plated

Egyptian Revival cuff bracelet, Damascene collection. Silver, 24 K gold plated

Floral ornament bird and rose pendant from Damascene collection. Sterling silver, gold plated

Floral ornament bird and rose pendant from Damascene collection. Sterling silver, gold plated

Flower bouquet sterling silver mirror back pendant. 1990s,

Flower bouquet sterling silver mirror back pendant. 1990s,

Fork sterling silver bracelet

Fork sterling silver bracelet

Key and heart with rose sterling silver pendant

Key and heart with rose sterling silver pendant

Lapel hat stick pin gold plated silver

Lapel hat stick pin gold plated silver

Night Owl cuff bracelet. Sterling silver, gold plated. Damascene collection

Night Owl cuff bracelet. Sterling silver, gold plated. Damascene collection

Owl earrings, Damascene collection

Owl earrings, Damascene collection

Owl Whistle sterling silver pendant

Owl Whistle sterling silver pendant

Peacock vintage pewter pendant

Peacock vintage pewter pendant

Pewter heart necklace

Pewter heart necklace

Pharaoh sterling silver pendant from Egyptian collection

Pharaoh sterling silver pendant from Egyptian collection

Shamrock sterling silver Good luck and whistle signed pendant. 1970s

Shamrock sterling silver Good luck and whistle signed pendant. 1970s

Silver, burnished copper, bronze and gold electroplate necklace

Silver, burnished copper, bronze and gold electroplate necklace

Sweetr pear floral design silver tone pendant. 1970s

Sweetr pear floral design silver tone pendant. 1970s

Tree landscape Damascene collection pendant. Gold plated silver

Tree landscape Damascene collection pendant. Gold plated silver

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