Title: Reed & Barton Neoclassic Style Silver Plate/Gilt Punch Set. Maker: Reed & Barton. Metal: Silver plate, gold washed (gilt) cup interior, nickel silver base metal. Period: circa 1870s to 1880s. Description: Offered is a seventeen piece punch set, comprised of a large punch bowl & serving tray, ladle and (14) cups. The raised metal work features a swag foliate and bow pattern surround, gold washed/gilt cup interiors, bottoms marked with symbol, metal, maker’s mark and model/pattern number. Exception: Stainless steel ladle that features a scalloped edge bowl and hollow silver plate handle is unmarked. See below:Weight: 24.8 pounds. Measures / “Mark”:Punch Bowl; 14 W x 14 D x 6 H inches / “MFD & PLATED BY – REED & BARTON – 262″. Ladle; 18 W x 5.5 D x 2.5 H inches / unmarked. Serving tray; 24 W x 24 D x 1 H inches / “(E) (P) (N) (S) – REED & BARTON – 6192 – 24″Cup; 4.5 W x 3.25 D x 3.188 H inches / “MFD & PLATED BY – REED & BARTON – 262 – GILT”. Brief Biography: From 1824 to 2015, Reed & Barton is one of the most recognizable names in the history of American silver. Over its long history, the company strived for excellence and maintained a steadfast dedication to craftsmanship, producing some of the finest Britannia metal, silver-plated and sterling silver wares of any American factory. The superior quality of the Reed & Barton product earned the company both national and international acclaim: in addition to its popularity among the American consumer, Reed & Barton received important commissions from both national and foreign governments and were the recipients of many prestigious honors and awards, including a Medal of Excellence at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. In the 19th century, Reed & Barton provided sterling silver and silver plated wares to the emerging middle class across America in myriad formsfrom heavy duty silver plated wares used in hotels and aboard ships and trains, to water pitchers found ubiquitously in Victorian family homes. Later, they proved their patriotism by undertaking several Presidential commissions, providing flatware and hollowware for the White House, several USS battleships, as well as manufacturing surgical instruments for Allied troops during the second World War. While their reputation as a quintessentially American company is well earned, Reed & Bartons renown reached worldwide, proved by the iconic commissions for the Maharajah Barwani in India, and the Saudi Royal family in 1980. The days to celebrate became few and far between as the century came to a end as when they were selected to design and mint the official Summer Olympic medals (1996). Note: The markings on these pieces are what they both produced and plated in-house. As for dating, the difficulty is that unlike much of American sterling holloware, which had specific date codes as part of the marks, Reed & Barton used essentially the same mark for the entire second half of the 19th century – leaving us only stylistic clues as to the production period. The neoclassical style of the punch bowl set would indicate a likely manufacture from the late 1870s until the mid-late 1880s. The item “Reed & Barton Neoclassic Style Silver Plate/Gilt Punch Set 17 Pieces, ca 1878″ is in sale since Friday, March 12, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Other Antique Silverplate”. The seller is “lachambredambre” and is located in Crockett, California. This item can be shipped to United States, China, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.