A SEVEN PIECE STERLING SILVER REED AND BARTON "FRANCIS I" TEA SERVICE, TAUNTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1941-1949, originally designed by Ernest Meyer and introduced in 1906, the service comprising a kettle-on-stand, a coffee pot, a teapot, a covered sugar bowl, a cream pitcher, a waste bowl and serving tray; total approximate weight: 361 troy ounces, tray length: 30˝, width: 22 1/2˝. Note: Three pieces (waste bowl, cream, coffee pot) bearing date marks from 1941, two pieces (teapot and covered sugar) with date marks from 1942, and the kettle (only)-on-stand bearing a 1949 date mark, the stand and also the tray do not have date indications.
Some surface wear, the coffee pot with a broken spacer and lacking corresponding nail-tack, but overall in very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS." NO REFUNDS will be issued based on condition.