Reed & Barton No. 90 Heavy Reticulated Sterling Charger
Of exceptionally large scale, this 11 1/2" diameter, heavy, 20.9 T. oz., charger or service plate was made by Reed & Barton. It is item number "90" as indicated on the brushed finish underside, which appears alongside the R&B emblem and the word "Sterling." The bottom is also inscribed in script, "Anne and Sam, from, Auntie Mamie, October 7, 1916," giving it a precise date. It has a plain, flat, mirror finish center and 2 1/4" wide encircling rim. This is cast in a scrolling, reticulated acanthus leaf design. This has a reinforced outer edge, visible on the back. The detail is elaborate and precise, with all aspects finely finished. The piece overall is in exceptional estate condition, showing no demonstrable signs of wear or damage.