Old Reed & Barton "Francis I" Sterling Silver Lemon Fork
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A fully original, early production, example of "Francis I," this piece is imprinted with the company's "bird, R in a shield, standing lion" emblem, and the word "Sterling."
It is a 4 7/16" long, just over .4 t. oz., lemon fork with three tines, the outer two of which are splayed. The center one is wider and slightly more elongated than the other two.
It is without a monogram or removal, and in immaculate condition. The high relief, clustered fruit pattern detail remains clear and well-defined. The tines remain even and pointed, and the finish is bright and lustrous.