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Reed & Barton "Les Six Fleurs" Old Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife

Reed & Barton "Les Six Fleurs" Old Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife
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$72.00

Measuring 7" long and weighing approximately 1.6 T. oz., this master butter knife is an original example of Reed & Barton's "Les Six Fleurs," a pattern issued in 1901.

It is marked with the company's "eagle, R in a shield, lion" emblem, "Pat. Appl'd For," and "Sterling" on the reverse, all in precise, fine lettering as would be expected of an original piece.

It is also engraved on the reverse in a period, flowing, feathered script, "EOA" monogram.

An extravagant design, the multi-floral portraiture is rendered in a manner emblematic of the Art Nouveau mode.

The sinuous floral elements entwine with one another throughout the length of the handle, carrying onto the heel and upper margin of the blade.

The backside is relatively plain, with trailing leaves framing the handle margin and a flower detail situated at the handle tip.

In outstanding estate condition, this shows no signs of use save for light surface scratches consistent with age. The blade is without bends or nicks, and the finish is bright and even.

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