Sterling silver serving spoon and fork. Spoon is 9 and 1/4" long and fork is slightly longer. Spoon is 3 1/4" at widest point and fork is slightly wider.
Owned by my mother. Probably purchased at an antique store in New York City or California.
This is a vintage early 20th century sterling silver large serving fork and spoon by the esteemed American silver company of Reed & Barton in their most opulent pattern known as Francis I. Reed & Barton was established in Taunton, Massachusetts Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton in 1824. They recently remained in business until 2015. The Francis I pattern was introduced in 1907. It is inspired by 16th century Renaissance designs, especially that of works designed by Benvenuto Cellini in that era. Sterling silver has a precious metal melt down value which fluctuates daily depending on the market. These do not appear to be monogrammed which does help with sale-ability. The estimate is for the pair together and is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.