Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a lovely Reed & Barton Sterling Silver oval bread tray or serving dish is the popular FRANCIS I pattern. This pattern was designed by Ernest Meyer for Reed & Barton in 1906 and remains one of the most desirable silver patterns ever produced with its elaborate acanthus & fruit design. Measures 11 3/4″ long, 7 1/2″ wide and 1 5/8 deep. Please note that we have three of these nice bread trays with various Reed & Barton date codes for 1951, 1953 and 1930. The 1951 and 1953 trays weigh 434 grams and the 1930 tray weighs 440 grams. Each tray is in great condition with only normal minor signs of wear although the 1930 tray has a minor scratch in the inside center. We will send you the tray of your choice if you will specify the date desired. This nice bread tray is in excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws and reflecting only minor signs of normal wear. Ernest Meyer was a brilliant French designer and created the “Francis First” pattern with the goal of rivaling the beauty and opulence of the silver created by the great Italian Renaissance silversmiths for the French Court of Francis I. The pattern consists of fifteen different designs and the creative process took three years to complete. Francis I was introduced in 1906 and was an immediate success with Royalty from all over the world purchasing this silver. The continuing popularity of Francis I Sterling Silver led to a demand for matching service pieces and Reed & Barton over the years have created over 100 matching hollow ware pieces and the addition of a silver plate line marketed as King Francis. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item “Reed & Barton FRANCIS I Sterling Silver Oval Bread Tray # X568″ is in sale since Sunday, February 1, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Platters & Trays”. The seller is “antiquesandmooresales” and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.