Reed & Barton 1928 Francis I Pattern Sterling Silver Ice Tongs No Monogram 29g. Stunning example of Reed and Barton’s sterling silver ice tongs decorated with the traditional Francis I pattern and stamped with the Eagle R Lion mark for 1928 and sterling. The quality made ice tongs are in perfect condition, without any monograms or major marks or imperfections. Silverware company Babbitt & Crossman took a financial down turn in 1834 and two of its craftsman Henry G. Reed and Charles E. The company was eventually renamed in 1840 to Reed & Barton. So began the journey of a company that would rival Tiffany & Co and Gorham silverware for the manufacture of fine silverware. In 1996 Reed & Barton were chosen to create all the medals awarded to athletes for the XXVI Olympics hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. These highly collectable ice tongs will be a great piece to add to collection of quality silverware or present as a gift to someone special. They would make a wonderful wedding gift idea. Dimensions are as follows. Length of tongs 11 cm x 18.6 mm x Thickness 1.5 mm. Weight 29.48 grams.