8 Reed and Barton Francis 1 Sterling Silverware 5 7/8 Round Bowl Soup Spoon (Cream Soup). All with older mark. None with any bends, dents, or deep scratches. An American Classic, Francis 1st by Reed & Barton continues to be as popular today as it was when it was introduced in 1907. The grandeur of this unique sterling silver pattern, designed by Ernest Meyers, is enhanced by its fifteen different fruit-and-flower clusters. Each handle bears one of these exquisitely detailed vignettes. After 112 years this pattern was retired in 2019.