Vintage Reed & Barton Small Revere bowl. In good vintage condition. Perfect for holding sugar packets, jewelry, candies, anything really!
ABOUT REED & BARTON:
The Reed & Barton story began in 1824, when Isaac Babbitt created a new metal alloy - "Britannia metal" - in his Taunton, Massachusetts pewter shop.
Babbitt joined forces with craftsmen Henry G. Reed and Charles E. Barton to produce this innovative, higher quality pewter ware. When Babbitt encountered financial difficulties, Reed & Barton offered to take control and began manufacturing products under their own names. The fledgling company's goods reflected uncompromising standards of excellence, starting with its initial silverplate products and extending to the exquisite sterling silver creations that resulted from the silver discoveries of the late 1800s.
Today, Reed & Barton is world renowned for its vast array of high quality sterling silver, silverplated and stainless flatware and giftware. The company's distinguished family of brands includes Reed & Barton Handcrafted Chests, Miller Rogaska Crystal and R & B EveryDay. Reed & Barton is also the exclusive US distributor of Belleek Fine Parian China and Aynsley Fine English Bone China Tableware. As one of the oldest, privately held silversmith companies in the United States, Reed & Barton remains steadfast in its commitment to fine design and superb craftsmanship. courtesy of reedandbarton.com
ABOUT REVERE BOWLS:
The Revere Bowl Story begins in February 1768 when Samuel Adams and James Otis, two members of the Massachusetts Assembly, drafted a resolution and a circular letter that were adopted by the Assembly and sent to all of the other 12 colonial assemblies. With indignation, the resolution called attention to the Townsend Acts enacted by Parliament in February 1767.
The Townsend Acts provided for import taxes initially on most imports. Lord Hillsborough, the Royal Secretary of the Colonies, instructed Governor Bernard to dismiss the Assembly if they refused to do it. The Assembly immediately took up the issue and in an acrimonious debate lasting more than two hours, James Otis allegedly made the now famous statement "no taxation without representation".
Paul Revere, a silversmith master craftsman, a very successful entrepreneur in several businesses, and a consummate political activist, was commissioned by the Sons of Liberty-a patriotic and drinking society of which he was a member-to design and execute in silver a tribute to commemorate the vote and immortalize the 92 who were courageous enough to vote against rescinding the resolution and the circular letter. Revere was instructed to design a silver rum punch bowl to be made of 45 ounces of silver and to hold 45 gills of rum. Revere engraved the bowl with historical symbols and references as well as with the names of 17 members of the Sons of Liberty along with the numbers 45 and 92 bowl . The design of the bowl was inspired by Chinese commemorative porcelain bowls produced for the American and British markets.
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