Reed and Barton introduced their Trajan pattern in 1892. This is a beautiful pattern that is both delicate in stem and robust in the end of the handle. Starting at the shoulder you will note a small vine winding its way just part the way up the stem. The stem itself is decorated with engraved straight lines then about half way up a heavy repousse style floral design weighs on the terminal.
Teaspoon (5 3/4 inches)
Salad Serving Fork (8 3/4 inches)
Cake Server (9 3/8 inches)
Fork (7 1/4 inches)
Small Berry Spoon (8 3/4 inches)
Oyster Ladle (9 1/8 inches)
Small Chipped Beef Fork (6 1/2 inches)
The Story Behind this Blog
Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?