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Reed & Barton
Founded in 1824 by Henry Reed and Charles Barton, Reed & Barton was established with a harmony of experience and vision. The pair had worked as craftsmen, and their experience served them well in creating a collection of high-quality home goods, gifts and tableware that would leave a lasting impression. The label is recognized for its distinctive aesthetic, attention to detail and exquisite artisanship, all hallmarks of the founders' work ethic and dedication during the company's formative years. Reed & Barton's earliest designs earned them significant industry accolades; among other honors, they were awarded the Medal of Excellence at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876. In this century, they crafted the medals for the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, GA. The firm earned a place in the history of White House decor by designing a trophy for President Dwight D. Eisenhower for the National Celebrities Tournament in 1954. They also supplied the ceremonial cake knife for President John F. Kennedy's 1961 inauguration. Today, Reed & Barton is owned by Lenox Corporation, a world leader in the home entertainment, collectibles and gifting sectors. They continue in the tradition of producing elegant goods, especially decorative bowls, photo frames, serving trays and sets, teacups, candlesticks and other exquisite home accessories.