Offered for sale by Caspars Place are 12 cream soup spoons in the pattern Grande Baroque designed by William S. Warren for Wallace Silversmiths in 1941.The spoons are marked with Wallaces makers mark of a stags head and WALLACE STERLING. Wallace Silversmiths traces its beginnings back to Robert Wallace who made the first nickel spoon in America in 1835. The son of an immigrant silversmith from Scotland, Wallace was born in Prospect, Connecticut, in 1815.
By 1855 Wallace was doing business as Robert Wallace & Company. In 1871, after his apprenticeship and a series of endeavors as a silversmith, Robert Wallace, along with two of his sons, renamed their growing business in Wallingford, Connecticut, R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Company. In 1875, Wallace introduced the first three sterling patterns, soon followed by sterling and silver-plated hollowware, to feature the esteemed Wallace name.After Robert Wallace died in 1892, his sons and son-in-law continued the business. In 1956, the company was renamed again, this time as Wallace Silversmiths. With the introduction of the Grande Baroque pattern in 1941, Wallace truly established itself as a prominent name in the silver industry. Grande Baroque is considered to be one of the most popular sterling silver flatware patterns ever made. Today, over 100 differing pieces of flatware are available in the pattern. Grande Baroque was part of silversmith William S. Warrens Third Dimension Beauty collection, as.
The design is apparent from the front, back, or profile. Warren spent four years developing Grande Baroque to reflect the very essence of merriment and adventure, of artistic progress. It celebrates the art of the Baroque period, embodying the lavishness and romance that epitomized the 16th century. The pattern is very ornate and features luxuriously weighty handles, intricate scrollwork, and piercing. It has a continuous surface design of scrolls, flowers, leaves, beads and piercings.
The multiple surfaces glint like a faceted stone so that the pattern adorns a table setting like good jewelry on a classic dress. The design is crowned by the acanthus leaf and includes five petaled flowers on the spoons, a narcissus on the forks, and a rose on the knives. (information obtained from the rare sterling website; Wikipedia; articles in the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times; Collectors weekly website; and Replacements website). These spoons are monogrammed with ABD. They are in good estate condition, although with the patina of old tarnish and fine scratches to be expected with age and use.The sets price reflects its condition. These fabulous spoons will make a lovely addition to any silver collection. The spoons combined weigh 17.465 troy ounces. They are roughly 6.125 long and 1.625 wide. At Caspar's Place we pride ourselves on our offerings and represent each item to the best of our ability.
Please bear in mind that we do our best to describe and photograph each item, but pre-owned items are often imperfect and show the effects of age and use. Note that the photographs are an integral part of the description. If you are purchasing multiple items within a single calendar day.Thank you for shopping with Caspars Place today! The item "12 cream soup spoons in Grande Baroque by Wallace 1941 sterling silver mono ABD" is in sale since Sunday, October 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
The seller is "shayhoward" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.