Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Wallace sterling silver is one of the most enduring and successful flatware companies in the United States. Since 1835, Wallace has strived for excellence in the areas of innovation, design and product quality. To this day, every piece of Wallace sterling bears not only the company's hallmark, but also Wallace's famous standards for beauty, durability and elegance.

Robert Wallace was born in Scotland in 1815, the son of a long line of silversmiths. At 16, Robert began as a spoon maker's apprentice in the new United States, and by the time he was 28, began producing his own spoons in his own shop. During a trip to NY he came across flatware made from a silver/nickel alloy and was impressed by the item's strength. For twenty dollars he purchased the formula from a German chemist, and was soon designing entire silverplate flatware services.

Wallace Sterling Silver Flatware: Patterns

In the late 1800s, Wallace introduced their first three solid sterling designs, "The Crown," "Hawthorne," and "St. Leon." But it was with the now famous pattern, "Grand Baroque," that Wallace silversmiths made their name as one of the pre-eminent silver companies in the world. To this day, "Grand Baroque" remains one of the most popular and sought-after patterns for elegant table service.

Examples of Wallace sterling are available on multiple online outlets. Some of the most charming sets of sterling for the beginning collector are made up of individual vintage pieces. Due to their standards for durability and beauty, Wallace pieces are sure to be treasured for generations, and by generations to come.


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