Robert Wallace is considered the first metalsmith to make a spoon out of German silver, which is also known as nickel silver, even though its principal component is copper and it contains no silver at all. That was in 1835; by 1855 Wallace was doing business as Robert Wallace & Co., and the firm was renamed R. Wallace & Sons in 1871, when it introduced three lines of sterling silver flatware—Hawthorne, The Crown, and St. Leon.

At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Wallace was producing a wide range of flatware and hollowware, both in sterling and silverplate, as well as items such as souvenir spoons and pin cushion holders. By the 1930s, William Warren was the most influential designer at Wallace. His famous series of six so-called three-dimensional flatware patterns ranged from Rose Point (1934) to Grande Baroque (1941) to Romance of the Sea (1951). In 1956, the company was renamed again, this time as Wallace Silversmiths, and it was owned by the Hamilton Watch Company from 1959 to 1983.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Chicago Silver

Chicago Silver

Paul Somerson's incredible reference on handwrought metalwork from the American Arts and Crafts movement of the ear… [read review or visit site]

Silver Marks Encyclopedia

Silver Marks Encyclopedia

An extensive reference guide to silver marks, hallmarks, trademarks and maker's marks found on antique and vintage … [read review or visit site]

Silver at the Victoria and Albert

Silver at the Victoria and Albert

This is a great reference site on silver, courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum. You can view silver items acc… [read review or visit site]

The Gilbert Collection

The Gilbert Collection

The late Sir Arthur Gilbert's collection of European silver, gold, enamel, and other items is now housed at the Vic… [read review or visit site]

Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj

Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj

“Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj” was the title of a 2008 exhibition at Columbia University’s Mi… [read review or visit site]

TheStieffCompany.com

TheStieffCompany.com

Scott Perkins is an enthusiastic evangelist for The Stieff Company, a significant Baltimore silversmith and maker o… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Elegant 76 Piece Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware Set, No ReserveR. Wallace & Sons Antique Sterling Silver Repousse Hand Mirror & Clothes BrushFour Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Serving Spoons 8 3/4""One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle 6 5/8" NrTwelve Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Fruit Knives 7" Nr!Twelve Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Soup Spoons 6 3/4", Nr!Four Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Pierced Serving Spoons 8 1/2", Nr!Vintage Wallace Poppy 123 Sterling Silver Oval Bread Tray,plate,bowl,11.5"Eight Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Tea Spoons 6 1/4", Nr!R. Wallace & Sons Antique Sterling Silver & Cut Glass Powder Dresser Jar One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Large Dinner Fork 8 1/8" Nr!6 Antique Wallace American Sterling Silver Goblet Cups, 32.78 Troy Oz5 Vtg Wallace Sterling Silver Grande Baroque Dinner Forks 335gWallace #14 Sterling Silver Goblet - Estate Find - Never Monogramed #1One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Master Butter Knife 7 1/2" 2 Wallace Sterling Silver Hh Grande Baroque Casserole Serving Spoons 9 3/4"3 Wallace Grand Baroque Large Sterling Silver Serving PiecesTwelve Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Hollow Butter Knives 6 1/8", Nr!One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Pierced Bon Bon Spoon 5 5/16", Nr!One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Pickle Fork 5 3/8", Nr!Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware Dinner Forks (8)Four Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Youth Five O'clock Spoons 5 3/4"One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Serving Spoon 6", Nr!1940s Wallace Sterling Silver & Stainless Rose Point Bottle Opener 6" Long1940s Wallace Sterling Silver Rose Point Tea Spoon 6" & Demitasse Spoon 5 1/4"Twelve Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Seafood Forks 5 3/8" Nr!One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Hollow Cake/pie Knife 6 1/2", Nr!One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Lemon Fork 5 1/2", Nr!Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Flatware 12 Piece Lot 230 Grams2pc Wallace Sterling Silver Hh Grande Baroque Lasagna & Pasta Serving Set 5 Ornate Large 4 1/2 In Sterling Silver Mint / Nut Bowls By Wallace NrAntique Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver 6-1/4" Teaspoon No MonogramSterling Silver Antique Wallace #71 Miniature Salt & Pepper Shakers Awesome FindWallace #14 Sterling Silver Goblet - Estate Find - Never Monogramed #2Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Cake/pie ServerWallace-sterling Gravy Ladle In Grand Baroque Pattern27 Piece Sterling Silver Flatware By Wallace, Rose Point Pattern, Beautiful!! Au9 Wallace Grand Baroque Large Sterling Silver Serving PiecesSix Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Ice Tea Spoons 7 5/8", Nr!Tea Set Of 5 Beautiful Pieces Silverplate Baroque By WallaceFour Wallace Irving Sterling Silver Salad ForksGrande Baroque By Wallace Sterling Silver Sugar & Creamer 2-pc. #4851-9 Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver 4 Salt / Condiment Spoons 2 3/8"One Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon 6 1/4", Nr!Rare 1940s Wallace Solid Sterling Silver Rose Point Salad Spoon Server 9" Long1940s Wallace Solid Sterling Silver Rose Point Dinner Fork Fork 7" LongSet Of 6 Wallace Sterling Silver Vintage Ice Cream Sherbet Dessert Cups 2331Antique Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Silver 6-1/4" Teaspoon No MonogramAnslem Wallace Sterling Silver Zuni Gemstone Inlaid Butterfly Brooch Pendant 5.8Two Wallace Sir Christopher Sterling Silver Table KnivesBeautiful Grande Baroque Wallace Sterling Silver Service For 13 & Box 52 PcsTwelve Stunning Wallace Grande Baroque Sterling Hollow Butter Knives 6 1/8", Nr!Wallace Grand Baroque Sterling Silver Four Piece Setting5 Vtg Wallace Sterling Silver Grande Baroque Salad Forks 218gWallace #14 Sterling Silver Goblet - Estate Find - Date Monogramed On Bottom #3Wallace Sterling 'grand Baroque' Salad Fork 1940s Wallace Solid Sterling Silver Rose Point Table Spoon Server 8 3/8" LongAntique 19th C Sterling Silver R. Wallace & Sons 7.5" Ladle Spoon 55gAntique R Wallace Sons Violet Sterling Silver Serving Fork Floral Mono A +8" LVintage Wallace Sterling Silver 22 Piece Lot Flatware Forks Spoons Knives