Presented is a handsome Wallace sterling silver 20 piece flatware set. This set is done in the ever popular Grande Baroque pattern, which began production in 1941. This is an ornate pattern with decorative scroll and openwork designs on the handles. This set provides service for 4, with 5-piece place settings. The knives have stainless steel blades in the Modern style.
The set consists of:
- 4 knives--8 7/8 inches long.
- 4 forks--7 1/2 inches long.
- 4 salad forks--6 1/2 inches long.
- 4 cream/bouillon soup spoons--6 1/8 inches long.
- 4 teaspoons--6 1/8 inches long.
Each non-knife piece is stamped with the Wallace maker's mark as well as sterling. The knives are marked and stainless and Wallace on the blades.
This set is in great condition. The details of the design are nice and crisp. There are no splits, no breaks, no dents, no monograms, no monogram removals, and no repairs.
We are including with the set a felt-lined flatware storage chest. The chest is in good shape and does an excellent job of protecting the silver from wear. The chest is a free gift and does not factor in to the price or condition statement of the set, we merely include it as a convenience for the buyer. If you do not want this storage chest, please let us know and we will not ship it.
The weighable silver weight for the set is 757.5 grams or 26.7 regular ounces. We estimate that each of the 4 knives, which have stainless steel blades, has at least an ounce of silver in the weight of each handle, and we base this estimate on having scrapped damaged knives in the past and being able to weigh the silver alone. So by our estimate, the total silver weight including the knives is about 870.3 grams, or 30.7 regular ounces.