Today we are delighted to be offering for sale a gorgeous vintage Wallace “Romance of the Sea” 74-piece sterling silver service with NO MONOGRAMS!
This lavish pattern, named “Romance of the Sea”, was introduced in 1950. The pattern is noted for its’ elegant and ornate Baroque decoration, with Rocaille shell motifs. This beautiful service of 74 pieces is crafted of fine 925 sterling silver; the pieces still shine and sparkle and have very little tarnish! The pieces are all marked on the back “Wallace Sterling / Romance of the Sea” and the filled handle items (knives and some serving utensils) are also marked “Wallace Stainless / Sterling Handle”.
The total weight of the set without the filled handle items is 7 pounds! Quite a substantial service! The set is composed of the following pieces:
12 dinner forks – 7-3/8″ length
22 salad forks – 6-1/2″ length
12 teaspoons – 6″ in length
10 soup spoons – 6″ in length
12 dinner knives – 9″ in length
1 cake/pie server – 11-3/8″ in length
1 serving spoon – 8-5/8″ in length
1 slotted spoon – 8-1/2″ in length
1 cold meat serving fork – 8″ in length
1 sugar shell spoon – 6″ in length
1 master butter knife – 6-7/8″ in length
Set presents beautifully and is in very good vintage condition, with very minor wear/scuffing and tarnishing from being gently used. This elegant and refined American-made set is a masterpiece of old New England craftsmanship!