He was the son of Scottish immigrant and silversmith James Wallace and his wife Irene (Williams), who had immigrated in the late 18th century.
Established in 1835, Wallace is a preeminent New England silversmith renowned for exceptional quality and craftsmanship.
Our skilled artisans employ centuries-old methods to produce legendary patterns that are highly collectible and feature flawless composition.
Later he found a man who had brought the recipe for making the metal. In his factory, he then compounded the first German silver made in America and pioneered the new industry.
Equally exquisite for everyday dining and entertaining, Wallace sterling silver brings elegance to any table setting.
You will learn to understand and research silver origins, craftsmen, and manufacturers using hallmarks, along with a few online value guides to help you with that daunting task as well.
An extensive reference guide to silver marks, hallmarks, trademarks and maker's marks found on antique and vintage silver, especially sterling and coin silver, and silverplate.
A Meriden Britannia apprenticeship was highly sought after because the firm was the most successful flatware and hollowware producing firm in the Northeast.
Meriden Britannia opened in 1808 and produced flatware and hollowware pieces using a metal alloy similar to pewter. would later purchase the rights to the 1847 Rogers Bros.
Family owned, Reed & Barton Corporation is one of the oldest silversmiths in the United States, its roots dating back to 1824.
Over the years, Reed & Barton has evolved into a diversified tabletop company composed of several divisions.
One day, while shopping in New York, Wallace happened upon a piece of flatware made of a nickel alloy that had been produced by Dixon and Sons of Sheffield, England. Following the company’s aggressive expansion, it released a series of flatware patterns that would prove to be its most popular. had acquired and merged with a number of smaller firms. In 1959, Wallace Silversmiths was acquired by the Hamilton Watch Co.