R. Wallace & Sons, etc. designs in collections, at auction, and in exhibitions (2016)

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A. R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths designs in collections - hollowware [1]

1870s

Cake basket

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1871-97). Cake basket. Silver. (Object no. INV.14058. Viewed 9 April 2017. A02052.)


1880s

Serving dish

R. Wallace and Sons. (c. 1880-1900). Serving dish. Silver. (Accession no. 2012.26. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00232.)


1900s

Bowl

R. Wallace & Sons. (1900-40). Bowl. Sterling silver. (Accession no. TD1993.23.2. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00060.)

Cup

R. Wallace and Sons / Wallace Silversmiths. (1908). Cup. Silver plate. (Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-09.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.


1920s

Bread tray

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1920). Bread tray. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.130. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00214.)

Trophy

Wallace Brothers Silver Company. (1922). The Alfred Johnson Skate Company Trophy. (Object no. 34321. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00049.)

Trophy

Wallace Bros. Silver Co. (c. 1922). Trophy, loving cup, three handles. (Accession no. 62.101.20. Viewed 14 April 2017. A02180.)

Pair of salt dishes

R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths. (1925-30). Pair of salt dishes in the Art Deco style. Silver, plastic. (Accession no. 2014.39.1-2. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-08.)

Trophy

Wallace Brothers Silver Company. (1927). International outdoor speed skating championship trophy. (Object no. 34328. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00050.)

Sandwich tray

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1928). Sandwich tray. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.129. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00231.)

Percy B. Ball-designed compote

Percy B. Ball for R. Wallace and Sons. (designed 1929). "Rhythm" compote. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.131. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00239.)

Ball-designed tea and coffee service

Percy B. Ball for R. Wallace and Sons. (designed 1929). "Rhythm" series. Silver, plastic. (Accession no. 2002.29.36.1-6. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00240-45.)

Tea bell

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Tea bell. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.126. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00233.)

Tea bell

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Tea bell. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.127. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00234.)

Tea bell

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Tea bell. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.33. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00235.)

Tea strainer and drip

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Tea strainer and drip. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.34.A-B. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00236.)

Tea strainer and drip

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Tea strainer and drip. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.35.A-B. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00237.)

Tea strainer and drip

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Tea strainer and drip. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.128.A-B. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00238.)

Salt cellar

R. Wallace and Sons. (c. 1929). Salt cellar. Silver, catalin. (Accession no. 2014.57.1.2. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00230.)

Salt cellar

R. Wallace and Sons. (c. 1929). Salt cellar. Silver, catalin. (Accession no. 2014.57.1.1. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00229.)

Salt shaker

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Salt shaker. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.125.1.A-B. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00228.)

Salt shaker

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Salt shaker. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.32.1.A-B Viewed 1 April 2016. A00227.)

Pepper shaker

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Pepper shaker. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.32.2.A-B. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00226.)

Pepper shaker

R. Wallace & Sons. (designed c. 1929). Pepper shaker. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.125.2.A-B. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00220.)

Mayonnaise dish

R. Wallace and Sons. (designed c. 1929). Mayonnaise dish. Silver and catalin. (Accession no. 2002.29.124. Viewed 1 April 2016. A00225.)

Napkin ring

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1929). Napkin ring. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 2000.80.8. Viewed 8 April 2017. A01965.)


1930s

Pounce box

R. Wallace & Sons. (1930-50). Pounce box. Silver. (Accession no. D 13. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02684.)

Vassos-designed coffee and tea service

John Vassos for R. Wallace & Sons. (1934 or later). Five-piece coffee and tea service, Ultra pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.0700.07-11. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01382-86.)

Vassos-designed bowl

John Vassos for R. Wallace & Sons. (1934 or later). "Ultra" pattern serving bowl. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.0700. Viewed 30 December 2016. A01387.)

Pitcher

R. Wallace & Sons. (designed c. 1935). "Classic Modern" pitcher. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2002.29.169. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00218.)

Coffeepot

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1935). Classic Modern coffeepot. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2013.102. (Viewed 23 September 2016. AAA00200-08.)

  • Offline - High Museum of Art, Atlanta.


1940s

Candy dish

R. Wallace & Sons. (after 1945). Candy dish. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2002.29.241. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00215.)

Candy dish

R. Wallace & Sons. (after 1945). Candy dish from the "Color-Clad" line. Enameled silverplate. (Accession no. 2002.29.235. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00217.)

Candy dish

R. Wallace & Sons. (after 1945). Candy dish from the "Color-Clad" line. Enameled silver plate. (Accession no. 2002.29.234. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00216.)

"Modernique" compote

R. Wallace & Sons. (after 1945). "Modernique" compote. Silver. (Accession no. 2002.29.200. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00219.)


1960s

Bowl

R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths. (designed c. 1963). Bowl. Silver plate with applied color. (Accession no. 2002.29.13. Viewed 31 March 2016. A00213.)

Bowl

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1963). Bowl (from "Color-Clad" line). Silver-plated white metal with blue enamel. (Accession no. 1993.49.1. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01815.)


n. d.

Nut pick

Wallace Brothers. (undated). Nut picks. (Accession no. 1954.1601.2797. Viewed 28 April 2016. D00079.)

Four candlesticks

Wallace Bros. Silver Co. (undated). Four candlesticks. (Accession nos. 1989.105.184-87. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01819-22.)

Trophy

Wallace Brothers. (undated). Trophy. (Accession no. 1995.24.4. Viewed 28 April 2016. D00080.)

Five nut picks

Wallace Brothers. (undated). Five nut picks. (Accession no. 1954.1601.2797. Viewed 27 March 2017. A01811.)

Trophy

Wallace Silversmiths. (undated). Trophy. Silver plate. (Accession no. XX1990.137.2. Viewed 24 April 2016. D00062.)

Covered vegetable dish

R. Wallace and Sons. (undated). Covered vegetable dish (oval shape, applied leaf and beaded edge). Silver plate. (Accession no. D1981.28.28A-B. Viewed 14 August 2016. AAA00053-113.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.

Nut dish

R. Wallace and Sons. (undated). Nut dish. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1978.131.45. Viewed 12 August 2016. AAA00053-003.)

  • Offline - Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC.


B. R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths designs in collections - flatware


1880s

Ice cream slice

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1880-90). Ice cream slice. Silver and gilt. (Accession no. 2009.12.7. Viewed 8 March 2017. A01725.)

Dinner knife

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1885). Dinner knife. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.19.1. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01622.)


1890s

Souvenir teaspoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1890-1910). Sterling silver souvenir spoon. (Accession no. 75.298. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-30.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1890-1900). Souvenir spoon. Silver. (Accession no. 82.39.111. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02685.)

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1890-1940). Souvenir spoon (with image of the Woolworth Building’s New York). Sterling silver. (Accession no. 2016.2.33. Viewed 6 June 2017. A02613.)

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1890-1940). Souvenir spoon (with image of Brooklyn Bridge and East River). Sterling silver. (Accession no. 2016.2.85. Viewed 6 June 2017. A02611.)

Cold meat fork

R. Wallace and Sons [Manufacturing Company]. (1891). Cold meat fork, "Lucerne" pattern. Molded sterling silver. (Accession no. 1999.90.130. Viewed 16 July 2016. AAA00034-15.)

  • Offline - Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1891-1920). Souvenir spoon (with image of Brooklyn Bridge). Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.146. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02701.)

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1891-1920). Souvenir spoon (with image of New York skyline). Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.176. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02702.)

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1892). Souvenir spoon (with view of Brooklyn Bridge). Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.111. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02699.)

Oyster fork

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1895). Oyster fork. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1984.704.6. Viewed 2 July 2017. AAA00570-76.)

Dessert spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1895). Dessert spoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 1989.19.6. Viewed 5 March 2017. A01649.)

Souvenir teaspoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1895-1910). Sterling silver souvenir spoon. (Accession no. 75.295. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-29.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1899). Souvenir Spoon (with image of Brooklyn Bridge). Sterling silver. (Accession no. 2016.2.103. Viewed 6 June 2017. A02612.)


1900s

Tongs

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1900). Tongs (with winged mythical creatures). Silver. (Accession no. L 904. Viewed 7 June 2017. A02620.)

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1900). Souvenir spoon, "Birmingham". Silver. Accession no. 1992.287.13. (Viewed 8 March 2017. A01727.)

Tablespoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1900). Tablespoon (Rose pattern). (Accession no. H.1975.108.9. Silver. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02660.)

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1900). Souvenir spoon (with view of the Van Court Inn, Roselle, New Jersey). Silver. (Object no. 1949.226. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02690.)

Souvenir teaspoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1900-15). Silver souvenir teaspoon. (Accession no. 75.277. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-28.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1902). Souvenir spoon (images of Grant’s Tomb and Statue of Liberty). Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.62. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02695.)

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1903). Souvenir spoon (with skyline of New York City and image of New East River Bridge). Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.8. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02693.)

Sugar tongs

R. Wallace & Sons. (1909). Sugar tongs. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 98.168.40. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02008.)


1910s

Souvenir teaspoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1910-40). Souvenir teaspoon. Silver. (Accession no. H.1971.61.1. Viewed 10 June 2017. A02656.)

Six bouillion spoons

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1911). Six bouillion spoons, "Washington" pattern. Silver. (Object no. INV.14276a-f. Viewed 9 April 2017. A02048.)

Eight cream soup spoons

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1913). Eight cream soup spoons. Silver. (Object no. INV.14537a-h. Viewed 9 April 2017. A02084.)

Souvenir spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1913). Souvenir spoon (with view of Woolworth Building, New York. Silver. (Object no. 2009.28.44. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02694.)

Souvenir teaspoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1916). Souvenir teaspoon. Silver plate. (Accession no. 76.346. Viewed 13 November 2016. AAA00426-33.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Souvenir teaspoon

R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths. (1916). Teaspoon (souvenir spoon). (Accession no. 39.481. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-14.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

Three teaspoons

R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths. (1916). Three teaspoons (to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Newark). (Accession no. 64.88A-C. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-19.)

  • Offline - Newark Museum, NJ.

"Rheims" pattern flatware

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (designed 1918). "Rheims" pattern flatware. Sterling silver, stainless steel. (Accession nos. 1998.168.1-4. Viewed 8 March 2017. A01736-39.)


1930s

Warren-designed spoon

William S. Warren for R. Wallace & Sons. (1934). "Rose Point" pattern spoon. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1952.114. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02223.)

Warren-designed spoon

William S. Warren for R. Wallace & Sons. (1935). "Sir Christopher" pattern spoon. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1952.115. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02224.)

Warren-designed fork

William S. Warren for R. Wallace & Sons. (introduced 1935). Dessert Fork, “Vogue” pattern. Silver plate. (Accession no. 2009.37.1. Viewed 31 March 2017. A01861.)

Warren-designed spoon

William S. Warren for R. Wallace & Sons. (1937). "Stradivari" pattern spoon. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1952.116. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02225.)

Commemorative spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (1939). Commemorative spoon (for 1939 World’s Fair, New York). Sterling silver. (Accession no. 2000.80.3. Viewed 8 April 2017. A02019.)

Souvenir spoon

Wallace Brothers Silver Company. (1939). Souvenir spoon from the New York World’s Fair. Enamel. (Accession no. 86.9.7. Viewed 6 April 2017. A01953.)


1940s

Warren-designed spoon

William S. Warren for R. Wallace & Sons. (1941). "Grand Baroque" pattern spoon. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1952.117. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02221.)

Warren-designed spoon

William S. Warren for R. Wallace & Sons. (1942). "Grand Colonial" pattern spoon. Sterling silver. (Accession no. 1952.118. Viewed 15 April 2017. A02222.)


1950s

Loewy-designed flatware

Raymond Loewy for Wallace Silversmiths. (1957-62). Flatware set. Silver, steel. (Accession no. 2000.21.2.1-6. Viewed 12 November 2016. AAA00426-02.)


n. d.

Spoon

R. Wallace & Sons. (19—?). Spoon (library building depicted in bowl of spoon). Sterling silver, Call no. Collectible tableware, Item 0075. (Viewed 6 May 2017. A02389.)


C. Selected R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths designs at auction


1870s

Water pitcher

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1876). Water pitcher. Silver. (Viewed 4 April 2016. A00321.)


late
19th c.

Trophy bowl

Wallace Silversmiths. (late 19th century). Engraved trophy bowl. Silver. (Viewed 6 May 2016. B00190.)


19th -
20th c.

Bridal basket

R. Wallace & Sons. (late 19th / 20th century). Bridal basket. Silver. (Viewed 8 April 2016. A00322.)


1900s

Berry bowl

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1900). Silver floral and fruit-decorated berry bowl. (Viewed 13 April 2016. A00365.)

Basket

R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1900-1925). Basket. Silver. (Viewed 8 April 2016. A00323.)


early
20th c.

A set of twenty-two American sterling silver sherberts

R. Wallace & Sons. (early 20th century). A set of twenty-two American sterling silver sherberts. (Viewed 13 April 2016. A00361.)


1920s

Four-piece silver service and dinner plate

R. Wallace for Gimbel Brothers. (c. 1923). Four-piece silver service and dinner plate (for S.S. Leviathan). Silver plate. (Viewed 7 April 2016. D00013.)


20th c.

Oval tray

R. Wallace & Sons. (20th century). Oval tray. (Viewed 13 April 2016. A00364.)

Drinkware

R. Wallace & Sons. (20th century). An assembled group of American sterling silver drinkware. (Viewed 13 April 2016. A00363.)

Shallow bowl

R. Wallace & Sons. (20th century). Shallow bowl. Silver. (Viewed 6 May 2016. B00191.)


mid-
20th c.

Seven goblets

R. Wallace & Sons. (mid-20th century). Seven goblets. (Viewed 13 April 2016. A00362.)


n. d.

Pair of metalware flower vases

R. Wallace & Sons. (undated). Pair of metalware flower vases. (Viewed 6 April 2016. D00003.)

Coffee pot

R. Wallace & Sons and International Silver Company. (undated). Coffee pot. (Viewed 6 April 2016. D00004.)


D. R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths designs in exhibitions

1930s

4 venues: 1930-31. International exhibition of contemporary metalwork and cotton textiles, organized by the American Federation of Arts, Washington, DC.

> Exhibition venues: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (15 October - 10 November 1930); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1-28 December 1930); Art Institute of Chicago (19 January - 1 March 1931); Cleveland Museum of Art (11 March - 5 April 1931). (Viewed 31 March 2017. A01871-76.)

11 April - 23 May 1937. Silver: An exhibition of contemporary American design by manufacturers, designers and craftsmen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00096.)

1937 (specific dates unknown). Contemporary industrial and handwrought silver at Brooklyn Museum, New York. (Viewed 25 August 2016. AAA00094.)


1950s

8 venues: 1959-1960 (specific dates unknown). 20th Century Design: U.S.A. at Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dayton Art Institute, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Portland Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Art. Organized by the Albright Art Gallery of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. (Viewed 27 August 2016. A01156; A02774.)


1970s

22 November - 26 December 1971. Art Nouveau: a loan exhibition at the Virginia Museum on display from November 22 to December 26, 1971 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. (Viewed 13 April 2017. A02200-01; AAA00590. DM.)

17 January - 2 March 1975; 16 March - 20 April 1975. Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York; second viewing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. (Viewed 17 October 2016. AAA00361.)


1990s

5 February 1994 - 13 March 1995. Back in style: Selections from the McFaddin-Ward House Reserve Collection at Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. (Viewed 15 February 2017. AAA00570-76.)


2000s

5 venues: 2005 - 2007. Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design. (Viewed 21 March 2016. A00140.)

> Exhibition venues: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art; The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN.


2010s

18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017. Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail at Dallas Museum of Art. (Updated 2 December 2016. A00125; AAA000155-56; AAA00542-43.)

7 April - 20 August 2017; 30 September 2017 - 14 January 2018. The jazz age: American style in the 1920s at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York; and Cleveland Museum of Art. (Viewed 8 April 2017. A02036-39; A02766.)

May 2017 - ongoing. Style and status in sterling: American silver at the Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (May 2017 - ongoing). (Viewed 5 July 2017. A02764-65.)


Footnote:
[1] The three Wallingford companies, R. Wallace & Sons (1871-1956) / Wallace Brothers Silver Company (1956-1984) / Wallace Silversmiths (founded 1875), and described operating in the time periods as such in: Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 379. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.) Viewed 16 May 2016. [A00668]



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