Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance

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hpidaves
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Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance

Postby hpidaves » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:30 am

Hello,
I have two sterling pieces from Wallace that I believe are in the Puritan pattern, but one of them has a slight difference. The salad fork pictured looks just like the Puritan piece should, but the small spoon (5-5/8", 5 o'clock?) has a small addition on the reverse side tip. Also, the maker's marks are slightly different -- there is a "T" inside a circle preceding the mark on the spoon, as well as a different shape around the mark. Could the spoon be a later, or possibly earlier version of the pattern? I could not find any other pattern like this one for Wallace.

Thank you,
Dave

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Re: Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance

Postby Traintime » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:18 pm

The "T" should be a letter code for weight like "Trade". Cheryl covers it here (but there are many other threads): viewtopic.php?f=35&t=15815&p=35711&hilit=wallace+weight+T&sid=43212b43fbca815e922a9250773e8346#p35711

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Re: Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance

Postby hpidaves » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:45 pm

Thank you. Once again I have been educated on this site :)

Would the fact that it is a trade piece be why the underside has that added part on the underside tip of the handle?

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Re: Wallace Puritan - Pattern Variance

Postby Aguest » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:23 pm

That is strange because you would expect that design element to be present on both pieces. :::: Why would the spoon have what the fork lacks? ::


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