Even though the price of silver continues to trend higher, we keep doing our best to offer thousands of great sterling patterns at very competitive prices. A great example is the gorgeous Grande Baroque sterling flatware by Wallace Silversmiths. This month, we feature 4-piece and 5-piece place settings in Grande Baroque at significant savings from regular retail prices. The 4-piece place setting includes a dinner knife, dinner fork, salad fork, and teaspoon.. The 5-piece place setting consists of a dinner fork, dinner knife, salad fork, teaspoon, and cream soup spoon (round bowl). Given the recent trends in the silver market, we can't promise these prices long term, so if you are looking for a knockout flatware pattern, there's never been a better time to purchase.
The elegant Grande Baroque design was created in 1941 by master silversmith William S. Warren to celebrate the art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The Renaissance began in Italy during the 1400’s after a long period of cultural stagnation in Western civilization that started with the collapse of the Roman empire. During the 13th and 14th centuries, the wealthy and powerful Medici family of Florence, Italy were the chief patrons of Renaissance artists, scientists, and writers who were rediscovering the glories of the classical civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, and applying principles from this learning to new forms of art and advancement in the sciences. The apex of the Renaissance movement was reached when King Louis XIV assumed the throne of France. Louis XIV then pushed Renaissance art to become more ornate and stylized, even grandiose, with the goal of using this dramatic style of architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumphant power and control. The period that followed became known as the “Baroque” Period. The word Baroque is derived from French and Portuguese words meaning a pearl that is not round, but is of elaborate or unconventional shape. The elegant Grande Baroque pattern embodies all of the wonders of the Baroque period. Starting at the links below, you can browse and order in a great selection of place setting, serving, and accessory pieces this timeless pattern. Bring some Baroque influence into your home now, and at very attractive prices!