This sterling silver pierced tablespoon is in the ornate and beautiful "Sir Christopher" pattern by Wallace (1936). This spoon measures 8-1/2". It is marked on the back with "Wallace - the stag head - and Sterling."
In the 1930's Wallace released a series of six sterling silver patterns created by William S. Warren. He "conceived of the idea of three-dimensional flatware patterns for which the Wallace Co. is noted, and designed Sir Christopher in 1936." According to information found on the internet, the pattern is named in honor of British Architect Sir Christopher Wren. There are so many interesting details worked into the design of the pattern. At the handle end of each piece a seashell is featured at the center. On the spoon there is a rose below the seashell. On the forks a clump of grapes hangs below the seashell. The attention to detail is fabulous in this pattern. As the handle narrows there are flowers along the edge and a flower on the top of the handle as well. The back of the spoon is lovely also. There are flourishes and flowers and an area at the tip to accommodate a monogram if one chooses.