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chase33

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iconnumber posted 12-20-2009 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I recently obtained a copy of a book published by Wallace that promoted their line of Third Dimension Beauty patterns. Here is a little quiz based on that book that I hope everyone will enjoy.

In the 30's and 40's, Wallace had a designer who created a new line of flatware which was called "Third Dimension Beauty" patterns. This line consisted of five patterns that were inspired by different moods. Can you name the patterns based on their inspirations?

  1. Romance
  2. Culture
  3. Grandeur
  4. Gaiety
  5. Tranquility
Bonus Question: Who was the designer of these patterns?

Robert

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rian

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iconnumber posted 12-21-2009 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about Lotus for tranquility and Grande Baroque for grandeur?

[This message has been edited by rian (edited 12-21-2009).]

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wev
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iconnumber posted 12-21-2009 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were actually six patterns designed by William S. Warren in the Third Dimension Beauty collection:
  • Rose Point (1934)
  • Sir Christopher (1936)
  • Stradivari (1937)
  • Grande Baroque (1941)
  • Grand Colonial (1942)
  • Romance of the Sea (1950)

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chase33

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iconnumber posted 12-21-2009 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rian, you have one of the patterns (Grande Baroque) but its inspiration isn't grandeur.

Wev, yes there was a sixth but the booklet was published in 1943 before Romance of the Sea so I don't know what the inspiration was for that pattern. I should have put that in the info section. Thanks for pointing that out.

Robert

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 12-22-2009 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have my grandmother's Grand Colonial service. Was it Tranquillity? It seems pretty tranquil.

She was married in 1929, so it wasn't her wedding silver--it was probably and upgrade from silverplate. I wonder when and why (for what occasion) she bought it. Wish she were still alive so I could ask her.

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wev
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iconnumber posted 12-22-2009 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I got the designer, at least. As for mood, I've no idea -- they all leave me feeling a bit bilious. . .

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chase33

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iconnumber posted 12-22-2009 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Polly, you are right that tranquility is the "mood" for Grand Colonial.

And Wev your right about the designer so you get the bonus points smile

Robert

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 12-22-2009 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could anyone post pictures of these patterns?

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wev
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iconnumber posted 12-22-2009 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

not great quality, but all I had to hand

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taloncrest

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iconnumber posted 12-23-2009 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for taloncrest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My guesses:
  1. Romance -- Rose Point
  2. Culture -- Stradivari
  3. Grandeur -- Sir Christopher
  4. Gaiety -- Grande Baroque
I have a good friend who inherited his mother's set of Rose Point. It's a shame, really, as his taste runs towards Art Deco / Modern.

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chase33

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iconnumber posted 12-23-2009 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And we have a winner!

the final tally is:

taloncrest - 40 points
polly - 10 points
wev - 10 bonus points
rian - 5 points

Thanks everyone!

Robert

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 12-24-2009 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to wev for the pictures and to Robert for the interesting quiz.
Happy holidays and a happy new year to all.
Art

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