New Sterling Silver Flatware, Silverware
Towle Silversmiths can trace its roots back to the year 1690, and remains one of the country's most prestigious silver manufacturers. Its history is intertwined with the creation of Lunt Silversmiths, but the two companies are not connected.
Today, Towle Silversmiths is owned by the Lifetime Brands corporation, which also produces Wallace Silversmiths and the International Silver Company products. We've heard the name pronounced several different ways over the years, but the correct pronunciation sounds like "toll".
Offerings from Towle Silversmiths:
A quieter take on French Renaissance design. If the flagship Towle pattern "Old Master" has too much design work for you, but you like the overall shape, this is an excellent and popular choice.
This is one of our favorite patterns, and the design appears to keep the monogram circle suspended in mid-air. Beautifully done scroll work, and a tasteful floral accent.
The unique oval surrounded by tiny beadwork has inspired questions about its origin, and relation to its namesake, King Richard the Lionhearted. Unfortunately, Towle doesn't have good notes about this pattern from the designer.
Towle's most popular pattern, introduced in 1942. Old Master features a wide variety of available items.
Old Newbury Gold
Old Newbury Gold is currently the only sterling silver pattern available with a gold-accented border encompassing the entire length of the handle.
Named for the last ruler of the Tudor dynasty, and namesake of the Elizabethan era. Queen Elizabeth is a weighty pattern that remains one of Towle's most popular in sterling silver
Made To Order Patterns
Traditional fiddle shape body, thread border, and shell design.
The original, and still the best! Candlelight was introduced in 1934, and several years later a host of imitators was released by rival silver manufacturers
Celtic Weave Gold
One of the most unique sterling silver patterns available, featuring a very complex Celtic knotwork design.
Very traditional teardrop shape body with threaded border. Ideal for custom engraving.
Craftsman was introduced in 1932, but it still keeps a modern feel to it with a chiseled edge. Pairs well with contemporary and classic dinnerware.
El Grandee incorporates some of the Baroque flair and curves found in Grande Baroque by Wallace, but with more of a Spanish flavor and pierced handles.
Originally called "Grecian", due to its well-stated column design, which appears on both sides of the handles.
Frequently confused with Fontana, but with more pronounced scroll work. Legato is the musical term for "tied together", when two notes are played continuously without an interruption.
The most unique feature of Old Colonial is the chiseled grooves in the bowls of the spoons and the forks. Introduced in 1895
Delicate lace border, in a squared body.
Revived under Towle's Made-To-Order program, Rambler Rose is one of the few remaining sterling silver patterns with the ornate design cascading down the center of the handle.
Towle is unique in that it offers two patterns inspired by Spanish art and architecture, this pattern and El Grandee (shown above).