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Sterling "Ebb Tide" Tazza c1928 International Silver
By International Silver
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1928, Sterling, by Alfred Kintz for International Silver Co., Meriden, CT. This sterling
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Vintage 1920s North American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Picture Frame
By Lunt Silver
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sterling silver picture frame that will stay looking as shiny and beautiful as the day you bought
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2010s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Picture Frame
Sterling Picture Frame
H 10 in W 8 in D 1 in
Williamsburg Shell by Stieff Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 64 Pcs Dinner
By Kirk Silver Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner size Williamsburg shell by Stieff Sterling silver flatware set - 64 pieces. This set
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Baby Brush and Comb Set
By Lunt Silver
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sterling silver brush and comb set is the best gift for the new addition to your family or
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Vintage 1950s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Compotes
By Reed & Barton
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are delighted to offer you this pair of sterling silver compotes. An interesting mix between
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Vintage 1930s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Art Deco Candelabras
By Johann Wagner & Sohn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are thrilled to offer you this pair of sterling silver candelabras. A unique twist on the
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Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co. Basket
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are delighted to offer you this sterling silver basket by the world renowned Tiffany & Company
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Vintage 1920s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Francis I Forks
By Reed & Barton
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a pair of sterling silver pickle (seafood) forks in the Francis I pattern. First
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Antique Early 1900s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Francis I Forks
Sterling Silver Francis I Forks
H 5.5 in W 1 in D 1 in
Sterling Silver Irish Cream Pitcher
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver Irish cream pitcher from Cork, 1807-1821. Mark of father/daughter team Carden Terry
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Antique Early 19th Century Irish Neoclassical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Irish Cream Pitcher
Sterling Silver Irish Cream Pitcher
H 5.25 in W 3 in D 4.75 in
Russian Art Nouveau silver punch set, with The Three Bogatyrs, best quality
Located in Tel Aviv - Jaffa, IL
dining table or any silver collection. Measurements: Bucket: Width: 6.5 inch/ 16.5 cm Height: 11.8
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Vintage 1920s Russian Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

1815 Sterling Silver Creamer by John Watson
By John Watson
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
English sterling silver creamer by John Watson, Sheffield, 1815. Hallmarked body. Faint "W
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Napkin Ring, 1908, Sheffield, England
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver napkin ring, 1908, Sheffield, England. Incurved cut work body with scalloped
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Early 20th Century English Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

c. 1920-30s Webster Sterling Silver Compote
By Webster Company
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Hammered finish sterling silver large compote, c.1920-30s, by Webster. Lobed edge with gadroon
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

1933 Sterling Silver Sugar Caster by Duncan & Scobbie
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver sugar caster, Birmingham, 1933 by Duncan & Scobbie (early mark). George V period
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Vintage 1930s English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Silver Mustard Pot / Antique Sterling Sliver Seasoning Pot
By Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd.
Located in BILBAO, ES
Silver mustard pot / Antique sterling sliver seasoning pot Antique sterling silver mustard / glass
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Antique 1610s British Romantic Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Neoclassical tea canister in sterling silver. Elkington 1929.
By Elkington & Co.
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
A splendid tea canister the neoclassical style, by Elkington, one of the best of teh English
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Early 20th Century British Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Neoclassical tea canister in sterling silver. Elkington 1929.
Neoclassical tea canister in sterling silver. Elkington 1929.
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H 6.7 in W 4.34 in D 2.76 in
Sterling Silver SUPERIOR VICTORIAN TEAPOT Hallmarked:- Birmingham 1895
By Henry Matthews
Located in York, GB
Sterling Silver SUPERB VICTORIAN TEAPOT Identified with English Hallmarks, applied by the
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Antique 1880s English Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

1792 George III Period Sterling Silver Basting Spoon
By William R. Sutton
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
London, 1792, sterling silver Old English basting spoon. George III period by William Sutton of
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Antique 1790s English George III Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1777 Sterling Silver Marrow Scoop by Hester Bateman
By Hester Bateman
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver marrow scoop by Hester Bateman, London, 1777. Rolls Family Crest: out of a ducal
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Antique 1770s English George III Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1793 Sterling Silver Cream Jug by Hester Bateman
By Hester Bateman
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver cream jug by Hester Bateman, 1793, London. Handsome with fluted body & acanthus
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Buccellati Italian Pair of Sterling Silver & Jasper Floral Cufflinks
By Gianmaria Buccellati, Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Gianmaria Buccellati, Italian, pair of sterling silver cufflinks with red jasper at the center, in
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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

1784 George III Period Sterling Silver Basting Spoon
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
London, 1784, Old English Engraved sterling silver basting spoon. George III period by John Lamb
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Circa 1940s Sterling Silver Sugar Caster by Mueck & Cary
By Mueck-Cary
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver sugar caster by Mueck & Cary, New York City, c.1940s. Boldly classical urn form by
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Vintage 1940s American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Continental Sterling Silver "Patch Box", Late 19th Century
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Continental sterling silver "Patch Box", late 19th century. Foreign import marks. Sterling standard
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Antique Late 19th Century European Late Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Buccellati Italian Pair of Sterling Silver & Turquoise Floral Cufflinks
By Gianmaria Buccellati, Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Gianmaria Buccellati, Italian, pair of sterling silver cufflinks with turquoise at the center, in a
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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Early 20th Century Sterling Silver Gorham Berry Spoon
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver King George pattern berry spoon by Gorham, early 20th century. Monogram EC. 1894
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Early 20th Century American Georgian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1780 Sterling Silver Master Salt by Hester Bateman
By Hester Bateman
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver master salt by Hester Bateman, London, 1780. Star cut cobalt glass liner (old
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Buccellati Italian Pair of Sterling Silver Cufflinks in Floral Design
By Gianmaria Buccellati, Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Gianmaria Buccellati, Italian, pair of sterling silver cufflinks, with a red stone at the center
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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Buccellati Italian Sterling Silver Cognac Claret Bar Jug Label
By Gianmaria Buccellati, Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Rare Buccellati sterling silver claret bar jug label. COGNAC embossed on the front in the center
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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Silver

c. 1890s Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Carving Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver English King pattern carving set by Tiffany & Co., circa 1890s. Roast carving knife
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Antique Late 19th Century American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Steel

Sterling Silver Art Nouveau Nut Dish by Hamilton & Diesinger
By Hamilton & Diesinger
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver Art Nouveau nut dish by Hamilton & Diesinger, Philadelphia, 1895-1900. Repousse
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Antique Late 19th Century American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Buccellati Italian Pair of Sterling Silver Cufflinks with Sunflower Motif
By Gianmaria Buccellati, Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Gianmaria Buccellati, Italian, pair of sterling silver cufflinks, shaped as a sunflower, with a red
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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tablespoon by William Bateman I, London, 1817
By William Bateman I
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver tablespoon by William Bateman I, London, 1817. Grandson of Hester Bateman. Old
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

1809 Pair of Sterling Silver Tablespoons by Peter Bateman
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Pair of sterling silver tablespoons by Peter Bateman, London, 1809. Son of Hester Bateman. Possibly
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

1782-90 Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs by Richard Crossley
By Richard Crossley
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver sugar tongs by Richard Crossley, London, 1782-90. Typically only one maker's mark
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Antique Late 18th Century English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Cigarette Case with Initials B I
Located in BILBAO, ES
Antique Sterling silver cigarette case Weight 160 grams PRADERA is a second generation of
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Romantic Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Cigarette Case with Initials B I
Antique Sterling Silver Cigarette Case with Initials B I
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H 5.12 in W 0.4 in D 3.15 in
Sterling Silver Soup Ladle by Frank Smith in 1910
By Frank Smith Co.
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver soup ladle by Frank Smith in 1910. A fine "Newport Shell" design. Elegran engraved
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Chafing Dish with Warmer
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
best living decorators of silver". He was a teacher in the Tiffany School and designed a few full lines
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fish Server French Rare
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling silver fish server 11 1/4" in the pattern Chrysanthemum
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Tray '#6475'
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
best living decorators of silver". He was a teacher in the Tiffany School and designed a few full lines
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Set of 6 Chantilly Sterling Silver Boullion Spoons by Gorham
By Gorham
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Assembled set of 6 Chantilly sterling silver boullion spoons by Gorham. One dated 1912. Four with
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Vintage 1910s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

1904 Sterling Silver "King George" Pattern Spoon by Gorham
By Gorham
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A "King George" pattern sterling silver serving or table spoon by Gorham, dated 1904. Retailer mark
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Early 20th Century American Georgian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

F. Smith Sterling Silver Child Bowl & Underplate with Embossed Animal Motifs
By Frank Smith Co.
Located in New York, NY
Frank W. Smith sterling silver bowl (gilt inside) and underplate, beautifully embossed with natural
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20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Set of 4 Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons by Hester Bateman
By Hester Bateman
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Set of 4 Hester Bateman sterling silver coffee spoons, London, 1786. Old English pattern. Full
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Antique 1780s English Georgian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver Cream and Sugar Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Antique Tiffany & Co Aesthetic Movement sterling silver cream and sugar. This striking 19th century
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Antique 1870s American Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Snuff Box Acanthus - Nathaniel Mills 1840
Located in London, GB
, Birmingham 1840. Nathaniel Mills was known for exceptionally fine boxes and arguably was one of the best
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Antique 19th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

1815 Pair of Sterling Silver Sugar Tongs by Thomas Watson
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
An 1815 pair of sugar tongs, sterling silver, Newcastle, by Thomas Watson one of the city's most
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Antique Early 19th Century English Early Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Knickerbocker Etched by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Multi-Motif
By Gorham
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb scarce "Knickerbocker Etched" by Gorham circa 1870 sterling silver flatware set - 101 pieces
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Buccellati Italian Pair of Sterling Silver & Jasper Cufflinks in Floral Motif
By Gianmaria Buccellati, Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Gianmaria Buccellati, Italian, pair of sterling silver cufflinks with red jasper at the center, in
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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

1917 Sterling Silver Sugar Caster by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths of London
By Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd.
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
English sterling silver sugar caster by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths of London in 1917. Known for fine
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Vintage 1910s English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Dolly Madison by Gorham Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set 58 pieces Dinner
By Gorham
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dinner Size Dolly Madison by Gorham circa 1929 Sterling Silver Flatware set - 58 pieces. This
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare Antique English Oak & Solid Sterling Silver Tray, 1904
By Martin Hall & Co.
Located in Bath, GB
A rare opportunity to acquire an Edwardian Oak tray with solid silver fittings, rather than silver
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare Antique English Oak & Solid Sterling Silver Tray, 1904
Rare Antique English Oak & Solid Sterling Silver Tray, 1904
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H 15.25 in W 24.5 in D 3 in
Fontenelle by Odiot France Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 105 Pcs Dinner
By Odiot
Located in Big Bend, WI
Outstanding dinner size fontenelle by Odiot France 950 sterling silver flatware set, 105 pieces
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Set of 6 1880-83 Sterling Silver Tablespoons by Gorham
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Set of 6 Gorham's Cluny sterling silver tablespoons, 1880-1883. One of the greatest silver designs
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Antique 1880s American Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Odiot - Antique French 950 Sterling Silver Candy Serving Dish, 1880s
By Odiot
Located in Wilmington, DE
Direct from a Chateaux in the South of France, A Magnificent 19th Century 950 Sterling Silver Candy
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Hepplewhite by Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 149 Pc Dinner
By Reed & Barton
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb monumental Dinner Size Hepplewhite by Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware set, 149 pieces
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

1782 George III Period Sterling Silver Tablespoon by Hester Bateman
By Hester Bateman
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Sterling silver tablespoon by Hester Bateman, London, 1782. George III period Old English Engraved
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hepplewhite Eng by Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 34 Pcs
By Reed & Barton
Located in Big Bend, WI
Hepplewhite Engraved by Reed & Barton sterling silver flatware set, 34 pieces. This timeless
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Schofield Sterling Silver Repousse Wine Coasters Baltimore Rose Pattern
By The Schofield Company
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Schofield sterling silver Repousse wine coasters in beautiful repousse design and in famed
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Caster Louis Laroche London 1750
By Laroche
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Heading : Sterling silver caster Date : Hallmarked in London in 1750 for Louis Laroche Period
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Antique 1750s British George II Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

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Best Sterling Silver For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact piece of best sterling silver you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from silver, sterling silver and gold — can elevate any look. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of best sterling silver among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. A choice in our collection of best sterling silver from Alex Jona, K-OVER and David Yurman — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. Take a look at an object in our assortment of best sterling silver featuring diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also mixed cut cut and cabochon cut versions available here, too. Most of our best sterling silver for sale are for women, but there are 938 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Best Sterling Silver?

On average, a piece of best sterling silver at 1stDibs sells for $493, while they’re typically $35 on the low end and $138,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.
Questions About Best Sterling Silver
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 14, 2023
    Generally, most experts agree that .925 or 925 sterling silver is the best sterling silver for earrings. This variety of sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy. As a result, it has the cool color and sleek appearance of silver, with another base metal to strengthen it. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of sterling silver earrings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The best silver for a necklace is sterling silver; it is the best quality silver available in jewelry. 99.9% is the purest form of silver that you can get but it's too soft for jewelry production. Sterling silver is an alloy containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals. Globally, sterling silver is used as the standard for making silver necklaces. On 1stDibs, you can find an amazing selection of antique and vintage silver necklaces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    The best quality silver is 999 silver. This is the closest you'll get to pure silver because it is technically 99.9% pure silver. This is the highest quality silver that can be purchased. Shop vintage, antique and contemporary silver jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Generally, the best gauge of silver for a cuff bracelet is 22 or below. Most cuff bracelets produced by top makers are 18- or 20-gauge. At this thickness, the metal is sturdy enough to allow cuffs to maintain their shape. On 1stDibs, find a large collection of cuff bracelets from some of the world's top dealers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Most thai silver has more pure silver in it than standard sterling silver. Most sterling silver is 92.5% silver with another alloy, typically copper, making up the rest of the metal. Thai silver often falls in the range of 97.5-99% pure silver, so a significantly higher percentage of it is pure silver, making it softer and less likely to tarnish. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary silver jewelry from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The worst substances for sterling silver are chlorine, chlorine bleach, and ammonia, all of which will cause tarnish and accelerate corrosion. You should also avoid household cleaners, rubber, and perspiration. Rinse your sterling silver pieces thoroughly after coming into contact with those substances. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of sterling silver pieces from top sellers worldwide.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Vesta is a type of small case used to carry matches for smoking, while sterling silver is a precious metal made by combining pure silver with an alloy. Therefore, a sterling silver Vesta is one fabricated out of this kind of metal. Find a collection of Vesta containers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sterling silver is an alloyed form of silver, and is made up of 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. An antique sterling silver item will have the same silver content and will be over 100 years old. Shop a collection of expertly vetted antique sterling silver from some of the worlds top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    To identify sterling silver, look for hallmarks in an inconspicuous area, such as the underside of flatware handles, the bottoms of serveware and the interior or clasp areas of jewelry. Pieces made of sterling silver often feature "925" or ".925" markings. Alternatively, they may feature "Sterling" or "STER" stamps. For assistance determining what type of metal a particular piece is, consult a knowledgeable expert, such as a certified appraiser. Shop a diverse assortment of sterling silver jewelry, flatware, tableware and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Sterling silver is made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy. Depending on the composition, the alloy may be nickel, copper, brass or other metals. On 1stDibs, find a variety of sterling silver jewelry, tableware and decorative objects.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 6, 2024
    Sterling silver is so cheap because of two main factors. First, it contains just 92.5% pure silver, so the cost of raw materials to produce it is lower than that of other types of silver. Second, the supply of silver is generally greater than that of other precious metals like gold and platinum, leading to lower prices. Explore a collection of sterling silver jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A sterling silver spoon is mostly fine silver, but not quite solid silver. Sterling silver is an alloyed form of silver, and is 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. You can shop a collection of authentic sterling silver items from some of the worlds top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The difference between silver and sterling silver is its composition. Silver is a general term used to describe metal that is rich in or made completely of the element silver. Sterling silver is a specific alloy with 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals like nickel or brass. Fine silver is the term for 99.9% pure silver. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of silver jewelry, watches, tableware and decorative accents.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 30, 2024
    Sterling silver is real silver, not fake. However, it is not solid silver. A piece of sterling silver usually contains 92.5% pure silver, and the remainder of its content comes from base metals. Sterling silver is a popular material for jewelry because it is durable and resists tarnishing. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of sterling silver jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To clean weighted sterling silver, use a cleaning product formulated for sterling silver and a soft lint-free cloth. Keep dust at bay by wiping the object down with a soft cloth dampened with warm water. Always dry the silver with a soft towel after cleaning. Find a collection of weighted sterling silver decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify Gorham sterling silver, study the marks found on the piece. Pieces made after 1848 will have a letter or symbol stamp. You can use an authoritative online reference to figure out the manufacturing year of the piece. Find a variety of expertly vetted Gorham sterling silver on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    No, not all sterling silver is marked 925. Although all sterling silver usually features hallmarks, these markings do vary. You may sometimes see STERLING or STER used in place of 925. On 1stDibs, shop a wide variety of sterling silver jewelry, tableware and decorative objects from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, sterling silver does sometimes turn green. The discoloration occurs due to a chemical reaction between the precious metal and compounds in the air, sweat and chemicals found in some products. To reduce the risk of discoloration, avoid wearing your sterling silver jewelry while bathing, swimming, applying skin and personal care products or working with household chemicals. Shop a selection of sterling silver jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Yes, sterling silver is okay for earrings. In fact, many people love earrings crafted out of the precious metal. Sterling silver has an appealing cool color and noticeable shine. Plus, the metal is durable, so it can resist scratching when worn frequently. Keep in mind that sterling silver earrings will need regular cleaning and polishing to fight tarnishing. Explore a diverse assortment of sterling silver earrings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 14, 2023
    Yes, sterling silver can be good for earrings. Many people appreciate the appearance of sterling silver due to its cool color. In addition, sterling silver resists wear and tear to help earrings stand the test of time. One thing to keep in mind is that silver can tarnish, so you'll likely need to regularly clean and polish your earrings to keep them looking like new. Shop a variety of sterling silver earrings on 1stDibs.