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Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Bird Silver Pelican Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Pelican with Murano blown glass sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and seldom piece.  
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Large Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi large real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with ageing wear on the sh...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Wild Boar Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi wild boar with Murano blown glass detail sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and seldom pie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Ostrich Set of Two Sculpture, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare signed Gabriella Crespi set of two ostrich birds with Murano blown glass sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition. An amazing and sel...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Rare "Mobile" Sculpture by Carl-Harry Stålhane, Rörstrand, 1953
By Rörstrand, Carl-Harry Stålhane
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare "Mobile" sculpture by Swedish ceramic artist Carl Harry Stålhane. Handmade at Rörstrand workshop in Sweden in 1953. Made in only 25 examples. Made from porcelain with hand paint...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

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Porcelain

Rare Rörstrand Stoneware Figure by Gunnar Nylund, Lying Lama
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare Rörstrand stoneware figure by Gunnar Nylund. Lying lama. Beautiful glaze in blue / green shades. In perfect condition. 1st factory quality. Stamped. Measures 28.5 cm x 13.5 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Japanese Finest Antique Silver Crouching Rabbit with Rare Triple Signature
Located in Shelburne, VT
Rare silver rabbit "Triple" signed from Japan This is a fine large scale solid hand cast silver bronze effigy of a crouching rabbit -usagi- with an attractive warm patina, circa e...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Sculptures and Carvings

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Silver Plate, Bronze

Rare Silver Plated Shell Bowl by WMF Ikora, Germany 1930s Bauhaus Art Deco
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: silver plated shell element Producer: WMF, Germany (marked with the wmf ikora signature) AGE: 1930s Description: Wonderful art deco element designed...
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Mid-20th Century German Art Deco Glass

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Art Glass

Tjorn by Dansk Sterling Silver Flatware Set for 12 Dinner Service 110 Pcs Rare
By Dansk
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental Scandinavian Modern Tjorn by Dansk sterling silver flatware set, 110 pieces. This set includes many exceedingly rare pieces and features solid handle knives with innovativ...
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Mid-20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Rare Pair of Irish Silver Sauce Boats Dublin 1772 by Richard Williams
By Richard Williams
Located in Cornwall, GB
A very fine and important pair of heavy Irish silver sauce boats of typical form. The body heavily embossed and chased with floral and foliage designs. With leaf capped flying C-scro...
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Antique 1770s British George III Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Rare Berndorf Cutlery, Fratware 'Windows 1800'
By Vicente Wolf, Patino/Wolf, Berndorfer Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Vienna, AT
Designed by famous New York designers duo Bob Patino (1942-1998) and Vincente Wolf in 1991. Stainless steel. Handles long and broad with rectangular openings. Reminiscent of Charles ...
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1990s Austrian Modern Tableware

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Stainless Steel

Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg, Large Rare "Thai" Figure in Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg. Large rare "Thai" figure in glazed ceramics, Late 20th century. Measures: 29.5 x 20 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Rare Large Cylinda-Line Brass Cigar Ashtray by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton, 1960s
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
This brass version of the Cylinda-line ashtray was designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Stelton in a limited run in 1967. This, the large version or cigar ashtray, is by far...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays

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Brass

Rare Brown Faience 19th Century Oyster Plate Vieillard Bordeaux
Located in The Hills, TX
Rare brown 19th faience oyster plate signed Vieillard Bordeaux usually found in blue in white.
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Antique 1860s French Victorian Dinner Plates

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Faience

Rare Postmodern Tea Kettle “9093 Kettle” by Michael Graves for Alessi
By Alessi, Michael Graves (b.1934), Memphis Group
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Michael Graves Postmodern tea kettle for Alessi rendered in rare matte platinum grey enamel body, black knob, white whistle bird and turquoise handle with red appointments.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Enamel, Steel

Jean Després, a Rare Tin and Madagascar Ebony Wood Tea-Pot, circa 1930
By Jean Despres
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Despres (1889-1980) Tea-Pot, circa 1930 Tin, base in hammered Tin, animated with spherical stipes and angular Madagascar Ebony Wood handle. Spherical Hinged cover with two sil...
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Vintage 1930s French Modern Tea Sets

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Tin

Rare Silver Wall Ceiling Light Flush Mount, 1960s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful metal wall or ceiling light (silver edition) in the style of Tommaso Barbi, Belgium, 1960s. Lamp sockets: One x E27 (US E26).
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Rare Table Mirror 1970s Silver and Gold Square
Located in Vis, NL
Rare mirror silver and gold mirror with glass pillars details, circa 1970s This piece is in near excellent condition. The mirror has been changed. An amazing and seldom pie...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Mirrors

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Silver Plate, Gold Plate

  • Rare Table Mirror 1970s Silver and Gold Square
  • Rare Table Mirror 1970s Silver and Gold Square
  • Rare Table Mirror 1970s Silver and Gold Square
  • Rare Table Mirror 1970s Silver and Gold Square
H 8.27 in. W 10.83 in. D 0.79 in.
Rare Art Deco Bookends, Indian Sculptures in Meditating Position on Marble Base
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique on 1stdibs and possibly worldwide. It was in the early 20th century that meditation became known in Western society. Like many artists, the one who handcrafted the sculptures...
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Brass

Horse by Watson Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 23 Pieces Rare Vintage
By Watson Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Most unusual vintage Watson sterling silver Flatware set with fabulous horse design on handle, 23 pieces. This set includes: 11 knives, Blunt, 9 1/8" 12 forks, 6 7/8" Excellen...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Orleans by Watson Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Dinner Size Rare
By Watson Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beautiful Orleans by Watson sterling silver flatware set of dinner size 56 pieces. This scarce, circa 1915, pattern is a lost art in sterling flatware! This set includes: Eight di...
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Vintage 1910s Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
By Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd.
Located in London, GB
A rare and exceptional inkstand incorporating a field gun. The gun is a copy of a Napoleonic period cannon and since the silver inkstand was made in 1915 it was possibly made to comm...
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Vintage 1910s English Sterling Silver

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Silver

  • Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
  • Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
  • Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
  • Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
H 7 in. W 14.5 in. D 6.25 in.
Rare Mayan Indian with Aztec Mexican Design Sterling Silver Dish, 925/1000
By Maciel Silver Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare find, Mexican Indian design Mayan sterling plate. Made in Mexico. Beautiful intricate design of the Mayan calendar. Great weight for the sterling silver plate. Maciel based i...
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20th Century Mexican Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Raphael by Alvin Sterling Silver BonBonniere Spoon Rare Large Bowl with Irises
By Alvin Silver Manufacturing Company
Located in Big Bend, WI
Raphael by Alvin Incredible sterling silver BonBonniere spoon measuring 10" in the pattern Raphael by Alvin. The naturalistic decorations of this piece capture the essence of Art ...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Eloquence by Lunt Sterling Silver Fish Set 24 Pieces Factory Sealed New Rare
By Lunt Silver
Located in Big Bend, WI
Eloquence by Lunt sterling silver individual fish set, 24 pieces. This set includes: 12 fish knives, all-sterling, 8 1/8" 12 fish forks, 3-tine, 7 1/2" Excellent condition, ...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Champlain by Amston Sterling Silver Flatware Set Eight Service 60 Pieces, Rare
By Amston Silver Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare Champlain by Amston sterling silver flatware set of 60 pieces. This pattern is very hard to find - We have not had a set come in in quite some time! This set includes: Eight kni...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Gianmaria Buccellati, a Rare and Exceptional Italian Silver Bobcat
By Gianmaria Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Gianmaria Buccellati, a rare and exceptional Italian silver bobcat, circa 1990s. Made in Milan, Italy. Retail price was $72,000 USD + Tax. Very fine quality and workmanship...
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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver

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Silver

Rare Antique Japanese Silver Wisteria Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Rare antique Japanese silver picture frame, circa 1890. Rectangular window and irregular and open surround in form of dense flowers. Wisteria, chrysanthemums, and irises – modish and...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sterling Silver

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Silver

Rare Silver Mug, 18th Century Canadian or French Provincial, Maker’s Mark F.C
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Rare silver mug, 18th century Canadian or French Provincial. Maker’s mark F.C with fleur and crown, unidentified. Tapered cylindrical body engraved with monogram GF within shield ...
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Antique 18th Century Sterling Silver

Rare Silver Vase with Glass Insert by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte
By Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Wiener Werkstatte silver reticulated flower basket with original glass insert in a very rare model made with silver. Designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870-1956), Vienna, circa...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Sterling Silver

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Silver

Rare Judaica Antique Austrian Silver Torah Pointer, 1829
Located in New York, NY
Austrian silver Torah pointer, 1829. A cast hand with extended index finger mounted to a twisted and faceted shaft with ball knop and terminal. Loose-mounted ring with chain. Marks i...
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Antique 1820s Austrian Biedermeier Sterling Silver

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Silver

Rare Tiffany Repousse Sterling Silver Chamberstick with Snuffer
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare Victorian sterling silver chamberstick. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Central socket with detachable bobeche mounted to heart-form bowl with shaped handle. Snuffer has coni...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Kirk Cheese Knife, Rare Coin Silver, circa 1830
By S. Kirk & Sons
Located in valatie, NY
Kirk cheese knife, rare Kirk coin silver, circa 1830. Appears to be a Mayflower type pattern. The front of the knife has engraved decoration with 3 birds on the blade. The front of t...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Sterling Silver

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Silver

  • Kirk Cheese Knife, Rare Coin Silver, circa 1830
  • Kirk Cheese Knife, Rare Coin Silver, circa 1830
  • Kirk Cheese Knife, Rare Coin Silver, circa 1830
  • Kirk Cheese Knife, Rare Coin Silver, circa 1830
H 0.19 in. W 10.25 in. D 1.5 in.
Rare Antique Gorham Hindostanee Sterling Silver Ice Tongs
Located in New York, NY
Rare Hindostanee sterling silver ice tongs. Made by Gorham in Providence. U-form with gilt jaws, of which one claw-form and the other flower head. Terminals in the desirable pattern ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acanthus Rare All Silver Cake Knife
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver acanthus rare all silver cake knife. Measures 27.5 cm / 10 4/5 in. From 1915-1925.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Silver Chocolate Pot #32 Rare Model
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen silver chocolate pot #32 rare model. Measures 21cm high and is in good condition. Is from 1915-1927.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Tiffany Japanese Audubon Sterling Silver Hummingbird Compote
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Japonesque sterling silver compote. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Shallow and round bowl on conical stem. Bowl has split bracket side mounts terminating in volute scrolls and st...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Japonisme Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Rare Tiffany Sterling Silver Mint Juleps
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sterling silver mint julep cups. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Each: Straight and tapering sides. Molded and beaded rim. Skirted and beaded foot. A classic design wi...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Tiffany Sterling Silver Moresque Classical Kylix Compote
By Tiffany & Co., John C. Moore, Edward C. Moore
Located in New York, NY
Rare Moresque sterling silver compote. Made by John C. Moore for Tiffany & Co. in New York. Greek kylix with round and flat bowl, knopped and tapering shaft, and double-domed base. C...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Large Georgian 'George III' Sterling Silver Page Turner
By Charles Aldridge
Located in New York, NY
Rare, large, Georgian (George III), sterling silver page turner, London, 1790, Charles Aldridge - maker. Decorated with a shell motif at top. Measures 12 inches long x 1 1/2 inches w...
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Antique 1790s English George III Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Acanthus Large Silver Cake Knife in Full Silver Rare
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen acanthus large silver cake knife in full silver, rare. Measures 27.5cm / 10 4/5". Early marks from 1915-1925.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Rare and Early Tiffany Sterling Silver Dolphin Box
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare sterling silver desk box. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, circa 1865. Rectangular with straight sides and curved corners. Flat cover with applied cable border. Corner support...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Renaissance Revival Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Dutch Caribbean Silver Water-Scoop Curaçao, circa 1873
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A rare Dutch Caribbean silver water-scoop Curaçao, circa 1873, indistinctly marked, engraved with initials G R P Measures: L 35 cm, weight 221 grams The form of the water sc...
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Antique 19th Century Caribbean Dutch Colonial Sterling Silver

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Silver

Rare English Late Stuart Sterling Silver Beaker Cup, 1667
By William Scarlett
Located in New York, NY
Rare Charles II sterling silver beaker, 1667. Tapering sides with flared rim and reeded foot. Block letter E engraved on underside. Fully marked including London assay stamp and make...
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Antique 1660s English Baroque Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Rocket Shape Silver Caster, Import Marks Dublin, 1941
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Rare rocket shape silver caster, import marks Dublin 1941, hallmarked for Sheffield 1939, Atkins Bros. The Caster of ergonomic rocket shape, plain with pierced upper rounded paraboli...
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Mid-20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Very Rare circa 1940 Italian Sterling Silver Cigar Tube and Mexican Silver Tray
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Sterling Silver cigar set This lot comprises of an Italian sterling silver cigar tube and a Mexican sterling silver cigar tray. The ...
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Vintage 1940s Mexican Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Hans Hansen Silver Cutlery, Rare Spoon in Sterling Silver, Mid-20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Hans Hansen silver cutlery. Rare spoon in sterling silver. Danish design, mid-20th century. Measures: 17.5 cm. In perfect condition. Stamped.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Georgian 'George III' Sterling Silver Candlewick Snuffer/Cutters
By Thomas Robinson 1
Located in New York, NY
Unusual, rare pair of Georgian (George III), sterling silver, scissor-form candle wick snuffers, London, 1804, Thomas Robinson - maker. Decorated with shells and a Tudor Rose. The sn...
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Antique Early 1800s English George III Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare, Unusual Edwardian Sterling Silver Footed Picture Frame
Located in New York, NY
Rare, unusual, Edwardian, sterling silver, footed picture frame, London, 1909. Measures 6 1/2 inches high x 5 inches wide at widest point x 4 inches deep when easel is in open positi...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Wiwen Nilsson Lund, Rare, Modernist Notebook in Silver
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Wiwen Nilsson Lund, Sweden (b. 1897-d. 1974). Rare, modernist notebook in sterling silver. Mid-20th century. In very good condition. Measures: 22.5 x 12.5 cm. Stamped.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Japonesque Sterling Silver Footed Centerpiece Bowl by Gorham
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful, sterling silver, Japonesque, footed centerpiece bowl, Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, year hallmarked for 1872. The central bowl is supported by three ...
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Antique 1870s American Japonisme Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare and Striking English Art Deco Sterling Silver Bowl
By Charles Boyton
Located in New York, NY
rt Deco sterling silver bowl. Made by Charles Boyton in London in 1938. Shallow and boat form with spread trapezoidal foot. Spare geometry and contrasting texture in form of end hand...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare A E Jones Set Silver Ruskin Buttons, Birmingham, 1903
By A.E. Jones
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Very rare set of six English silver hallmarked buttons, Birmingham 1903 by A.E.Jones. Each of circular shape, silver bezel set with a blue green Ruskin plaque, diameter approximately...
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare & Elegant Tiffany Edwardian Sterling Silver Double Picture Frame
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare and elegant Edwardian sterling silver picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Two vertical rectangular windows in rectangular surround acid-etched with stylized leaf b...
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Antique Early 1900s American Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Antique Gorham Bird’s Nest Sterling Silver Baby Cup
Located in New York, NY
Bird’s nest sterling silver baby cup. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1868. Straight and upward tapering sides, and bracket handle. On front is cast figure of nesting bird mounted to...
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Antique 1860s American Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany Rare Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Picture Frame
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare Art Nouveau sterling silver picture frame. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Rectangular and vertical window bordered by acid-etched scrolls and flowers on stippled ground. Vac...
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Antique Early 1900s American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare and Early Tiffany Chinese-Style Sterling Silver Vase
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare Chinese-style sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Ovoid bowl with wide rim and tall stem on round stepped foot. Stem has two fruiting branches that wraparou...
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Antique 1870s American Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare French Art Deco Silver Picture Frame by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Rare Art Deco 950 silver picture frame. Made by Cartier in France, circa 1930. Rectangular window and stepped border engraved with wrap-around lines. For portrait (vertical) display....
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Silver

Rare and Striking Tiffany Repousse Sterling Silver Epergne Centerpiece
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare and striking sterling silver epergne. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Baluster shaft with ribbed floral flange quadrilateral raised base with 4 scallop shell-capped supports....
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Tiffany Sterling Silver Bowl with Rare Pinecone Motif
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian sterling silver bowl with rare pinecone motif. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Bowl has curved sides and dense border with pine cones and bristly needles. A great high-l...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

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Rare Silver For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of rare silver available at 1stDibs. An item from our selection of rare silver — often made from metal, silver and ceramic — can elevate any home. There are 1254 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of rare silver you’re looking for, while we also have 4 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of rare silver is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made option in this array of rare silver over the years, but those crafted by Tiffany & Co., Mason's Ironstone and Georg Jensen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Rare Silver?

The average selling price for a piece of rare silver at 1stDibs is $954, while they’re typically $39 on the low end and $951,238 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Dining Entertaining for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine. Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics and serveware today on 1stDibs.