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Victorian, Sterling Silver Pedestal-Based Monteith/Centerpiece Bowl
By Joseph Hicks
Located in New York, NY
Victorian, sterling silver, pedestal-based Monteith/centerpiece bowl, London, year-hallmarked for
Category

Antique 1890s European Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau - Style Sterling Silver Pedestal, Based Vase by Gorham
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau-Style, sterling silver, pedestal-based vase, Gorham Mfg. Company, Providence, Rhode
Category

Vintage 1920s American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Mexican Sterling Silver Pedestal Bowl with Floral Motif by Maciel
By Maciel Silver Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
A beautiful Mexican sterling silver pedestal bowl with floral motif by Maciel, circa 1960s. This
Category

Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian Sterling Silver Pedestal Jug by JM, 1891
Located in London, GB
Victorian Sterling Silver Pedestal Jug Made by JM in Birmingham in 1891 In very good condition
Category

Antique 19th Century Pitchers and Decanters

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Pedestal Based Pierced Cake/Cookie Basket/Platter
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau, sterling silver, pedestal based, cake/cookie platter/basket, Gorham Manufacturing
Category

Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Wonderful Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. Sterling Silver Pedestal Centerpiece Bowl
By Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Bailey Banks and Biddle sterling silver 12.5" round bowl with beautiful fine etched
Category

Vintage 1920s American Belle Époque Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Neoclassical Sterling Silver Pedestal Based Sauce/Gravy Boat by Wood and Hughes
By Wood & Hughes
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical, sterling silver, parcel gilt, pedestal based sauce/gravy boat, New York, Ca. 1870
Category

Antique 1870s American Neoclassical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of sterling Silver Pedestal Dish Tray Candle Holder by Tane Orfebres
By Tane Orfebres
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Those are a lovely pieces for those that collect fine Mexican silver, silver by this listed maker
Category

Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Repoussé Sterling Silver Pedestal Bowl Fruit and Flower Motif
By Loring Andrews & Co
Located in Cincinnati, OH
This exquisite early 20th century Loring Andrews sterling silver footed bowl features hand chased
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Decorative Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling & Crystal Bowl
By S. Kirk & Sons
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are happy to offer you this crystal bowl with a sterling silver pedestal by S. Kirk and Sons of
Category

Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Fruit Bowl by Viner’s Ltd, 1967
Located in London, GB
In good vintage condition, this is an elegant, sterling silver pedestal dish. It is decorated with
Category

20th Century British Silver Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup
By Various Makers
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
decoration. The interior of this antique coconut cup bears a hallmarked sterling silver pedestal fitment
Category

Antique 1870s British Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Bowl
By International Silver
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver bowl on a pedestal. Manufactured by the International Silver
Category

Vintage 1930s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Bowl
Sterling Silver Bowl
H 6 in Dm 11 in
James Dixon & Sons Ltd Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Goblet
By James Dixon & Sons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
encompassed with an applied moulded border. The cast sterling silver pedestal is modelled in the form of
Category

Antique 19th Century English Late Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Signed Hawkes Cut Glass and Sterling Silver Center Bowl
By Hawkes and Son Makers
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Intaglio cut glass centre bowl with sterling silver pedestal base signed by Hawkes. Thomas Gibbons
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Edwardian Glass

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Weighted Pedestal Compote
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A lovely Sterling Silver compote with a simple and sophisticated edging. The piece is a compliment
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Deco Sterling Silver Centerpiece Dish, International Silver Co, C.1940
By International Silver
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Art Deco Sterling silver centerpiece dish, International Silver Co, C.1940. The large dish on plain
Category

Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver "Louvre" Pedestal Bowl
By Georg Jensen
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
sterling silver and hand-hammered, this early example of Jensen's "Louvre" bowl has an engraved inscription
Category

Early 20th Century Danish Arts and Crafts Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Whiting Sterling Silver Vase with Handle / Pedestal Basket
By Whiting Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th or early 20th century Whiting sterling silver vase with handle or pedestal basket with
Category

Early 20th Century American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Roger Williams Sterling Silver Floral Plate Dish
By Roger Williams Silver Co.
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Roger Williams Silver Co. sterling silver plate / dish with intricate floral and swirl
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Deco Sterling Silver Table Basket on Pedestal Base
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco, sterling silver table basket on pedestal base, American, circa 1930s. Measures: 8 1/4
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Sterling Compotes
By International Silver
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are happy to offer you this pair of sterling silver compotes by International Silver in the
Category

Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Wonderful Sterling Silver Flower Pedestal Bowl Platter Centerpiece Very Fine
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful sterling silver flower pedestal bowl platter with very fine detail.
Category

20th Century American Belle Époque Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Dish
By Tuttle Silver Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are proud to offer this sterling silver reticulated dish on a pedestal. The perfect size and
Category

Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Dish
Sterling Dish
H 2 in Dm 10 in
English Sterling Silver - Pair of PEDESTAL COMPORTS - Hallmarked:-SHEFFIELD 1912
By Maple & Co.
Located in York, GB
English Sterling Silver - SUPERB PAIR OF COMPORTS - Hallmarked for SHEFFIELD 1912 The maker`s mark
Category

Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare Art Deco Tiffany Sterling Silver Tray on Low Pedestal Base
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare, Art Deco, sterling silver tray on low pedestal base, Tiffany and Company, New York, year
Category

Vintage 1910s American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lovely Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Strawberry Compote Dish on Pedestal Base
By The Mauser Manufacturing Co.
Located in New York, NY
Lovely, Art Nouveau, sterling silver, strawberry compote dish on pedestal base, Mauser Mfg. Co
Category

Antique 1890s American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lovely Sterling Silver Gorham Edwardian-Style Cake Basket on Pedestal Base
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Lovely, sterling silver, Edwardian-style, cake basket on pedestal base, Gorham Manufacturing Co
Category

Vintage 1910s American Edwardian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair Silver Pedestal Salts
Located in New York, NY
Pair silver pedestal salts. Pair handsome Edwardian era Sterling silver trencher form salts with
Category

Early 20th Century English Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair Silver Pedestal Salts
Pair Silver Pedestal Salts
H 1.25 in W 2.88 in D 2.25 in
Pair of Art Deco Sterling Silver Hand-Hammered Pedestal Based Serving Platters
By The Webster Corp.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Art Deco, sterling silver, hand-hammered, pedestal based serving platters, The Webster Corp
Category

Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tray
By Graff, Washbourne & Dunn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful sterling silver tray has a reticulated border and a fluted rim. It has a pedestal so
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tray
Sterling Silver Tray
H 1 in W 10 in D 10 in
Sterling Silver Plate
By Webster Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver plate on pedestal by the Webster Silver Company. It has a
Category

Vintage 1920s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Plate
Sterling Silver Plate
H 3 in W 8 in D 8 in
Sterling Silver Menorah
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver menorah made in Israel. It has a sleek and modern look with a
Category

Vintage 1970s Israeli Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Menorah
Sterling Silver Menorah
H 15 in Dm 14 in
Sterling Silver Menorah
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a new sterling silver menorah with an unusual design; a modern take on an ancient
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Menorah
Sterling Silver Menorah
H 11 in W 15 in D 2.5 in
Sterling Silver Tray
By Graff, Washbourne & Dunn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a beautiful sterling silver tray with an elegant reticulated design going around
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tray
Sterling Silver Tray
H 2 in W 14 in D 9 in
Sterling Silver Compotes
By Fred Hirsch
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a pair of sterling silver Mid-Century modern compotes by M. Fred Hirsch Silver
Category

Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Basket
By Frank Whiting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant cutout design encircles the entire basket. It sits on a non weighted pedestal. The
Category

Vintage 1910s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Basket
Sterling Silver Basket
H 3 in Dm 4.5 in
Sterling Silver Bonbonniere
By Graff, Washbourne & Dunn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A beautiful sterling silver basket with a cobalt blue liner by Graff, Washbourne & Dunn. Standing
Category

Vintage 1930s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tiffany Compote
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver compote manufactured by the world renowned Tiffany & Company
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver & Crystal Urn
By Frank Whiting
Located in Brooklyn, NY
. The pedestal and lid are both sterling silver while the urn is cut glass in a diamond pattern. There
Category

Vintage 1920s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Hammered Bowl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are delighted to offer you this sterling silver hand hammered bowl by J. C. Boardman & Company
Category

Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Goblet
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
sterling silver goblet has a plain circular bell shaped form to a circular, knopped pedestal foot. The
Category

Antique 1770s British George III Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tiffany Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver bowl by Tiffany & Company. The workmanship is beautiful and the
Category

Vintage 1930s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Cup
By Edward Ker Reid
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique Victorian English sterling silver cup; an addition to
Category

Antique 1880s British Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Cup
Antique Sterling Silver Cup
H 7 in W 6 in D 3.9 in
Sterling Silver Hammered Menorah
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a new sterling silver menorah made in Israel. It has a hammered finish with a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Israeli Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Hammered Menorah
Sterling Silver Hammered Menorah
H 15.5 in W 14 in D 2.5 in
Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
By William Durgin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver water pitcher by William Durgin Silver. It has a faceted design
Category

Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
Sterling Silver Water Pitcher
H 9 in W 9 in D 5 in
Sterling Silver Modern Menorah
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a new sterling silver menorah made in Israel. It has a shiny finish with a swirl
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Israeli Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Modern Menorah
Sterling Silver Modern Menorah
H 15.5 in W 13 in D 2.5 in
Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl
By Wallace Silversmiths
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver centerpiece bowl made by Wallace Silversmiths from the mid
Category

Antique 1850s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tiffany Candlesticks
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a pair of sterling silver candlesticks by the world renowned Tiffany and Company
Category

Vintage 1930s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tiffany Candlesticks
Sterling Silver Tiffany Candlesticks
H 10 in W 4.5 in D 4.5 in
Sterling Silver Tiffany Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver footed-bowl by the world renowned Tiffany and Co. There is a
Category

Vintage 1930s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Danish Compotes
By David Anderson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a pair of sterling silver compotes made in Denmark. They are lightly hammered
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Goblet
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
antique Victorian sterling silver goblet, has a circular bell-shaped form onto a pedestal circular domed
Category

Antique 1860s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georgian Sterling Silver Lady's Goblet
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Georgian sterling silver goblet has a plain circular bell shaped form to a circular, waisted pedestal foot
Category

Antique 1790s English Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Goblets
By Martin & Hall
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver goblets; an
Category

Antique 1850s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian 1856 Sterling Silver Goblet
By Charles Thomas Fox & George Fox
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver goblet has a plain bell shaped form onto a waisted pedestal, to
Category

Antique 1850s British Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Tazza
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
form onto a figural pedestal and circular foot. The circular sterling silver tazza dish has a central
Category

Antique 1860s English 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
Category

Vintage 1920s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian 1850s Sterling Silver Goblet
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver goblet, an addition to our
Category

Antique 1850s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Victorian Sterling Silver Presentation Goblet / Cup
By Horace Woodward & Co. Ltd.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique Victorian English sterling silver presentation
Category

Antique 1870s English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Compote Candy Dish
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing our exquisite Vintage Sterling Silver Compote/Candy Dish, a timeless piece that adds a
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver Pedestal For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal sterling silver pedestal for your home. A sterling silver pedestal — often made from metal, silver and sterling silver — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a sterling silver pedestal — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A sterling silver pedestal made by Art Deco designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — is very popular. A well-made sterling silver pedestal has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Black, Starr & Frost, Georg Jensen and Gorham Manufacturing Company are consistently popular.

How Much is a Sterling Silver Pedestal?

A sterling silver pedestal can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,800, while the lowest priced sells for $450 and the highest can go for as much as $14,550.

Finding the Right dining-entertaining for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

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, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.

Questions About Sterling Silver Pedestal
  • 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 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
    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
    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
    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 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Although you can shower with 925 sterling silver jewelry on, it is better to remove it prior to bathing. Exposure to water is unlikely to damage the metal, especially if you dry it off promptly after you shower. However, chemicals found in soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and other personal care products could react with the precious metal and cause tarnishing. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of sterling silver jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Gorham sterling is real silver. However, sterling silver is not solid silver. Instead, the metal is an alloy formed out of pure silver and another precious metal. You can shop a selection of Gorham decorative objects and serveware on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Yes, Reed & Barton pieces are made of sterling silver. The American brand was founded in 1824 and is highly regarded as one of the highest quality silver manufacturers in the world. The brand also makes more affordable silver-plated items too.
    1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Yes, Reed and Barton sells sterling silver. Reed and Barton is a prominent American silver manufacturer located in Massachusetts that is known for its sterling silver and silverplate. To determine if a Reed and Barton piece is sterling silver, look for the word “sterling” or the number “.925”. Shop Reed and Barton on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, sterling silver, no matter what its used to make, is not solid silver. In most countries, the sterling standard is 92.5% silver with an additive alloy, usually copper, making up the rest of the sterling silver. Sterling silver is harder than pure silver and much more useful as tableware. Shop a collection of sterling silver from some of the worlds top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Sterling silver is a very good quality alloy because the added metals make it very durable, even more so than gold. Because it is also lightweight it can be great for everyday wear.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Tiffany & Co. uses sterling silver. According to their website, they were one of the first American companies to institute the .925 sterling silver standard in 1851. Sterling silver is a precious metal that may require cleaning to retain its beauty and character for generations. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary Tiffany & Co. silver from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sterling silver is considered antique if it was made over 100 years ago. Many antique sterling silver items will have a mark or stamp. First, clean the item and check for marks. A “925” mark indicates a silver purity of 92.5 percent, which is the composition of sterling silver. If you don’t see a mark, work with a certified appraiser to acid test the item and determine the silver content. You’ll find expertly vetted antique sterling silver items on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    The most expensive sterling silver flatware is said to be Grand Baroque by Wallace. Sterling silver is a combination of pure silver and copper in a 92.5% and 7.5% ratio. Sterling silver is more valuable because of the silver content. In addition, the age, design, and attractiveness of the silverware may mean its value far exceeds the silver value. Sterling silver flatware with ivory handles is always the most valuable. Find a collection of antique and vintage sterling silver flatware from different creators on 1stDibs today.

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Glass slippers might be the stuff of fairytales, but glass handbags? Artist Joshua Raiffe has made them a reality, and they're far less delicate than you might imagine, but just as dreamy.

With Dansk, Jens Quistgaard Delivered Danish Simplicity to American Tables

When a visionary Copenhagen designer teamed up with an enterprising Long Island couple, Scandi-style magic landed in kitchens and dining rooms across the United States.

Hostess Extraordinaire Aerin Lauder Shares Entertaining Tips and Auction Picks

The arbiter of good taste, who has curated a collection for 1stDibs Auctions, invites 1stDibs inside her family’s Hamptons barn for a firsthand look at her welcoming style.

Handmade with Lab-Grade Glass, This Decanter Holds Your Favorite Cocktail Concoctions

Artist Simone Crestani conjures the fascination you remember from Chemistry 101.

28 Cheerful Home Bars, Where Everybody (Literally) Knows Your Name

Simple or sophisticated, equipped with console, cart or custom cabinetry, these stylish bar areas deserve a toast.

Meet the Celebrated Hostess Whose Magical Tabletops Enhance Every Occasion

For Stephanie Booth Shafran, entertaining guests is about opening her heart as well as her home.

How to Identify Real Capodimonte Porcelain

Early examples by the Italian manufacturer can be hard to come by, but the best later pieces possess the same over-the-top charm.