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Canaux Masterpiece French Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Spoon, Cherub
By Paul Canaux and Company 1
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Masterpiece by Canaux, impossible to find, extremely rare piece in sterling silver. An exceptional piece from the point of view of its design. No monograms. With circular pierced ...
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Antique 1890s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Covered Sugar Bowl, Johan Rohde Design, Early 20th Century
By Georg Jensen
Located in Quechee, VT
This Johan Rohde (1856-1935) design for Georg Jensen Silversmithy, is a hammered covered sugar bowl with exquisite hand-chased reeded and fluted sides, and a cover with a half-reeded...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Coffee Pot, Tea Pot Creamer and Sugar Bowl No 456
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver coffee pot, tea pot creamer and sugar bowl No 456 Measures: Coffee pot 456A H 24 cm (9.44 in), weight 620 gr 21.88 oz Tea pot 456B H 18 cm (7.08 in),...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Puiforcat French Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Spoon and Sugar Tongs, Mascaron
By Emile Puiforcat
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the service. Masterpiece by Puiforcat, impossible to find, extremely rare service 2 pieces in sterling silver...
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Antique 1880s French Renaissance Sterling Silver

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Gold, Sterling Silver

Puiforcat Masterpiece French Sterling Silver Gold Sugar Sifter Spoon, Mascaron
By Emile Puiforcat
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the piece. Circular pierced bowl with 18-karat gold finishing, stem and handle are heavily pierced and have ma...
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Antique 1880s French Renaissance Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Gold

Bergeron French Sterling Silver 18-Karat Gold Sugar Sifter Spoon, Renaissance
By Emile Bergeron
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Circular pierced bowl with 18-karat gold finishing, stem and handle with stylized foliate decoration in the manner of Louis XIV, Renaissance. No monograms. Head of Minerve 1st tit...
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Antique Early 1900s French Renaissance Sterling Silver

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Gold, Sterling Silver

Puiforcat Rare French Sterling Silver 18-Karat Gold Sugar Sifter Spoon, Caryatid
By Emile Puiforcat
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Head of Minerve 1st titre for 950/1000 French sterling silver guarantee. The quality of the gold used to recover sterling silver is a minimum of 750 mils (18-karat). An exceptiona...
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Antique 1880s French Renaissance Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Gold

Morning Glory by Gorham Sterling Sugar Basket with 3-D Flowers Leaves Vine
Located in Big Bend, WI
Morning glory by Gorham Early Morning Glory by Gorham sterling sugar basket with handle featuring applied 3-D morning glory flowers, leaves, and vine. It also has a border of bright ...
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20th Century American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Richelieu by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Sugar Sifter
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Sugar Sifter 5 3/4" in the pattern Richelieu by Tiffany. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Woodside Sterling Sugar and Creamer Art Deco
By Woodside Silver Co.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Sterling Art Deco style sugar and creamer. Sugar measures: 6 x 3 x 4.5" H creamer: 5 x 2 x 5" H.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Strawberry Vine by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Sugar Sifter
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver sugar sifter 5 1/2" in the pattern Strawberry Vine by Tiffany. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Sugar Sifter
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver sugar sifter 5 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Winthrop by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Sugar Tong Antique Serving
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver sugar tong, 4 3/8" in the pattern Winthrop by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Saint Dunstan by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Sugar Sifter Goldwashed Large
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver sugar sifter gold washed large 7" in the pattern Saint Dunstan by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition.  
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Antique George III Sterling Sugar and Cream Basket Set 1786 Georgian Baskets
Located in London, GB
An antique Georgian George III solid Silver Sugar and Cream Set comprising of a Sugar Basket and a Cream Basket. This pair of Baskets is matched in design with the sugar basket being...
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Antique 18th Century English Georgian Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Aurora by Gorham Sterling Silver Sugar and Creamer Set with 3 Figural Cherubs
Located in Big Bend, WI
Aurora by Gorham Gorham sterling sugar bowl and creamer in the pattern Aurora patented in 1870 featuring three figural putti/cherubs in a boat. The pieces are marked with #2275 and d...
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Antique 1880s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Lap Over Edge Acid Etched by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Sugar Tong Engraved Flowers
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling Silver Sugar Tong Engraved with Flowers 4 1/4" in the pattern Lap Over Edge Acid Etched by Tiffany . It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction gua...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Lap Over Edge Acid Etched by Tiffany Sterling Sugar Sifter GW with Fly Catcher
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver sugar sifter gold washed with fly catcher 5" in the pattern Lap Over Edge Acid etched by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% sa...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Cream and Sugar
By Redlich & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are delighted to offer this sterling silver cream and sugar bowl set by Redlich & Co, NY. A classic design that works in any decor; just a ribbing design across the waist. Beautif...
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Vintage 1920s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Sterling Cream and Sugar
  • Sterling Cream and Sugar
  • Sterling Cream and Sugar
  • Sterling Cream and Sugar
H 4 in. Dm 5.5 in.
Cohr Sterling Silver Sugar Shaker
By Carl M. Cohr
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Cohr sterling silver sugar shaker. Measures: 13.5 cm tall (5 5/16"). Weighs: 184 g (6.45 oz) Hans Bunde.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Cohr Sterling Silver Sugar Shaker
  • Cohr Sterling Silver Sugar Shaker
  • Cohr Sterling Silver Sugar Shaker
  • Cohr Sterling Silver Sugar Shaker
H 13.5 in. W 0.1 in. D 0.1 in.
Antique George V Sterling Silver Sugar Basket
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver and blue glass sugar basket; an addition to our silver teaware collection This exceptional antique Geo...
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Vintage 1910s British Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Sterling Silver Sugar Caster
By Reid & Sons 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver sugar caster; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This fine antique George V sterling silver sugar caster ...
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Vintage 1920s English Other Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Sugar Basket
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver sugar basket; an addition to our silver teaware collection This exceptional antique Edwardian sterlin...
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Newcastle Sterling Silver Sugar Basket
By Thomas Wheatley
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine antique William IV Newcastle English sterling silver sugar basket by Thomas Wheatley; part of our silver dining collection This fine antique William IV Newcastle sterling s...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English William IV Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Sugar Caster
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Georgian sterling silver sugar caster Made in England, London, circa 1800s Has engraved initial letters EM The maker's mark is faded, unidentified. Dimensions: Diame...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georgian English Sterling Silver Sugar Basket
By William Stroud
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver sugar basket; an addition to our Georgian silverware collection This impressive antique George III sterling silver...
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Antique 1790s English George III Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Sugar Caster, Birmingham England, Hallmarked Sterling Silver
By William Suckling Ltd.
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Sugar caster, Birmingham England, hallmarked sterling silver, date letter appears to be fro 1960, in very good condition. No issues, the caster/shaker measures 5 1/4"-inches hig...
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Vintage 1960s English Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique 1935 English Sterling Silver Sugar Caster
By Roberts & Belk Ltd. 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver sugar caster in the Art Deco style; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This fine antique George V sterlin...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Vintage Sterling Silver Creamer and Sugar Set
Located in New York, NY
A vintage sterling silver creamer and sugar set. With maker's mark and marked 'sterling silver' on bottom as show in image #6.
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20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Sugar Caster
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Tiffany Art Nouveau sterling silver sugar caster stamped Tiffany and Co. 6/60 396 8308M210 sterling.
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Ornamental Sugar Tongs
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver ornamental sugar tongs. Measures: 10.5 cm / 4 9/64 in. From 1915-1930.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acorn Sugar Tongs
By Georg Jensen, Johan Rohde
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver acorn sugar tongs. Measures: 10.6 cm / 4 11/64 inches. Design Johan Rohde.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acorn Sugar Tongs
H 4.18 in. W 0.04 in. D 0.04 in.
Hingelberg No 18, Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon, Large
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hingelberg no 18, sterling silver sugar spoon, large Measures: L 11.5 cm (4.52 in).   
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Hingelberg No 18 Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon, Small
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hingelberg No 18 sterling silver sugar spoon, small. Measures 10 cm / 3 15/16".    
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique English Sterling Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster
By E & N Speak
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique George V English sterling silver lighthouse style caster, part of our silverware collection. This magnificent and large antique G...
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Vintage 1920s British Georgian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Lighthouse Style Sugar Caster
By Charles Boyton II
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A very fine and impressive large antique Victorian English sterling silver lighthouse style caster; part of our silverware collection. This impressive antique Victorian English st...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Victorian English Sterling Silver Cream Sugar Presentation Set
By James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver cream jug and sugar presentation set - boxed; an addition to our antique teaware collection. This exc...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Irish Sterling Silver Sugar Caster, West & Son, 1919
By West & Son
Located in Glasgow, GB
An antique Irish sterling silver sugar caster. The sugar caster is of cylindrical form with a pierced domed cover and knop finial, Celtic strap work decoration to the body, and feet ...
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Vintage 1910s Irish Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique George II Newcastle Sterling Silver Sugar Bowl
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, Fine and impressive antique George II Newcastle sterling silver sugar bowl; an addition to our diverse silver Georgian teaware collection. This exceptional antique...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Handcrafted Sterling Silver Blossom Sugar Spoon
By Georg Jensen
Located in New York, NY
The Blossom collection gives us an eye into the master’s ability to look at a landscape or bouquet and see the shapes within, and then bring them to life in silver. Pieces are whimsi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Victorian Sterling Silver Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl
By Charles Stuart Harris
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver cream jug and sugar bowl; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This fine pair consists of an antique Victo...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

J. E. Caldwell Sterling Silver Sugar Bowl with Ornate Pattern
Located in Big Bend, WI
J. E. Caldwell Fabulous J.E. Caldwell sterling silver sugar bowl featuring and ornate pattern. It's marked with #1372 A and #3. It measures 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 , and weighs 9.8 ozt. It is...
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20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Swing Handle Sugar Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in valatie, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver swing handle sugar bowl. The bowl's hallmarks date it to 1907-1947 when John C. MooreII was the chairman. The bowl is done in a simple, Classic form, wi...
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Sugar Caster No 4B
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver sugar caster no. 4B. Measures: 14.5 cm (5 45/64 in). Weight 180.4 gr/6.36 oz (Import Hallmarks London 1926) Item no.: 215392.
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Parallel Sterling Silver Sugar Spoon #171
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen parallel sterling silver sugar spoon #171. Measures: 10.6 cm / 4 11/64 inches.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Cactus Sterling Silver Sugar Castor #629
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen cactus sterling silver sugar castor #629. Measures 15.5cm. Has English import marks.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cactus Sugar Shaker #629
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver cactus sugar shaker #629. Measures: 16 cm tall (6 19/64 in,). From 1933-1944. Designed by Gundorph Albertus.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acadia Sugar Spoon #171
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver Acadia sugar spoon #171. Measures 10 cm / 3 15/16 in.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Ornamental Sugar Spoon #21
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver ornamental sugar spoon #21. Measures 13.5 cm / 5 5/16 in.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Beaded Sugar Tongs #174
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver beaded sugar tongs #174. Measures 10 cm / 3 15/16 in. Design Georg Jensen 1916.
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acanthus Sugar Tongs #174
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver acanthus sugar tongs #174. Measures 10 cm / 3 15/16 in.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bernadottte Sugar Tongs No 174
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bernadottte Sugar Tongs No 174. L 11cm(4.33 in).  
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Sugar Caster by George Howson
By Harrison Brothers & George Howson 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver sugar caster, an addition to our silver teaware collection. This fine antique Edwardian sterling silver sugar caste...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Victorian Sterling Silver Sugar Basket, Ruby Glass, London 1856
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1856 by George Richards, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Sugar Basket, features a ruby glass liner, and ornate pierced decoration to the b...
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Antique 1850s English Gothic Revival Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Lidded Sugar Bowl Hallmarked in 1910
By Holland, Aldwinckle, & Slater
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1910 by Holland, Aldwinckle & Slater, this elegant, George V, antique, sterling silver sugar bowl, features fluted decoration to the foot and lid, and a hole ...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1939 Sterling Silver Sugar Caster by Harrison Brothers & Howson
By Harrison Brothers & George Howson 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George VI English sterling silver sugar caster in the Art Deco style; an addition to our silver teaware collection This exceptional ant...
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20th Century English Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Acorn Sugar Caster No 741
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver acorn sugar caster no 741. Measures 16 cm / 6 19/64 in. Weighs 172 g / 6.05 oz. Item no.: 348132.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pyramid Sugar Bowl No 600C
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver pyramid sugar bowl No 600C Measures: Height 5.5 cm (2 11/64 in), diameter 10.3 cm(4 1/16 in) Item no.: 398916.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Rare Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Sugar Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A rare Tiffany & Co. Sterling silver sugar bowl. American, 1870-1875. Made for an International Exposition. Of basket shape with swing handle, engraved with a conjoined monogram...
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Antique 19th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Cactus Sugar Shaker No 629
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver cactus sugar shaker no 629. Measures 16 cm / 6 19/64 in. From 1933-1944. Designed by Gundorph Albertus. Item no.: 270726.  
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

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Sterling Sugar For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the sterling sugar you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, silver and sterling silver, every sterling sugar was constructed with great care. Find 492 options for an antique or vintage sterling sugar now, or shop our selection of 11 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer sterling sugar, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A sterling sugar is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Georgian styles are sought with frequency. Tiffany & Co., Georg Jensen and Hester Bateman each produced at least one beautiful sterling sugar that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sterling Sugar?

Prices for a sterling sugar can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $59 and can go as high as $25,050, while the average can fetch as much as $865.

Finding the Right Sterling Silver for You

Dining and entertaining changed drastically when we began to set our tables with sterling silver for holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, engagement parties and, in some of today’s homes, everyday meals.

Often called the “Queen of metals,” silver has been universally adored for thousands of years. It is easy to see why it has always been sought after: It is durable, strong and beautiful. (Louis XIV had tables made entirely of silver.) Sterling silver is an alloy that is made of 92.5 percent silver — the “925” stamp that identifies sterling-silver jewelry refers to this number. The other 7.5 percent in sterling silver is typically sourced from copper.

Neoclassical-style sterling-silver goods in Europe gained popularity in the late 18th century — a taste for sterling-silver tableware as well as tea sets had taken shape — while in the United States, beginning in the 19th century, preparing the dinner table with sterling-silver flatware had become somewhat of a standard practice. Indeed, owning lots of silver goods during the Victorian era was a big deal. Back then, displaying fine silver at home was a status symbol for middle-class American families. And this domestic silver craze meant great profitability for legendary silversmith manufacturers such as Reed & Barton, Gorham Manufacturing Company and the International Silver Company, which was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898, a major hub of silver manufacturing nicknamed “Silver City.”

Today, special occasions might call for ceremonial silver designed by Tiffany & Co. or the seductive sterling-silver cutlery from remarkable Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, but there really doesn’t have to be an event on the calendar to trot out your finest tableware.

Event- and wedding-planning company maestro Tara Guérard says that some “investment pieces,” such as this widely enamored alloy, should see everyday use, and we’re inclined to agree.

“Sterling-silver flatware is a must-have that you can use every single day, even to eat cereal,” she says. “Personally, I want a sterling-silver goblet set for 12 to 20; I would use them every time I had a dinner party. Ultimately, there are no criteria for buying vintage pieces: Buy what you love, and make it work.”

Whether you’re thinking “ceremonial” or “cereal,” browse a versatile collection of vintage, new and antique sterling-silver wares on 1stDibs today.