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Stieff Sterling Silver Trophy Pitcher with Inscription #0851
Located in Big Bend, WI
Shop categories helpful links Stieff sterling silver trophy pitcher with inscription #0851 Stieff Charming Stieff sterling silver trophy pitcher. The piece has inscription Wiscon...
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20th Century American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver Trophy, London 1949, Daniel Arthur Acland
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1949 by Daniel Arthur Acland, this striking, Sterling Silver Trophy, shows design elements from the Arts & Crafts and the Art Deco periods. The trophy measure...
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Vintage 1940s English Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Large Classical 2-Handled Sterling Silver Trophy Cup by Whiting
By Whiting
Located in New York, NY
Two-handled sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Whiting, C 1890. Baluster body with 2 bracket handles on dome foot. Incised lines, foliage, and stylized egg-and-dart motif. Scalloped...
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Antique Late 19th Century Late Victorian Vases

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Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Trophy Cup, Carrington & Co, Birmingham, 1922
By Carrington & Co
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique sterling silver trophy cup with snake handles and decorative engravings Made by Carrington & Co Made in Birmingham 1922 Fully hallmarked. Dimensions - Length: 17.8 cm...
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Vintage 1920s British Vases

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Silver

Cairo Gorham Sterling Silver Trophy Mixed Metals Aesthetic Museum Piece
By Gorham
Located in Big Bend, WI
Cairo by Gorham Among the most exciting and innovative periods in American silversmithing are the years between 1867 and 1887, a period of creativity in form inspired by the infl...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Large Sterling Silver Trophy Lidded Cup and Cover 1930 Champagne Cooler
By Boodle & Dunthorne
Located in London, GB
An impressive solid Silver Trophy with a substantial domed lid. The Trophy has two scroll handles topped with detailed classical heads. The cup and cover have wide fluting on the bas...
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20th Century English Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1913 Sterling Larchmont Yacht Club Trophy
Located in Norwell, MA
925 sterling silver trophy awarded to "Rascal, Season 1913". Sterling dish adorned with applied silver logo showing the clubhouse. Engraving reads "Larchmont Yacht Club, Season 1913"...
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Vintage 1910s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Golf Trophy Loving Cup, Pittsburgh, Hotel Country Club
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large sterling silver trophy for Pittsburgh, Hotel Country Club. Schenley golf cup won by Boris Brown, the reverse side engraved with winners pro tem 1902 and 1903. Having a gold w...
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Large Sterling Silver Art Deco Trophy Made in 1935 by Mappin & Webb
By Mappin & Webb
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1935 by Mappin & Webb, this very handsome, large, sterling silver trophy, features acanthus detailed handles, and is otherwise plain in style. The trophy meas...
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Large Sterling Silver Art Deco Trophy Hallmarked in 1934 by Gibson & Langman
By Gibson & Langman
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1934 by Gibson & Langman, this striking, sterling silver trophy, is in the Art Deco taste, with angular handles, and a plain style. The trophy measures 15...
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Elkington Royal Silversmith English Sterling Silver 1923 Trophy Centerpiece
By Elkington & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Elkington & Co. sterling silver trophy / centerpiece made in Birmingham, England in 1923 with engraved motifs on the base, ornate handles, applied band on the body, and a finial with...
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Vintage 1920s English Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Vintage Elizabeth ii Sterling Silver ‘Soldier’ Presentation Trophy, 1966
By A. Chick & Sons Ltd.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine vintage Elizabeth II English cast sterling silver presentation trophy on oakwood plinth in the form of a Victorian soldier; an addition to our military related silverware coll...
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Vintage 1960s English Other Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

1926 Antique English Atkin Brothers Sterling Silver Trophy Urn Cup Wine Chiller
By Atkin Brothers
Located in Dayton, OH
Large antique trophy shaped silver ice / champagne bucket, vase or trophy presentation cup by Harry Atkin. Beautifully chased with gadrooning design along base and lower side of cup...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Urns

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Sterling Silver

Antique George V Art Deco Sterling Silver 'Dartboard' Presentation Trophy
By James Dixon & Sons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique George V English sterling silver Art Deco presentation trophy in the form of dartboard; part of our silverware collection This...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Striking Victorian Antique Sterling Silver Mug / Trophy, Birmingham, 1895
By Barker Brothers Silver Ltd.
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1895 by Barker Brothers Ltd., this very attractive, Victorian, antique sterling silver mug, stands on 3 ball feet, and features a loop handle, a gilt inte...
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Antique 1890s English Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Presentation Chess Trophy
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver presentation trophy in the form of a king chess piece; an addition to our ornamental office silverware co...
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Vintage 1930s British Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver HOVIS Ltd. Trophy
By Bravingtons Ltd. 1
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique sterling silver HOVIS Ltd. trophy Maker: Bravingtons Ltd. Made in London, 1931 Fully hallmarked. Dimensions - Length 19.5 cm Width 10.5 cm Height 20 cm Weight: 5...
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Antique Sterling Silver HOVIS Ltd. Trophy
  • Antique Sterling Silver HOVIS Ltd. Trophy
  • Antique Sterling Silver HOVIS Ltd. Trophy
  • Antique Sterling Silver HOVIS Ltd. Trophy
H 7.88 in. W 4.14 in. D 7.68 in.
Gorham Sterling Silver Harness Racing Trophy Centerpiece
By Spaulding-Gorham, Gorham
Located in New York, NY
Unique sterling silver harness racing trophy by Gorham. Designed with beautiful acid etching of harnessed racing scene, double handled. Measuring 8 1/2” in height and 7 1/3” from han...
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Vintage George VI Sterling Silver 'Tennis' Presentation Trophy
By Joseph Gloster
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive vintage George VI English cast sterling silver presentation trophy in the form of a tennis player; an addition to our diverse presentation silverware collection...
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Vintage 1940s English Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Engraved Anniversary Cup Trophy
By Reed & Barton
Located in Miami, FL
Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Engraved Anniversary cup trophy Offered for sale is a 1967 engraved sterling silver handled anniversary loving cup trophy. The cup is marked under th...
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Mid-20th Century American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1910s Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Football Presentation Trophy
By James Dixon & Sons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English cast sterling silver presentation trophy on plinth in the form of a footballer; an addition to our sport related silverw...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Starling Silver Trophy Cup
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Golf tournament sterling silver cup trophy, made in England. Mark in the bottom. Few dents in the bottom and middle , see photo. Sold as it.
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20th Century English Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Starling Silver Trophy Cup
  • Starling Silver Trophy Cup
  • Starling Silver Trophy Cup
  • Starling Silver Trophy Cup
H 10 in. Dm 4.25 in.
Art Deco Sterling Silver Football Trophy - Sheffield 1927 - Footballer Model
By John & William Deakin
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1927 by John & William Deakin, this handsome, Sterling Silver Football Trophy, is in the Art Deco taste, and features a cast model of a footballer under th...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 925 Engraved Serving Tray Platter Award Trophy
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Dayton, OH
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver 925 engraved serving tray platter award trophy Tiffany & Co sterling silver .925 tray that was given on behalf of the officers and directors of North A...
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Vintage 1980s Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1915 Gorham Sterling Silver Ewer Hambletonian Race Trophy Goshen, NY
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Cape May, NJ
This is an important and very early piece of American horse racing history. Goshen, New York is where the original Hambletonian 10 started from in the 1850s. This massive piece is so...
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Vintage 1910s American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Wilson & Sharp Scottish Gilt Sterling Silver Two-Handled Large Trophy Cup
By Wilson & Sharp
Located in New York, NY
Partially gilt sterling silver two-handled trophy cup by Edinburgh-based, Scottish silversmith Wilson & Sharp, which operated a store with luxury goods since the early 19th century. ...
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20th Century Scottish Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Elizabeth II Sterling Silver Horse Trophy on Plinth, London 1954, C. J. Vander
By C.J. Vander
Located in London, London
Carrying import marks for London in 1954 by C. J. Vander, this handsome, Sterling Silver Model of a Horse, stands on a wooden plinth with a vacant plaque, and has been realistically ...
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Vintage 1950s English Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver and Marble Offshore Power Boat Racing Trophy, Hallmarked 1983
Located in London, GB
A superb sterling silver period facsimile of the James Beard Memorial Trophy in hallmarked silver on a marble base originally commissioned by an early recipient of this nautical awar...
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20th Century British Sterling Silver

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Marble, Sterling Silver

19th Century Sterling Silver Agricultural Trophy Cup, Hallmarked London 1876
By Robert Harper
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The very ample goblet-shaped body atop a ringed stem rising from spreading circular foot, the interior having a faint gilt wash, the exterior engraved on one side "Royal Counties, Ha...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

New York Yacht Club Sterling Yachting Trophy
Located in Norwell, MA
Rare 1931 New York Yacht Club trophy. Engraved: New York Yacht Club Annual Cruise Commodores Cup For Schooners The gift of Winthrop W. Aldrich won by Sachem 15th August 1931. P...
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Vintage 1930s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Shreve & Co. Hand Hammered Sterling Silver Goblet / Trophy in Art Deco Style
By Shreve & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Shreve & Co. large sterling silver goblet / trophy with a tall stem, designed with a hand hammered finish in exquisite Art Deco style. It measures 11.5 inches tall and 5.3 inches wid...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Art Deco Sterling Silver Model of a Golf Bag & 3 Golf Clubs - Golf Trophy 1926
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1926 by Thomas Fattorini, this very stylish golf trophy takes the form of a Sterling Silver Golf Bag & 3 Golf Clubs, which have been realistically modelle...
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Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Indian Harbor Yacht Club Silver Trophy Cup
Located in Norwell, MA
International sterling bud vase trophy from the famous Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. Won by Sachem on August 13, 1931. Top rim has dings and is out of round but...
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Vintage 1930s American Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Silver Large Trophy Cup
By Elkington & Co.
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian silver large trophy cup. Made in England, London, 1886 Maker: Elkington & Co (Frederick Elkington) Fully hallmarked. Approx dimensions: 35 x 23 x 41 cm T...
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Antique 1880s British Victorian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Antique Victorian Silver Large Trophy Cup
  • Antique Victorian Silver Large Trophy Cup
  • Antique Victorian Silver Large Trophy Cup
  • Antique Victorian Silver Large Trophy Cup
H 16.15 in. W 9.06 in. D 13.78 in.
George III Silver-Gilt Trophy Cup & Cover
By Robert Sharp
Located in London, GB
Fine George III silver gilt cup and cover, once the property of the Abel-Smith banking family of Hertfordshire. The Abel-Smiths were also members of the British Royal Family and thei...
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Antique 1790s English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Stunning Asprey & Co Ltd Trophy Cup & Base Sterling Silver Fully Hallmarked 1907
By Asprey International Limited
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Asprey & Co LTD London Sterling silver fully hallmarked 1907 trophy cup on base A good looking and decorative trophy, fully hallm...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Silver

New York Forty Silver Trophy Cup
Located in Norwell, MA
Cup engraved "The Cruise" second prize won by Black Duck, August 3, 1916. Bottom of cup is engraved "Made in England for TIFFANY and Co." Finely engraved and quite attractive. Black ...
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Vintage 1910s American Sterling Silver

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Silver

  • New York Forty Silver Trophy Cup
  • New York Forty Silver Trophy Cup
  • New York Forty Silver Trophy Cup
  • New York Forty Silver Trophy Cup
H 6 in. W 8 in. D 4 in.
Large Antique 19th Century Indian Solid Silver Kutch Trophy Cup
Located in London, GB
A large antique 19th century Indian Silver Kutch trophy cup with twin cast handles, the body is profusely chased with the typical repousse' foliage, also depicting flowers and animal...
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Antique 1880s Indian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Retro Silver Coca Cola Bottle Horse Trophy, Spain
Located in Sydney, NSW
A silver International Horse Trophy for 1970, Begano Spain as a Coca Cola bottle with cast wreath. Presented by the Coca Cola Spanish licence holder La Coruna. Silver, hallmarked. I...
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Vintage 1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

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Silver

Antique Anglo Indian Silver Presentation Goblet or Trophy
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Presumed to have been made in India in the early 20th century, this solid silver trophy goblet is very ornately decorated in the Anglo-Indian style in a combination of repousse and c...
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Sterling Silver

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Silver

German Continental Silver and Onyx Monumental Trophy in Art Deco Style
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century, German 0.800 continental silver trophy commemorating the price of the yacht squadron in motorboat races in 1912, in exquisite Art Deco style with stylized geometr...
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Early 20th Century German Art Deco Sterling Silver

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Silver

Antique George II Silver Gilt Cup & Cover Lidded Trophy 1738 18th Century
By John Swift
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Antique George II Silver Gilt Cup and Cover embellished with delicate, ornate Rococo style engravings on the body of the Cup and on the domed lid. The Body of the Cup has...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George II Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Small Silver Garrard Trophy Cups for the Champion Diary Herd
By Garrard & Co. Ltd.
Located in Folkestone, GB
A very fine quality pair of silver Trophy Cups with lids and scrolled handles presented by the Royal Counties Agricultural Society. Each engraved "Replica of The King George VI Chall...
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20th Century English Sterling Silver

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Silver

Sterling Silver Bowling Ball Mounted as Trophy by the House of Williams
Located in New York, NY
This unique and one-of-a-kind sterling silver trophy bowling ball by the House of Williams is set on a round, stepped pedestal, mounted on a wooden trophy plinth. There are no inscri...
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20th Century American Mounted Objects

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique George II Chased Lidded Cup & Cover / Lidded Trophy, 1749
By William Cripps
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Antique Georgian solid Silver Lidded Cup covered in ornate floral chased designs. The Trophy has a shaped cartouche on the one side filled with an engraved armorial. The ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George II Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver 1974 Soldier Presentation Trophy
By Carrington & Co
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English cast sterling silver presentation trophy in the form of a soldier; an addition to our military related silverware col...
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Vintage 1970s English Figurative Sculptures

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Silver

3-Handled English Sterling Silver Presentation Trophy Vase Centerpiece from 1916
By Berthold Muller
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent English sterling silver three handled trophy with ornate design and leaf like pattern on handles, possibly by Berthold Muller, circa 1916. Weighing 48 troy ounces. Measur...
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Vintage 1910s English Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Large Sterling Silver Lidded Cup Trophy 1927 Snake Handles Vase Cooler
By Charles Stuart Harris
Located in London, GB
A magnificent solid Silver Cup with a monumental push fit lid. The Trophy is created in the Regency style with inspiration from the designs of Paul Storr. The Trophy has a pair of im...
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20th Century English Regency Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

Victorian Solid Silver Monumental Trophy Cup & Cover, Angell, circa 1848
By Joseph Angell & Son
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th century magnificent Victorian solid silver monumental trophy cup and cover, Campana form, 55.5 cm tall, chased and embossed with scrolls and foliage, applied cast scroll...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Centerpieces

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Sterling Silver

English Sterling Golfers Trophy
By Birmingham
Located in New York, NY
Elegant sterling silver English golfers trophy raised on separate black base. Removable lid topped with golfer swinging club, dressed in period tennis costume. Vase-shaped trophy hel...
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Vintage 1930s English Vases and Vessels

  • English Sterling Golfers Trophy
  • English Sterling Golfers Trophy
  • English Sterling Golfers Trophy
  • English Sterling Golfers Trophy
H 20.5 in. W 6 in. D 7 in.
Antique Sterling Silver Presentation Trophy/Centerpiece
By James Wakely & Frank Clarke Wheeler
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English cast sterling silver presentation trophy/centerpiece; an addition to our presentation silverware collection. This ...
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Vintage 1960s English Figurative Sculptures

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Silver

1960 Narragansett Special Sterling Silver Horseshoe Horse Racing Trophy Tray
Located in Dayton, OH
"Rare 1960s sterling silver 925 (204.3 g) commemorative horse shoe tray or ashtray, made by Bogaert's of Lexington. Reinzi, age 5, was the winner and earned 1st place on Oct 29, 1960...
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Vintage 1960s Rustic Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Sterling Silver

Vintage English Sterling Silver Harp Trophy by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd
By Edward Barnard & Sons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver presentation harp trophy made by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd; an addition to our presentation silverwar...
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Vintage 1970s English Figurative Sculptures

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Marble, Silver, Sterling Silver

Heintz Arts & Crafts Sterling Overlay on Bronze Mixed Metals Trophy Loving Cup
By Heintz Art Metal Shop
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Early 20th century Arts & Crafts mixed metals trophy probably made by Heintz Art Metal Co. This beautiful bronze double handled loving cup has a gorgeous sterling silver overlay grap...
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts More Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver, Bronze

Antique English Neoclassical Sterling Silver Trophy Cup
By Adie Brothers
Located in New York, NY
George V sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Adie Bros in Birmingham in 1925. Girdled urn with leaf-capped s-scroll side handles and domed foot. Timeless Classical form with plenty o...
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Vintage 1920s English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Edwardian Neoclassical Sterling Silver Trophy Cup
By Lionel Alfred Crichton 1
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian neoclassical sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Lionel Alfred Crichton in London in 1910. Elegant amphora vase with oval bowl on spool stem flowing into raised round foot....
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Vintage 1910s English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique American Classical Sterling Silver Trophy Cup by Whiting
By Whiting Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century classical sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Whiting in New York. Bellied urn with bold stylized egg-and-dart border on foot ring with four leaf-mounted majorly ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American American Classical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Fine Antique American Sterling Silver Trophy Cup by Tiffany
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, circa 1900. Ovoid body, flared mouth, and c-scroll handles with realistic leaf and bud mounts. Spread foot has same app...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Reed & Barton American Edwardian Classical Sterling Silver Trophy Cup
By Reed & Barton
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century Edwardian sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Reed & Barton in Taunton, Mass. Faceted baluster with scalloped and beaded rim. Reeded and leaf-capped, -wrapped, an...
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Victorian Classical Sterling Silver Trophy Cup
By Elkington & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Victorian classical sterling silver urn cup. Made by Elkington in Birmingham in 1896. Girdled with leaf-capped s-scroll side handles and stepped and round foot. Capacious and traditi...
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Antique 1890s English Neoclassical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver Trophy For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic sterling silver trophy available at 1stDibs. Each sterling silver trophy for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and sterling silver. Your living room may not be complete without a sterling silver trophy — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right sterling silver trophy, those designed in Neoclassical, Victorian and Art Deco styles are of considerable interest. A well-made sterling silver trophy has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Elkington & Co., Tiffany & Co. and Gorham Manufacturing Company are consistently popular.

How Much is a Sterling Silver Trophy?

Prices for a sterling silver trophy can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $225 and can go as high as $49,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,965.

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.