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18th Century Sterling Silver Salts by Asprey & Garrard
By Asprey & Garrard Limited
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive set of four contemporary Elizabeth II English sterling silver salts; part of our silver cruet and condiments collection These exceptional cast ...
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Early 2000s English Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Very Fine Pair of Georgian Sterling Silver Berry Spoons by John Zeigler, 1809
By John Zeigler
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An exceptionally fine pair of early 19th century George III sterling silver berry spoons in the fiddle pattern, both showing richly gilded bowls embossed with motifs of berries & fol...
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Early 19th Century English George III Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Fruit/Dessert Service
By Elkington & Co.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver and mother of pearl fruit/dessert cutlery set for 12 persons, boxed, an addition to our dining silverwar...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver, Brass

Antique Sterling Silver Cat Inkwell
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique George V English sterling silver inkwell; part of our antique diverse ornamental silverware collection. This exceptional and rare...
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1910s British Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Antique Sterling Silver Cat Inkwell
  • Used Sterling Silver Cat Inkwell
  • Antique Sterling Silver Cat Inkwell
  • Used Sterling Silver Cat Inkwell
H 3.9 in. W 1.5 in. D 5 in.
Antique Victorian Silver Taper Candlesticks, 1893
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver taper candlesticks; an addition of our ornamental silverware collection These exceptional ant...
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1890s British Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Victorian Acid Etched Glass and Sterling Silver Gilt Claret Jug
By Henry William Curry
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English acid etched glass and sterling silver gilt claret jug; an addition to our wine and drinks related silverware collection. ...
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1870s English Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique 1689 Sterling Silver Porringer and Cover
By Roger Grange
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William III English sterling silver porringer with cover; an addition to our 17th century silverware collection. This exceptional antiq...
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1680s British Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Blown and Acid Etched Glass Sterling Silver Mounted Decanter
By Edward H. Stockwell
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine antique Victorian English sterling silver mounted blown and acid etched glass decanter made in the Aesthetics style, part of our diverse wine and drink related silverware coll...
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1880s English Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian English Sterling Silver Grape Scissors
By Edward Hutton, William Hutton & Sons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver grape shears, boxed, an addition to our silver flatware collection. These exceptional antique...
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1890s Great Britain (UK) Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Biscuit Box / Container
By Horace Woodward & Co. Ltd.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver biscuit box/container; an addition to our diverse silver box collection This exceptional and ...
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19th Century English Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Rare Large Sterling Silver Kiddush Cup by Friedlander Dusseldorf, Germany, 1932
By Friedlander & Co.
Located in London, GB
An exceptional silver kiddush cup by friedlander. Dusseldorf Circa .1932. Chased with a verse and the upper portion is hand hammered. Marked B. Friedlander Dusseldorf made in Germany...
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1930s German Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique George III Sterling Silver Lady's Goblet 1792
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver lady's goblet; an addition to our 18th century wine and drinks related silverware collection. This exc...
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1790s English Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling 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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1910s American Used 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.
Vintage Silver Gilt Cutlery Set with Hunting Scene
Located in Braintree, GB
Vintage silver gilt cutlery set with hunting scene. Cutlery set consists of two forks, knives and spoons. Made in Spain , After 1934 Hallmarked with five point star, two forks ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Used Sterling Silver

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Silver

Christofle Attributed Silver Plated Woven Metal Serving Basket Made in France
By Christofle
Located in New York, NY
Christofle attributed hand woven silver plate metal woven basket, circa mid 20th century. Signed with stamped metal label on bottom, Made In France.  
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Used Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver Plate, Metal

Art Nouveau Diamond Shaped Solid Silver Tray, by J.C. Klinkosch Vienna, ca 1900
By Josef Carl Klinkosch
Located in Vienna, AT
Solid silver tray with an oval mirror, the edge expanding into a diamond shape with surrounding cord, volute and rocaille decorations. Hallmarks: Diana's head - Austrian official...
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1890s Austrian Art Nouveau Used Sterling Silver

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Silver

Continental Silver Filigree Trinket Box
Located in Folkestone, GB
Fine silver trinket box constructed from fine silver wire twisted and scrolled into geometric patterns. Probably continental, late 19th century. Some damage as photographed. (Split...
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19th Century European Used Sterling Silver

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Silver

  • Continental Silver Filigree Trinket Box
  • Continental Silver Filigree Trinket Box
  • Continental Silver Filigree Trinket Box
  • Continental Silver Filigree Trinket Box
H 2 in. W 4.75 in. D 3.37 in.
20th Century Sterling Silver Cup and Cover by Omar Ramsden
By Omar Ramsden
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver cup and cover made by Omar Ramsden; an addition to our diverse presentation silverware collection This...
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1920s English Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Art Deco Sterling Silver Fruit Bowl by Cooper Brothers & Sons Ltd
By Cooper Brothers & Sons
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique George VI English sterling silver fruit bowl in the Art Deco style, an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. This exceptional antique Geo...
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1930s British Art Deco Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Toast Rack
By George Nathan & Ridley Hayes
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver toast/letter rack; an addition to our dining silverware collection. This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling sil...
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Early 19th Century British Edwardian Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, pair of vintage English cast sterling silver salt and pepper shakers - boxed; an addition to our silver cruets/condiments collection. These ex...
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1960s British Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Edwardian 1905 Sterling Silver Presentation Champagne Cup
By S.W. Smith & Co. 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Edwardian English sterling silver champagne cup; an addition to our presentation silverware collection. This magnificent antique ...
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Early 1900s British Edwardian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique George V 1930s Sterling Silver Teapot by Roberts & Belk Ltd
By Roberts & Belk Ltd. 1
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver teapot made by Roberts & Belk Ltd; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This exceptional anti...
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1930s British Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique 1920s Sterling Silver Spirit Kettle
By Martin, Hall & Co. Ltd.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver spirit kettle on stand; an addition to our antique silver teaware collection This exceptional antique ...
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20th Century English Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

  • Antique 1920s Sterling Silver Spirit Kettle
  • Antique 1920s Sterling Silver Spirit Kettle
  • Antique 1920s Sterling Silver Spirit Kettle
  • Antique 1920s Sterling Silver Spirit Kettle
H 13.1 in. W 5.2 in. D 8.3 in.
Antique Victorian 1870 Sterling Silver Goblet by Alexander Macrae
By Alexander MacRae
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver goblet; an addition to our collection of wine and drinks related silverware. This exceptional antique...
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1870s British Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Sheffield Plate Venison Dish
By William Ker Reid
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, large and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and Sheffield plate venison dish; an addition to our silver dining collection This exceptional antiq...
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1840s English Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sheffield Plate, Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Drinks Tray
By Fenton Brothers
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver two handled drinks tray; an addition to our silver tray collection. This exceptional antique George V ...
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1920s British Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Antique Sterling Silver Drinks Tray
  • Antique Sterling Silver Drinks Tray
  • Antique Sterling Silver Drinks Tray
  • Antique Sterling Silver Drinks Tray
H 1.3 in. W 8.1 in. D 16.7 in.
Antique George II Britannia Standard Silver Salvers by Paul de Lamerie
By Paul de Lamerie
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Georgian English Britannia silver salvers made by Paul de Lamerie; an addition to our tray and salver collection. These excepti...
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1730s British George II Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Britannia Standard Silver

Contemporary Sterling Silver Stirrup Cup
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive contemporary cast sterling silver stirrup cup modeled in the form of a dog's head, an addition to our diverse silver drinking vessels collection. ...
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2010s British Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Tankard London, 1742
By Samuel Wood
Located in London, GB
Magnificent Georgian 18th century lidded tankard of baluster form, with girdle and applied S-scroll handle with foliate thumb piece attached to a high domed cover. Weight 954 grams.
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1740s British George II Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Magnificent Georgian Sterling Silver Sideboard Centrepiece Dish London
By John Edward Terrey 1
Located in London, GB
Magnificent antique Georgian early 19th century solid silver wall charger / dish of circular shape. Decorated with label panels and embossed with fruits, scrolls and flowers. To th...
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1820s British Georgian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Superb Sterling Silver Early 19th Century Wine Jug London 1832
By Robert Hennell
Located in London, GB
A large antique William IV solid silver wine ewer jug of baluster form on spreading base cast with acanthus motifs, the upper body applied with fruiting grapevines on a textured base...
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1830s British William IV Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Victorian Tea and Coffee Pot Set 1870
By Elkington & Co.
Located in London, GB
A magnificent antique silver two piece teapot and coffee pot set. The teapot is beautifully engraved with flowers and leaves from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, and the coffee po...
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1870s British Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Georgian Tankard Dublin 1775 Matthew West
By Matthew West
Located in London, GB
A rare antique Georgian Sterling silver lidded tankard dating dork the 18th century, with an S scroll handle with foliate thumb piece attached to a high domed cover. Both body and c...
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18th Century British Georgian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique George V Sterling Silver Gimbal Table Lighter
By Andrew Barrett & Son
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine, and impressive, antique George V English sterling silver gimbal table lighter; an addition to our smoking related silverware collection This exceptional anti...
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1910s English Used Sterling Silver

Materials

Agate, Sterling Silver

Danish Silver Tea Set with Tray
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Danish silver 7 piece tea set with tray.
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Early 1900s Used Sterling Silver

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Silver

  • Danish Silver Tea Set with Tray
  • Danish Silver Tea Set with Tray
  • Danish Silver Tea Set with Tray
  • Danish Silver Tea Set with Tray
H 9 in. W 23 in. D 16.5 in.
Magnificent Sterling Silver Wine Cooler Punch Bowl
Located in London, GB
A Magnificent Victorian solid silver punch bowl, shaped circular form, richly embossed, with two winged dragon handles. Hallmarked for Sheffield 1892 Makers mark SFWS Samuel Fent...
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Candelabras
By Georg Jensen
Located in London, GB
This magnificent pair of sterling silver Georg Jensen candelabras with hand chased stems, design 855C, were designed by Sigvard Bernadotte. Hallmarked for Denmark 1945 Makers Mar...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Pair of Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Candelabras
  • Pair of Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Candelabras
  • Pair of Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Candelabras
  • Pair of Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Candelabras
H 14.77 in. W 6.89 in. D 3.94 in.
Antique Large Georgian English Sterling Silver Three-Piece Tea Service
By Richard Morton
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive, large antique Georgian English sterling silver three-piece tea service/set; part of our silver teaware collection. This fine antique George III sterling sil...
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Early 1800s English George III Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Victorian English Sterling Silver Candlesticks
By Child & Child
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver candlesticks; an addition of our ornamental silverware collection. These exceptional antique ...
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19th Century English Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

1500s Elizabethan Sterling Silver Communion Chalice and Paten
By Robert Medley
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique Elizabethan English sterling silver communion chalice and paten; an addition to our diverse religious silverware collection. This...
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16th Century English Elizabethan Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1910s Antique George V Sterling Silver Photograph Frame
By E.F. Braham Ltd
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver photograph frame; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. This exceptional antique George...
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1910s English Modern Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Chinese Export Silver Jug
By Wang Hing & Co.
Located in London, GB
Chinese export silver jug profusely decorated with applied bamboo and moths on a plain background. It has a hinged lid, round collet foot, and the handle and finial are formed as sec...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Used Sterling Silver

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Silver

  • Chinese Export Silver Jug
  • Chinese Export Silver Jug
  • Chinese Export Silver Jug
  • Chinese Export Silver Jug
H 13.19 in. Dm 4.53 in.
Sterling Silver Shaving Bowl and Jug Portugal Porto 1799
Located in London, GB
A magnificent 18th century antique hammered silver shaving bowl and jug with hinged lid. Both bowl and jug have gadroon detailing to the main body. Hallmarked for Porto, Portug...
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Late 18th Century Portuguese Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Britannia Silver Queen Anne Tankard London 1707
By John Fawdery
Located in London, GB
A magnificent antique Queen Anne Britannia Standard silver Tankard with a flat topped hinged lid. Of tapering cylindrical form with spreading footing an S scroll handle. There is a...
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18th Century British Queen Anne Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

1928 Antique Sterling Silver Strawberry Bowl and Serving Dish by Mappin & Webb
By Mappin & Webb
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver strawberry bowl and serving dish; an addition to our silver dining collection. This exceptional antiqu...
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1920s Great Britain (UK) Used Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Charles I Sterling Silver Seal-Top Spoon Circa 1638
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Charles I English sterling silver seal-top spoon; an addition to our 17th century silver flatware collection This exceptional antique C...
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1630s British Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Edwardian English Sterling Silver Letter/Paper Holder
By Harry Brasted
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive, large antique Edwardian English sterling silver note/letter/paper holder; an addition to our ornamental office collection. This impressive Edwardian sterlin...
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Early 1900s Great Britain (UK) Edwardian Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian 1850s Sterling Silver Flatware Service
By Chawner & Co.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English straight sterling silver King's pattern flatware service for 12 persons; an addition to our canteen of cutlery collectio...
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1850s English Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Large Sterling Silver Buccellati Italy Scallop Shell Centre Piece
By Mario Buccellati
Located in London, GB
A magnificent sterling silver Scallop Shell centrepiece on a grand scale, deep fluted scalloped rim and a furled handle. the shells body rests on 4 crafted shell supports. Hallmarke...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

German Silver Candlesticks, Antique, circa 1730
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique German cast silver candlesticks; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. These impressive antique German cast silv...
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1730s German Used Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Six Piece Bachelor Tea and Coffee Service
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver six piece bachelor tea and coffee service; an addition to our silver teaware collection This exceptio...
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1860s British Victorian Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Sterling Silver Four Light Candelabra
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of vintage Elizabeth II English cast sterling silver four light candelabra; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection These except...
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1970s British Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Three Piece Zodiac Tea Service
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver three piece tea service, with Zodiac influence; part of our silver teaware collection This exceptiona...
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1880s Used Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, 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 Used Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Sterling and Crystal Bud Vase
By William Durgin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver bud vase by the William Durgin Silver Company. It has a silver base with a crystal liner that can be removed from the base. The top of the liner is...
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1920s American Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A sterling silver perfume bottle with a modernism design. It has swirls around the front and back with a scalloped edge. On top a lapis stone crowns the bottle. The top unscrews and ...
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1950s Mexican Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle
  • Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle
  • Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle
  • Sterling Silver Perfume Bottle
H 3 in. W 2 in. D 1 in.
Sterling Silver Tape Dispenser
By Black, Starr & Frost
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We love offering novelty, whimsical sterling silver pieces! For the person who thinks they have it all or of that person who loves to have rare and unusual items… This tape dispense...
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1940s American Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Sterling Silver Tape Dispenser
  • Sterling Silver Tape Dispenser
  • Sterling Silver Tape Dispenser
  • Sterling Silver Tape Dispenser
H 2 in. W 3.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Sterling Silver Letter Organizer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This sterling silver letter holder may have been used as a toast rack in its former life but we thought this time around we would use it to hold and organize ones mail. Two slots all...
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1930s American Used Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

  • Sterling Silver Letter Organizer
  • Sterling Silver Letter Organizer
  • Sterling Silver Letter Organizer
  • Sterling Silver Letter Organizer
H 2 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Pair of Sterling & Crystal Swan Articulated Sweetmeat Dishes
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of sterling & crystal swan sweetmeat dishes Each one of realistically cast and modeled, the graceful swans cast in sterling silver, with articulated pierced wings that expand ...
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20th Century German Romantic Used Sterling Silver

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Crystal, Sterling Silver

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Used Sterling Silver For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of used sterling silver you’re looking for. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and sterling silver. Your living room may not be complete without an item from our selection of used sterling silver — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each choice in our collection of used sterling silver bearing Art Deco, Victorian or Art Nouveau hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one object in our assortment of used sterling silver that is appealing in its simplicity, but Tiffany & Co., Georg Jensen and Gorham Manufacturing Company produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Used Sterling Silver?

Prices for a piece of used sterling silver can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $20 and can go as high as $2,560,234, while the average can fetch as much as $1,506.

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.