Silver Bowls

Silver bowls are an elegant way to store and serve all sorts of items with a decorative flourish. Sterling bowls have been created in every conceivable style for centuries, ranging from elaborate Rococo designs to Art Nouveau and stark Modernist bowls.

Given the long history and extensive supply of silver bowls available, they are often obtained at a reasonable price point. Given their relative affordability, it is not uncommon for collectors to possess multiple silver bowls to fit a variety of needs. Whether used to store keys next to the front door or store fruit in the dining room, the soft white glow of silver adds a touch of refinement.

Some of the most celebrated makers of silver bowls include Tiffany & Co., Reed & Barton, Georg Jensen, and Elkington Silver Co. Silver bowls of every kind abound in both silverplated and sterling, the latter of which is more resilient to wear and tarnishing.


Quick Facts

  • In January 2016, Christie’s sold a 19th-century American figurative fruit bowl by Howard & Co. for more than $2,700
  • Many silver bowls feature repoussé designs created when silversmiths hammer out the pattern from the inside
  • Slop bowls were used by the British in the 18th century as a vessel to pour out the bottom contents of a teacup before refilling it

Recommended Items at Auction

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A FINELY CARVED SILVER PLATED BOWL
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
A FINELY CARVED SILVER PLATED BOWL
by William's Auctions, LLC
Est: $120- $180
$603 Bids
A mid-20th century Iranian (Persian) unmarked silver fruit bowl or stand, Tabriz circa 1940
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A mid-20th century Iranian (Persian) unmarked silver fruit bowl or stand, Tabriz circa 1940
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£201 Bid
A mid-20th century Iranian (Persian) silver fruit bowl, Isfahan circa 1950
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A mid-20th century Iranian (Persian) silver fruit bowl, Isfahan circa 1950
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£301 Bid
A mid-20th century Iranian (Persian) silver bowl, Isfahan circa 1950, mark of Martins of Tehran
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A mid-20th century Iranian (Persian) silver bowl, Isfahan circa 1950, mark of Martins of Tehran
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £600- £800
£601 Bid
A Kalo Arts & Crafts Silver Bowl
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Kalo Arts & Crafts Silver Bowl
by Hindman
Est: $300- $500
$251 Bid
A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY CARVED COCONUT AND SILVERED METAL BOWLS
Oct 22, 10:00 AM BST
A PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY CARVED COCONUT AND SILVERED METAL BOWLS
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £200- £300
£1001 Bid
(5) Sterling Silver Norman Rockwell Plates in Shadow Boxes
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
(5) Sterling Silver Norman Rockwell Plates in Shadow Boxes
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $600- $700
$3001 Bid
Sterling Silver Pap Boat and Rare Nutmeg Grater
Nov 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Sterling Silver Pap Boat and Rare Nutmeg Grater
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Gerofabriek German Silver Plate Figural Nut Dishes
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Gerofabriek German Silver Plate Figural Nut Dishes
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Bowlegefäß des Jugendstils, WMF um 1900
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Bowlegefäß des Jugendstils, WMF um 1900
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €100- €150
€200 Bids
A Buccellati Silver Candy Dish
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Buccellati Silver Candy Dish
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$250 Bids
GRUPPO DI DODICI BOWLS IN ARGENTO - GROUP OF TWELVE SILVER BOWLS
Oct 21, 10:00 AM CEST
GRUPPO DI DODICI BOWLS IN ARGENTO - GROUP OF TWELVE SILVER BOWLS
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €0- €0
€3000 Bids
Sammlung Versilbertes: Zierschalen, Tischgerät & Besteck
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Sammlung Versilbertes: Zierschalen, Tischgerät & Besteck
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €150- €200
€200 Bids
Grouping of Silver-Plated Pieces
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Grouping of Silver-Plated Pieces
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $200
$300 Bids
Grouping of Six Silver-Plated Candlesticks
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Grouping of Six Silver-Plated Candlesticks
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $150
$300 Bids
W.M. Rogers Silver-Plated Flatware Set
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
W.M. Rogers Silver-Plated Flatware Set
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Mounted Green Jade Heart Shape Pendant On 925 Silver Plated Snake Link Necklace
Oct 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Mounted Green Jade Heart Shape Pendant On 925 Silver Plated Snake Link Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $250
$1000 Bids
A German silver plated smoker's compendium
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A German silver plated smoker's compendium
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£1,5000 Bids
A George III Silver Dish Cross
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A George III Silver Dish Cross
by Hindman
Est: $600- $800
$250 Bids
A REPLICA OF A SILVER BOWL
Nov 04, 10:00 AM CET
A REPLICA OF A SILVER BOWL
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €250- €500
€2400 Bids
Three Mexican Silver Articles
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
Three Mexican Silver Articles
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$250 Bids
A Kalo Arts & Crafts Silver Bowl
Oct 18, 10:00 AM CDT
A Kalo Arts & Crafts Silver Bowl
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$250 Bids
silver bowl with floral decor, J.u.W Peters, Kevelaer
Oct 22, 11:00 AM CEST
silver bowl with floral decor, J.u.W Peters, Kevelaer
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €280- €500
€2800 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Bowls


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