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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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Norway Theodor Olsen Guilloche Enamel 830 Silver Art Deco Footed Bowl Norsk
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Norway Theodor Olsen Guilloche Enamel 830 Silver Art Deco Footed Bowl Norsk
by Hess Fine Art
Est: $150- $450
$704 Bids
Sechs Kaviarschalen mit Löffeln im Etui
May 03, 10:00 AM CEST
Sechs Kaviarschalen mit Löffeln im Etui
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€902 Bids
Sabattini Italian Modernist Condiment Sauce Dish
Apr 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Sabattini Italian Modernist Condiment Sauce Dish
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $20- $15,000
$201 Bid
HENKELKORB
Apr 20, 10:00 AM CEST
HENKELKORB
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €170- €340
€1701 Bid
An Ottoman silver bowl, 1861 - 1876
May 14, 10:00 AM CEST
An Ottoman silver bowl, 1861 - 1876
by Hermann Historica GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€4801 Bid
Antique WMF bowl pot
Apr 19, 10:00 AM CEST
Antique WMF bowl pot
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €150- €450
€1501 Bid
ENGLISH PAGE KEEN & PAGE SILVERPLATE-MOUNTED OAK BOWL
Apr 20, 10:00 AM CDT
ENGLISH PAGE KEEN & PAGE SILVERPLATE-MOUNTED OAK BOWL
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $80- $150
$601 Bid
SILVER BOWL, MILAN END OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Apr 16, 3:00 PM CEST
SILVER BOWL, MILAN END OF THE 20TH CENTURY
by Casa d'Aste Babuino
Est: €0- €0
€101 Bid
GROUP OF AMERICAN SILVER ITEMS
Apr 24, 1:00 PM EDT
GROUP OF AMERICAN SILVER ITEMS
by Potomack Company
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Ralph Lauren Finley Nut Bowl
Apr 13, 12:00 PM EDT
Ralph Lauren Finley Nut Bowl
by Blackwell Auctions LLC
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Danish Silverplate Fruit Bowl, H: 6 in. (15.2 cm.)
Apr 16, 10:00 AM EDT
Danish Silverplate Fruit Bowl, H: 6 in. (15.2 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$151 Bid
Ovale Jugendstil Silberschale / An oval Art Nouveau silver bowl, Wien / Vienna, um 1900
Apr 15, 9:00 AM CEST
Ovale Jugendstil Silberschale / An oval Art Nouveau silver bowl, Wien / Vienna, um 1900
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €300- €600
€3000 Bids
Jugendstil Fußschale / An Art Nouveau footed bowl, um 1920
Apr 15, 9:00 AM CEST
Jugendstil Fußschale / An Art Nouveau footed bowl, um 1920
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €40- €80
€400 Bids
Jugendstil Anbietschale / Cabaret / A large Art Nouveau serving dish, Frankreich, um 1900
Apr 15, 9:00 AM CEST
Jugendstil Anbietschale / Cabaret / A large Art Nouveau serving dish, Frankreich, um 1900
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €140- €280
€1400 Bids
Obtschale mit Lorbeer / A fruit bowl with laurel branches, WMF, Geislingen, Mitte 20. Jh.
Apr 15, 9:00 AM CEST
Obtschale mit Lorbeer / A fruit bowl with laurel branches, WMF, Geislingen, Mitte 20. Jh.
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €40- €80
€400 Bids
Warmhalteschalen
Apr 17, 5:00 PM CEST
Warmhalteschalen
by Peege Auktionshaus
Est: €50- €0
€500 Bids
Jugendstil Anbietschale Kabarett / An Art Nouveau serving bowl, WMF, Geislingen, um 1906
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CEST
Jugendstil Anbietschale Kabarett / An Art Nouveau serving bowl, WMF, Geislingen, um 1906
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €50- €100
€500 Bids
Art Déco Silberschale / An Art Deco silver bowl, Frankreich, um 1900
Apr 20, 9:00 AM CEST
Art Déco Silberschale / An Art Deco silver bowl, Frankreich, um 1900
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €120- €240
€1200 Bids
Center; Spain, Agruña, Madrid 20th century. Silver.
Apr 16, 1:30 PM CEST
Center; Spain, Agruña, Madrid 20th century. Silver.
by Setdart Auction House
Est: €400- €500
€3500 Bids
3 Silver bowls
Apr 18, 10:00 AM CEST
3 Silver bowls
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €500- €1,500
€5000 Bids
Henkelschale
May 03, 10:00 AM CEST
Henkelschale
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €40- €60
€400 Bids
A (probably) German metalwares fruit bowl,
Apr 25, 10:00 AM BST
A (probably) German metalwares fruit bowl,
by Cheffins
Est: £80- £120
£600 Bids
A (probably) Peruvian metalwares dish,
Apr 25, 10:00 AM BST
A (probably) Peruvian metalwares dish,
by Cheffins
Est: £150- £250
£1200 Bids
Henkelschale
Apr 17, 5:00 PM CEST
Henkelschale
by Peege Auktionshaus
Est: €100- €0
€1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Bowls


Twents Veilinghuis

Twents Veilinghuis

Auktionshaus Schwab

Auktionshaus Schwab

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Cheffins

Cheffins