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Silver Vases

Silver and silverplated vases became popular during the 19th century as objects of all types fabricated from these materials enjoyed great popularity. During this time period, silver vases were produced in England, America, and Japan, among other nations, each possessing nationally-influenced design elements.

Silver and silverplated vases range in design aesthetic from austere and unembellished to highly decorative. Many silver vases feature decorative chased and repoussé designs displaying floral and geometric motifs. Another popular kind of vase during the Victorian era included overlaid designs in which the artisan electroplated a thin layer of pure silver onto a non-conductive surface such as glass or porcelain.

Beautiful silverplated vases can be acquired at auction for a few hundred dollars or less. Vases made of sterling silver can cost from several thousand to several hundred thousand dollars.


Quick Facts

  • While typically only silver connoisseurs are able to tell the difference between silverplated and sterling, the latter is a more durable material and remains in pristine condition for generations
  • In 2012, Christie’s sold an antique American vase bearing the maker’s mark Tiffany & Co. for more than $6,000
  • Also in 2012, Christie’s sold a William IV silver presentation vase made by Paul Storr for more than $200,000

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GEORGE V STERLING SILVER VASE HALLMARKED BIRMINGHAM 1919, APPROX. 20CM, 180 GRAMS TOTAL, WEIGHTED BASE
Feb 22, 9:00 AM AEST
GEORGE V STERLING SILVER VASE HALLMARKED BIRMINGHAM 1919, APPROX. 20CM, 180 GRAMS TOTAL, WEIGHTED BASE
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD706 Bids
BICHIEROGRA PAMPALONI STERLING SILVER VASE
Feb 25, 11:00 AM EST
BICHIEROGRA PAMPALONI STERLING SILVER VASE
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Demitasse Pot & Vase
Feb 22, 11:00 AM EST
Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Demitasse Pot & Vase
by Willow Auction House
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
PAIRE DE PETITS VASES, IRAN
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
PAIRE DE PETITS VASES, IRAN
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €80- €160
€101 Bid
84 Silver Bud Vase in the Shape of a Frog
Mar 10, 10:00 AM EST
84 Silver Bud Vase in the Shape of a Frog
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
ELEGANT VASE, 18-19ème SIECLE
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
ELEGANT VASE, 18-19ème SIECLE
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €400- €800
€101 Bid
20th C Portuguese silver centerpiece
Feb 22, 5:00 PM CET
20th C Portuguese silver centerpiece
by Duran Arte y Subastas
Est: €0- €0
€1601 Bid
17TH CENTURY SILVER INLAID BIDRI HOOKAH BASE FLORAL
Mar 10, 10:00 AM PST
17TH CENTURY SILVER INLAID BIDRI HOOKAH BASE FLORAL
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $500- $700
$4000 Bids
PHILIPPE WOLFERS (1858-1929) SET COMPRISING A SILVER BOWL AND THREE SOLIFLOR VASES.
Mar 02, 11:00 AM CET
PHILIPPE WOLFERS (1858-1929) SET COMPRISING A SILVER BOWL AND THREE SOLIFLOR VASES.
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €100- €200
€900 Bids
Danish workshop, Silver Vase, mid 20th Century
Feb 22, 7:00 PM EET
Danish workshop, Silver Vase, mid 20th Century
by A10 by Artmark
Est: €300- €500
€3000 Bids
EXQUISITE LARGE PAIR OF VIENNESE ENAMEL SILVER VASES
Feb 23, 1:30 PM PST
EXQUISITE LARGE PAIR OF VIENNESE ENAMEL SILVER VASES
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $25,000- $35,000
$16,0000 Bids
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER VASE W/ UNDERPLATE
Feb 23, 1:30 PM PST
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER VASE W/ UNDERPLATE
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$2,5000 Bids
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER VASE
Feb 23, 1:30 PM PST
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER VASE
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$2,5000 Bids
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER & BRONZE FIGURAL VASE
Feb 23, 1:30 PM PST
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER & BRONZE FIGURAL VASE
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$2,0000 Bids
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER FIGURAL VASE W/ UNDERPLATE
Feb 23, 1:30 PM PST
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER FIGURAL VASE W/ UNDERPLATE
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,5000 Bids
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER VASE
Feb 23, 1:30 PM PST
19TH C. VIENNESE ENAMEL ON SILVER VASE
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $4,000- $6,000
$3,0000 Bids
Important vase en argent marte
Feb 24, 2:00 PM CET
Important vase en argent marte
by Carvajal SVV
Est: €500- €800
€5000 Bids
Large Vintage Persian Silverplate Vase
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Large Vintage Persian Silverplate Vase
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$300 Bids
Vase, USA, around 1910, sterling silver, square
Feb 24, 10:30 AM CET
Vase, USA, around 1910, sterling silver, square
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €280- €500
€2800 Bids
Silver vase.
Mar 06, 11:00 AM CET
Silver vase.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €750- €1,000
€5000 Bids
Art Nouveau / Jugendstil decorative vase with double handle, silver.
Mar 06, 11:00 AM CET
Art Nouveau / Jugendstil decorative vase with double handle, silver.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €800- €1,200
€6000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Vases


Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Claydon Auctioneers

Claydon Auctioneers

Auction Plus, Inc.

Auction Plus, Inc.