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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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SILVER CREST ART NOUVEAU DECORATED BRONZE VASE
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
SILVER CREST ART NOUVEAU DECORATED BRONZE VASE
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$253 Bids
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6PC DANSK DESIGNS SILVER PLATE MINI BUD VASES
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
6PC DANSK DESIGNS SILVER PLATE MINI BUD VASES
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Est: $0- $0
$153 Bids
PAIR ART DECO SILVERED PLATED METAL VASES C.1920
Oct 27, 11:00 AM EDT
PAIR ART DECO SILVERED PLATED METAL VASES C.1920
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
AN ART DÉCO VASE
Oct 26, 7:00 PM WEST
AN ART DÉCO VASE
by Renascimento
Est: €100- €150
€1001 Bid
A sterling silver Bichierogra vase, Florence, Pampaloni
Oct 26, 2:30 PM CEST
A sterling silver Bichierogra vase, Florence, Pampaloni
by Bolli & Romiti s.r.l
Est: €300- €400
€3001 Bid
Los Castillo Mexican Hand-Hammered Vase
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Los Castillo Mexican Hand-Hammered Vase
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$201 Bid
Large lot of silver-plated metal
Oct 25, 4:00 PM CEST
Large lot of silver-plated metal
by Haynault
Est: €150- €200
€1501 Bid
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Pair Godinger MCM Silver Plated Flower Vases
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Pair Godinger MCM Silver Plated Flower Vases
by Neely Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
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Pr Oriental Silver Wire Cloisonne Vases w Birds
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Pr Oriental Silver Wire Cloisonne Vases w Birds
by Neely Auction
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
A pair of floor standing black lacquered and silver painted wooden vases
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
A pair of floor standing black lacquered and silver painted wooden vases
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£8000 Bids
Portuguese Silver Vase
Oct 25, 7:00 PM WEST
Portuguese Silver Vase
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
(2 Pc) Silver Plated Floral Bud Vases
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
(2 Pc) Silver Plated Floral Bud Vases
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
PAIR OF GILT SILVER CAST AND CARVED 'MYTHICAL BEAST' RECTANGULAR VASES
Oct 30, 3:00 PM PDT
PAIR OF GILT SILVER CAST AND CARVED 'MYTHICAL BEAST' RECTANGULAR VASES
by Mega International Auction Inc.
Est: $5,000- $8,000
$3,5000 Bids
Jugendstil-Vase.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Jugendstil-Vase.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€200 Bids
A grand vase, France, c. 1900
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
A grand vase, France, c. 1900
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1,5000 Bids
LOT OF 2 ART NOUVEAU SILVER OVERLAY VASES
Oct 30, 3:00 PM EDT
LOT OF 2 ART NOUVEAU SILVER OVERLAY VASES
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $200- $400
$1400 Bids
6 HAND COLORED 18TH C FASHION PLATES
Oct 30, 3:00 PM EDT
6 HAND COLORED 18TH C FASHION PLATES
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $400- $750
$2000 Bids
Chinese Silver Vase with Birds and Flowers
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CDT
Chinese Silver Vase with Birds and Flowers
by Revere Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$600 Bids
Tischvase, Silber 925, Gayer & Krauss, gedrehte Züge, geschwert, 18.5 cm hoch, Delle;
Oct 29, 12:00 PM CEST
Tischvase, Silber 925, Gayer & Krauss, gedrehte Züge, geschwert, 18.5 cm hoch, Delle;
by Auktionshaus Plückbaum
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
AN ART DÉCO VASE
Oct 26, 7:00 PM WEST
AN ART DÉCO VASE
by Renascimento
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Art Deco vase and beaker, c.
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Art Deco vase and beaker, c.
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1000 Bids
Three cornucopia vases, proba
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Three cornucopia vases, proba
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€2400 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Vases


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