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

Recommended Items at Auction

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Pair of South East Asian silver vases, 13.50 cm. (5.31 in.)
Oct 18, 7:00 PM AEDT
Pair of South East Asian silver vases, 13.50 cm. (5.31 in.)
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD403 Bids
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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
$102 Bids
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Fine Pair of Silver Ortega Vases
Oct 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Fine Pair of Silver Ortega Vases
by New Haven Auctions
Est: $600- $1,000
$4252 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
Judith Leiber Italian Sterling Silver 925 Butterfly Vase
Oct 17, 10:00 AM PDT
Judith Leiber Italian Sterling Silver 925 Butterfly Vase
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$1,3001 Bid
South American 900-Silver Chalice and a Vase, 5.2 oz
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
South American 900-Silver Chalice and a Vase, 5.2 oz
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
AN ART DÉCO VASE
Oct 26, 7:00 PM WEST
AN ART DÉCO VASE
by Renascimento
Est: €100- €150
€1001 Bid
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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
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$51 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
Gladys Nelson Smith ''Flowers in Silver Vase'' Oil
Oct 21, 5:00 PM PDT
Gladys Nelson Smith ''Flowers in Silver Vase'' Oil
by MBA Seattle Auction LLC
Est: $300- $600
$1500 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
A PAIR OF QAJAR REPOUSSÉ SILVER VASES WITH MYTHOLOGICAL ACHAEMENID-REVIVAL SCENES
Oct 29, 11:00 AM BST
A PAIR OF QAJAR REPOUSSÉ SILVER VASES WITH MYTHOLOGICAL ACHAEMENID-REVIVAL SCENES
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £800- £1,200
£8000 Bids
A PERSIAN SILVER VASE Qajar Iran, late 19th - early 20th century
Oct 29, 1:00 PM BST
A PERSIAN SILVER VASE Qajar Iran, late 19th - early 20th century
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £150- £180
£1000 Bids
A pair of early 20th century Iranian (Persian) silver posy vases, Isfahan circa 1920
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A pair of early 20th century Iranian (Persian) silver posy vases, Isfahan circa 1920
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£300 Bids
An Elizabeth II contemporary sterling silver posy vase, London 1992 by Howard Fenn (b.1953)
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
An Elizabeth II contemporary sterling silver posy vase, London 1992 by Howard Fenn (b.1953)
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £100- £150
£100 Bids
An early 20th century Iranian (Persian) silver vase, Isfahan circa 1930-40
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
An early 20th century Iranian (Persian) silver vase, Isfahan circa 1930-40
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£400 Bids
Portuguese Silver Vase
Oct 25, 7:00 PM WEST
Portuguese Silver Vase
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €400- €600
€4000 Bids
Ikora Silver Plate Three Footed Plate and Vase
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Ikora Silver Plate Three Footed Plate and Vase
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $75- $100
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Vases


Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions

Taylor & Harris

Taylor & Harris

Auction Plus, Inc.

Auction Plus, Inc.

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus