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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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IMPRESSIVE STERLING SILVER TRUMPET VASE
Dec 14, 9:00 AM CST
IMPRESSIVE STERLING SILVER TRUMPET VASE
by Jackson's International
Est: $200- $300
$5503 Bids
Fine Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Fine Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Vase
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $600
$2501 Bid
Rare Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Trumpet Vase
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Rare Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Trumpet Vase
by Ancient Objects
Est: $3,000- $6,000
$1,5001 Bid
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Small Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Small Vase
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
Danish Sterling Silver Fully Hallmarked Vase
Dec 04, 10:00 AM EST
Danish Sterling Silver Fully Hallmarked Vase
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Historismus-Amphorenvase
Dec 02, 10:00 AM CET
Historismus-Amphorenvase
by Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden
Est: €950- €1,900
€9500 Bids
Flower vase silver.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
Flower vase silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €120- €220
€1200 Bids
Flower vase silver.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
Flower vase silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €350- €550
€3400 Bids
Flower vase silver.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
Flower vase silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €30- €75
€200 Bids
2-piece set of silver decorative vases.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
2-piece set of silver decorative vases.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €35- €80
€350 Bids
Toothpick vase and flower pot silver.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
Toothpick vase and flower pot silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €25- €70
€250 Bids
Flower vase silver.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
Flower vase silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €75- €150
€700 Bids
Showpiece vase silver.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
Showpiece vase silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €400- €800
€4000 Bids
Flower vase silver.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
Flower vase silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €250- €400
€2400 Bids
Vase silver.
Dec 08, 11:00 AM CET
Vase silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €90- €160
€900 Bids
Astro-Hungarian 800 Silver Mounted Coconut Vase, 1872
Dec 04, 10:00 AM PST
Astro-Hungarian 800 Silver Mounted Coconut Vase, 1872
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $500- $700
$4000 Bids
A hand beaten silver vase with engraved decoration. H 12cm, W 11cm
Dec 04, 12:00 PM AEDT
A hand beaten silver vase with engraved decoration. H 12cm, W 11cm
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD150
AUD800 Bids
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An American weighted sterling silver vase
Dec 06, 10:00 AM PST
An American weighted sterling silver vase
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,5000 Bids
Asprey London, Large Silver Plated Drawstring Bag Vase by Almazan
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Asprey London, Large Silver Plated Drawstring Bag Vase by Almazan
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £225- £275
£2250 Bids
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER FLOWER VASE WITH LINER
Dec 11, 9:00 AM CST
AMERICAN STERLING SILVER FLOWER VASE WITH LINER
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
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A vase of gilded silver and guilloché enamel, early 20th century
Dec 03, 6:45 PM EET
A vase of gilded silver and guilloché enamel, early 20th century
by Loudos Auctions
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Vases


Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

World Auction Gallery

World Auction Gallery

Auction Plus, Inc.

Auction Plus, Inc.

Roland Auctions NY

Roland Auctions NY