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Sterling Silver - General

Sterling silver is treasured among designers for its malleability and affordability as a medium, and among collectors for its beauty as a material in jewelry, flatware, and household items. Sterling silver consists of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy metal, typically copper. An item must contain this percentage of silver in order to be legally considered solid or sterling silver by the U.S. government, and will typically be stamped with either .925 or 925, signifying this level of purity.

Sterling silver is used in the construction of hollowware, flatware and silver jewelry. Since time immemorial, humans have treasured silver with its white radiance reminiscent of the moon's luminescence. The earliest silver treasures date back to around 3,100 B.C. when ambassadors from Crete presented Egyptian rulers with silver vases.

Today, sterling silver is used in the construction of tie bars, belt buckles, and I.D. bracelets for men, jewelry and makeup brushes for women, and rattles and teething rings for infants. Sterling silver remains a popular choice for the body, as well as the home, among people of all ages and nationalities.

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GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI Centre de table, corbeille
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI Centre de table, corbeille
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €600- €1,200
€2,20014 Bids
TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER COVERED ICE BUCKET
Feb 27, 6:00 PM PST
TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER COVERED ICE BUCKET
by O'Gallerie
Est: $900- $1,200
$1,70010 Bids
GEORG JENSEN
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
GEORG JENSEN
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €60- €120
€40010 Bids
An assembled seven piece group of sterling silver models of fruit, various makers, 20th century
Feb 28, 10:00 AM PST
An assembled seven piece group of sterling silver models of fruit, various makers, 20th century
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$6509 Bids
A pair of Belgian 835 parcel gilt silver models of pheasants, second half 20th century
Feb 28, 10:00 AM PST
A pair of Belgian 835 parcel gilt silver models of pheasants, second half 20th century
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$1,2009 Bids
Sterling Silver Group Lot - Georg Julius Friedrich Knauer
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Group Lot - Georg Julius Friedrich Knauer
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$2408 Bids
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €100- €200
€1808 Bids
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI Serviteur de table
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI Serviteur de table
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €150- €300
€2808 Bids
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI Centre de table, corbeille
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI Centre de table, corbeille
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €500- €1,000
€9008 Bids
Vintage Frank Whiting Sterling Silver And Glass Coasters
Feb 27, 6:00 PM EST
Vintage Frank Whiting Sterling Silver And Glass Coasters
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$228 Bids
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI Serviteur de table
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI Serviteur de table
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €140- €280
€2007 Bids
Pair Tiffany & Co. Makers 5748 Sterling Silver Wine Bottle Coaster
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Pair Tiffany & Co. Makers 5748 Sterling Silver Wine Bottle Coaster
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$3507 Bids
ENSEMBLE DE TABLE, ANGLETERRE
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
ENSEMBLE DE TABLE, ANGLETERRE
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €200- €400
€2807 Bids
Antique c. 1900 Nevius Co. Sterling Silver Rocker Cradle Pin Cushion w/ Basket Weave Motif
Mar 18, 6:00 PM EDT
Antique c. 1900 Nevius Co. Sterling Silver Rocker Cradle Pin Cushion w/ Basket Weave Motif
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$456 Bids
An assembled seven piece group of Modernist sterling silver tableware, various makers, 20th century
Feb 28, 10:00 AM PST
An assembled seven piece group of Modernist sterling silver tableware, various makers, 20th century
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$3006 Bids
A Circus Bear on Roller skates marked Tiffany & Co, Sterling Silver
Mar 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Circus Bear on Roller skates marked Tiffany & Co, Sterling Silver
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD706 Bids
Molheira em prata martelada de 833‰ com mão em ágata, de David Ferreira com marca LF, P. 62 g.
Mar 04, 7:00 PM WET
Molheira em prata martelada de 833‰ com mão em ágata, de David Ferreira com marca LF, P. 62 g.
by Palácio do Correio Velho
Est: €50- €100
€1005 Bids
An Early Victorian Sterling Silver Bosun's Whistle
Mar 03, 2:00 PM AEDT
An Early Victorian Sterling Silver Bosun's Whistle
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD705 Bids
Paliteiro em prata portuguesa, séc. XIX/XX, decorado com cão e casota, 833‰, Peso aprox.: 114 g.
Mar 04, 7:00 PM WET
Paliteiro em prata portuguesa, séc. XIX/XX, decorado com cão e casota, 833‰, Peso aprox.: 114 g.
by Palácio do Correio Velho
Est: €60- €120
€1204 Bids
Cesto com asa móvel em prata portuguesa, 833‰, séc. XIX/XX, Peso aprox.: 539,4 g.
Mar 04, 7:00 PM WET
Cesto com asa móvel em prata portuguesa, 833‰, séc. XIX/XX, Peso aprox.: 539,4 g.
by Palácio do Correio Velho
Est: €120- €240
€2604 Bids

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Accademia Fine Art

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