Sterling Silver Sugar Bowls & Tongs

Few things suggest understated elegance more than a beautiful sterling sugar bowl with a matching pair of tongs. For many individuals and families, the sugar bowl is essential kitchen item. It is used each day as its contents are added to tea, coffee, and cereals, among other applications.

As an indispensable domestic object that is unlikely to become obsolete, many collectors own at least one sugar bowl of high quality and aesthetic value. There is arguably no finer than those created from sterling silver. Some sugar bowls are simple and unembellished. Others are quite elaborate, featuring complex geometric designs as well as animal and plant motifs.

There is a sterling sugar bowl and tongs set to match every sense of style and kitchen décor. Some of the most famous producers of sterling sugar bowls and tongs include Tiffany & Co. and Ercuis, but there are many leading silversmiths who have produced excellent examples.


Quick Facts

  • Sterling sugar bowls and tongs routinely sell for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars at auction
  • Sugar bowls incorporate designs that have been inscribed using a variety of methods including enameling and engraving
  • Piercing, in which the vessel was pierced using fine saw or punch, was another method by which silversmiths added designs to sugar bowls

Recommended Items at Auction

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Intermountain group of twenty nine 40' steel reefers and sugar beet gondolas - Swift, Railway Express Agency, Southern Pacific
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Intermountain group of twenty nine 40' steel reefers and sugar beet gondolas - Swift, Railway Express Agency, Southern Pacific
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $20- $225
$1907 Bids
STERLING SILVER Creamer & Sugar Bowl Set 4
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
STERLING SILVER Creamer & Sugar Bowl Set 4
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $100- $250
$2005 Bids
Lot 2 Sterling Silver Sugar & Creamer
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Lot 2 Sterling Silver Sugar & Creamer
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $40- $80
$74 Bids
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace Cream Sugar
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace Cream Sugar
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$501 Bid
Georg Jensen Sterling 'Magnolia' Sugar Tongs
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Georg Jensen Sterling 'Magnolia' Sugar Tongs
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
A late 18th century Maltese silver covered sugar bowl, circa 1780 by Guiseppe Maniscalco di Andrea
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A late 18th century Maltese silver covered sugar bowl, circa 1780 by Guiseppe Maniscalco di Andrea
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£2001 Bid
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2PC GEORG JENSEN PYRAMID STERLING SILVER SUGAR TONGS
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MST
2PC GEORG JENSEN PYRAMID STERLING SILVER SUGAR TONGS
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
SUGAR AND CREAMER SET LOT 1078
Oct 17, 5:00 PM EDT
SUGAR AND CREAMER SET LOT 1078
by Jones Auction House LLC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
HALL AUTUM LEAF JEWEL T SUGAR & CREAMER
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
HALL AUTUM LEAF JEWEL T SUGAR & CREAMER
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$51 Bid
Henriot Quimper France Cream And Sugar
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Henriot Quimper France Cream And Sugar
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace Cream Sugar
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Full Lace Cream Sugar
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
A late 19th century Anglo – Indian unmarked silver twin handled sugar bowl, Kashmir circa 1880
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A late 19th century Anglo – Indian unmarked silver twin handled sugar bowl, Kashmir circa 1880
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£200 Bids
SILVER SUGAR BOWL WITH LID
Oct 19, 3:30 PM CEST
SILVER SUGAR BOWL WITH LID
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €70- €100
€600 Bids
SILVER SUGAR BOWL, 1950S
Oct 19, 3:30 PM CEST
SILVER SUGAR BOWL, 1950S
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €240- €280
€2000 Bids
DOUBLE-SIDED SUGAR BOWL IN SILVER
Oct 19, 3:30 PM CEST
DOUBLE-SIDED SUGAR BOWL IN SILVER
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €50- €80
€400 Bids
Northwood Rubina Royal Oak sugar
Oct 20, 11:00 AM CDT
Northwood Rubina Royal Oak sugar
by Jaremos
Est: $30- $90
$100 Bids
CF Monroe cream and sugar
Oct 20, 11:00 AM CDT
CF Monroe cream and sugar
by Jaremos
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
Newport Sterling Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl Set
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Newport Sterling Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl Set
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Gorham Sterling Silver Cream, Sugar, and Porridger Set
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Gorham Sterling Silver Cream, Sugar, and Porridger Set
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Grouping of Weighted Sterling Creamer & Sugar Bowl Sets
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Grouping of Weighted Sterling Creamer & Sugar Bowl Sets
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $150- $300
$500 Bids
Six Early Iron Sugar Nippers
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Six Early Iron Sugar Nippers
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
An early 20th century Iraqi silver and niello covered sugar bowl, Basra or Omara circa 1930
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
An early 20th century Iraqi silver and niello covered sugar bowl, Basra or Omara circa 1930
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £250- £350
£200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver Sugar Bowls & Tongs


Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Casa d'aste ARCADIA

Casa d'aste ARCADIA