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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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Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoons and Two Pairs of Sugar Tongs, 10 Pcs., 4.34 Toz
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoons and Two Pairs of Sugar Tongs, 10 Pcs., 4.34 Toz
by DuMouchelles
Est: $50- $100
$302 Bids
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Sterling Silver Gravy Boat & Tongs
Oct 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Gravy Boat & Tongs
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $130- $160
$501 Bid
Leeds peafowl covered sugar bowl, early 19th c.
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Leeds peafowl covered sugar bowl, early 19th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
Group of coin silver
Oct 06, 9:00 AM EDT
Group of coin silver
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$5001 Bid
Baltimore coin silver covered sugar, 19th c.
Oct 07, 9:00 AM EDT
Baltimore coin silver covered sugar, 19th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
Continental Silver Sugar Castor
Oct 13, 11:00 AM CDT
Continental Silver Sugar Castor
by Neal Auction Company
Est: $100- $200
$701 Bid
RUSSIAN SILVER AMETHYST GRIFFON SUGAR BOWL
Oct 08, 10:00 AM EDT
RUSSIAN SILVER AMETHYST GRIFFON SUGAR BOWL
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
GORHAM "MEDALLION" STERLING / COIN SILVER FOUR-PIECE CREAMER AND SUGAR SET,
Oct 14, 9:00 AM EDT
GORHAM "MEDALLION" STERLING / COIN SILVER FOUR-PIECE CREAMER AND SUGAR SET,
by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Sugar caster silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Sugar caster silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €175- €350
€1700 Bids
Sugar bowl & spoon silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Sugar bowl & spoon silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
2-piece creamer set silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
2-piece creamer set silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €240- €400
€2400 Bids
3-piece creamer set silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
3-piece creamer set silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €175- €300
€1700 Bids
Cake / biscuit tongs silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Cake / biscuit tongs silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €65- €150
€650 Bids
Diaper tongs silver.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
Diaper tongs silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €65- €140
€650 Bids
Biscuit tongs silver.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Biscuit tongs silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €25- €65
€250 Bids
Biscuit tongs silver.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Biscuit tongs silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €25- €65
€250 Bids
3-piece lot sugar tongs silver.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
3-piece lot sugar tongs silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €40- €120
€400 Bids
Gebäckzange / Silver pastry tongs, Lutz & Weiss, Pforzheim, nach 1882
Oct 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Gebäckzange / Silver pastry tongs, Lutz & Weiss, Pforzheim, nach 1882
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €30- €60
€300 Bids
Zuckerzange und Leuchter / Silver sugar tongs and candlestick, Deutschland/Italien
Oct 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Zuckerzange und Leuchter / Silver sugar tongs and candlestick, Deutschland/Italien
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €30- €60
€300 Bids
Gebäckzange / Silver pastry tongs
Oct 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Gebäckzange / Silver pastry tongs
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €50- €100
€500 Bids
Biscuit tongs silver.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Biscuit tongs silver.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €25- €65
€250 Bids
Art Déco Servierzange / Art Deco silver serving tongs, Krakau/Krakow, Polen, nach 1920
Oct 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Art Déco Servierzange / Art Deco silver serving tongs, Krakau/Krakow, Polen, nach 1920
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €80- €160
€800 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver Sugar Bowls & Tongs


Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Kunst-und Auktionshaus Schloss Hagenburg

Kunst-und Auktionshaus Schloss Hagenburg

Auktionshaus Schwab

Auktionshaus Schwab