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Silver Bowls

Silver bowls are an elegant way to store and serve all sorts of items with a decorative flourish. Sterling bowls have been created in every conceivable style for centuries, ranging from elaborate Rococo designs to Art Nouveau and stark Modernist bowls.

Given the long history and extensive supply of silver bowls available, they are often obtained at a reasonable price point. Given their relative affordability, it is not uncommon for collectors to possess multiple silver bowls to fit a variety of needs. Whether used to store keys next to the front door or store fruit in the dining room, the soft white glow of silver adds a touch of refinement.

Some of the most celebrated makers of silver bowls include Tiffany & Co., Reed & Barton, Georg Jensen, and Elkington Silver Co. Silver bowls of every kind abound in both silverplated and sterling, the latter of which is more resilient to wear and tarnishing.


Quick Facts

  • In January 2016, Christie’s sold a 19th-century American figurative fruit bowl by Howard & Co. for more than $2,700
  • Many silver bowls feature repoussé designs created when silversmiths hammer out the pattern from the inside
  • Slop bowls were used by the British in the 18th century as a vessel to pour out the bottom contents of a teacup before refilling it

Recommended Items at Auction

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A SET OF 10 JENSEN "PYRAMID" 600 FINGER BOWLS
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
A SET OF 10 JENSEN "PYRAMID" 600 FINGER BOWLS
by Nagel Auction
Est: €1,000- €1,500
€1,7005 Bids
A SET OF 12 GEORG JENSEN PYRAMID 600 SILVER BOWLS
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
A SET OF 12 GEORG JENSEN PYRAMID 600 SILVER BOWLS
by Nagel Auction
Est: €900- €1,500
€1,0002 Bids
Jean Mahie - Small Gold dish
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
Jean Mahie - Small Gold dish
by Nagel Auction
Est: €2,400- €3,400
€2,2002 Bids
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LARGE SILVER PLATED PUNCH BOWL & 12 CUPS
Jun 27, 9:00 AM AEST
LARGE SILVER PLATED PUNCH BOWL & 12 CUPS
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD202 Bids
A LARGE GERMAN SILVER CENTRE PIECE
Jun 26, 9:30 AM CEST
A LARGE GERMAN SILVER CENTRE PIECE
by Nagel Auction
Est: €800- €1,200
€8001 Bid
A GERMAN SILVER CENTRE PIECE
Jun 26, 9:30 AM CEST
A GERMAN SILVER CENTRE PIECE
by Nagel Auction
Est: €500- €800
€5001 Bid
Antique German .800 Silver Reticulated Dish
Jul 03, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique German .800 Silver Reticulated Dish
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $200- $300
$1001 Bid
POLISH SILVER SUGAR BOWL - K. LILPOP
Jun 30, 11:00 AM EDT
POLISH SILVER SUGAR BOWL - K. LILPOP
by Americana Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7501 Bid
Six spice bowls with the monogram of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
Six spice bowls with the monogram of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria
by Nagel Auction
Est: €600- €1,000
€5001 Bid
PERSIAN SILVER BOWL
Jun 29, 11:00 AM EDT
PERSIAN SILVER BOWL
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
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Georg Jensen Silver 'Louvre Bowl', designed c. 1910, height 17cm diameter 19.5 cm
Jun 25, 2:00 PM AEST
Georg Jensen Silver 'Louvre Bowl', designed c. 1910, height 17cm diameter 19.5 cm
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD2,000- AUD3,000
AUD1,6001 Bid
A SET OF 15 SALT SHELLS WITH 12 MATCHING SPOONS
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
A SET OF 15 SALT SHELLS WITH 12 MATCHING SPOONS
by Nagel Auction
Est: €180- €280
€1501 Bid
ALEX BROGDEN SILVER FOOTED DISH
Jun 25, 9:30 AM CEST
ALEX BROGDEN SILVER FOOTED DISH
by Nagel Auction
Est: €300- €500
€2401 Bid
Große Bowle Dresden, Firma Hermann Behrnd, ehem. Hofjuwelier, 20. Jh.
Jun 28, 10:00 AM CEST
Große Bowle Dresden, Firma Hermann Behrnd, ehem. Hofjuwelier, 20. Jh.
by Leo Spik
Est: €800- €960
€6001 Bid
„Grape“-Schale von Georg Jensen
Jun 27, 10:00 AM CEST
„Grape“-Schale von Georg Jensen
by Hampel Fine Art Auctions
Est: €2,500- €4,500
€2,4001 Bid
Set 2 bowls
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
Set 2 bowls
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €210- €840
€2000 Bids
Bowl, silver, round
Jun 28, 11:00 AM CEST
Bowl, silver, round
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €220- €880
€2000 Bids
Barock Konfektschale / A Baroque silver candy dish, Andreas Gerbet, Gotha um 1750
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Barock Konfektschale / A Baroque silver candy dish, Andreas Gerbet, Gotha um 1750
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €800- €1,600
€8000 Bids
Sauciere / A sauce boat, Wolfers Frères, Brüssel, um 1900
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Sauciere / A sauce boat, Wolfers Frères, Brüssel, um 1900
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €330- €660
€3300 Bids
Jugendstil Obstschale / An Art Nouveau silver fruit bowl, Wien, um 1900
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Jugendstil Obstschale / An Art Nouveau silver fruit bowl, Wien, um 1900
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €390- €780
€3900 Bids
Hochzeitsschale / A silver wedding bowl, 1838 datiert
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Hochzeitsschale / A silver wedding bowl, 1838 datiert
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €260- €520
€2600 Bids
Gefäß mit Handhaben/Platter, Niederlande, 18. Jh.
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Gefäß mit Handhaben/Platter, Niederlande, 18. Jh.
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €220- €440
€2200 Bids
Obstschale / A silver fruit bowl, Paulus Cseh, Pest (Budapest), 1864
Jul 08, 9:00 AM CEST
Obstschale / A silver fruit bowl, Paulus Cseh, Pest (Budapest), 1864
by Auktionshaus Schwab
Est: €550- €1,100
€5500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Bowls


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