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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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19C Viennese Enamel on Gilt Silver Cornucopia 540g
May 29, 12:00 PM EDT
19C Viennese Enamel on Gilt Silver Cornucopia 540g
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2254 Bids
STERLING SILVER EPERGNE & PLATEAU
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
STERLING SILVER EPERGNE & PLATEAU
by Clements
Est: $200- $500
$1002 Bids
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Sterling silver hallmarked baluster shaped vase, 3…
May 26, 10:00 AM AEST
Sterling silver hallmarked baluster shaped vase, 3…
by Amanda Addams Auctions
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1702 Bids
(2) AMERICAN LEBKUECHER & COMPANY STERLING SILVER FLOWER VASES
Jun 09, 10:00 AM CDT
(2) AMERICAN LEBKUECHER & COMPANY STERLING SILVER FLOWER VASES
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $800
$4001 Bid
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TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER CABINET VASE 20th Century Approx. 4.2 troy oz.
Jun 13, 9:30 AM EDT
TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER CABINET VASE 20th Century Approx. 4.2 troy oz.
by Eldred's
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
RAND & CRANE STERLING SILVER BUD VASES 211G
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
RAND & CRANE STERLING SILVER BUD VASES 211G
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$401 Bid
(2) CRICHTON BROTHERS GEORGE V SILVER URN-FORM VASES & COVERS
Jun 09, 10:00 AM CDT
(2) CRICHTON BROTHERS GEORGE V SILVER URN-FORM VASES & COVERS
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $1,000
$4501 Bid
VASE. DELHEID. SILVER 835/1000.
Jun 18, 2:00 PM CEST
VASE. DELHEID. SILVER 835/1000.
by Bernaerts Auctioneers
Est: €120- €160
€701 Bid
Pair George W Shiebler American Sterling Silver Vases c 1900
Jun 02, 10:00 AM PDT
Pair George W Shiebler American Sterling Silver Vases c 1900
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$9000 Bids
Vase
May 31, 9:00 AM CEST
Vase
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF200- CHF250
CHF2000 Bids
Vase Giuliano Malimpensa
Jun 01, 9:00 AM CEST
Vase Giuliano Malimpensa
by Auktionshaus Zofingen
Est: CHF240- CHF300
CHF2400 Bids
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Four silver vases
May 28, 11:30 AM CEST
Four silver vases
by Faraone Casa d'Aste
Est: €250- €400
€2000 Bids
Henzler Ferdinand 800 Silver Vases
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Henzler Ferdinand 800 Silver Vases
by Revere Auctions
Est: $500- $1,000
$4000 Bids
Silbervase
May 26, 10:00 AM CEST
Silbervase
by Auktionshaus Kloss
Est: €20- €40
€100 Bids
Französische Silbervase
May 25, 10:00 AM CEST
Französische Silbervase
by Auktionshaus Mehlis GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€8000 Bids
A ENGRAVED SILVER BUDDHIST VASE
May 31, 7:00 AM EDT
A ENGRAVED SILVER BUDDHIST VASE
by Ingenuity Gallery
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$3000 Bids
Two vases
May 27, 7:00 PM WEST
Two vases
by Veritas Art Auctioneers
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
A vase
May 27, 7:00 PM WEST
A vase
by Veritas Art Auctioneers
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
A pair of vases
May 27, 7:00 PM WEST
A pair of vases
by Veritas Art Auctioneers
Est: €200- €400
€2000 Bids
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hohe Vase, 800er Silber, älter, gefüllter Stand, zus. 258,2gr., H-24,5 cm, guter Zustand
May 31, 11:00 AM CEST
hohe Vase, 800er Silber, älter, gefüllter Stand, zus. 258,2gr., H-24,5 cm, guter Zustand
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
Two Vintage Sterling Silver Weighted Center Vases
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Vintage Sterling Silver Weighted Center Vases
by Wooten & Wooten Auctioneers
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Collection Vintage Sterling Silver Weighted Vases
May 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Collection Vintage Sterling Silver Weighted Vases
by Wooten & Wooten Auctioneers
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Vases


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Auction Plus, Inc.

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Apple Tree Auction Center

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