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Sterling Holloware: Centerpieces

Complete your table setup with an exceptional sterling silver centerpiece from Nelson and Nelson. Some of our antique silver centerpieces even incorporate glass so that you can have a beautiful addition sitting out for all to see. If you are searching for pieces that date back to as early as the late 1800s, you've come to the right place.
Sterling Holloware: Centerpieces (45)


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BT260

Classical hand-hammered 800 silver centerpiece bowl, ca 1910. Round and stepped on short columnar shaft mounted to stepped circular tripartite base, each with fluted column supporting rectilinear pedestal overlapping bowl rim. Each pedestal has cast figure of kneeling Bacchic babe with modestly draped grapevine. Fully marked including Wollenweber stamp. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 6 3/4 x W 9 1/2 x D 8 7/8 in. Weight: 32 troy ounces. #BT260

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BR579

German 800 silver wine trolly nef, ca 1920. A 3-mast galleon with billowing sales and complicated rigging. Gun ports open and cannons ready to fire. Lots of deck action, too with fighting swordsman and fallen sailors. Holds a special cargo because wood-style hull is a wine trolly. Figurehead spigot with threaded plug, and dolphin side mounts with rotating wheels for cruising across the table. Gives new meaning to the expression “getting sloshed”. Memorable dinner party... Click for details

Sale Price: $26,000.00
Listed Price $40,000.00
BT070

Edwardian Classical sterling silver bowl. Made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, Ltd in London in 1902. Round and girdled with capped and flying double-scroll handles, and raised round foot. Traditional form super-sized for engraving a generation or two of winners’ names. Nice heft and volume for icing the champagne. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Overall dimensions: H 9 1/2 x W 17 x D 11 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 76.5 troy ounces. #BT070

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
BT069

Fancy turn-of-the-century sterling silver Classical centerpiece bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Round and solid well. Sides have chased flowers and scrolled frames inset with pierced diaper. Wavy rim applied with scallop shells and acanthus leaves. Reeded foot ring with 4 leaf-mounted scroll supports. Fully marked including pattern no. 11798 (first produced in 1893) and director’s letter T (1892-1902). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 4 1/4 x D 14 in. Weight: 34 troy ounces.... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
BS986

Turn-of-the-century German sterling silver 3-mast galleon nef. Imported to England by Lionel Spiers in London in 1924.

Sides have finely delineated “wood” planks decorated with conch-blowing figures and flowery scrolls. Deck also “wood” with mounted canons and sailors on the lookout. Some clamber up the crow’s nest for a better view of enemy action. The captain is at the wheel. Historically accurate with anchor, lantern, figurehead, and rudder. Cruises along, sails billowing, on 4... Click for details

Sale Price: $9,750.00
Listed Price $15,000.00
BR552

Turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau 800 silver and malachite centerpiece bowl. Made by Bruckmann & Söhne in Germany. Shallow bowl with curved sides and wavy rim. Sides exterior have cabochon malachite medallions alternating with plain silver ones. Bowl center has open ball-topped baluster. Bowl rests on four tapering columns with round solid base. Chased fluid leafy scrollwork, as well as leaf-and-dart border on base. An exuberant show-stopper. Fully marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 18... Click for details

Sale Price: $11,700.00
Listed Price $18,000.00
BS896

Edwardian Regency sterling silver Adam bowl on stand. Made by Shreve & Co. in San Francisco, ca 1910. Each piece has a deep well and wide shoulder with Classical vases overlapping rondels joined by leaf swags on pierced fern ground. Ogee scroll rim. A beautiful centerpiece in the historic pattern. Small ornamental monogram engraved on bowl underside. Both parts fully marked including no. 3536 (stand). Very good condition.

Dimensions: Bowl: H 2 1/4 x D 13 5/8 in. Stand: H 7/8 x D 15 5/8 in.... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BR548

Large and heavy South American silver charger, late 18th to early 19th cent. Round and deep well, wide shoulder, and molded, lobed, and and scrolled rim. Visible handwork and tooling with attractive irregularities. Mass and heft. Marked. Good condition with period patina.

Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x D 17 in. Weight: 55 troy ounces. #BR548

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
BS949

French 950 silver and marble centerpiece based on Marie Antoinette’s garden folly, the Temple d’Amour at Versailles. Round stepped marble base with silver imbricated leaf-and-berry border. Six fluted columns with silver base and Corinthian capitols supporting ring architrave with silver rinceaux and beading. Detachable silver cupola with open trapezoidal trellis frames between pilasters, and vase finial. Inside is a gilt flame—the flame to eternal love, such as burned, according to... Click for details

Sale Price: $35,750.00
Listed Price $55,000.00
BR484

Edwardian sterling silver centerpiece basket bowl, 1898. Solid hexagonal well and tapering open trellis sides with fluid scrollwork and solid shaped cartouches (vacant). Sides have applied scrolls, leaves, and leaves. Solid border at bottom with applied scrolls. Open support with scrolls and flowers and scrolled leaves. A fancy substantial piece in the turn-of-the-century English style. Fully marked including maker’s stamp (The Gorham Co.), date symbol, and no. 2133. Very good condition.... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BR488

Tall and stylish avant-garde sterling silver horse compote, ca 1870. Round bowl with beaded rim on short support mounted to globe with pendant cone. Tripod support with stylized hoof-and-scroll feet mounted to trefoil foot with stylized ornamental rim. Spare geometry embellished with 3 cast horse heads alternating with 3 loose mounted rings threaded with chains. On underside stamped “925/1000” in heraldic shield, which is a mark associated with New York retailer Ball, Black, & Co., who were... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,660.00
Listed Price $3,800.00
BR493

Modern Classical sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Retailed by Cartier in New York, ca 1930. Tapering and flared bowl with scalloped rim mounted 4 c-scrolls in turn mounted to stepped square foot with concave corners. A smart mix of curves and lines. Fully marked including retailer’s stamp and no. A1472X. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 1/8 x D 10 in. Weight: 29.5 troy ounces. #BR493

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
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