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Antique Silver Centerpieces

Complete your table setup with an exceptional sterling silver centerpiece from Nelson and Nelson. Our silver-based table centerpieces add a great talking point the center of your dining or living room. Many have intricate designs or structure that is not found on modern-day home decor pieces. 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. Our antique silver centerpiece selection includes items that date back to the late 1800s, as well as some

Sterling Holloware: Centerpieces (31)


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BV751

Aesthetic Movement sterling silver compote. Made by John R. Wendt in New York, ca 1870. Oval bowl with engraved single-letter monogram and raised volute-scroll ends. Leaf and berry knop on short support mounted to stepped and domed foot with raised ornamental band between beaded borders. Restrained Classicism in the fashionable Greek taste ramped up at ends with calla lilies—big, bold blooms, the leaves splayed and stems banded to exterior. The perfect centerpiece for an Oscar Wilde... Click for details

Sale Price: $4,550.00
Listed Price $6,500.00
BV287

Pair of dramatic sterling silver seafood serving bowls. Made by Buccellati in Italy. Each: Two joined scallop-shells bowls on scallop-shell supports. A traditional form enlivened by the figure of an octopus squatting in the center, its curled and tangled legs draped over the bowls. A graphic contrast between the scales and suckers of the octopus and the controlled and stylized ornament on the shells. Very original. Beautiful craftsmanship.

Fully marked including “Buccellati” stamp and... Click for details

Sale Price: $42,250.00
Listed Price $65,000.00
BV660

Edwardian Regency sterling silver centerpiece bowl in Adam pattern. Made by Shreve & Co. in San Francisco, ca 1915. Plain and solid well with tapering sides. Wide shoulder with Classical vases on open rondels joined by leaf swags on pierced fern ground. Scrolled rim. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 9973. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 1 3/8 x D 13 3/4 in. Weight: 29.5 troy ounces. #BV660

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
SW9

Egyptian Classical sterling silver compote. Made by John R. Wendt for Ball, Black & Co. in New York, ca 1870. Round and curved bowl on tapering columnar shaft on large ball knop mounted to raised and round tripod foot. Three scrolled brackets with cast pharaoh mask terminals. Beading and stylized bead-and-reel borders. Bowl has interlaced monogram. A sophisticated centerpiece for the trendsetting Victorian dining table.

Marked “English Sterling” and retailers stamp “Ball, Black & Co.”... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,850.00
Listed Price $5,500.00
BV601

Pair of enchanting silver swans. Each: Ovoid body with webbed feet, soft haunches, articulated neck, and graceful head with glass eyes and gaping bill. Gorgeous plumage from imbricated neck to erect tail feathers. Wings hinged and body hollow for flowers and treats. Marked “833”. Very likely the work of Manuel Alcino, a Portuguese silversmith famous for animals. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 12 1/2 x L 14 x W 6 in. Wingspan: 12 3/4 in. Total weight: 93 troy ounces. #BV601

Sale Price: $12,675.00
Listed Price $19,500.00
BV725

English sterling silver wine cooler. Made by James Barclay Hennell in London in 1879. Round and curved bowl with beaded rim and lion’s head mounts with loose-mounted rings at sides. Leafing scrollwork on beaded ground, and two scrolled and bead-and-reel frames with trefoil mounts. In one the horses amble contentedly in the enclosed paddock. In the other they have broken out and run wild without order or direction. Elegant and nimble thoroughbreds illustrating a very Victorian moral. Plain... Click for details

Sale Price: $55,250.00
Listed Price $85,000.00
SW12

Turn-of-the-century sterling silver bowl. Made by Whiting in New York. Narrow and oval with swan-form ends: head and neck flowing into splayed and engraved wings. Underside has chased Japonesque cattails with turned-down and overlapping tendrils. Gilt-washed interior. Short round foot mounted to 4 pierced and scrolled brackets on curvilinear quatrefoil foot. Fully marked including maker’s stamp and no. 350A. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x W 11 1/4 x W 4 1/2 in. Weight: 17 troy... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BV345

Victorian sterling silver bowl. Made by Elkington & Co. Ltd in Birmingham in 1896. Round and tapering with crowded cherubic frieze: Harp strummers, pipe blowers, and tambourine janglers with a few grape gorgers and goat huggers mixed in. A raucous Bacchus band on butler-finished ground. Bowl bottom has bold gadrooning. Leaf-mounted volute-scroll side handles. Raised and round foot with leaf-and-dart border. Playful Classicism from the turn-of-the-century. Fully marked. Excellent... Click for details

Sale Price: $14,625.00
Listed Price $22,500.00
BV322

George V sterling silver bowl. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield in 1917. Bellied with round shaped solid well, wavy rim, and domed foot. Open diaper and scrollwork with tendrils, and solid scrolled and foliate frames (vacant). Bowl and foot rims branch-form with applied grape bunches. A gorgeous vinous-themed centerpiece. Fully marked including Aberdeen retailer’s stamp (Jamieson & Carry). Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 6 x D 13 in. Heavy weight: 46 troy ounces. #BV322

Sale Price: $6,650.00
Listed Price $9,500.00
BV306

Japonesque sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1877. Hemispheric with wavy rim; round and stepped foot. Exterior has applied and acid-etched ornament heightened with gilding and engraving: Leafing branches with pendant gourds and tendrils. Acid-etched stylistically integrated interlaced script monogram. Interior gilt-washed and engraved with same. Spot hammered ground.

The pattern (no. 5026) was first produced in 1877. Director’s letter M (1873-91). Fully... Click for details

Sale Price: $22,750.00
Listed Price $35,000.00
BV173

Stylish sterling silver centerpiece compote. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1882. Round bowl; well flat with central circular frame (vacant) radiating flutes. Rim interior and foot have repousse rinceaux borders. Fully marked including maker’s stamp, pattern no. 7125 (first produced in 1882), and director’s letter M (1873-91). Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x D 10 in. Weight: 28.5 troy ounces. #BV173

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00
BV286

Dramatic sterling silver seafood serving bowl. Made by Buccellati in Italy. Two joined scallop-shells bowls on scallop-shell supports. A traditional form enlivened by the figure of an octopus squatting in the center, its curled and tangled legs draped over the bowls. A graphic contrast between the scales and suckers of the octopus and the controlled and stylized ornament on the shells. Very original. Beautiful craftsmanship. Fully marked including “Buccellati” stamp and post-1967 Italian... Click for details

Sale Price: $17,875.00
Listed Price $27,500.00
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