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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 (46)


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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
BR518

Modern Classical sterling silver centerpiece bowl. Made by Mario Buccellati in Milan. Oval. Sides comprise bands with ribbon lobing and dense horizontal striation. Foot spread and same. Turned down rim with chased acanthus leaf border. Scalloped rims. Well plain with visible hand hammering. Striking. Nice texture and shimmer. Post-1967 Italian hallmark with maker’s stamp. Very good condition and patina.

Dimensions: H 5 3/4 x W 18 1/4 x D 14 in. Weight: 75 troy ounces. #BR518

Sale Price: $10,725.00
Listed Price $16,500.00
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
BR495

Turn-of-the-century German 800 silver coach-and-six. Exterior decorated with garlands, masks, and dragon-slaying knights. Windows hung with swags. Cover is mounted with crown, scepter, and cross, and is detachable. Horn-blowing caryatid coachman and trident-wielding postillion. Coach harnessed to six horses (three mounted by men in tricorn hats). A careening, galloping olden-days vehicle reminiscent of Cinderella’s last-minute ball conveyance. Wheels rotate for pre-midnight return home.... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,275.00
Listed Price $3,250.00
BS890

Stately sterling silver swan. Oval body with gracefully scrolled neck terminating in closed bill. Erect tail feathers and hinged wings. Beautiful plumage as befits an elegant table companion. Body hollow with detachable liner for holding treats. Peruvian marks: “Argenteria Peruana SA Sterling 925”. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 6 3/4 x W 4 1/2 x D 11 in. Wingspan: 13 in. Weight (without liner): 14.5 troy ounces. #BS890

Sale Price: $1,400.00
Listed Price $2,000.00
BR451

American Greek Revival sterling silver compote, ca 1865. Oval helmet bowl on short knopped stem flowing into round foot support by 4 leaf-capped scrolled shield supports. Leaf-capped scroll bracket handle with cast herm in figure of piping cherub. Handle mounted to end with flying volute scroll. Bowl exterior has chased leaf border on stippled ground terminating in applied volutes. Loose and feathery leaves and flowers engraved on bowl and foot.

Lively Classicism attributed to JR Wendt, a New... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
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