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Sterling Holloware: Silver Animals

Antique Silver Animals

Most silversmiths designed antique silver animals to look as realistic as possible. Most of the silver animals created were from after the 1880s, and any piece from before the 1900s is quite rare. There are two ways of making silver animal figurines. The first is hallow, created from silver sheet, and the second type is cast. Their value is determined by the aesthetic, crisp detail, no damage, and clear hallmarks. At Nelson & Nelson, we handpick each item in our antique shop and take pride in the quality of the antique silver animals we have for collectors to purchase. Look around our store in New York City or our website for that special antique.

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Sensitive and endearing 800 silver animal figure. Made by Buccellati in Italy. A chimp with raised arm, big funny ears, and expressive face sits on amethyst crystal base with joined feet. A playful primate with tensile hands and feet, and shaggy wire fur. Marked “Buccellati Italy 800”. Excellent condition with deep patina.

Dimensions: H (with base) 13 x W 8 1/2 x D 8 in. #BU120

Sale Price: $19,500.00
Listed Price $30,000.00