5 Silver Brands Every Collector Needs

5 Silver Brands Every Collector Needs

A toast to silver's biggest names.
A toast to silver's biggest names.

W hen we host a cocktail party, we like to extend the invitation to our top brands, including Gorham Manufacturing Co., Tiffany & Co., Christofle, Georg Jensen and Buccellati. We have selected some of our favorite pieces of barware for a distinguished toast.

Cheers, Gorham Manufacturing Co.

Gorham Mfg. Co. American Art Nouveau Silver and CUT-GLASS Claret Jug, Circa 1890

The American silver manufacturer is known for their adventurous approach to design. Founded in 1831 in Providence, Rhode Island, they continue to be especially sought after for their antique vessel ware and flatware patterns. Gorham’s silver designs belong to collections throughout the world and have been used by major political figures over time, including the White House service first purchased by Mary Todd Lincoln. Gorham’s name today is synonymous with the American contribution to silver manufacture and design.

Add some merriment with a pour of claret from Gorham’s elegant antique silver forms. This American Art Nouveau cut-glass and sterling pitcher is decorated with branch rims and a high-looping leaf-mounted handle.

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Jubel, Georg Jensen

Sigvard Bernadotte, Georg Jensen, Danish Art DECO-STYLE Silver Bar Set, Circa 1950

A significant manufacturer of Scandinavian silver works, Georg Jensen’s workshop was founded in Denmark in 1904 and emphasized well-made approaches to jewelry, hollowware and flatware. The international scope of the company allowed for the incorporation of many style variations, including Art Nouveau forms, Minimalist designs and Scandinavian Modern, among others. Jensen’s works belong to major collections such as the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Today, Georg Jensen silver is revered for its skillful craftsmanship and functional design.

Celebrate your guests with a full Georg Jensen silver bar set, including a cocktail shaker, an ice bucket and four cocktail cups on a tray. We will surely raise a glass to this Art Deco grouping!

To Life, Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co., American Art Deco Silver Cocktail Shaker, Circa 1922

The American-founded Tiffany & Company is one of the most well-known retailers of jewelry, hollowware, flatware and sculptural objects. Tiffany was founded in 1837 in New York City and gained enormous popularity during the Gilded Age. Since its founding, their dedication to original, high-quality luxury products has long been admired. Tiffany’s works have remained in the spotlight for over 150 years and continue to capture both public and celebrity attention, such as with their recent collaborations with Beyoncé. They have also been the focus of books and movies, most notably the Hollywood production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn. Their prolific contribution to American design is still enthusiastically celebrated today.

This vintage Tiffany American sterling silver cocktail shaker will make the perfect gin fizz. The sleek modern design has a tapering bowl, curved shoulder, scroll-bracket handle and short inset neck.

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Santé, Christofle

Christofle, French Silver Malmaison Tray, 20th Century

The award-winning French silver manufacturer was founded in Paris in 1830, and the popularity of their work is owed to their collaborations with artists and developing new manufacturing techniques. Their acclaim has also been distinguished by royal patronage, in particular by King Louis-Philippe, but also by Napoleon III. Christofle’s works can be found in collections such as the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

To deliver the perfect array of cocktails, a large classic serving tray is ideal. This Malmaison motif is one of the most well-known Christofle patterns, and depicts a frieze of delicate palm and lotus leaves throughout the symmetrical design. It is a handsome addition to any dining or sitting room.

Salute, Buccellati

Gianmaria Buccellati, Italian Silver Labels, Second Half 20th Century

Founded in 1919 in Italy, the retailer of jewelry and watches is esteemed for their surface textures and inventive use of Renaissance ornamentation. The world-renowned brand was brought further acclaim by the papal sponsorship of Pius XII with a commission for Princess Margaret. Their international praise has continued to grow in recent years as the company has expanded through Milan, Rome, New York, Tokyo and London.

A sophisticated and well-placed piece of shiny Buccellati bottle adornment boosts the experience. These textural sterling labels acquaint guests with the presentations for the evening.

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