Antique Silver Consignment
Sotheby’s is your most reliable venue to sell silver flatware, serving pieces or other items that you are ready to part with. With live and online auctions throughout the year featuring modern and antique American, English, European, Chinese Export, Spanish Colonial, or Judaic silver, Sotheby's offers many ways to sell silver you have loved for years or recently inherited. Our experts have decades of experience and can accurately value your antique silver when you submit photographs online.
Our silver auctions, held in New York, London and Paris, feature silver tea sets, tureens, flatware, candlesticks and many other silver forms. Whether you have inherited a Gorham silver punch bowl or are ready to sell your Georgian silver candelabra, our specialists can help identify, value and sell one special silver piece or an entire collection of silver antiques. To get started with a free auction estimate, simply submit images and information of your silverware through our easy-to-use and confidential online form. Our global team of specialists will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our sales.Delightful and Decadent Silver, Cloisonné & MoreLaunch Slideshow
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225LotA PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER WINE COOLERS, BENJAMIN LAVER, LONDON, 1785a pair of george iii silver wine coolers, benjamin laver, london, 178522 April 2020 | Sale Price 87,500 USDEstimate 40,000 – 60,000 USD22 April 2020 | Sale Price 87,500 USDStyle: Silver, Furniture, Ceramics10–22 April 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT | New York
217LotA GEORGE II ROYAL SILVER CAKE BASKET WITH THE ARMS OF FREDERICK, PRINCE OF WALES, GEORGE WICKES, LONDON, 1743a george ii royal silver cake basket with the arms of frederick, prince of wales, george wickes, london, 174322 April 2020 | Sale Price 22,500 USDEstimate 30,000 – 50,000 USD22 April 2020 | Sale Price 22,500 USDStyle: Silver, Furniture, Ceramics10–22 April 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT | New York
1814LotAN ASSEMBLED AMERICAN SILVER LAP OVER EDGE FLATWARE SERVICE, TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, LATE 19TH CENTURYan assembled american silver lap over edge flatware service, tiffany & co., new york, late 19th century26 January 2020 | Sale Price 15,000 USDEstimate 10,000 – 15,000 USD26 January 2020 | Sale Price 15,000 USDImportant Americana26 January 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | New York
612LotAN IRISH SILVER OCTAGONAL TEAPOT, MARK TWELVES, DUBLIN, 1714an irish silver octagonal teapot, mark twelves, dublin, 171425 October 2019 | Sale Price 11,250 USDEstimate 12,000 – 18,000 USD25 October 2019 | Sale Price 11,250 USDSTYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics24–25 October 2019 | 2:00 PM EDT | New York
1837LotA SET OF TWENTY-FOUR AMERICAN SILVER AND GOLD POMPEIAN PATTERN PLATES, SOME BY DOMINICK & HAFF, NEW YORK, EARLY 20TH CENTURYa set of twenty-four american silver and gold pompeian pattern plates, some by dominick & haff, new york, early 20th century26 January 2020 | Sale Price 17,500 USDEstimate 10,000 – 15,000 USD26 January 2020 | Sale Price 17,500 USDImportant Americana26 January 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | New York
18LotAN AMERICAN SILVER SIX-PIECE FRANCIS I PATTERN TEA AND COFFEE SET WITH MATCHING TRAY, REED & BARTON, TAUNTON, MA, 1948 |an american silver six-piece francis i pattern tea and coffee set with matching tray, reed & barton, taunton, ma, 1948 |20 January 2019 | Sale Price 11,875 USDEstimate 12,000 – 18,000 USD20 January 2019 | Sale Price 11,875 USDImportant Americana17–20 January 2019 | 12:00 PM EST | New York
33LotAN AMERICAN SILVER PLATEAU, MARTELÉ, GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, 1899 |an american silver plateau, martelé, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, 1899 |20 January 2019 | Sale Price 10,000 USDEstimate 10,000 – 15,000 USD20 January 2019 | Sale Price 10,000 USDImportant Americana17–20 January 2019 | 12:00 PM EST | New York
20LotA PAIR OF AMERICAN SILVER FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, REED & BARTON, TAUNTON, MA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |a pair of american silver five-light candelabra, reed & barton, taunton, ma, early 20th century |20 January 2019 | Sale Price 6,250 USDEstimate 6,000 – 8,000 USD20 January 2019 | Sale Price 6,250 USDImportant Americana17–20 January 2019 | 12:00 PM EST | New York
131LotA REGENCY SILVER SOUP TUREEN AND COVER, PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1814a regency silver soup tureen and cover, paul storr, london, 181422 April 2020 | Sale Price 12,500 USDEstimate 15,000 – 25,000 USD22 April 2020 | Sale Price 12,500 USDStyle: Silver, Furniture, Ceramics10–22 April 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT | New York
1823LotGorham Mfg. Co.Gorham Mfg. Co.an american silver florentine pattern flatware service, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, early 20th century26 January 2020 | Sale Price 8,750 USDEstimate 12,000 – 18,000 USD26 January 2020 | Sale Price 8,750 USDImportant Americana26 January 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | New York
1813LotAN AMERICAN SILVER OYSTER TRAY, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES OSBORNE, WHITING MFG. CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1890an american silver oyster tray, the design attributed to charles osborne, whiting mfg. co., new york, circa 189026 January 2020 | Sale Price 6,250 USDEstimate 4,000 – 6,000 USD26 January 2020 | Sale Price 6,250 USDImportant Americana26 January 2020 | 10:00 AM EST | New York
35LotAN AMERICAN SILVER VASE, GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, 1905 |an american silver vase, gorham mfg. co., providence, ri, 1905 |20 January 2019 | Sale Price 3,000 USDEstimate 3,000 – 5,000 USD20 January 2019 | Sale Price 3,000 USDImportant Americana17–20 January 2019 | 12:00 PM EST | New York
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I sell my silver teapot, flatware and plates online?The first step to sell your silver is determining its value. Sotheby's can assist by providing you with a free auction estimate when you submit photographs and information about your antique silver online. After considering its rarity, condition, provenance and current market demand, our specialists can recommend an appropriate sale to help you achieve the highest price at auction.
- What are silver hallmarks and how do I identify them?Pieces of antique silver often have hallmarks or stamps indicating the purity of the silver, location of manufacture, date and maker. In England, hallmarks can be easily identified as far back as the late 16th century, but many other countries or individual manufacturers have used hallmarks as a form of consumer protection throughout history. Sotheby's specialists can identify authentic hallmarks on your silver, so please be sure that your submission includes detailed photos of any marks.
- How do I ship my silver to be sold at Sotheby's?All objects sold in our live or online auctions are safely secured at Sotheby's during the consignment period while our specialists catalogue the objects and as collectors and buyers inspect their prospective purchases. Once our specialists have provided you with an auction estimate and a sale recommendation for your antique silver, they will provide shipping quotes and logistical support. Sotheby’s works with white-glove shipping companies across the globe which can safely package and ship even the most precious pieces of antique silver.
- How much does a Sotheby's appraisal of my antique silver cost?Our auction estimate valuations are complimentary and do not cost you anything. We review all submissions and provide valuations for silver we believe we can sell at auction. We will inform you if your silver is not a good fit for a Sotheby's auction, and we will do our best to provide you with a recommendation of another venue to sell your antique silver.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell antique silver such as an English, Georgian, French, German, Italian, Spanish Colonial, Judaica, Chinese Export, or American punch bowl, candelabra, teapot, tea set, coffee pot, centerpiece, bowl, tray, tureen, wine cooler, goblet, cup, plate, dish, tankard, urn, trophy, box, casket, ewer, epergne, gravy boat, sauce boat, ladle, salver, flatware, silverware or pitcher by makers such as Joseph Heinrich, Charles Sermensan, Georg Jensen, Gorham, Tiffany, Garrard, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, Benjamin Smith, Paul de Lamerie, Hunt & Roskell, Elkington, Puiforcat, Odiot, Buccellati and Paul Storr.