In a recent auction in Pennsylvania, a pair of Tiffany sterling candelabra, estimated between $60,000 and $80,000, sold for a whopping $111,600, while a pair of Tiffany silver bowls sold for more than twice their estimate. According to the auction house CEO, "[O]ne candelabrum exactly like those in our auction sold for around $20,000 at one of the big New York auction houses several months ago. They're obviously much more desirable as a pair."
If you're looking at a smart investment in Tiffany silver, consider these recent auction results and take a look at the lovely Tiffany silver pairings available at Nelson and Nelson.
This pair of Tiffany & Co. sterling silver vases, circa 1920, is acid-etched in a most unusual flora and fauna design. The tree-like stem of the flower flares with leaves at its base and at two intervals, then blossoms to reveal a multitude of leaves and round daisy-like flowers. This pattern is repeated around the vase in perfect symmetry. Its overall effect is one of a more modern Arts & Crafts execution, and the effect is stunning! This pair of vases is in excellent condition and is fully hallmarked with the Tiffany & Co. Makers stamp, the date mark, the pattern number and the order number. For more information, click here.
This is a beautiful pair of sterling silver candlesticks by Tiffany & Co. in a timeless neoclassical design based on a Georgian model. Made in 1915, each candlestick stands on a stepped square base and has a tapered column-shaped body and an urn-shaped socket with removable circular wax pan. The base is trimmed with small beaded bands and swaged fabric studded with flowers. These candlesticks are in excellent condition and are fully hallmarked. For more information, click here.
Designed in the figural style of 18th century Continental spice boxes, this unusual pair of antique American sterling silver salt and pepper shakers was made by Tiffany & Co. circa 1885. They are in excellent condition and fully hallmarked. For more information, click here.