Antique and vintage silver candy dishes
Antique and vintage silver candy dishes are collectible dishes designed to hold sweets or, in the US, candy.
Designs can range from the simple to the highly decorative.
Vintage or antique?
Silver candy dishes produced more than 100 years ago are classed as “antique” according to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition.
“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.
How much are antique and vintage silver candy dishes worth?
Some of the most collectible antique and vintage pieces are those made by famous silversmiths, such as Canadian company CB Petersen & Sons, which closed its doors in 1979. Such items can change hands for more than $1,000 at auction.
Notable sales of antique and vintage silver candy dishes
A CP Petersen & Sons “acorn pattern” sterling silver candy dish sold for $1500 at a Great Gatsby’s Auction in October 2009. The Canadian company is best known as the maker of the NHL’s Stanley Cup trophy.