A Georg Jensen silver bowl (pictured), yes.
A silver bowl by almost any American silversmith, such as Reed & Barton, no.
“Twentieth century American silver is not particularly valuable,” says Reynolds. “In American silver, mixed metal Aesthethic Movement pieces by Tiffany & Co. and Gorham Martele pieces have retained highest value. However, a true treasure in the cupboard would be an authentic signed American silver piece by Paul Revere, Jr. (Boston, MA)" (Did you know the infamous rider from the American Revolution was a silversmith by day?)
If you’re the proud owner of authentic English silver made in the 19th century or later, sorry to say, its value won’t be that great. “By European standards, 19th century silver is not that old and therefore, not as desirable,” she says. “Early Georgian silver (from around 1720) or earlier is what you’re looking for. The rare the form and the older the better.”
Good news for people with too-new silver: The price of the commodity has gone up of late.