From S.J. Holgate, in GRL:
The rate of sea level change was found to be larger in the early part of last century (2.03 ± 0.35 mm/yr 1904–1953), in comparison with the latter part (1.45 ± 0.34 mm/yr 1954–2003).
On the decadal rates of sea level change during the twentieth century, GRL, Vol. 34, L01602, doi:10.1029/2006GL028492, 2007