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Silverplate Coffee Pots

Silverplate coffee pots suggest all of the class and refinement of sterling silver, but can be obtained at a much more accessible price point. Whereas sterling has long been associated with royalty and aristocracy, silverplate has been a material of the people since its inception.

The advent of the Sheffield plating technique, which requires only a small amount of pure silver, allowed for silversmiths to produce exquisite objects with the treasured burnish and white color of silver at an exponentially lower cost than sterling. This savings was passed on to the consumers who could afford to purchase objects with the appearance of pure silver that had previously been beyond their reach.

Today, silverplate coffee pots are still an excellent way for collectors to add a touch of class to their morning breakfast or dessert service. Silverplate coffee pots generally cost less than $500, making them an affordable option for those seeking a more reasonably-priced alternative to sterling.


Quick Facts

  • Many collectors refer to coffeepots forged in this bimetal material as old Sheffield plate
  • There are rare examples of coffee pots that were created during the mid-19th century using a hybrid of Sheffield and electroplating techniques
  • Silverplated coffee pots, even those produced by esteemed makers such as Tiffany & Co., can often be purchased for less than $500

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Three English Silver Plated Coffee Pots by THE CHESTER Pco
Oct 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Three English Silver Plated Coffee Pots by THE CHESTER Pco
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $30- $60
$100 Bids
A good quality English three piece silver plated coffee service with gilt wash interior. H 28cm, W 24cm
Oct 09, 12:00 PM AEDT
A good quality English three piece silver plated coffee service with gilt wash interior. H 28cm, W 24cm
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Est: AUD150- AUD225
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Bewerkt verzilverd koffie- en theestel
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Bewerkt verzilverd koffie- en theestel
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Est: €80- €120
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(3 Pc) Silver Plated Three-Piece Coffee Serving Set
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
(3 Pc) Silver Plated Three-Piece Coffee Serving Set
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Est: $50- $500
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Silver Plate Compote And Coffee Pots, C 1880 3 Pcs, H 10"
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
Silver Plate Compote And Coffee Pots, C 1880 3 Pcs, H 10"
by DuMouchelles
Est: $100- $150
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Antique Quadruple Silver-plated Coffee Pot
Oct 09, 12:00 PM AEDT
Antique Quadruple Silver-plated Coffee Pot
by Smalls Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD135
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GERMAN 0.800 SILVER THREE-PIECE COFFEE SERVICE,
Oct 14, 9:00 AM EDT
GERMAN 0.800 SILVER THREE-PIECE COFFEE SERVICE,
by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids
Elégante et grande cafetière tripode.
Oct 08, 2:30 PM CEST
Elégante et grande cafetière tripode.
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Est: €850- €900
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Antique BPOE Philadelphia Lodge 2 Coffee Pot
Oct 13, 9:00 AM PDT
Antique BPOE Philadelphia Lodge 2 Coffee Pot
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids
A good English 19th century silver plated coffee pot having fine embossed floral decoration. H 29cm, W 24cm
Oct 09, 12:00 PM AEDT
A good English 19th century silver plated coffee pot having fine embossed floral decoration. H 29cm, W 24cm
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD3500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silverplate Coffee Pots


Christian McCann Auctions

Christian McCann Auctions

DuMouchelles

DuMouchelles

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

Premier Auction Galleries

Premier Auction Galleries