Silverplate Teapots & Sets

Silverplate teapots and sets amplify the elegance and Old World sophistication of any home. Since they are plated with either sterling or pure silver, they possess the entrancing white glow that collectors desire, but can be purchased at a much more accessible price point. Sterling silver tea sets can be exorbitantly expensive, often in the thousands and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars. Thus, silverplate teapots and sets offer a more affordable way for collectors to furnish their homes.

Because silverplate only uses a small amount of pure silver, which cannot easily be extracted, the material itself has little resale value compared to that of sterling. As a result, the uniqueness and desirability of the design as well as the manufacturer and the quality of craftsmanship will have the greatest influence on its price point.

Silverplated teapots and sets can sell anywhere from $500 to several hundred dollars, sometimes more. A highly sought-after pattern by a reputable maker, such as a Winthrop-style tea set from Reed & Barton, often sells for more than $400 dollars at auction. However, that is still markedly less expensive than its retail price of around $1,000.


Quick Facts

  • While silverplate teapots and sets generally have no marks to identify them as silverplate, they are a noticeably lighter weight than sterling
  • In 2011, Skinner Auctioneers sold a Skyscraper tea set, designed in 1925 by Louis B. Rice, for more than $7,000
  • Silverplated teapots and sets that are missing pieces or have condition issues can often be purchased for a song, often less than $100

Recommended Items at Auction

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Modern Silver Plate Airplane Tea Pot
Oct 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Modern Silver Plate Airplane Tea Pot
by New Haven Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$1755 Bids
An early 20th century Anglo – Indian unmarked silver three-piece tea service, Calcutta circa 1910
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
An early 20th century Anglo – Indian unmarked silver three-piece tea service, Calcutta circa 1910
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £800- £1,200
£801 Bid
Birmingham Silver Co. Silver-Plated Tea Service
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Birmingham Silver Co. Silver-Plated Tea Service
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $200
$301 Bid
English Sterling Silver Four-Piece Tea Service
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
English Sterling Silver Four-Piece Tea Service
by Showplace
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$1,5000 Bids
Three Piece Mitchell and Tyler Coin Silver Tea Service
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Three Piece Mitchell and Tyler Coin Silver Tea Service
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
Four Piece Victorian English Silver Tea Service
Oct 23, 9:00 AM EDT
Four Piece Victorian English Silver Tea Service
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
Group Lot of Silverplate
Oct 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Group Lot of Silverplate
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $25- $75
$100 Bids
An early 20th century Anglo - Indian unmarked silver gilt three-piece tea service, Kashmir circa 1900
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
An early 20th century Anglo - Indian unmarked silver gilt three-piece tea service, Kashmir circa 1900
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £800- £1,200
£800 Bids
ENGLISH GEORGE III STYLE WOOD/SILVER PLATED TEA CADDY
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
ENGLISH GEORGE III STYLE WOOD/SILVER PLATED TEA CADDY
by Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers
Est: $765- $996
$6000 Bids
An Austrian Secessionist silver-plated tea service,
Oct 19, 10:00 AM BST
An Austrian Secessionist silver-plated tea service,
by Sworders
Est: £150- £200
£1200 Bids
A French silver-plated four-piece tea service,
Oct 19, 10:00 AM BST
A French silver-plated four-piece tea service,
by Sworders
Est: £300- £500
£2400 Bids
A 1920'S SILVER THREE PIECE TEA SET
Oct 21, 10:00 AM BST
A 1920'S SILVER THREE PIECE TEA SET
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £250- £350
£1200 Bids
Silver-Plate Items, 3
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Silver-Plate Items, 3
by Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$250 Bids
Elkington English Silver Plate Coffee and Tea Pot, Sugar
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Elkington English Silver Plate Coffee and Tea Pot, Sugar
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $400- $500
$1000 Bids
Four-piece coffee and tea set
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Four-piece coffee and tea set
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
Four-piece coffee and tea pot
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Four-piece coffee and tea pot
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1100 Bids
Four-piece coffee and tea set
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Four-piece coffee and tea set
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
Attributed to Christopher Dresser, an earthenware teapot,
Oct 28, 10:00 AM BST
Attributed to Christopher Dresser, an earthenware teapot,
by Cheffins
Est: £80- £120
£800 Bids
Three-piece tea centre piece
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Three-piece tea centre piece
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1,5000 Bids
Exceptional 19th C English Sheffield Plate Tea Service
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Exceptional 19th C English Sheffield Plate Tea Service
by Kaminski Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$5000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silverplate Teapots & Sets


Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Kaminski Auctions

Kaminski Auctions

Brunk Auctions

Brunk Auctions