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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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A Silver Plate Tea Pot Bowl & Two Christening Cups
May 19, 11:00 AM AEST
A Silver Plate Tea Pot Bowl & Two Christening Cups
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD50- AUD100
AUD302 Bids
˜ A VICTORIAN SILVER THREE-PIECE TEA SET, JOHN WILMIN FIGG, LONDON, 1839
May 23, 11:00 AM BST
˜ A VICTORIAN SILVER THREE-PIECE TEA SET, JOHN WILMIN FIGG, LONDON, 1839
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £600- £900
£3001 Bid
Silver-Plated Art Deco Tea Service with Inlaid Malachite Handles and Border
May 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Silver-Plated Art Deco Tea Service with Inlaid Malachite Handles and Border
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
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Silver tea and coffee set
May 28, 11:30 AM CEST
Silver tea and coffee set
by Faraone Casa d'Aste
Est: €400- €800
€4001 Bid
5pc Eoff & Shepard American Repousse Coin Silver Tea Coffee Service circa 1855
Jun 02, 10:00 AM PDT
5pc Eoff & Shepard American Repousse Coin Silver Tea Coffee Service circa 1855
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $3,500- $4,500
$2,8000 Bids
Silver metal coffee and tea set, Spain, 20th century
May 22, 5:00 PM CEST
Silver metal coffee and tea set, Spain, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €225- €300
€1500 Bids
Silberservice mit Blumendekor
May 24, 3:00 PM CEST
Silberservice mit Blumendekor
by Wettmann
Est: €1,400- €0
€1,4000 Bids
German 800 Silver Repousse Tea Set
Jun 02, 10:00 AM PDT
German 800 Silver Repousse Tea Set
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $2,000- $2,500
$1,5000 Bids
4 Piece Silver Plated Tea Set Marked B.F. Rogers
May 19, 10:00 AM EDT
4 Piece Silver Plated Tea Set Marked B.F. Rogers
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
Jugendstil teapot with silvered metal rechaud, Orivit, Germany, first quarter of the 20th century
May 23, 3:00 PM CEST
Jugendstil teapot with silvered metal rechaud, Orivit, Germany, first quarter of the 20th century
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
Silver teapot and sugar bowl
May 20, 3:00 PM CEST
Silver teapot and sugar bowl
by Finarte
Est: €260- €390
€2600 Bids
Contrasted Spanish silver coffee and tea set, 916 law, 20th century
May 21, 5:00 PM CEST
Contrasted Spanish silver coffee and tea set, 916 law, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €1,200- €1,600
€8000 Bids
A four piece silver plate tea & coffee service
May 23, 10:00 AM BST
A four piece silver plate tea & coffee service
by Martel Maides
Est: £80- £120
£700 Bids
Topazio Casovinha silver metal coffee and tea set, Portugal, 20th century
May 22, 5:00 PM CEST
Topazio Casovinha silver metal coffee and tea set, Portugal, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €300- €400
€2000 Bids
Kour Sheffield Silver-Plate Tea Pots
May 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Kour Sheffield Silver-Plate Tea Pots
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $75- $125
$300 Bids
Antique Silver Plate Wolff Prata 90 Tea Set
May 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique Silver Plate Wolff Prata 90 Tea Set
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $50- $100
$500 Bids
Silver Plated Tea Service
May 19, 6:30 PM EDT
Silver Plated Tea Service
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
Early Silverplate English Tea Urn 18th or Early 19th Century
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Early Silverplate English Tea Urn 18th or Early 19th Century
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $200- $300
$250 Bids
Early Ornate Silverplate Teapot Circa 1845
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Early Ornate Silverplate Teapot Circa 1845
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $150- $250
$250 Bids
Pair of Silverplate Tea Caddies
May 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Pair of Silverplate Tea Caddies
by Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC
Est: $100- $200
$250 Bids
An English silver plate dinner set. Comprising of coffee pot, creamer, tea pot etc.
May 26, 12:00 PM AEST
An English silver plate dinner set. Comprising of coffee pot, creamer, tea pot etc.
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD3000 Bids
SILVER PLATED ART DECO TEA COFFEE SERVICE SET.
May 30, 7:00 PM IDT
SILVER PLATED ART DECO TEA COFFEE SERVICE SET.
by Pasarel
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silverplate Teapots & Sets


Veritas Art Auctioneers

Veritas Art Auctioneers

Duran Arte y Subastas

Duran Arte y Subastas

Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC

Cedarburg Auction & Appraisals LLC

Kendzia

Kendzia