Silverplate Tea Sets and Coffee Pots

There are two types of silverplate tea sets and coffee pots. The first are made of Sheffield silver, which describes an English plating technique developed in the 1740s, in which a sheet of sterling silver was fused to a sheet of copper, creating a strong, bi-metal sandwich that could be formed and chased like sterling silver. About 100 years later, also in England, electroplating was introduced. It required even less silver, which meant silverplate tea sets and the like could be marketed to the country’s emerging middle class.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Chicago Silver

Chicago Silver

Paul Somerson's incredible reference on handwrought metalwork from the American Arts and Crafts movement of the ear… [read review or visit site]

Silver Marks Encyclopedia

Silver Marks Encyclopedia

An extensive reference guide to silver marks, hallmarks, trademarks and maker's marks found on antique and vintage … [read review or visit site]

Silver at the Victoria and Albert

Silver at the Victoria and Albert

This is a great reference site on silver, courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum. You can view silver items acc… [read review or visit site]

The Gilbert Collection

The Gilbert Collection

The late Sir Arthur Gilbert's collection of European silver, gold, enamel, and other items is now housed at the Vic… [read review or visit site]

Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj

Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj

“Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj” was the title of a 2008 exhibition at Columbia University’s Mi… [read review or visit site]

TheStieffCompany.com

TheStieffCompany.com

Scott Perkins is an enthusiastic evangelist for The Stieff Company, a significant Baltimore silversmith and maker o… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Very Fine Rare C1790 Matthew Boulton Georgian Silver Sheffield Plate Coffee PotFine C1890 Victorian Eagle Bird Mask Figural Silver Plate Tea Coffee Service SetBeautiful C1890 Victorian Eagle Figural Silver Plate Tipping Tea Kettle On StandSimply Stunning Antique Silver Plated Spirit Tea Kettle Set ~ By Joseph RodgersAntique Victorian Derby Silver Co 8 Piece Art Nouveau Repousse Tea Coffee SetVery Fine C1890 Victorian English Silver Plate Figural Maiden Tea Caddy Jar BoxBeautiful Silver Plated Tea Set "baroque" By Wallace #283 #287Superbc1930 Barker Ellis Birks Regency Silver Plate Melon Tea Coffee Service SetSilver Plated Joblot Candlesticks Candelabra Tray Trophy Tea Pot Egg Set ServerBeautiful &simply Stunning Antique 3 Piece Silver Plated Tea Set ~ Walker & HallVictorian Quadruple Plate Wilcox Silver Co Aesthetic Methology Tea Caddy Tea BoxFine Antique Silver Plate Lion Figural Floral Repousse Tea & Coffee Service SetCa1950's Gorham "strasbourg" Silver Plated Coffee-tea Pot #yc3131C1876 Victorian Webster Silve Plate Stork Birds Samovar Coffee Pot Urn Hot WaterVintage Art Deco French Style Silverplate Tea/coffee 3 Pc. SetMeriden Art Nouveau Floral Silver Plate Tea Set Pot Creamer Sugar Waste BowlVery Fine Edwardian Period English Silver Plate Tea Coffee Serving Platter TrayVintage Fb Rogers Silverplate Samovar Coffee Pot Urn W/ Alcohol Burner Reed & Barton 5 Piece Silverplate Tea Service Regent #5600Fine C1920 English Silver Plate Georgian Lighthouse Des. Repousse Tea Coffee PotSuperb English Hand Chased Tilting Tea Pot Tipping Coffee Pot Snake SpoutVictorian Daniel Arter Birmingham England Embossed Art Nouveau Teapot CoffeepotExcellent Barker Ellis Antique Edwardian English Silver Plate Tea Caddy Jar BoxVintage White Metal Tea StrainerAntique Tiffany & Co Makers Silver Soldered Tea Set 110Baroque Tea And Coffee Service By Wallace Silversmiths Silverplate 1920s Silverplated On Copper Tilting Teapot / Coffee Pot SamovarAntique Silver Urn Tea/water Server Samovar Dated 1866 Reed & Barton Sterling "harlequin" Pattern Coffee SpoonsSilver Plated Art Nouveau Spirit Kettle And StandVery Fine Set Of 12 French Silver Plated Coffee Spoons ~stag Hoof Handles To AllVintage Silver Plated Half-ribbed Three Piece Tea SetAntique Asprey Co. Silver Plate Spirit Kettle Burner And StandNice Lot Of Silverplate Tea Set #200Antique 4 Piece Silver Plate Tea Set Tea Service Tea Pot Coffee Pot ElkingtonVintage Silver Plate Canadian National Railway 40 Oz. Coffee/tea Pot7 Daffodil Iced/ice Tea Spoons~1847 Rogers Bros. Silverplate~1950Exceptional Fine 5pc Silver Plate Tea / Coffee SetVintage Ornate Silver Plated Flatware Tea Spoon Set Craft Or Use Lot Of 66Edwardian Silver Plated Coffee PotVintage Silver Plated Spirit Kettle - A/f106 Pc. Silverplate Ice Tea & Cream Type Spoon Lot. Mixed Patterns / MakersExceptional Fine 5pc Silver Plate Tea / Coffee SetAntique Georgian Old Sheffield Plate Tea Caddy C.1830Collectible Decorated Old Handwork Tibet Silver Carved Dragon 8 Immortal Tea PotVintage Silver Plated Tea Set Alice In Wonderland Pot Sugar Jug TrayC1870's Victorian Rogers & Smith Hand Chased Aesthetic Oversized Tea Caddy Sugar19thc Victorian Era Silverplate Teapot With Floral Design By Reed + BartonAttractive Ornately Etched Silver Plated Tea Caddy - Cow Bone Handles Victorian Silverplate Individual Teapot, Small 2 Cup Size, Repousse, No MonogramLovely Hotel Silver €Hotel Victoria Silver Soldered Coffee PotSimply Stunning Antique Estate Elegant 5 Piece Silver Plated Tea & Coffee SetOneida Heirloom Tea Pot Silver Plate (melon)- Nice #j137Beautiful Large Silver Plated Tea Kettle & Stand Set - Meriden Silverplate CoVintage Tea Set Birmingham Silver Company Bsc Copper 6 Pcs Tray Ornate ExcellentBirmingham 5 Pc Silver Plated Tea & Coffee Set Exquisite Grape Design Barbour 5521 Silver Coffee Tea Set Creamer Pot Sugar Feinauer Art Deco CubistPairpoint Silver Plated Aesthetic Victorian Teapot Engraved Egrets FanVintage Silver Plate Family Teapot Half Reeded Queen Anne Design - Walker & Hall