1895-1925 SHEETS ROCKFORD SILVER TEAPOT + WARMING BASE

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 31, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

You are bidding on a lovely Antique

SHEETS ROCKFORD SILVER Co.

TEA / COFFEE / CHOCOLATE POT

with

WARMING BASE/STAND

Stamped on on the bottom:

Sheets Rockford Silver Co 1875

Pattern # 1430

It was made between 1895-1925

More about the Rockford Silver Co.

'The Racine Silver Plate Company, manufacturers of gold and silver plated ware, Britannia ware, cutlery, etc., was incorporated May 8, 1875, with an original capital of $20,000, which was afterward increased to $44,000, with authority to extend the same to $100,000.

Then came the fire of May 5,1882, that destroyed seven square blocks of Downtown Racine. Attempts were made to move Racine Silver Platesâe(tm) materials to a safe uptown location, but the fire spread too rapidly. In the end, all that remained of the business was a few walls, smokestack and piles of melted silver. The company wasnâe(tm)t rebuilt in Racine. The City of Rockford, Ill. wooed its owners to rebuild t and the name was changed to Rockford Silver Plate Co. Today the high quality products of this Silver Plate Co. are highly prized by collectors.'

This gorgeous classy teapot has a nice antique design handle and spout and base with leaf design. The opening of the teapot is octagonal with antique pattern at the
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