Vintage tea pots are among the most popular items for collectors. Tea pots have an advantage over many other collectibles, in that they are both beautiful and useful. Although they can be space-consuming, vintage tea pots can be a colorful, happy addition to any decor.
There are many different styles of tea pots (also called tea kettles). The oldest tea pots were made from copper or iron. More modern metal tea pots can be stainless steel, aluminum, as well as chromed and enameled metals.
Some of the most collectible tea pots are ceramic - this style gained popularity in the late 19th century. Many of the most popular tea pots from the 19th & 20th centuries were manufactured in England. Staffordshire pottery tea pots are always in demand, due to their beautiful patterns (floral, art deco, & art nouveau are all common designs in Staffordshire pottery).
In addition, ceramic tea pots from Asia have their own charm and often feature classic Asian designs. European (German, Austrian, Czechoslovakian, etc.) pottery makers also produced ceramic tea & coffee pots in the 19th & 20th centuries. The great nouveau and deco styles and saturated color schemes seen in much of the European pottery of this time are also reflected in the designs on their tea pots.
We carry a large variety of tea pots, in both metal and ceramic styles, and a few examples can be seen below: