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19th Century Antique Chinese Export Canton Famille Rose Medallion Teapot
Located in London, GB
19th Century antique Canton Chinese export rose medallion porcelain teapot in a very good condition. Original metal handle. Height 14.00cm Diameter 11.00cm.   
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Continental Hand-Painted Majolica Pitcher
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An ornate late 19th century European Majolica pitcher on a spreading foot with scrolling handles and pierced, diamond pattern accents. The Victorian era design includes molded flower...
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Antique Late 19th Century European Victorian Pitchers

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica, Pottery

Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, a Mixed Set of Eight
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of eight sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1910. Various makers. A nice selection featuring bright cut and scrolled, rolled or banded rims, ranging in size from 2....
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, a Mixed Set of Eight
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of eight sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1910, a later ring is engraved May 5. 1938. Various makers. A nice selection featuring bright cut and scrolled, rolled o...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Square Base Crystal Bamboo Swirl Perfume Bottles by Baccarat
By Baccarat
Located in London, GB
Pair of French antique square base crystal Baccarat perfume bottles in a swirled bamboo pattern. Measures: Height 18.00 cm approximate Depth 6.50 cm Width 6.50 cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Glass

Materials

Crystal

Antique French Sterling Silver 18-Karat Gold Liquor Cups 12 Pieces, Original Box
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Head of Minerve first titre for 950/1000 French sterling silver guarantee. The quality of the gold used to recover sterling silver is a minimum of 750 mils (18-karat). This complete...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Gold

Retinned Antique Copper Pans Set of Five
Located in Ulft, Gelderland
Set of five antique copper pans. Made in France during the 1930s. These pans have been retinned. All pans remain in good condition. Price for the set of five.    
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Early 20th Century French More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Copper, Iron

  • Retinned Antique Copper Pans Set of Five
  • Retinned Antique Copper Pans Set of Five
  • Retinned Antique Copper Pans Set of Five
  • Retinned Antique Copper Pans Set of Five
H 7.09 in. W 7.49 in. D 13.39 in.
Antique George III Sterling Silver Teapot London 1802 John Robins
Located in 53-64 Chancery Lane, London
A rare and extremely stylish square shaped teapot with slight bulbous design to the body, the handle and finial are stylishly formed in fruitwood and the teapot itself sits on four e...
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Antique Early 1800s British More Dining and Entertaining

Antique Sèvres Louis XVI Hand-Painted Porcelain Tray Platter
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
Antique Sèvres Louis XVI hand-painted porcelain tray platter. Sèvres porcelain, French hard-paste, or true, porcelain as well as soft-paste porcelain (a porcellaneous material rat...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Figural Bear Animal Metal Wine Decanter Bottle Stopper & Cork, German
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful metal and cork bottle stopper. Some wear with a nice patina, but this is old-age. Made of metal and cork. A beautiful nice barware item or just a display item in your col...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Metal

Lot of Twelve French Antique Silver Plated Classical Knife Rests, Tableware
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A set of twelve silver plated flatware knife rests, circa 1950s, France. Nice addition to every table or just for your collection. Tarnished and silver plate lost, but this is old-ag...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Materials

Metal

Antique Figural Boy Tailor Metal Wine Decanter Bottle Stopper and Cork, German
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful metal and cork bottle stopper. Some wear with a nice patina, but this is old-age. Made of metal and cork. A beautiful nice Barware item or just a display item in your col...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Barware

Materials

Metal

Art Nouveau Set of Six Silver Plate Mocca Coffee Spoon Antique, Sweden, 1900s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A beautiful Art Nouveau set of six small coffee spoons for espresso size cups. These set is in a original case. Made of silver plated metal, it will make a nice addition to any table...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Nouveau Tableware

Materials

Silver Plate

Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Vinaigrette / Vesta by Nataniel Mills
By Nathaniel Mills
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine quality late Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette of rectangular form with raised foliate borders and sides. The gold gilt interior with finely pierced foliate scroll grille. ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Vinaigrette / Vesta by Hilliard & Thomason
By Hilliard & Thomason
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine quality Victorian sterling silver miniature vinaigrette by Hilliard & Thomason of Birmingham, England, circa 1963. The piece is of rectangular form with richly engraved top an...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Panatella Cigarillo Cigar Case by Unger Brothers
By Unger Brothers
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine quality antique sterling silver panatella / cigarillo / cigar case by Unger Brothers of Newark, New Jersey, circa 1900. The case opens at both ends and has a match strike pad ...
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Vinaigrette or Vesta by Thomas Shaw
By Thomas Shaw
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine quality late Georgian sterling silver vinaigrette of rectangular form with richly engraved top and bottom. The gold gilt interior with finely pierced foliate scroll grille. By...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique & Large Mahogany Serving Tray with Intarsia Shell Inlay & Brass Handles
Located in Lisse, NL
Practical and decorative, large serving tray. If you are looking for a large, stylish, decorative and good quality antique serving tray then this Fine example could be the one for...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Double Sided Stamp Box by Whiting Mfg.
By Whiting Manufacturing Company
Located in San Diego, CA
A fine quality Victorian sterling silver double sided stamp box by Whiting Manufacturing Co. of New York, circa 1900. The piece is of rectangular form with richly engraved repousse t...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, a Mixed Set of Eight, Various Makers
By Various Makers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of eight sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1910, various makers. A nice selection of flared, rectangular, and paneled shapes, featuring bright cut patterns and scr...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Antique Napkin Rings, a Mixed Set of Eight, Various Makers
By Various Makers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed set of eight sterling silver napkin rings, circa 1880-1912, various makers. A nice selection of barrel, rectangular, paneled and round rings featuring bright cut patterns and...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Purple Japonist Art Pottery by Eugene Lion Antique Vase Pot
Located in Great Britain, Northern Ireland
A perfect piece of Japonist ceramic art. By French art potter Eugene Lion, in a very interesting and unusual shape in stoneware, glossy mottled purple hues with subtle speckled mix o...
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Early 20th Century French Japonisme Pottery

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Ravinet D'Enfert Antique French Silver Knife Rests Set of 12 Pc
By Louis Ravinet and Charles D'Enfert 1
Located in TRIAIZE, PAYS DE LOIRE
Please click on "CONTINUE READING" to consult the entire description of the service. Rare service of 12 knife rests in silver plate, signed by the prestigious silversmiths Louis Rav...
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Antique Early 1900s French Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver Plate

Antique Yellow Ceramic Bowl in Chinese Style
By Bretby Ceramics
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Super art pottery bowl in Chinese style. Wonderful simplicity and color. Factory mark of Bretby, England on the underside.  
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Antique 1890s English Chinese Export Ceramics

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Pottery

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Sculpture"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Sculpture" Measures: 128cm x 143cm 90 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delivered as ...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
17th century Portuguese " Vase " Measures: 160cm x 146cm 110 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 17th century. The panel is delivered as if it were a p...
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Antique 17th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

17th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Vase"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
17th Century Portuguese " Vase " Measures: 73cm x 87cm 30 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 17th century. The panel is delivered as if it were a pai...
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Antique 17th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • 17th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Vase"
  • 17th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Vase"
  • 17th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Vase"
  • 17th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Vase"
H 34.26 in. W 28.75 in. D 3.15 in.
18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 148cm x 100cm 77 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is deliv...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Romantic Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Romantic Scene" Measures: 252cm x 140cm 180 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles in original 18th century condition, so they ...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

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Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "River Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " River Scene" Measures: 181cm x 087cm 78 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delivered ...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 141cm x 105cm 80 tiles IMPORTANT NOTE: This panel is with the tiles RESTORED 18th century. The panel is deli...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 184cm x 85cm. 78 tiles IMPORTANT NOTE: This panel is with the tiles RESTORED 18th century. The panel is deli...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Hunting Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Hunting Scene" Measures: 100cm x 80cm 49 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delivered...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measure: 141cm x 100cm 63 tiles IMPORTANT NOTE: This panel is with the tiles RESTORED 18th century. The panel is deliv...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Hunting Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Hunting Scene" Measures: 100cm x 82cm 42 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delivered ...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 121cm x 49cm 36 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delive...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 121cm x 49cm 36 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delive...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Contryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 172cm x 088cm 72 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is deli...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "River Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " River Scene" Measures: 200cm x 083cm 84 tiles Important Note: this panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delivered a...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Battle Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Battle Scene" Measures: 239cm x 140cm 160 tiles Important Note: This panel is with the tiles in original 18th century condition, so ...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Battle Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Battle Scene" Measures: 120cm x 140cm 90 tiles Important Note: This panel is with the tiles in original 18th century condition, so t...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Battle Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Battle Scene" 462cm x 140cm 330 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles in original 18th century condition, so they are n...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Battle Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Battle Scene" 126cm x 140cm 330 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles in original 18th century condition, so they are n...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 180cm x 84cm 78 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delive...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "The Boy and the Dog"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " The Boy and the Dog " Sculpture " Measures: 144cm x 173cm 120 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is ...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
17th century Portuguese " Vase " 100cm x 85cm 42 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 17th century. The panel is delivered as if it were a painting with...
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Antique 17th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • 17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
  • 17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
  • 17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
  • 17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
H 39.38 in. W 33.47 in. D 3.15 in.
18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene" 218cm x 174cm
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " countryside scene" Measures: 218cm x 174cm 77 tiles IMPORTANT NOTE: This panel is with the tiles RESTORED 18th century. The panel is deli...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Hunting Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Hunting Scene" Measures: 100cm x 80cm 49 tiles IMPORTANT NOTE: This panel is with the tiles RESTORED 18th century. The panel is delivered...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Romantic Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Romantic Scene" Measures: 252cm x 140cm 170 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is deliver...
Category

Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 170cm x 128cm 108 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is deli...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
17th century Portuguese " Vase " Measures: 73cm x 87cm 30 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 17th century. The panel is delivered as if it were a pain...
Category

Antique 17th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • 17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
  • 17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
  • 17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
  • 17th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel " Vase "
H 34.26 in. W 28.75 in. D 3.15 in.
18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Hunting Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Hunting Scene" Measures: 100cm x 80cm 49 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles Restored 18th century. The panel is delivered...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Countryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 121cm x 49cm 36 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delive...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejo " Panel "Hunting Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Hunting Scene" Measures: 100cm x 88cm 49 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delivered...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Hunting Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Hunting Scene" Measures: 100cm x 82cm 42 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is delivered ...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Contryside Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Countryside Scene" Measures: 204cm x 088cm 90 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles restored 18th century. The panel is deli...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Hunting Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Battle Scene" Measures: 154cm x 100cm 77 tiles Important note: This panel is with the tiles in original 18th century condition, so th...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos" Panel "Leisure Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th century Portuguese " Azulejos " panel "Leisure Scene" Measures: 126cm x 100cm 63 tiles Important Note: This panel is with the tiles in original 18th century condition, so ...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Portuguese "Azulejos " Panel "Hunting Scene"
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
18th Century Portuguese " Azulejos " Panel "Battle Scene" Measurements: 234cm x 100cm 119 tiles IMPORTANT NOTE: This panel is with the tiles in original 18th century condition,...
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Antique 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Ceramics

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Ceramic

Set of 8 Original Antique Prints of Japanese Ceramics. Firmin Didot, Paris, 1870
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
8 amazing chromolithographs of Japanese ceramics. Published by Firmin Didot, Paris, circa 1870 Superb colors and detail. I particularly like the gilt highlights. Unframed.
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Antique 1870s French Japonisme Ceramics

Materials

Paper

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Antique Ceramics For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of antique ceramics available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique antique ceramics was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and sterling silver. We have 10162 antique and vintage antique ceramics in-stock, while there are 9 modern editions to choose from as well. Antique ceramics have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Victorian, Georgian and Art Nouveau antique ceramics are consistently popular styles. There have been many well-made antique ceramics over the years, but those made by Tiffany & Co., Elkington & Co. and Mappin & Webb are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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Antique ceramics can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,444, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $1,348,060.
Questions About Antique Ceramics
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Antique carpet balls are stone or ceramic balls decorated in bright colored patterns in specific plaids. They were used as a form of indoor carpet bowling, though now are collected for decorative purposes.