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Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti Porcelain plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped "1, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" and "Arzberg Germany" in green and hand gilt 3 to th...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti porcelain plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped "2, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" to the underside.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti porcelain plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped "4, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" and "Arzberg Germany" in green to the underside.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti porcelain plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped 11, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" and "Arzberg Germany" in green to the underside.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti Porcelain Plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped "6, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" and "Arzberg Germany" in green, and hand gilt number...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Creil et Montereau Faïence Transferware Assiette Parlantes Face Card Plates, S/8
By Creil et Montereau
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A charming set of eight HBCM, Hippolyte Boulenger Creil Montereau Playing Card Faience Plates- France, circa 1920s. Known as assiettes parlantes or talking plates, this set is bas...
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Vintage 1920s French French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Piero Fornasetti Themes & Variations Porcelain Plate, #8
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti Themes & Variations porcelain plate, #8, Lina Cavalieri with Eye Patch, 1970s-80s. Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazoini Plate as it is known in Italian depicts th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Themes & Variations Porcelain Plate, #218
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti Themes & Variations porcelain plate, #218, The Piero Fornasetti Porcelain plate is decorated with pattern number 218 of the Themes & Variation pattern which is a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate, Themes & Variations, Motiv 18
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti porcelain plate, themes & variations, Motiv 18 The 1980s The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and white printed plate with the face of L...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Minton Aesthetic Movement Plate, Holland Pattern, Marked 1888
By Minton
Located in Geelong, Victoria
Minton octagonal plate with an intricate printed Aesthetic Movement design, comprising of a lady's face to the centre, surrounded by a neo-classical influenced border of horns and va...
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Antique 1880s British Aesthetic Movement Dinner Plates

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Enamel

Cairo, Six Contemporary Porcelain Dinner Plates with Decorative Design
By Vito Nesta
Located in Milan, IT
A pensive Berber woman, depicted in black and white while she boasts her traditional headpiece and jewelry with an expression of proud strength on her face, is the protagonist of thi...
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2010s Italian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Cairo, Six Contemporary Porcelain Dinner Plates with Decorative Design
By Vito Nesta
Located in Milan, IT
A pensive Berber woman, depicted in black and white while she boasts her traditional headpiece and jewelry with an expression of proud strength on her face, is the protagonist of thi...
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2010s Italian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Coalport Set of 8 Porcelain Plates, Peach with Flowers, Regency 1820-1825
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in London, GB
On offer is a rare set of eight dessert plates made by Coalport between 1820 and 1825. The plates are decorated in a peach ground with stunning flower paintings attributed to Cecil J...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Coalport Porcelain Plate, Rose Du Barry Pink, Fruits by Jabey Aston, circa 1870
By Jabey Aston, Coalport Porcelain
Located in London, GB
This is a very rare plate made by Coalport in circa 1870. The plate has a bright "rose du barry" pink rim and beautiful fruits in its centre painted by the famous porcelain artist Ja...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Crown Derby Porcelain Plate, Puce Cherubs by Richard Askew, Georgian ca 1785
By Crown Derby
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful Crown Derby plate made in about 1785. The very charming decoration of a puce putto is by Richard Askew. The Derby Porcelain factory has its roots in the late 174...
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Antique 1780s English Georgian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Coalport John Rose Porcelain Plate, Cobalt Blue and Flowers, Regency 1805-1810
By Coalport Porcelain, John Rose
Located in London, GB
This is a very rare plate made by John Rose in Coalport in about 1805. The plate has a beautiful cobalt blue ground, rich gilding and a stunning flower painting in the centre. There ...
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Antique Early 1800s English Regency Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Mesi and Soli Pair of Plates 12 Suns 12 Months, 1955.
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti porcelain mesi and soli plates, 12 suns, 12 months, Pair of plates Mid-late 1950s. Piero Fornasetti "12 Mesi 12 Soli" series number five and six plates each numbere...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Cairo, Six Contemporary Porcelain Platters with Decorative Design
By Vito Nesta
Located in Milan, IT
A pensive Berber woman, depicted in black and white while she boasts her traditional headpiece and jewelry with an expression of proud strength on her face, is the protagonist of thi...
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2010s Italian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Tema e Variazioni No. 224, 1970s-1980s
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti porcelain Tema e Variazioni No. 224, 1970s-1980s The Piero Fornasetti porcelain plate depicts the face of the famous opera singer Lina Cavalieri depicted in a se...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Astronomici Plate, #8
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti porcelain plate with number 8 in the Astronomici series. Astronomici means Astronomics. This is a rare pattern in black and white with gold highlights. Mark: A mo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Rosenthal Porcelain Plate, Themes & Variations, Motiv 19
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Vintage Rosenthal Fornasetti Temi E Variazioni porcelain plate, Themes & Variations, Motiv 19, 1980s. The striking gold-rimmed black and white printed plate depicts a nude fema...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Fornasetti Plate-Box of Chocolates, Number 362, Themes & Variations
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni plate-box of chocolates, Number 362, Themes & Variations, Atelier Fornasetti. A gold-colored variation of Fornasetti's Tema E Variazioni series...
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1990s Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate Themes & Variation Pattern 114, Profile, Tema E
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate Themes & Variation Pattern, Pattern 114, Profile, Tema E Variazioni The striking Piero Fornasetti dramatic black and white porcelain plate is p...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

English Staffordshire Transferware Child’s ABC Clock Teaching Plate, Brown
By Staffordshire
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From Staffordshire, England, a Children’s teaching plate, circa 1880-1900. This charming ABC plate is printed in a dimensional, geometric fan pattern, showing the entire alphabet,...
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Antique 1890s English Aesthetic Movement Toys and Dolls

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Stoneware

Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate Themes & Variation Pattern, Motiv 14
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate, Themes & Variation Pattern, Motiv 14 The 1980s The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and white printed plate with the f...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate, Themes & Variation Pattern, Motiv 11
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Porcelain plate, Themes & variation pattern, Motiv 11 1980s   The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and white printed plate with the f...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Themes & Variation Plate Motiv 16, The Necklace
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Themes & Variation Porcelain Plate Motiv 16, The Necklace, 1980s    The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and white printed plate with...
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Wedgwood Nautilus Pattern Pearlware Seashell Dessert Plates- Set of 14
By Wedgwood
Located in Downingtown, PA
Wedgwood Nautilus pattern pearlware dessert plates- set of 14 (Fourteen) circa 1800-20 The Wedgwood pottery Nautilus plates are light and the pearlware white and of the best quality...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Pottery

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Pearlware, Pottery

Fornasetti Face Plate, Tema e Variazioni, N116
By Fornasetti
Located in Winnetka, IL
An evocative porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse, perhaps shown behind a mask or screen. This powerful image suggests that Fornasetti...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Midcentury Fornasetti Face Plate, Tema e Variazione N90
By Fornasetti
Located in Winnetka, IL
A dramatic porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse. A surreal composition by a master designer. Very early Hutschenreuther Germany mark. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Midcentury Fornasetti Iconic Face Plate, Tema e Variazoni N1
By Fornasetti
Located in Winnetka, IL
A porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse. A compelling composition, this is the first image he created in this series and the most iconi...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

1950s Fornasetti Roman Mosaic Face Plate, Tema e Variazioni N131
By Fornasetti
Located in Winnetka, IL
An porcelain plate by Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) of Lina Cavalieri, the artist's muse, inspired by ancient Roman mosaics. An intricate and dramatic composition by a master designer...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Fine Pair of George III Ambassadorial Silver Plates
By Paul Storr
Located in London, GB
Each with shaped shell and foliate gadroon edges, engraved with the Royal Coat of Arms and the arms of Charles William Stewart, 1st Baron Stewart, later 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (...
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Antique 1810s British George III Dinner Plates

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Silver

  • Fine Pair of George III Ambassadorial Silver Plates
  • Fine Pair of George III Ambassadorial Silver Plates
  • Fine Pair of George III Ambassadorial Silver Plates
  • Fine Pair of George III Ambassadorial Silver Plates
H 0.75 in. W 10.75 in. D 10.75 in.
Bernard Hesling Enamelled Platter
By Bernard Hesling
Located in Fitzroy, Victoria
Steel platter with vitreous enamel decoration, showing two faces. Silver and gold on a navy ground. Signed and dated 1969. Hesling was a British born artist who settled in Austra...
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Vintage 1960s Oceanic Other Dinner Plates

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Steel

  • Bernard Hesling Enamelled Platter
  • Bernard Hesling Enamelled Platter
  • Bernard Hesling Enamelled Platter
  • Bernard Hesling Enamelled Platter
H 18.51 in. W 18.51 in. D 1.97 in.
Set of Six Rare Piero Fornasetti Arcimboldesca Motif Vegetable Face Plates
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The plates are from a set after Arcimboldo, the design of a face created with the use of vegetables. Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, Illustrated...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Plate, #89 of Lina Cavalieri's Face.
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The Fornasetti plate is printed with an iconic image of Lina Cavalieri’'s face.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Plate, #131 of Lina Cavalieri's Face
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The Fornasetti plate is printed with an iconic image of Lina Cavalieri's face.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Plate, #101, of Lina Cavalieri's Face
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The plate is printed with an iconic image of Lina Cavalieri's face.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Plate, #64, of Lina Cavalieri's Face
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The Fornasetti plate is printed with the mysterious & iconic image of Lina Cavalieri's face.   
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Barnaba Fornasetti Calendar Plate for 1999
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
32nd in series. Numbered 354 of 750, Barnaba Fornasetti. The design of the 1999 Fornasetti calendar plate depicts a crescent moon face blowing panels, each with the different mo...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Porcelain Plate, #1
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The Classic Piero Fornasetti plate in the Teme E Variazioni pattern is printed with an iconic image of Lina Cavalieri’s face. Reference: Fornasetti, The Complete Universe, page ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Porcelain Plate, #101
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The Piero Fornasetti plate, number 101, is printed with an iconic image of Lina Cavalieri’'s face. Reference: Fornasetti, The Complete Universe, page 285 Fornasetti: Designer...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

Atelier Fornasetti Tema E Variazoini Plate, Pattern Number 321
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Fornasetti Tema E Variazoini Plate, Themes and Variations, Pattern Number 321, Atelier Fornasetti. 1990s. The iconic image of Lina Cavalieri- a variation of Fornasetti's Tema...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Vintage Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate Tema a Variazioni, #104
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate Tema a Variazioni, #104. Piero Fornasetti's most famous work is, without a doubt, his illustrations e Piero Fornasetti plate Tema a Variaz...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of Eight Fornasetti Ceramic Plates, Italy, 1980s
By Fornasetti
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight decorative plates by Piero Fornasetti featuring a female face in different settings. Signed.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

Piero Fornasetti Rosenthal Plate, "The Fan" Motiv 26
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti Rosenthal Plate, "The Fan" Motiv 26, Depicting the face of Julia Behind a Fan, 1980s (NY9467-nmr) The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and whit...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Themes & Variation Porcelain Plate Motiv 2
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Themes & Variation porcelain plate motiv 2 hot air balloon, 1980s    The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and white printed plate with...
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Atelier Fornasetti Tema E Variazoini Plate, Pattern Number 130
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Fornasetti Tema E Variazoini Plate, Themes and Variations, Pattern number 130, Atelier Fornasetti, circa 1990. The iconic image of Lina Cavalieri- a variation of Fornasetti's T...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Rosenthal Fornasetti Temi E Variazioni Motiv 17 Porcelain Plate
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and white printed plate depicts a Sergeant Pepper-type military jacket with a left hand slipped between two buttons. Each button i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Rosenthal Fornasetti Temi e Variazioni Porcelain Plate, Pattern Motiv 19
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rosenthal Fornasetti Temi e Variazioni Motiv 19 plate, 1980s. The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and white printed plate depicts a Sergeant Pepper-type military j...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Midcentury ‘Tema E Varazioni’ Lina Plate, circa 1960
By Fornasetti
Located in London, GB
One of the most iconic images from Piero Fornasetti’s work is the opera singer, Lina Cavalieri. From his ‘Themes and Variations’ collection, this decorative plate is numbered #271 an...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Porcelain Plate, Themes and Variations
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Porcelain Plate, Themes and Variations, Number 228, The iconic image of Lina Cavalieri, Circa 1965. A variation of Fornasetti's Tema E Va...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Vintage Piero Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni Plate, Number 118
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The opera singer Lina Cavalieri. Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauries, page 192. Mauries writes: For Fornasetti, a single product never exhausted the possibilities of ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

A Set of Six Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Plates
Located in Downingtown, PA
Numbers: 113, 159, 160, 163, 193, 198 Provenance: Louis J. Gartner Estate, Palm Beach (Former assistant to Irving Penn) Reference: Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, Patrick Maur...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti Themes and Variation Porcelain Plate Motiv 21
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Rosenthal Piero Fornasetti themes and variation porcelain plate motiv, 21-rock face, with original box, 1980s (Ref: NY9332-nuk) The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed bl...
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Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Cubist Rosenthal Plate, Motiv 33, Themes & Variation
By Piero Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti cubist rosenthal plate, Motiv 33, Themes & variation The unusual Cubist vision of Lina Cavatelli is number Motiv 33 and depicts the famous face of the opera si...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Vintage Fornasetti Plate Tema E Variazioni #106 of Lina Cavalieri
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Plate Tema a Variazioni #106, circa 1960s-1970s. The plate depicts Piero Fornasetti's iconic image of the opera singer Lina Cavalieri. Fornasetti: Des...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Fornasetti Rosenthal Porcelain Plate, Temi e Variazioni, Themes and Variations
Located in Downingtown, PA
Vintage Rosenthal Fornasetti Temi E Variazioni Motiv 16, 1980s. (NY8970) The striking Rosenthal Fornasetti gold-rimmed black and white printed plate depicts a Sergeant Pepper-ty...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazoini Plate, Themes and Variations, Pattern 85
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazoini plate, Themes and Variations, Pattern Number 85, 1960s. The iconic image of Lina Cavalieri-a variation of Fornasetti's Tema E Variazioni ser...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Coalport Porcelain Plate, Brunswick Blue and Flowers, Regency, circa 1825
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful dessert plate made by Coalport circa 1825, which was the Regency era. The plate has a beautifully gadrooned rim, a bright blue ground with pale yellow and gilt de...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

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Face Plates For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of face plates available for sale. Each of these unique face plates was constructed with extraordinary care, often using ceramic, porcelain and earthenware. We have 101 antique and vintage face plates in-stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Face plates have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Face plates are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Regency and Victorian styles are often sought at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made face plates over the years, but those made by Fornasetti, Piero Fornasetti and Coalport Porcelain are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Face Plates?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $750, while they’re typically $235 on the low end and $10,000 highest priced.

Finding the Right Dinner Plates for You

Set the mood when you’re setting the table. The right antique and vintage dinner plates for the meals in your home can truly elevate the dining experience.

We haven’t had our own plate at dinner for very long. It wasn’t until the middle of the 19th century in Europe that individual dinner plates had become the norm, replacing the platters that diners had shared before them. Innovations at the dining table are believed to have been introduced by Italian noblewoman Catherine de’ Medici, who, when she married King Henry II of France in 1533, brought with her decorative table adornments for meals and fine tableware such as silver forks, replacing the fingers and knives utilized during dinner before her arrival. Italy was a bit faster on table settings, and, thanks to Catherine, tableware such as dinner plates would also replace the wooden trenchers and flat slabs of days-old bread that preceded them.

Today, while enthusiasts of mid-century modern furnishings might pine for vintage mismatched dinner plates — a mix of old and new can be refreshing — presenting ceramic vessels, glassware and decorative centerpieces that matched was once actually part of the point as setting the table became more refined during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And as Fornasetti dinner plates and Chinese porcelain tableware have long held weight as collector’s items and status symbols, your dinner dishes haven’t ever really been merely functional. From antique metal dishes and ornamental earthenware designed by celebrated English ceramics makers Wedgwood, dinner plates are statement-making works that bring elegance and likely stir conversation at your table.

Entertaining is an art form, and the kitchen bar island and dining room table in your space are cherished gathering places where families and friends convene and grow closer over good meals. Browse an extensive collection of antique and vintage dinner plates to pair with these important events today on 1stDibs.

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