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German China Service

Set of 15 Floral and Gilt Service Dinner Plates
By Black Knight China 1
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A beautiful set of broad floral band service plates with gilt decoration. The elaborate floral borders with central urn and floral medallion in German porcelain, circa 1930.
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Vintage 1930s German Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Meissen Chinese Butterfly or Schmetterling Pattern Dinner Service for Twelve
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Boston, MA
I am proud to offer you this famous and rare Meissen Chinese butterfly dinner service for twelve people. Each piece is painted in the Kakiemon style with a central Chinese butterfly ...
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Vintage 1950s German Chinese Export Porcelain

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Porcelain

Rosenthal by Artist Raymond Loewy “Plaza” Service for 12 China Dinner Set
By Raymond Loewy, Rosenthal
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This Rosenthal set of China service for 12 was designed by the iconic midcentury designer Raymond Lowey. To get I highly desirable and highly collectible set in this condition is ext...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern More Dining and Entertaining

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Other

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Fine China Service for 12 by Raymond Loewy for Continental China, Germany
By Raymond Loewy
Located in New York, NY
Fine dinnerware service for 12 with concentric circle design in gold and silver by Raymond Loewy for Continental China, Germany, 1950s (signed on bottom). This is a rare and beautif...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Tableware

Set of Twelve Ornate Gilt Service Dinner Plates
By Black Knight China 1
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A set of twelve stunningly beautiful gold encrusted service plates with a jade green background. The lavish decoration has a glaze over a tooled patter similar to Guilloché with an ...
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Early 20th Century German Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Antique 19th Century German Solid Silver Chinese Style Tea Service, circa 1890
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Description: Antique late-19th century German exceptionally rare and unusual chinoiserie solid silver tea service on tray, comprising a coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug a...
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Antique 19th Century German Tea Sets

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Silver

Modernist Rosenthal China service for 12
Located in New York, NY
Complete service for 12 includes Dinner plates,salad plates,bread and butter plates,desert bowls,soup bowls,cups and saucers. Also includes coffee pot,sugar bowl,creamer ,covered ve...
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20th Century German Tableware

Modernist Complete Service for Eight of Hutschenreuther China
Located in New York, NY
This stunning set features Dinner plates,salad plates,bread plates,soup bowls,coffee cups,saucers,serving pieces are Coffee Pot,Tea Pot, Sugar bowl, creamer,gravy boat,butter dish,4 ...
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20th Century German Tableware

Hertel Jacob Bavaria Signed China Service, Circa 1967-1969
Located in Opole, PL
We present you this white service of china, ornate with a gilded pattern. The service includes: a jug, height: 21 cm; a sugar-bowl, height: 8 cm; a milk jug, height: 10 cm; an eperg...
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Vintage 1960s German Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Elaborate Gilt Service Dinner Plates
By Black Knight China 1
Located in Lambertville, NJ
An elegant set of 12 gilt decorated service dinner plates by Black Knight, early 20th century. Unusual red clay color background with elaborate gilt overlay detail with centre medall...
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Vintage 1920s German Edwardian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Gilt Banded Service Dinner Plates with Fruit Borders
By Black Knight China 1
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Set of 12 porcelain and gilt service plates. The decorative borders with swags and garlands of fruit with detailed gold bands on the edge and in the center.
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Vintage 1930s German Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Sumptuous Set of Ten Cobalt and Gold Service Dinner Plates
By Black Knight China 1
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Elegant and opulent deep cobalt blue service plates. The rich borders with gilt swags and borders with a center gilt medallion with Dresden floral cartouch. Grace and style from the ...
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Vintage 1920s German Edwardian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Elaborate Cobalt and Gilt Floral Service Plates
By Black Knight China 1
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A set of cobalt blue with elaborate gilt border service plates. Double ring broad borders with central Dresden floral medallion. The plates are in unused cabinet condition with one p...
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Early 20th Century German Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Community Deauville Art Deco Bavarian China, Service for 12 plus
Located in Crockett, CA
Hard to find large set of Art Deco Bavarian Community china in the Deauville pattern, a cream color with a silver accent pattern. The previous owner initially received part of this s...
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Early 20th Century German Art Deco Dinner Plates

German China Service For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal German china service for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and metal, every German china service was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect German china service — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each German china service bearing Mid-Century Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one German china service that is appealing in its simplicity, but Black Knight China, Raymond Loewy and Meissen Porcelain produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a German China Service?

The average selling price for a German china service at 1stDibs is $2,250, while they’re typically $1,044 on the low end and $16,439 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.