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Hand Painted Dish by Schramberg Pottery
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Hand painted dish by Schramberg Pottery, Germany circa 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s English Post-Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

  • Hand Painted Dish by Schramberg Pottery
  • Hand Painted Dish by Schramberg Pottery
  • Hand Painted Dish by Schramberg Pottery
  • Hand Painted Dish by Schramberg Pottery
H 1.13 in. W 6.13 in. D 6.13 in.
Vintage Hand Painted Dish, Rectangular Dish With Gold Leaf, Japan 1910, B49
Located in Vancouver, BC
Vintage hand painted dish, rectangular dish with gold leaf, Japan 1910, B49 Japan 1910 Rectangular shape With hand painted leaves, gold leaf flowers and gold leaf trim In very ...
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Vintage 1910s English Tea Caddies

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Porcelain

Derby Porcelain Georgian Rare Hand Painted Dish
By Derby
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and unusual Georgian Derby Porcelain dish finely hand painted colored enamels dating from around 1790. The oval shaped dish has a raised scalloped rim and is hand painted with...
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Antique 1790s English George III Porcelain

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Porcelain

  • Derby Porcelain Georgian Rare Hand Painted Dish
  • Derby Porcelain Georgian Rare Hand Painted Dish
  • Derby Porcelain Georgian Rare Hand Painted Dish
  • Derby Porcelain Georgian Rare Hand Painted Dish
H 1.58 in. W 10.04 in. D 7.88 in.
Japanese Satsuma Plate Hand Painted Dish, Meiji Period
Located in Vienna, AT
Japanese porcelain dish or deep shell plate with a finely hand painted Satsuma pattern, dating to the 19th century, circa 1875.
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Antique 1870s Japanese Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Guido Ambone Ceramic Dish with Two Dogs, Italy, 1950's
By Guido Gambone
Located in New York, NY
A graphically bold hand painted dish by Italian master ceramicist, Guido Gambone. The imagery may be a reference Aesop’s Fable: The Dog and the Shadow. Dimensions: 10” x 10” x 1”.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

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Ceramic

Hand Painted Freeform Dish, Italy, 1950's
Located in Barcelona, ES
Italian free form dish from 1950's signed Man. Hand painted glazed ceramic. It can be used as a dish or tray or as wall decoration.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic

  • Hand Painted Freeform Dish, Italy, 1950's
  • Hand Painted Freeform Dish, Italy, 1950's
  • Hand Painted Freeform Dish, Italy, 1950's
  • Hand Painted Freeform Dish, Italy, 1950's
H 9.65 in. W 13.59 in. D 1.19 in.
Herend Hungary Cake Dish, Hand-Painted Flowers
By Herend
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Herend Hungary cake dish, hand-painted flowers. Measures 28.5cm.
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20th Century Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Oval Hand Painted Decorative Dish Depicting a Tucan
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Oval hand painted decorative dish depicting a Tucan 20th century, Costa Rica Signed by artist and titled: El Paisaje Safe for food and microwave.
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Early 2000s Costa Rican Bohemian More Dining and Entertaining

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Ceramic

Chinese Guangxu Hand Painted Millefleur Porcelain Saucer Dish
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional Chinese Guangxu mark and period porcelain dish hand painted with a millefleur design dating between 1875 and 1908. The small rounded dish has a raised rim and is exqui...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Porcelain

Lefton Hand-Painted Grape Dish with Scalloped Edge
Located in Vista, CA
Early 20th century porcelain grape dish by Lefton China. The piece is hand-painted with a grape and golden leaves motif. The scalloped edge with gold painted border adds a nice touch...
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Early 20th Century North American Porcelain

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Porcelain

Small Vintage Hand Painted Imari Decorative Dish
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Small vintage hand painted imari decorative dish Encased in brass. Floral pattern. In shades of green, blue and orange Japonisme Handcrafted 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s Japanese Japonisme Decorative Bowls

Materials

Brass

Herend Modern Dish Hand-Painted Porcelain in Rococo Style
By Herend
Located in Cagliari, IT
Beautiful dish in Rococo style. Hand painted porcelain with motifs of flowers and birds. Marked and signed by the master decorator. Modern. The factory of Herend is, since 1826, one...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hungarian Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Unusual Antique Shaped Hand Painted Imari Dish
Located in Norwich, GB
Unusual antique shaped hand painted Imari dish having quality hand painted fan shaped panels depicting flowers, leaves and berry decorations in red, blue, white, gold and green colou...
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Antique Early 1900s Unknown Edwardian Serving Pieces

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Ceramic

  • Unusual Antique Shaped Hand Painted Imari Dish
  • Unusual Antique Shaped Hand Painted Imari Dish
  • Unusual Antique Shaped Hand Painted Imari Dish
  • Unusual Antique Shaped Hand Painted Imari Dish
H 8.86 in. W 10.63 in. D 1.86 in.
Modern Porcelain Pastry Dish Hand Painted Butterflies Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Large oval shaped completely handmade porcelain dish. The dish is hands-free painted with a naturalistic and detailed decor of a selection of butterflies. Rimmed with a fine platinum...
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2010s German Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Round Meissen Neuer Ausschnitt Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Round Meissen Neuer Ausschnitt serving dish in hand-painted porcelain with floral decoration. Approx. 1900. Measures: 31.5 x 5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory qu...
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Antique Early 1900s German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Round Meissen Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain, Late 19th C
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Round Meissen dish in hand-painted porcelain. Butterfly and blue flowers. Late 19th century. Measures: 26.5 x 5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 3rd factory quality.
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Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

French Hand-Painted Lidded Candy Dish, Trinket or Jewelry Box
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful hand painted decorative candy dish, trinket, or jewelry box. Gorgeous hand painted piece made of glass, makes a lovely gift to oneself or others. Measures: 4 1/8" di...
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20th Century French Porcelain

Materials

Alabaster

Limoges, France, Two Candlesticks and a Dish in Hand Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Limoges, France. Two candlesticks and a dish in hand painted porcelain with a green edge and gold decoration, 1930s-1940s. The candlestick measures: 16 x 8 cm. The dish measures: 2...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Oval Meissen Neuer Ausschnitt Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Oval Meissen Neuer Ausschnitt serving dish in hand-painted porcelain with floral decoration. Approx. 1900. Measures: 35 x 25 x 4 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory ...
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20th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Sevres Gilt Bronze Hand Painted Porcelain Mounted Oval Dish Centerpiece
By Sèvres
Located in Guaynabo, PR
An 1846 Sevres Porcelain hand painted with a romantic couple scene in a pastoral setting and signed by Colin in the center of a pink dish. Adorned with flowers and gold acanthus leav...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

20th Century French Hand Painted Ceramic Barbotine Asparagus Dish
By Salins
Located in Dallas, TX
Dress up your dining room table or kitchen counter with this fine colorful hand painted Majolica asparagus dish. Sculpted in France circa 1940 and oval in shape, the platter features...
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Mid-20th Century French Serving Pieces

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Ceramic, Majolica

Round Meissen Blue Onion dish in hand-painted porcelain, Approx. 1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Round Meissen blue onion dish in hand-painted porcelain. Approx. 1900. Measures: 33.5 x 3 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory quality.
Category

Antique Early 1900s German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Round Meissen Blue Onion Serving Dish / Bowl in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Round Meissen blue onion serving dish / bowl in hand-painted porcelain. Approx. 1900. Measures: 27.5 x 6 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 3rd Factory quality.
Category

Antique Early 1900s German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Blue and White Delft Dish Hand-Painted Netherlands, circa 1780
Located in Katonah, NY
A blue and white hand-painted Dutch Delft dish made in the 18th-century, circa 1780. The composition has great movement. The center shows flowers and a Rococo vase with curving outli...
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Antique Late 18th Century Dutch Rococo Delft and Faience

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Delft

Very large Meissen Blue Onion serving dish in hand-painted porcelain.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Very large Meissen Blue Onion serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Approx. 1900. Measures: 51.5 x 38 x 7 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory quality.
Category

Antique Early 1900s German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Blue Onion serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Approx. 1900.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Meissen Blue Onion serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Approx. 1900. Measures: 27 x 19.5 x 3.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 3rd factory quality.
Category

Antique Early 1900s German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Plate Centerpiece Decorated Ornament Wall Dish Majolica Hand-Painted Blue Brown
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This stunning ceramic plate is handmade and hand-painted in Italy following the original Renaissance painting technique, unchanged over time, which we observe to the letter: it is de...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

Hand-Painted Stavangerflint Dish by Inger Waage, 1950s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A rare hand painted silk screen dish/platter by Inger Waage. Moif: Micro-cosmos. Made at Satvangerflint in Norway during the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Ceramic

Marianne Westmann for Rörstrand, Large Dish in Hand-Painted Stoneware
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Marianne Westmann for Rörstrand. Large dish in hand-painted stoneware. Colorful Swedish design. 1950s. Measures: 42.5 x 22.5 x 2.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Stoneware

"Elite Works" Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Oval Serving Dish
By Limoges
Located in Miami, FL
"Elite Works" Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Oval Serving Dish Offered for sale is a hand painted oval Elite Works Limoges France porcelain deep serving dish. This lovely dis...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Porcelain

Oval Shaped Porcelain Pastry Dish Hand-Painted Birds Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Porzellan
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Large completely handmade porcelain dish is hands-free painted with a naturalistic decor of three great tits sitting on leaves. Green rimmed with a fine 24-carat gold line. Handmade...
Category

2010s German Black Forest Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Large Oval Meissen Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain, Late 19th C
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large oval Meissen dish in hand-painted porcelain. Blue flowers and butterflies. Late 19th century. Measures: 38.5 x 28 x 5.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 3rd factory q...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Elio Schiavon, Venice, Unique Dish in Hand Painted Glazed Ceramics
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Elio Schiavon (1925-2004), Venice. Unique dish in hand painted glazed ceramics. Dancing couple on pink background, late 20th century. Measures: 38 x 12.5 x 4 cm. In excellent cond...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Ceramic

Large Round Meissen Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain, Late 19th C.
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large round Meissen dish in hand-painted porcelain. Butterfly and blue flowers. Late 19th century. Measures: 31.5 x 5.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 3rd factory quality.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Large Antique Meissen Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain, 19th C
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large antique Meissen serving dish in hand-painted porcelain with trading stations and flowers, 19th century. Measures: 46 x 32.5 x 5.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 2nd f...
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Antique 19th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Giant Antique Meissen Blue Onion Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Giant antique Meissen blue onion serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Late 19th century. Measures: 55 x 42 x 6.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory quality.
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Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Large Antique Meissen Blue Onion Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large antique Meissen blue onion serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Late 19th century. Measures: 40.5 x 29 x 4 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 3rd factory quality.
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Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Leaf-Shaped Herend Rothschild Bird Porcelain Dish with Hand-Painted Birds
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Leaf-shaped Herend Rothschild bird porcelain dish with hand-painted birds, butterflies and gold decoration. Mid-20th century. Measures: 20 x 7 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Oblong Herend Rothschild Bird Serving Dish / Tray in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Oblong Herend Rothschild Bird serving dish / tray in hand-painted porcelain. Mid-20th century. Measures: 49 x 17.5 cm. In excellent condition. Micro crack in the handle from the pr...
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Mid-20th Century Hungarian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Large Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Dated 1948. Measures: 48 x 36.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 2nd Factory quality.
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Robert Picault Vallauris Mid-Century Hand Painted Pottery Pan Shaped Dish
By Robert Picault
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and important stunning French art pottery pan shaped handled serving dish by Robert Picault and made in Vallauris in the South of France. Working closely to Picasso each piece...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Pottery, Terracotta

Japanese Hand-Painted Porcelain Lidded Serving Dish, Trinket or Jewelry Box
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful Japanese hand painted porcelain decorative trinket, pill or jewelry box or serving dish of Meiji period. The decoration consists of under-glaze cobalt blue deep borders...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Round Meissen Blue Onion Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain, Approx. 1900
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Round Meissen blue onion serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Approx. 1900. Measures: 31.5 x 5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st factory quality.
Category

Antique Early 1900s German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Modern Country German Style Hand-Painted Porcelain Dish with Skier Decor
By Sofina Porzellan
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Hands-free painted porcelain dish with platinum rim. Hands-free painted in a classic winter decor with a skier, mountains and trees. Completely handmade in Bavaria/Germany.
Category

2010s German Country Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Porcelain

18th Century Spanish "Puente del Arzobispo" Madrid Hand Painted Earthenware Dish
Located in Malaga, ES
18th Century Spanish "Puente del Arzobispo" Madrid hand painted earthenware dish.
Category

Antique 18th Century Spanish Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

18th Century Spanish "Puente del Arzobispo" Madrid Hand Painted Earthenware Dish
Located in Malaga, ES
18th Century Spanish "Puente del Arzobispo" Madrid Hand Painted Earthenware Dish.
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Spanish Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Two Herend Miniature Vases and a Small Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Two Herend miniature vases and a small dish / bowl in hand-painted porcelain. 1980s. Dish diameter: 9.3 cm. The vase measures: 8.5 x 4.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
Category

Vintage 1980s Hungarian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Original Signed Giovanni DeSimone, Hand Painted Two Fishermen Italian Dish 1960s
By Giovanni DeSimone
Located in Rothley, Leicestershire
Original and signed by Giovanni DeSimone, this hand painted ceramic dish of 'Two Fishermen' is full of color and vibrancy - typical of Giovanni's work, 'Two Fishermen' is a fun piece...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Ceramic

Large Höganäs Dish in Glazed Stoneware with Hand-Painted Flower Decoration
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Höganäs dish in glazed stoneware with hand-painted flower decoration. Beautiful luster glaze. 1920s / 30s. Measures: 30.5 x 5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
Category

Vintage 1920s Swedish Art Deco Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Ceramic

Very Large Antique Meissen Blue Onion Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Very large antique Meissen Blue Onion serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Late 19th century. Measures: 45.5 x 33.5 x 4.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 3rd factory qu...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Large Meissen Serving Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain, Early 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Meissen serving dish in hand-painted porcelain. Early 20th century. Measures: 49 x 38 x 6 cm. In excellent condition. Small hairline crack from production. Stamped. 3rd fac...
Category

Early 20th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Large Meissen Fish Dish in Hand-Painted Porcelain, Early 20th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Meissen fish dish in hand-painted porcelain. Early 20th century. Measures: 55 x 26 x 4.5 cm. In very good condition. Small repair on the edge. Stamped. 3rd factory quality.
Category

Early 20th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Ceramic Dish Imari-Arita Finely Hand Painted, Edo Period Circa 1810
By Arita
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very beautiful example of a Japanese, Arita- Imari porcelain ceramic large Dish or Plate with finely hand painted decoration, dating to the Edo period circa 1810. This d...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Royal Crown Derby Three-Part Hand-Painted W. Dean Blue & White Serving Dish
By Royal Crown Derby Porcelain
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is an unusual 3 part serving dish most perfect for display as it signed by one of Royal Crown Derby's most iconic artists. W.E.J. Dean was born in Derby and became an Apprentice...
Category

Vintage 1930s English Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Longwy, France, Troubadour Dish in Glazed Ceramics with Hand-Painted Flowers
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Longwy, France. Troubadour dish in glazed ceramics with hand-painted flowers. Mid-20th century. Measures: 27 x 4 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Ceramic

Marianne Johnson for Royal Copenhagen, Dish in Hand-Painted Glazed Faience
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Marianne Johnson for Royal Copenhagen. Dish in hand-painted glazed faience. "Blue fantasy bird". Dated 1969-1974. Measures: 22 x 4 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped. 1st fact...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Faience

18th Century Spanish "Puente del Arzobispo" Madrid Hand Painted Earthenware Dish
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century Spanish "Puente del Arzopispo" Mardrid hand painted earthenware "salvilla" dish, a type of plate which stands on a pedestal and was used to hold and display smaller reci...
Category

Antique 18th Century Spanish Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Round Herend Rothschild Bird Serving Dish with Handles in Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Round Herend Rothschild bird serving dish with handles in hand-painted porcelain with bird motif, butterflies and gold decoration. Mid-20th century. Measures: 32.5 x 28.5 cm. In ex...
Category

Mid-20th Century Hungarian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Limoges, France, Large Antique Dish in Hand Painted Porcelain with Dancing Women
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Limoges, France. Large antique dish in hand painted porcelain decorated with dancing women and gold edge, early 20th century. Measures: 33 x 5.5 cm. Stamped. In excellent condition.
Category

Early 20th Century French Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Henriette Oval Serving Dish, Hand-Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen Henriette oval serving dish. Hand-painted porcelain, Henriette no. 444/8541. Measures: 36.5 cm. x 29.5 cm. In perfect condition. 1st. assortment.  
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Early 20th Century Danish Biedermeier Porcelain

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Hand Paint Dish For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the hand paint dish you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A hand paint dish — often made from ceramic, porcelain and earthenware — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a hand paint dish, we have 700 options in-stock, while there are 36 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect hand paint dish — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A hand paint dish, designed in the Art Nouveau, Mid-Century Modern or Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made hand paint dish over the years, but those crafted by Royal Copenhagen, Mason's Ironstone and Bing & Grøndahl are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Hand Paint Dish?

The average selling price for a hand paint dish at 1stDibs is $500, while they’re typically $45 on the low end and $108,275 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.

Questions About Hand Paint Dish
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To tell if a plate is hand-painted, examine it closely and inspect the painting with a magnifier. If the design is hand-painted, there are bound to be irregularities in at least a few places. Transfer prints will look much more uniform. Feel the plate's surface to see if you can detect areas with more texture — an indication of hand painting. Shop a wide collection of hand-painted plates from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.