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Large Midcentury Glass Platter
Located in San Diego, CA
Large midcentury glass platter with colorful shape design, circa 1960s. The very attractive piece measures 15.375" x 14.75" and is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Glass

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H 1 in. W 14.75 in. D 15.375 in.
Mid-Century Modern Large Italian Ceramic Turkey Platter Signed by R. Blanche
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Gorgeous ceramic platter to serve turkey in great Italian style. It is decorated by hand (" decorato a mano" in Italian as it says on the back). Signed R.B. - R. Blanche.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Very Large 19th Century Ironstone Ceramic Platter
Located in Chicago, IL
Large 19th century English ironstone ceramic platter. The platter features a simple bold Imari decor wreath.  
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic, Ironstone

Large English Turkey Platter, Johnson Bros.
By Johnson Brothers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Decorated large and engraved turkey platter. Hand Engraved and in great condition.
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Mid-20th Century English Country Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Large Provincial Glazed Terracotta Bowl or Serving Platter, Spain, 19th Century
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Antique hand-crafted glazed terracotta bowl or serving platter in powerful green and braun shades, from the province of Galicia, Spain, mid- 19th century. Also a lovely piece to be u...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Platters and Serveware

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Terracotta

Large Provincial Glazed Terracotta Bowl or Serving Platter, Spain, 19th Century
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Antique handcrafted glazed terracotta bowl or serving platter painted in powerful green and braun shades, from the province of Galicia, Spain, mid-19th century. Also a lovely piece t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Platters and Serveware

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Terracotta

Midcentury Large Majolica Fish Platter Vallauris, circa 1950
By Vallauris
Located in The Hills, TX
Midcentury large Majolica fish platter signed Vallauris, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Large Platter, Birger Kaipiainen, Rörstrand, Limited Edition 82/500
By Birger Kaipiainen, Rörstrand
Located in Stockholm, SE
Large platter designed by Birger Kaipiainen at Rörstrand, this platter is a limited edition and number 82/500. It is in mint condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Large Reed & Barton Silver Plate 3-Part Footed Meat Platter
By Reed & Barton
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
Beautiful large hallowware silver plate 3-part footed meat platter by Reed & Barton, circa 1939. Marked EPNS Reed & Barton Staffordshire with hallmark from 1939. Perfect for any holi...
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Mid-20th Century English Baroque Platters and Serveware

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Sterling Silver

Large Midcentury Decorative Platter by Albert Thiry, circa 1960s
By Albert Thiry
Located in London, GB
Large midcentury decorative platter (circa 1960s) by Albert Thiry (1932-2009). A whitened glazed centre is encircled by deeply engraved flower motif in brown and topped in the upper ...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Large Mathieu Matégot Metal Plate or Platter, circa 1950
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Berlin, DE
Manufactured by Artimeta (Holland), circa 1950. Lacquered perforated metal with original paint. In vintage original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Metal

Midcentury Vallauris Leaf Design Majolica Ceramic Large Platter / Centerpiece
By Vallauris
Located in Barcelona, ES
Impressive and colorful extra large leaf shaped glazed ceramic platter, serving tray or centerpiece manufactured by Vallauris. France, 1950-1960s. Interesting to be used as centerpi...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Majolica, Ceramic, Pottery, Ceramic, Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Large Ceramic Plate in the Shape of a Fish by Vallauris
By Vallauris
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This is a very festive piece, probably dating from the 1950s, made by French manufacturer Vallauris: a large and rather high plate or bowl in the shape of a fish. The perfect way of...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Large Bamboo Serving Tray
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Bamboo serving tray Bamboo on bent plywood with square wooden base Size: 21.5" L x 14" D x 4" H (to side handles).
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Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Bamboo, Wood

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H 4 in. W 14 in. D 21 in.
Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan large oval hand-etched, hammered and embossed, chiseled Moroccan polished brass tray with pie crest edges. Very finely hammered in floral Moorish designs, use it on a large...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Platters and Serveware

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Brass, Brass

  • Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
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H 1.5 in. W 40. in. D 27 in.
Large Jens Quistgaard Dansk Serving Tray
By Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Amazing large teak serving tray by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk of Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Teak

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H 1.25 in. W 26 in. D 19.5 in.
Large Jens Quistgaard Teak Bowl for Dansk DENMARK
By Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk
Located in Chicago, IL
Large Jens Quistgaard teak bowl for Dansk.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Teak

Midcentury Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Midcentury Moroccan large oval hand-etched, hammered and embossed, chiseled Moroccan polished brass tray with pie crest edges. Very finely hammered in floral Moorish designs, use it...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Platters and Serveware

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Brass, Brass

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H 2 in. W 40.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Large Teak Tray
By Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in New York City, NY
1960s large teak saving tray designed by Jens H Quistgaard for Dansk.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Teak

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H 1.25 in. W 26 in. D 19.5 in.
Large Glazed Ceramic Fish Shaped Snack Cocktail Serving Tray
Located in Barcelona, ES
Large Glazed Ceramic Amber and Black Fish Platter / Wall Plate, Spain, 1950s The perfect serving piece for entertainment or party with four compartments. It can be hang on the wall w...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Majolica, Pottery, Ceramic, Ceramic

Large Danish Block Teak Chopping Block Board by Ernest Sohn
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
A large Danish chopping board, made from end grain blocks of solid teak.  Very good quality heavy piece, with nice turned wooden feet to each corner of the board. Stamped to the u...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Teak

Large Midcentury Teakwood Tray Designed by Ernest Sohn
By Ernest Sohn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ernest Sohn deep tray crafted from solid Siamese teakwood, circa 1960s. Unusual size for Sohn, mostly known for his smaller staved teak and enameled pieces (Measures: 12.25" D x 20" ...
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Vintage 1960s Hong Kong Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Teak

Large Emil Milan Hand Carved Compartmental Freeform Vessel
By Emil Milan
Located in Buffalo, NY
An exquisitely carved compartmental freeform bowl by Emil Milan (1922-1985), executed in richly grained walnut. Rich patina throughout. Signed to the underside, "By Emilan, Walnut". ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Walnut

Pair of Large Midcentury, Walnut Orange Paint Chargers
Located in Westport, CT
Pair Large serving platters/wall hanging Chargers in walnut wood and orange painted.possibly Japanese with black backs .one charger is 18' and the smaller one is 14"
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Wood

Spanish Cubist Fishing Scene Manises Ceramic Large Wall Plate, 1960s
By Vicente Martinez
Located in Barcelona, ES
Colorful Spanish Mid-Century Modern Manises ceramic wall plate by Vicente Martinez, Spain, 1960s. This wall plate features a cubist design mediterranean fishing scene. Excellent cond...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic

Mobach, Large Enameled Earthenware Basin, Signed "Mobach" circa 1970-1980
By Morbach
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Mobach, large enameled earthenware basin, signed "Mobach" circa 1970-1980.
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Blue Willow Cracker Jar and Large Cake Plate
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These two rare pieces are in pristine condition and both marked Made in Japan. The large cookie or cracker jar is most unusual. Measures: Cookie jar 6.5 high x 8" wide. Cake pla...
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Mid-20th Century American Country Platters and Serveware

Materials

Pottery

Pair of Large Austrian Ceramic Cake Plates by Gmunder Keramik
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of large Austrian ceramic cake plates by Gmunder Keramik.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Large Ceramic Shell Bowl by Pol Chambost, circa 1950
By Pol Chambost
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Large ceramic shell bowl by Pol Chambost, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Sciarrotta Handmade Sterling Silver 83C Large Leaf Dish for Gump's
By Alfredo Sciarotta
Located in New Milford, CT
Vintage sterling silver large maple leaf bowl by Alfredo Sciarrotta. Alfredo Sciarrotta, known for high quality and superior craftsmanship, retailed his pieces at many high-end re...
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Mid-20th Century North American Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Piero Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni Porcelain Black and White Large Dish Charger
By Fornasetti
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The Italian artist and illustrator Piero Fornasetti was one of the wittiest, most imaginative design talents of the 20th Century. He crafted an inimitable decorative style from a per...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Large Murano Art Glass Charger and Bowl. Red and Black
By Murano Glass Sommerso
Located in Kansas City, MO
Red and Black swirl Murano hand blown art glass bowl and charger. Mint Condition Plate 21.75 inches diameter, 1.5 inches height. Bowl 12.5 inches diameter, 6 inches height.        
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Art Glass

Three American Silver Plate Chafing Dishes of Large-Scale
Located in Buchanan, MI
Three American silver plate chafing dishes of large-scale.
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Mid-20th Century American George III Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver Plate

Extra Large White Ceramic Leaf Design Centerpiece Bowl / Fruit Bowl
By Hispania CH
Located in Barcelona, ES
A beautiful extra large leaf shaped white Manises glazed ceramic platter or centerpiece bowl manufactured by CH Hispania. Spain 1950-1960s. Interesting to be used as centerpiece, fru...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Majolica, Pottery, Ceramic, Ceramic

Don Shoemaker Large Exotic Wood Inlaid Tray for Señal, circa 1970
By Senal, Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exquisitely crafted slim rectangular shape tray designed by Don Shoemaker for Sen~al of Mexico. Taking advantage of the expertise provided by Mexican artisans, Shoemaker founded Sen~...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Jacaranda, Rosewood, Cocobolo

Extra Large Majolica Ceramic Trompe L' Oeil Wall Plate Crab Design
Located in Barcelona, ES
Impressive hand painted Majolica glazed ceramic crab and sea life trompe l'oeil wall plate, Portugal, 1940s-1950s. Such a realistic representation with a crab on a sea landscape bac...
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20th Century Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic, Majolica, Pottery

Robin Mix Large Scale Mouth-Blown Lavender Glass Charger
Located in Hingham, MA
Large scale mouth blown lavender glass charger by glass artist Robin Mix, signed and dated 1989. See our separate listing Ref: U11080888661078 for the companion Veronese vase by Ro...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Blown Glass

Large Mason's Ashworth Ironstone Tray in Chinese Antiquities Pattern, circa 1870
By Ashworth Ironstone
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a mid-19th century Mason's ironstone platter produced at the time when Mason's was owned and controlled by George L Ashworth after the bankruptcy of C J Mason in 1848. Mas...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ironstone

Dramatic Red and Green Large Spatterware Dish, Northern English or Scottish
Located in Downingtown, PA
Dramatic red and green large spatterware dish, Northern English or Scottish, circa 1835 The stunning large dish with canted corners with a wide border of alternating red and g...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Folk Art Platters and Serveware

Materials

Pearlware, Pottery

Lars Holmström Large Tray in Brass by Lars Holmström in Arvika, Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
This handcrafted tray made in solid brass was made in Arvika Sweden. The design by Lars Holmström. Good Condition. Measures W 56 D 38 cm
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Don Shoemaker Exotic Wood Inlaid Tray for Señal, circa 1970, Large Size Version
By Senal, Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Signed and exquisitely crafted rectangular shape tray designed by Don Shoemaker for Señal of Mexico. Taking advantage of the expertise provided by Mexican artisans, Shoemaker founde...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Jacaranda, Rosewood, Cocobolo

Chinese Export Porcelain Double Peacock Large Oval Pair of Dishes, circa 1765
Located in Downingtown, PA
Chinese export porcelain double peacock large oval dishes, A pair, circa 1765. The design on the pair of large Chinese export famille rose dishes consists of two brightly colour...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Platters and Serveware

"Paris at Night," Large Midcentury Platter or Low Bowl with Sailor and Blonde
By Ruscha
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hinting at the demimonde of Paris after World War II, this rare and atmospheric bowl/platter depicts a lamp post flanked by a sailor with his cap and bandanna, and a blonde woman in ...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Studio Ceramic Art, Large Platter with 6 Plates, Abstract Design
Located in Zagreb, HR
Set of 6 beautiful handmade studio art glazed ceramic plates and a large platter Abstract mid-century design in blue, yellow, green, violet color A large platter is signed on t...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Very Large White Ironstone Platter Octagonal Heritage White, Mid-Century Modern
By Johnson Brothers
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good Mid-Century Modern, large, octagonal, white ironstone Platter, made by Johnson Brothers Staffordshire, England. The platter is well potted with a moulded edge to th...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ironstone

Large French Terracotta Fish Platter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large French terracotta oval platter with original chipped green paint and a fish motif in the center. Fun and unique center piece with scalloped edge.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Ceramics

Materials

Terracotta

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H 1.5 in. W 23.5 in. D 12 in.
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Large Oval Platter
By Flora Danica
Located in New York, NY
A 20th century Flora Danica large oval platter. Finely decorated with gold accent designs, reticulated rim and "A Flower From Denmark". With the written Latin name "Tragopogon Min...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Very Large Curved Platter in White & Blue Glaze
By Kasper Würtz
Located in London, GB
This piece is part of 'pots', an exhibition of 164 one-off pieces by the father and son team behind KH Wurtz. The workshop is known for exceptional handmade ceramics, mainly for the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Ceramic

Very Large Ceramic Platter Signed Biot, circa 1960
By Biot
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very large ceramic platter signed Biot, circa 1960.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Rare and Antique Royal Copenhagen Blue Fluted Large Round Platter, 19th Century
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare and antique Royal Copenhagen blue fluted large round platter. 19 century. Measures: Height 4 cm, diameter 30 cm. Good condition. Factory 1st. Marked no. 1.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Large Alfredo Barbini Italian Glass Double Fish Centrepiece Platter
By Alfredo Barbini
Located in St. Louis, MO
Large Sommerso Alfredo Barbini for Cenedese Murano Italian glass double fish centerpiece platter. Bullicante glass formed fish and centrepiece bowl. No signs of chips or breaks. ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

Large Pair of Chinese Export Famille Verte Platters from the Late 19th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
Fine pair of Chinese export famille verte platters depicting a dragon. These platters are fine quality without damages and date from the 1870s.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Large French Midcentury Rectangular Red Ceramic Serving Platter Voltz, Vallauris
By Vallauris AM
Located in New York, NY
Very large French Mid-Century Modern rectangular, red ceramic serving platter or tray handmade by Voltz, Vallauris. Signed on reverse, Voltz, Vallauris, France. A large oval red c...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Large Antique Hand Painted Majolica Platter from Italy, circa 1860
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautifully hand painted Italian Majolica plate is made of tin glazed earthenware. It dates to the latter half of the 19th century, circa 1860. The mythological scene is one of ...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Decorative Art

Materials

Majolica

Madoura, Very Large Ceramic Platter Attributed to Suzanne Ramie, Vallauris
By Suzanne Ramie
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Madoura, very large ceramic platter attributed to Suzanne Ramie, Vallauris.
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Large Round Platter No 20/3524
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica large round platter #3524. Measures: 33.5cm (13.18 in) and is in perfect condition. Latin name:"Silene maritima With" (Sea campion).
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Large French Midcentury Oval Red Ceramic Serving Platter by Voltz, Vallauris
By Vallauris AM
Located in New York, NY
Very large French Mid-Century Modern oval red ceramic serving tray or platter, handmade by Voltz, Vallauris, France circa 1950-1960. Signed on the reverse side, Voltz, Vallauris, Fra...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Large Oval Majolica Palissy Fish and Lobster Platter Vallauris, circa 1950
By Vallauris
Located in The Hills, TX
Large oval Majolica Palissy wall platter Vallauris, circa 1950. Large fishes, lobster, seaweeds, shells. From Provence. Measures: Length / 22.5 inches on 10 inches, height / 3.5 i...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Large Oval Majolica Palissy Crab and Fish Wall Platter Vallauris, circa 1950
By Vallauris
Located in The Hills, TX
Large oval Majolica Palissy crab and fish wall platter Vallauris, circa 1950 Large crab in relief, fish’s, shells and seaweeds.    
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Decorative Art

Materials

Majolica, Ceramic, Faience

Mason's Ironstone Very Large Platter Colored Wall Pattern Irish Mark, Ca 1840
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very large mid-19th century Mason's ironstone Platter in the documented colored wall pattern, made in the mid-19th century, circa 1840. This large meat platter is decorat...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Chinoiserie Ceramics

Materials

Ironstone

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Large Mid Century Platter For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal large mid century platter for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, metal and wood, every large mid century platter was constructed with great care. There are 131 variations of the antique or vintage large mid century platter you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect large mid century platter — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A large mid century platter is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Neoclassical and Georgian styles are sought with frequency. Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk Designs and Royal Copenhagen each produced at least one beautiful large mid century platter that is worth considering.

How Much is a Large Mid Century Platter?

Prices for a large mid century platter start at $145 and top out at $14,104 with the average selling for $975.

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

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine. 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 and serveware today on 1stDibs.