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Large Bowl Designed by Grethe Meyer for Royal Copenhagen, 1965
By Grethe Meyer, Royal Copenhagen
Located in Lejre, DK
Large bowl in porcelain designed by Grethe Meyer for Royal Copenhagen. Great original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Porcelain

Large American Walnut Serving Bowl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large American walnut serving Bbowl. A handsomely crafted form from turned walnut. The beautiful wood grain follows every curve and plane. Large enough to be a impressive fruit or sa...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Walnut

Georg Jensen Cobra Large Serving Bowl in Stainless Steel by Constantin Wortmann
By Georg Jensen, Constantin Wortmann
Located in New York, NY
The soft fluid lines of this large striking sculptural bowl make it the perfect centrepiece of a table setting. Filled with salad, vegetables or maybe even flowers, the mirror polish...
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21st Century and Contemporary Serving Bowls

Materials

Stainless Steel

Large Teak Serving Bowl by Henning Koppel
By Georg Jensen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A large turned teak serving bowl with rimmed edge.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Teak

Large Meissen Covered Serving Bowl with Four Painted Bouquets of Flowers
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Boston, MA
This is a fabulous large Meissen covered serving bowl in the New Brandenstein pattern with four beautiful different flower bouquets on top accented with whimsical insects. It was mad...
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Antique 1880s German Romantic Serving Pieces

Materials

Porcelain

Gio Ponti Silver Plated Tureen and Cover, Large Sauce Boat, Serving Bowl, Krupp
By Gio Ponti, Arthur Krupp
Located in London, GB
1930s-1950s Gio Ponti deep 140CL. Alpaca silver plated tureen, large sauce boat and small serving bowl for the VI Trienale, for Arthur Krupp Milano. Dimensions given on the main page...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Metal

Lovely Large Antique Art Deco Silver Serving Bowl with Tray, France, circa 1930
Located in Beirut, LB
Art Deco silver plate set composed of a presentation silver serving bowl supported by a black marble marquina base and a silver tray with decorative beaded border, having both elegan...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Serving Bowls

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Marble, Silver

Bryant Bowl, Large
By Kravet Furniture
Located in Bethpage, NY
A large round solid white marble bowl with scalloped edges. Due to the natural material, variation is to be expected.   
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Marble

Bryant Bowl, Large
H 5 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Bowl, Large, Benta Collection, Contemporary Angelim Wooden Bowl
By Luiz Costa e Rodrigo Irffi
Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
“How often do we, in search for happiness, do exactly as the poor grandfather does: in vain, look restlessly for the glasses Having them on the tip of the nose!” Mario Quintana ...
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2010s Brazilian Minimalist Serving Bowls

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Hardwood

Extra Large Antique Dough Bowl
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning extra large wooden dough bowl. Great lines and better scale. What truly sets this bowl apart is it's size, measuring just under four feet wide! It also has a gorgeous patin...
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Early 20th Century Serving Bowls

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Wood

  • Extra Large Antique Dough Bowl
  • Extra Large Antique Dough Bowl
  • Extra Large Antique Dough Bowl
  • Extra Large Antique Dough Bowl
H 8.5 in. W 47 in. D 17 in.
Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
Located in London, GB
A large Chinese export silver bowl with chrysanthemum decoration on a matte background. It was made by Hung Chong of Canton or Shanghai, circa 1895. The bowl sits on a wood stand. ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Serving Bowls

Materials

Silver

  • Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
  • Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
  • Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
  • Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
H 6.89 in. W 10.04 in. D 10.04 in.
Magnificent Large Chinese Porcelain Center Bowl or Punch Bowl
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Big meticulously decorated punch bowl or center bowl having butterflies and flowers in a gorgeous rich color palette of black, gold, and cinnabar against a blanc de chine background.
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Chinese Export Serving Bowls

Materials

Porcelain

Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
Located in London, GB
A large Chinese export silver bowl with chrysanthemum decoration on a matte background. It was made by Hung Chong of Canton or Shanghai, circa 1895. The bowl sits on a wood stand. ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Serving Bowls

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Silver

  • Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
  • Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
  • Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
  • Large Chinese Export Silver Bowl
H 6.89 in. W 10.04 in. D 10.04 in.
Rather Large Vintage Pewter Cabbage Bowl
Located in Chicago, IL
A rather large vintage cast pewter cabbage bowl with a wonderful lettuce texture on the inside as well as the outside, and just waiting for a fabulous garden salad to serve at your n...
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Mid-20th Century American Serving Bowls

Materials

Pewter

Antique William III Sterling Silver Punch Bowl / Large Bowl 1701
Located in London, GB
A magnificent William III Antique solid Silver Punch Bowl with an original removable silver collar, allowing for use as a traditional punch bowl or as an elegant serving bowl. The Bo...
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Antique Early 1700s English Serving Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Antique German Neoclassical Silver Bowl
Located in New York, NY
German 800 silver bowl, circa 1900. Solid well with repousse neoclassical group of drapery wearing and vase bearing women. Sides interlaced arcade with four frames (vacant) and flora...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Neoclassical Revival Serving Bowls

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Silver

  • Large Antique German Neoclassical Silver Bowl
  • Large Antique German Neoclassical Silver Bowl
  • Large Antique German Neoclassical Silver Bowl
  • Large Antique German Neoclassical Silver Bowl
H 2.13 in. W 15.75 in. D 12.63 in.
Signed Karl Springer Large Crystal Bowl
By Karl Springer
Located in Chicago, IL
Large crystal bowl, signed "Karl Springer".
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20th Century American Post-Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Crystal

Large Tranquebar Salad Bowl from Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Tranquebar / Trankebar salad bowl from Royal Copenhagen / Aluminia. Decoration number 11/958. 1st. Factory quality. Measures: Height 10.5 cm. Diameter 26 cm. In very good ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Napkin Shape Sterling Silver Bowl (Large Version)
Located in Torino, IT
Shallow napkin shape sterling silver bowl (large version depicted). Made in Italy. Dimensions: H 5.7 cm, D 21.3 cm, W 21.3cm. Weight: 470 grams.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Serving Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Glazed Ceramic Bowl By Primavera, Longwy
By Atelier Primavera au Printemps, Longuy
Located in New York, NY
Glazed ceramic bowl by Primavera, Longwy
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Early 20th Century French Serving Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Large Rustic Hardwood Bowl / Platter, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A large Indian hardwood bowl / platter from the Shekawati district in Rajasthan. Lovely rustic piece, with metal banding around the outside. Naturally occurring splits and marks, wit...
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20th Century Asian Serving Bowls

Materials

Hardwood

Red Moon Large Copper Bowl by Elisa Ossino
By Elisa Ossino
Located in Milan, IT
Red Moon is a hemispheric copper bowl with handles and it is part of the Lunar Landscape collection designed by Elisa Ossino, who conceived for Paola C. a tableware collection, revis...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Copper

Large English Bowl By Ridgways Royal Semi Porcelain
By Daniel Ridgway Knight
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large bowl made in England by Ridgways and part of the Zenda collection. The piece has beautiful foliage that is hand painted and scalloped edges.The piece has no chips or losses ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Empire Serving Bowls

Materials

Porcelain

Large Faceted Lucite Divided Bowl Chip and Dip
Located in Wayne, NJ
Faceted Lucite bowl. Inside width is 11 3/8".
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Vintage 1980s Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Lucite

Large Blue Enamel Krenit Bowl by Herbert Krenchel
By Krenit, Herbert Krenchel
Located in Stockton, NJ
A large blue enamel Krenit bowl by Herbert Krenchel.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Metal

Large Bowl in Solid Silver by Otto Prutscher
By Wiener Silber Manufactur, Otto Prutscher
Located in New York, NY
Large bowl in solid silver by Otto Prutscher. Wiener Silber Manufacture uses a special alloy that contains 94% by mass of silver (Sterling silver, by comparison, only contains 92. 5%...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Stone, Silver

Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths Large Footed Bowl
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Hingham, MA
Jumbo sized tri-footed solid brass finial handled bowl designed by Tommi Parzinger for Dorlyn Silversmiths
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Vintage 1950s American Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Large Danish Krenit Turquoise Enamel Bowl by Herbert Krenchel
By Krenit
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stylish and large Danish Krenit Turquoise enameled black metal bowl designed by Herbert Krenchel and dating from the 1960's. The bowl stands on a narrow flat rounded foot and is of...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Metal

Gold Stalk Large Bowl with 24-Karat Gold-Plated
Located in Paris, FR
Bowl gold stalk large in polished stainless steel with 24-karat gold-plated stalk. Delivered in a luxury gift box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Serving Bowls

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Gold Plate, Stainless Steel

  • Gold Stalk Large Bowl with 24-Karat Gold-Plated
  • Gold Stalk Large Bowl with 24-Karat Gold-Plated
  • Gold Stalk Large Bowl with 24-Karat Gold-Plated
  • Gold Stalk Large Bowl with 24-Karat Gold-Plated
H 3.15 in. W 15.36 in. D 9.06 in.
Unique Royal Copenhagen Large Ceramic Bowl by Nils Thorsson
By Nils Thorsson
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Unique Royal Copenhagen large ceramic bowl by Nils Thorsson. Fantastic glaze. Beautiful bowl of high quality. Size: 17 x 10 cm. In perfect condition. 1st factory quality.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Large Sterling Silver Grape Bowl Vine Design Border “E Jaccard”
Located in Westport, CT
Large sterling silver grape bowl, with heavy open worked pierced grape vine border. Interior all scalloped, stamped Sterling E Jaccard Jewelers 11.50 inches marked on bottom and hall...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Serving Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

Jens Quistgaard for Digsmed Large Bowl of Staved Teak
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jens Quistgaard for Digsmed large bowl of staved teak. Measures: 24 x 14.5 cm. Very good condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Large 19th Century Design Sponge Ware Mixing Bowl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful large 19th century sponge ware mixing bowl in great condition.
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Serving Bowls

Materials

Pottery

Large Teak Bowl by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen
By Georg Jensen, Henning Koppel
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A carved Scandinavian Modern teak bowl designed by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen. This bowl features two handles which act as serving handles or pouring spouts. Made in Denmark, ci...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Teak

Martele Large Bowl in Solid Silver by Otto Prutscher
By Otto Prutscher, Wiener Silber Manufactur
Located in New York, NY
Martele large bowl in solid silver by Otto Prutscher. Wiener Silber manufacture uses a special alloy that contains 94% by mass of silver (Sterling silver, by comparison, only contain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Silver

Antique Large Solid Silver and Glass Bowl Germany circa 1890
Located in London, GB
A beautiful antique German solid Silver Bowl with a fitted rich green glass liner. This Bowl has an ornate chased and pierced pattern allowing the green colour to shine through, alth...
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Antique 19th Century German Serving Bowls

Materials

Silver

Antique French Carved Alabaster Large Table Centerpiece Center Fruit Bowl
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French carved alabaster large table centerpiece fruit bowl. Item features large impressive carved alabaster form, gold painted accents, pedestal base, very nice antique item,...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Serving Bowls

Materials

Alabaster

Hermès Porcelain "Carnets d'Equateur" Large Salad Bowl, France, Modern
By Hermès
Located in Cagliari, IT
Hermès carnets d' Equateur: jaguars, macaws, panthers and impalas frolic through lush natural settings under the watchful eye of naturalist and painter Robert Dallet. This porcelain ...
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2010s French Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Porcelain

Large Italian Blue 'Sommerso' Murano Glass Bowl Maurizio Albarelli Attributed
By Maurizio Albarelli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large vintage textured Italian glass bowl or dish attributed to Maurizio Arabella for Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano, Italy, circa late 1970s / 1980s. Elegant in form and showing extraor...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Murano Glass, Blown Glass

Very Large Gildea & Walker Staffordshire Pottery Punch Bowl, circa 1885
By Gildea & Walker
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
The transfer decorated pottery bowl with its interior decorated with five drunken Bacchic putti beneath a frieze of other frolicking and drunken Bacchic putti, the similarly decorate...
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Antique 1880s British Late Victorian Serving Bowls

Materials

Pottery

Large Seguso Vetri d'Arte Amber 'a Scavo' Murano Glass Bowl
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large and heavy 'a Scavo' brown / amber colored / colored glass bowl or dish by Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano, Italy. Elegant in form and showing extraordinary craftmanship with the use...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Parure II Large Glass Bowl with Brass Base by Cristina Celstino
By Cristina Celestino
Located in Milan, IT
Large glass bowl with brass base, available in two colors versions: blue or light blue. Parure II, designed by Cristina Celestino, is part of Dolce Vita, a collection that celebrates...
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2010s Italian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass

Alexandre Noll Large, Sculpted Root Wood Noll Bowl, France, 1950s
By Alexandre Noll
Located in Maastricht, NL
A beautifully sculpted root wood bowl on four feet by French artist Alexandre Noll. The wood has been carved, which gives it a very expressive and clay like character. The bowl is in...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Wood

Ghidini 1961 Omini Large Bowl in Stainless Steel by Stefano Giovannoni
By Ghidini 1961, Stefano Giovannoni
Located in Villa Carcina, IT
Large bowl in stainless steel Omini is a family of products that plays on the inclusion and the relationship between the human figure with a series of monolithic objects from geomet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Stainless Steel

Large Staved Teak Salad Bowl with Spoons by Richard Nissen, Denmark
By Richard Nissen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A beautifully crafted teak wood salad or decorative bowl with matching serving spoons designed in the style of a Scandinavian sauna dipping tub. Retains the manufactures branded mark...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Large Teak Bowl / Tray by Sigvard Nilsson for Söwe-Konst, 1960s
By Sigvard NIlsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish Mid-Century Modern solid teak bowl or tray by Sigvard Nilsson for Söwe-Konst in Sövestad. Burn-stamped “Sin Söwe-Konst Sövestad” on the backside.      
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Teak

Large Seguso Blue 'a Scavo' Murano Glass Bowl Attributed to Maurizio Albarelli
By Maurizio Albarelli, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large, heavy and textured 'a Scavo' blue colored / colored glass bowl or dish attributed to Maurizio Albarelli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano, Italy, circa late 1980s. Elegant in for...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Large Seguso White 'a Scavo' Murano Glass Bowl Attributed to Maurizio Albarelli
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, Maurizio Albarelli
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Large and heavy 'a Scavo' white colored / coloured glass bowl or dish attributed to Maurizio Albarelli for Seguso Vetri d'Arte Murano, Italy, circa 1980s. Elegant in form and showing...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Uncommon Large Silver Plate Signed Mid-Century Bowl by Merle Faber
By Merle F. Faber
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare larger flared Modernist serving bowl with rolled lip by Faber. Very good condition, wear to bottom from use, otherwise clean. Signed in center of bottom "Merle F. Faber Produc...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

Luxurious Handmade Extra Large Bowl in Orange Onyx by Pieruga Marble, Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important sculptural bowl carved by hand from a solid block of orange onyx. Bowl dimensions: L 95.5, W 42.5, H 8.5 cm. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of this spec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Onyx

Large Art Nouveau Bowl, Silver Plated Tin, Floral Design, circa 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Extraordinary Art Nouveau bowl, very decorative, floral design. Outer element silver plated, inside made of tin. High quality.
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Serving Bowls

Materials

Silver Plate

Large Antique Victorian Silver Dish Ring and Bowl 1900 Georgian Irish Style
By William Comyns
Located in London, GB
A magnificent Antique Victorian Silver Dish Ring with matching Bowl / Dish created in the typical antique Irish Georgian silver dish rings. This a particularly fine example with a go...
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Early 20th Century English Georgian Serving Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

19th Century Large Silver Plated WMF Bowl with 18 Gilt Cups
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Haarlem, NL
Large, heavy and unique one-of silver plated WMF bowl or tureen made in 1894. This bowl is something special, its size and the fact that it still has its 18 original cups which a...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Serving Bowls

Materials

Brass, Brass, Brass, Brass

Vintage Russian Soviet Classic Large Crystal and Silver Circular Bowl, ca. 1945
Located in New York, NY
A Russian Classic, silver and hand-cut crystal circular serving bowl of unusually large dimensions, manufactured in Moscow, circa 1945. Silver rim features repeating oak leaf design,...
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Vintage 1940s Russian Empire Serving Bowls

Materials

Crystal, Silver

Georg Jensen Ilse Large Bowl in Stainless Steel Mirror Finish by Ilse Crawford
By Georg Jensen, Ilse Crawford
Located in New York, NY
Ilse Crawford’s belief in adding value to small daily moments comes to life in these additions to her collection. Crawford broadens the horizons of everyday items in the Ilse collect...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Serving Bowls

Materials

Mirror

Vintage Handmade Moroccan Ceramic Large Bowl in White and Brown, a Set of Four
Located in Plainview, NY
These stunning bowls feature an arabesque pattern and an entrancing fusion of color in white and brown handcrafted in the coastal city of Safi in Moroccan, which is renowned for its ...
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1990s Moroccan Moorish Serving Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Large Krenit Bowl by Herbert Krenchel, Black Metal and Mint Green Enamel, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Large Krenit bowl by Herbert Krenchel. Black metal and mint green enamel. 1970s. In very good condition, no chips or damage. Measures: 25 x 11 cm. Unstamped.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Serving Bowls

Contemporary Earthenware Large Serving Bowl, Classic Tone of English Delftware
By Faye Toogood
Located in London, GB
Indigo Rain, 1882 Ltd. with Faye Toogood. Designer Faye Toogood’s addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Hand Glazed Earthenware Large Serving Bowl with Unique Contemporary Design
By Queensbury Hunt
Located in London, GB
Slick, 1882 Ltd. Slick and Sleet by 1882 Ltd. with an extended vase collection by Queensberry Hunt is a collection of uniquely hand glazed items – a true testament to the skill of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Handmade Ceramic Large Serving Bowl with Graphic Black & White Design, in Stock
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Handmade and hand painted ceramics from one of the mother countries, Portugal, these beautiful pieces for your table will add a modern and graphic touch and are perfect to mix and ma...
Category

2010s Portuguese Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

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Large Serving Bowl For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the large serving bowl you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A large serving bowl — often made from metal, ceramic and silver — can elevate any home. Find 45 options for an antique or vintage large serving bowl now, or shop our selection of 18 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect large serving bowl — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A large serving bowl, designed in the Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one large serving bowl that is appealing in its simplicity, but Zanetto, Helena Starcevic Ceramics and Georg Jensen produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Large Serving Bowl?

The average selling price for a large serving bowl at 1stDibs is $924, while they’re typically $75 on the low end and $48,860 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Dining Entertaining 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.