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Sarreguemines Mid-Century Era French Faïence Majolica Whole Fish Serving Platter
By Sarreguemines
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Sarreguemines, French faïence, Majolica glazed fish serving platter. A platter with raised rims and a protruding fish head and tail, showing a dimensional, h...
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Mid-20th Century French Aesthetic Movement Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Master Oyster Platter
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence master oyster serving platter, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing ten...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Master Oyster Platter
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence master Oyster serving platter, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing ten...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern French Faïence Orchies Moulin de Loupes Ombre Oyster Plate
By Orchies
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Mid-Century Modern Era Majolica glazed French faïence Oyster plate, Orchies, circa 1950. Hand glazed in an ombre olive green on a bright white ground, showing six scallop shaped o...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Era Northern Italian Faïence Majolica Fish Service, Set of 7
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From the Barrettoni già Antonibon pottery in Nove, Northern Italy, a Mid-Century Modern Era earthenware fish service consisting of a large serving platter and six individual plates. ...
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Mid-20th Century French International Style Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

Carl Aubock Triangular Walnut Cutting Board with Wickerwork Handle Knife, 1950s
By Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful triangular cutting board and knife, designed and executed in the 1950s by Carl Aubock. Made of walnut and leather. The knife is manufactured by Amboss Austria and fully m...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Steel

Italian Ceramic Art Platter by Eugenio Pattarino
By Eugenio Pattarino
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian art pottery charger by Professor Eugenio Pattarino circa 1950s. The platter can services as a large centrepiece and it features a thick and contrasting glaze with mottled ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery

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Pottery

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

  • Large Midcentury Glass Platter
  • Large Midcentury Glass Platter
  • Large Midcentury Glass Platter
  • Large Midcentury Glass Platter
H 1 in. W 14.75 in. D 15.375 in.
Divided Bowl in Teak by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk
By Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk
Located in San Diego, CA
Unique divided bowl in teak by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, circa 1970s. The bowl is quite functional with five different walled sections and is in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Teak

Midcentury Tortoiseshell and Lucite Italian Serving Tray after Willy Rizzo 1970s
By Willy Rizzo, Christian Dior
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful midcentury piece of serveware, produced in Italy during the 1970s. It is a design attributed to Willy Rizzo for a Christian Dior production. It is an iconic tortoiseshel...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Metal

Set of Majolica Pottery Ceramic Corn Tureen Box with Tray Platter & Cover
By Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro
Located in Coimbra, PT
A lovely set of Majolica glazed ceramic corn on the cob in green and yellow colors. Manufactured in Portugal al the fifties. With polychrome decoration in relief of corn cobs and lea...
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Vintage 1950s Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

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Ceramic, Earthenware, Majolica, Pottery

Mid Century Round Teak Serving Tray Platter
By Otagiri Company
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage round serving tea tray made by Otagiri Mercantile Company, circa 1960s. This piece displays a warm teak grain pattern finished in black trim. Perfect to use for entertaining ...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Teak

Mid-19th Century Hawaiian Food Platter
Located in New York, NY
A well-aged meat platter (pa laau) from the Hawaiian Islands. The shallow, warmly colored dish was carved from a single, slender plank of wood, likely from the Artocarpus altilis, or...
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Antique 19th Century American Platters and Serveware

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Wood

Signed Los Castillo Copper Mid-Century Serving Platter
By Los Castillo
Located in Geneva, IL
Los Castillo hallmarked round serving tray of copper/mixed metals with abstract boat and fishing net design from the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Copper

Signed Los Castillo Polished Copper Mid-Century Serving Platter
By Los Castillo
Located in Geneva, IL
Los Castillo hallmarked round serving tray of copper/mixed metals with abstract fish design from the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Copper

Mid-Century Modern Trays Round Black Plastic Splatter Platters by Sabe’s
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible and fun Mid-Century Modern black plastic trays called Splatter Platters and manufactured by Sabe’s of Fort Smith, Arkansas. There are 12 and they are in wonderful conditio...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Trays Round White Plastic Splatter Platters by Sabe’s
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible and fun Mid-Century Modern white plastic trays called Splatter Platters and manufactured by Sabe’s of Fort Smith, Arkansas. There are 8 and they are in wonderful condition...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Trays Round Green Plastic Splatter Platters by Sabe’s
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible and fun Mid-Century Modern avocado green plastic trays called Splatter Platters and manufactured by Sabe’s of Fort Smith, Arkansas. There are nine and they are in wonderfu...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Plastic

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

Dorothy Draper Style Mid Century Floral Etched Glass Lucite Serving Tray Platter
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Dorothy Draper style Mid-Century Modern floral etched glass lucite serving tray platter. Item features floral etched glass tray, lucite/acrylic border/handles, great style and form, ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Lucite, Glass

Mid-Century French Decorative Platter by Albert Thiry 'circa 1960s'
By Albert Thiry
Located in London, GB
Mid-century decorative platter (circa 1960s) by Albert Thiry. A chalk-white glaze provides the background for a colourful thistle motif in the centre recess. The rim is an earthy gre...
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Vintage 1960s French Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Alessio Tasca Green and White Ceramic Bird Serving Platter Mid-Century Modern
By Alessio Tasca
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Alessio Tasca green and white ceramic serving platter. This hand painted glazed ceramic Centerpiece is grand and beautiful. It's rich green color with delicate fac...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Los Castillo Mixed Metal and Abalone Fish Platter, Mid-20th Century
By Los Castillo
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a wonderful example of the artistry of the famous mid-20th century Los Castillo work room, Taxco, Mexico. Los Castillo was renown for it's innovative designs and quality of w...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Silver Plate, Brass, Copper

Mid-20th Century French Hand Painted Faience Fish Platter Quimper Style
By Grande Maison HB Quimper
Located in Dallas, TX
This colorful ceramic platter was created in Brittany, France, circa 1950. Oval in shape, the large faience tray is decorated with hand painted floral motifs in the blue, red and yel...
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Mid-20th Century French Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Faience

19th Century Sponge Ware Serving Platter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rectangular sponge ware platter in an unusual patterned sponge. This early platter has an aged patina with some yellowing in the glaze.
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Country Platters and Serveware

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Pottery

  • 19th Century Sponge Ware Serving Platter
  • 19th Century Sponge Ware Serving Platter
  • 19th Century Sponge Ware Serving Platter
  • 19th Century Sponge Ware Serving Platter
H 1.5 in. W 14 in. D 10.5 in.
Wedgwood Creamware Platter
Located in Essex, MA
Oval with decorated border and armorial crest. Marked Wedgwood.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Great Britain (UK) Platters and Serveware

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Other

  • Wedgwood Creamware Platter
  • Wedgwood Creamware Platter
  • Wedgwood Creamware Platter
  • Wedgwood Creamware Platter
H 2 in. W 19.5 in. D 14.5 in.
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

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Ceramic, Ironstone

19th Century Sponge Ware Patterned Serving Platters
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These patterned sponge ware rectangular serving platters are in pristine condition. Wonderful colors both front and back.
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Country Platters and Serveware

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Pottery

Early Marcello Fantoni Platter
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Chicago, IL
Early Marcello Fantoni platter, unusual waved design with deep glazes. [Signed underside Fantoni made Italy with image].
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Italian Paint Decorated Platter
Located in Stamford, CT
An Italian paint decorated platter. The back having a fire drilled pair of holds to mount this decorative platter to a wall. The platter itself marked Italy. The scalloped edges fram...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Platters and Serveware

Small Vintage Pewter Platter
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The vintage pewter platter, replicating 18th century American pewter ware, is oval in shape and has a raised rim. Stamped on the bottom is "Wilton, Columbia PA."
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Mid-20th Century American American Colonial Platters and Serveware

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Pewter

  • Small Vintage Pewter Platter
  • Small Vintage Pewter Platter
  • Small Vintage Pewter Platter
  • Small Vintage Pewter Platter
H 0.75 in. W 6.75 in. D 4.75 in.
19th Century French Hand Painted Faience Decorative Wall Platter
Located in Dallas, TX
This round, antique French Majolica charger was created in France, circa 1860. The hand painted platter depicts an outdoor pastoral scene with young children chatting near a pond. Th...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Platters and Serveware

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Faience

French Ceramic Painted Chinoiserie Platter
Located in New York, NY
French ceramic painted chinoiserie platter. Vintage Longchamps shaped oval platter with hand painted figure amongst flowers and butterflies. France, mid-20th century. Dimensions: 14...
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Mid-20th Century French Platters and Serveware

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Pottery

  • French Ceramic Painted Chinoiserie Platter
  • French Ceramic Painted Chinoiserie Platter
  • French Ceramic Painted Chinoiserie Platter
  • French Ceramic Painted Chinoiserie Platter
H 1.25 in. W 9.75 in. D 14 in.
Vintage Hotel Silver Serving Platter
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this vintage hotel silver serving platter with beautifully detailed edge, has a great aged patina. It would be wonderful in a cabinet and a great addition to your ta...
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Mid-20th Century French Other Platters and Serveware

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Silver Plate

Vintage Hotel Silver Serving Platter
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this vintage hotel silver serving platter with beautifully detailed edge, has a great aged patina. It would be wonderful in a cabinet and a great addition to your ta...
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Mid-20th Century French Other Platters and Serveware

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Silver Plate

  • Vintage Hotel Silver Serving Platter
  • Vintage Hotel Silver Serving Platter
  • Vintage Hotel Silver Serving Platter
  • Vintage Hotel Silver Serving Platter
H 1.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 10 in.
Midcentury Teak Serving Tray or Platter
Located in San Diego, CA
Midcentury teak serving tray or platter from Denmark, circa 1960s. The platter is 12" in diameter and .5" high. The piece is in very good vintage condition with what appears to be mi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Teak

Meissen Oval Platter of Wide in Onion Pattern, 19th Century
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Delft, NL
Meissen oval platter of 55 cm wide in onion pattern, 19th century Germany, marked with the crossed swords, since 1815 The measurements are 55 cm wide, 26 cm depth and 4,7 cm hi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Blue and White Dutch Chinoiserie Platter
By Delampetkan Factory
Located in New York, NY
Blue and white Dutch chinoiserie platter. Antique Dutch platter in chinoiserie style with silver salver shaped border. Underglaze markings in blue "LPK" for Delampetkan Factory. The ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Dutch Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Pottery

  • Blue and White Dutch Chinoiserie Platter
  • Blue and White Dutch Chinoiserie Platter
  • Blue and White Dutch Chinoiserie Platter
  • Blue and White Dutch Chinoiserie Platter
H 1.25 in. W 11.75 in. D 9.5 in.
Platter, J. Hospodka, Chribska Glasswork, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
By Chribska Glassworks, Josef Hospodka
Located in Chorzów, PL
A plate designed by Josef Hospodka for Chribska Sklarno. Manufactured in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. Made of body-colored soda glass, hand-formed into an organic pattern. The condit...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Art Glass

Enamel Platter Attributed to Jan Roede
By Jan Roede
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
An enamel platter with biomorphic decoration, attributed to Jan Roëde. Measures: Length 9.3 in. (49 cm), width 7.0 in. (18 cm). height 1.4 inches (3,5 cm). Jan Roëde (1914-2007) ...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Metal

  • Enamel Platter Attributed to Jan Roede
  • Enamel Platter Attributed to Jan Roede
  • Enamel Platter Attributed to Jan Roede
  • Enamel Platter Attributed to Jan Roede
H 1.38 in. W 19.3 in. D 7.09 in.
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

Arthur Court Designed Fish Themed Aluminum Platter
By Arthur Court
Located in Ferndale, MI
Large aluminum platter with net full of fish design.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Aluminum, Aluminum

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

Vintage Christofle Hotel Silver Serving Platter
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this vintage Christofle hotel silver serving platter with beautifully detailed edge, is stamped Christofle on the bottom and has a great aged patina. It would be won...
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Mid-20th Century French Other Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver Plate

Early 20th Century French Hand Painted Faience Fish Platter from Normandy
Located in Dallas, TX
This colorful ceramic platter was created in Northwest, France, circa 1940, Shaped as fish, the large tray features a center coat of arms flanked by two lions holding the crest, with...
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Mid-20th Century French Platters and Serveware

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Faience, Ceramic

Opalescent Lalique Scalloped Fish Decorated Platter
By Lalique
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Opalescent lalique scalloped fish decorated platter, oval in design with opalescent coy fish as a border. The platter has a clear glass bottom on a slightly raised base, signed Laliq...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Glass

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

Portuguese Strawberry Leaf Glazed Ceramic Decorative Platter
Located in Barcelona, ES
Modernist strawberries leaf design glazed ceramic platter, Portugal, 1950s A beautiful hand painted Majolica ceramic leaf with strawberries large platter or centerpiece. A piece lo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica, Ceramic, Pottery, Ceramic

Midcentury French Ceramic Cheese or Dessert Platter
Located in Arles, FR
Ceramic cheese or dessert platter from Vallauris, circa 1950s. Very good vintage condition, no cracks or chips. Dimensions: 12" diameter x 1" height, handle 5" high.  
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Midcentury French Hand Painted Ceramic Oyster Platter
Located in Arles, FR
Beautiful multicolored oyster platter with detailed center. Each dip has a seashell shape. At the center, is a space for an open oyster shell or dipping sauce. This would be a wonde...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Midcentury Danish Op-Art Gold Swirl Platter
Located in Pasadena, CA
Midcentury Danish Op Art gold swirl platter This collectible platter features fine bent clear glass and gold lines in a swirl pattern. Made in the 1960s by MF Crystal & Art Gla...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Art Glass

  • Midcentury Danish Op-Art Gold Swirl Platter
  • Midcentury Danish Op-Art Gold Swirl Platter
  • Midcentury Danish Op-Art Gold Swirl Platter
  • Midcentury Danish Op-Art Gold Swirl Platter
H 1 in. W 16.25 in. D 16.25 in.
Pair of Midcentury Turned Wood Japanese Platters
Located in Stockton, NJ
A pair of midcentury turned wood Japanese platters with paint decorated centers. Large measures 1.25" H x 15.25" D and small measures 1.25" H x 14.25" D.
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Wood, Paint

Round Red Italian Murano Glass Platter Plate
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very large and thick Italian Murano glass platter or plate in red. Large enough to use as a serving platter and beautiful enough to be used as a decorative piece, a wonderful tach ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Murano Glass

Villa De Fleurs Hotel Silver Serving Platter
Located in Houston, TX
Found in France, this vintage hotel silver serving platter engraved with the Villa de Fleurs logo has a great aged patina. It would be beautiful in a cabinet and a great addition to ...
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Mid-20th Century French Other Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver Plate

Round Ceramic Beachside Motif Lobster Crudités Serving Platter
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Round circular Lobster food platter. With three compartments for chips, dips or Crudités, this serving platter will be a welcome accompaniment to any party. The center features a red...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Chinoiserie Ironstone Platter, Ridgway & Morley, England, circa 1845
By Ridgway & Morley
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Chinoiserie ironstone platter, Ridgway & Morley, England, circa 1845. A beautifully articulated transferware design with shades of blue, and gold border and accents. Ridgeway & Morle...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ironstone

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

Materials

Porcelain

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

Salins Ceramic French Porcelain and Earthenware Cheese Platter Signed
Located in Arles, FR
Salins ceramic cheese board, 1950s. Vintage ceramic cheese board Salins France, circa 1950s. Drawing by Y. Cruaz based on the theme of the fable "Le corbeau et le renard" translated...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware, Porcelain

Italian Midcentury Glass Platter Attributed to Fontana Arte, 1950s
By Fontana Arte
Located in Paris, FR
A wonderful rectangular glass platter with brass and glass details and etched patterns attributed to iconic Italian manufacturer Fontana Arte Italy, circa 1950s. We are an ex...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Brass

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Mid Century Platter For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century platter available at 1stDibs. A mid century platter — often made from ceramic, metal and wood — can elevate any home. Find 1032 options for an antique or vintage mid century platter now, or shop our selection of 8 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century platter, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century platter is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one mid century platter that is appealing in its simplicity, but Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk Designs and Don S. Shoemaker produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Platter?

Prices for a mid century platter start at $49 and top out at $55,000 with the average selling for $713.

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.