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Meissen Pair of Oriental Figurines A 1146 67073 Scheurich Made 20th Century
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen most remarkable pair of figurines: Designed by Paul Scheurich (1883-1945) Oriental woman with flute / modelled 1926 Black man with cockatoo / modelled 1922. Size: Femal...
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Vintage 1980s German Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Faux Micromosaic and Pietre Dure Porcelain Cup and Saucer by KPM
By KPM Porcelain
Located in New Orleans, LA
Painstaking precision was necessary for the execution of the incredible hand painting seen on this elegant KPM Porcelain cup and saucer. The technique was created to resemble ancient...
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Antique 19th Century German Other Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Urn Vase with Two Cherubs by Kaendler Model 1009 Made circa 1830-1840
By Johann Joachim Kaendler
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen most lovely pair of cherubs with lidded urn vase. Size: Total height 10.23 inches / 26.0 cm Total width 6.49 inches / 16.5 cm Depth 3.93 inches / 10.0 cm Manufactor...
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Antique 1830s German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Gallant Couple Rococo Garments August Ringler Model O 158 Made 1956
By August Ringler
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen most lovely Gallant Couple Clad in Rococo Garments. Size: Height: 19 cm (= 7.48 inches) Width of base: 12.5 cm (= 4.92 inches) Depth of base: 9.5 cm (= 3.74 inches) ...
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Vintage 1950s German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Group Six Figurines Allegory of Earth by Acier Model D 83
By Michel Victor Acier 1
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen gorgeous & huge group of figurines which are Allegory of Earth assembled around a Lion's Figurine. Size: Height: 24.5 cm (= 9.64 inches) Width of base: 22.5 cm (= 8.85 inch...
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Antique 1870s German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen Musicians Four Figurines Johann J. Kändler Pre-Marcolini Period 1774
By Johann Joachim Kaendler
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen most lovely Figurines' group making music: Made circa 1770 during Pre-Marcolini Period which means that it was manufactured before 1774 when the Meissen swords had a point a...
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Antique 1760s German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen the Wave Art Nouveau Bowl Figurine Henschtel Konrad Q 169, circa 1900
By Julius Konrad Hentschel
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen rarest Art Nouveau item: The wave Size: Height 3.34 inches Depth 6.10 inches Width 8.26 inches Manufactory: Meissen Hallmarked: Blue Meissen sword mark (glazed bott...
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Antique Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Porcelain

Kaiser Flush Mount with Structured Glass on a White Painted/Frame, Germany, 1980
By Kaiser Dell, Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Bronx, NY
Kaiser flush mount with structured glass on a white painted frame, Germany, 1970 Round clear glass diffuser dome shaped thick and heavy glass that has smooth curvature texture on th...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Whimsical Blue Boy and Girl Two Faced Sculpture Master Artisan Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
A whimsical handmade and hand painted glazed pottery boy and girl two faced Janus pottery sculpture. Few of a kind. Designer/Maker: Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) with stamp i3D, ci...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

Limburg Pair of Circular Iron Rings and Glass Flush Mount Lights, circa 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte pair of circular iron and glass flush mount lights / sconces made in Germany, circa 1965. Featuring thick heavy blown glass with concaved round "Iron" rings which c...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Porcelain Bowl Hand Painted with Rabbit Figure Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
By Sofina Porzellan
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Completely handmade porcelain bowl with a hands-free naturalistic painted Easter rabbit in black and white colors. The rabbit is sitting in the middle of the bowl for decorating nuts...
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2010s German Country Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

Hand Painted Porcelain Bowl with Easter Lamb Figure Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
By Sofina Porzellan
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Completely handmade porcelain bowl with a hands-free naturalistic painted Easter lamb in grey colors. The lamb is sitting in the middle of the oval shaped bowl for decorating nuts or...
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2010s German Country Serving Pieces

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Porcelain

19th Century Hand Painted Fruits Motif Plates, Set of Six, 1860s Thuringia
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A set of six porcelain Fruit still life themed plates, made in Thuringia, Germany, circa 1860s. Central images show a hand painted still life pattern of brightly colored fruits, en...
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Antique 1860s German Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Meissen Ice Bear Animal Figurine Model T 181 Jarl Otto Made, circa 1935
By Otto Jarl
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen most remarkable and huge animal figurine: Walking ice bear / most lifelike impression: It is a gorgeous model, indeed! Manufactory: Meissen Hallmarked: Blue Meissen Swor...
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Vintage 1930s German Other Porcelain

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Porcelain

Country Style Porcelain Bowl Easter Bunny Figure Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Completely handmade porcelain bowl with a hands-free naturalistic painted Easter bunny figure with grey spots in country style. The bunny is sitting in the middle of the bowl for dec...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Country Porcelain

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Porcelain

Black Forest Porcelain Bowl with Bambi Figure Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Completely handmade porcelain bowl with a hands-free natrualistic painted bambi figure in brown. The bambi is sitting in the middle of the bowl for decorating nuts or sweets around. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Black Forest Porcelain

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Porcelain

Big Blue Caterpillar Master Work by Eva Fritz-Lindner
Located in Shelburne, VT
The ‘Big Blue Caterpillar’ an 18 inch tall master work sculpture designed and hand-painted by Eva Fritz-Lindner (1933-2017) This is a creative handmade, hand-painted and hand glaze...
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Mid-20th Century German Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

Large Flush Mount Light, Brass and Amber Tone Glass, Germany, 1970s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Graz, AT
A large and massive floral German ceiling light fixture, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970. A textured and amber or orange tone glass is mounted with a brass bolt to an golde...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Brass, Metal

Set of Red and Blue Murano Glass Cenedese Vases & Abstract Modern Art Painting
By Cenedese, Walter Wohlschlegel
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful set of blue and red Murano glass vases by Cenedese glass, Italy, circa 1990s and an informal abstract modernist oil painting signed by German artist Walter Wohlschlegel (...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Wood, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Flush Mount Light or Sconce, Amber Tone Glass, 1970
By Helena Tynell, Glashütte Limburg
Located in Graz, AT
A fantastic square textured glass light fixture, manufactured in Germany in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). An amber, yellow, orange, honey, champagne toned text...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Cenedese Murano Glass Vase Set and Walter Wohlschlegel Abstract Painting
By Napoleone Martinuzzi, Walter Wohlschlegel, Cenedese
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Set - featuring a pair of Italian teal green Murano glass vases by Cenedese, circa 1970-1990 and a wonderful informal abstract modernist oil painting signed by German artist Walter W...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Murano Glass, Wood, Blown Glass

Cenedese Yellow Murano Glass Vases and Abstract Modern Mixed-Media Painting Set
By Irene Höll
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Set featuring a pair of Italian Murano glass yellow vases by Cenedese circa 1990s and an original artwork by German Artist Irene Höll titled 'Komet' (Comet) - wonderful large and inf...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Canvas, Wood, Blown Glass, Murano Glass

Pair of Amber Tone Glass Scones or Flush Mount Lights, 1970
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of beautiful amber/yellow/orange tone textured glass light fixtures, manufactured in Mid-Century, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). A gold or brass tone painted metal b...
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Limburg Flush Mount Lights or Sconces, Helena Tynell, Amber Glass, 1970
By Glashütte Limburg, Helena Tynell
Located in Graz, AT
A pair of square light fixtures designed by Helena Tynell for Glashütte Limburg, Germany, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1970 (late 1960s or early 1970s). An amber, yellow, orange...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

1970s Amber Glass Limburg Style Flush Mount Light Fixture by RZB Leuchten
By Glashütte Limburg, RZB Leuchten
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Mid-Century Modern vintage textured 'sunbeam' glass flush mount light fixture by German lighting manufacturer RZB Leuchten, circa late 1970s-early 1980s. This vintage ceiling lamp is...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

1 of 2 Limburg Vintage Wall Light 1970s Textured Amber Toned Glass Flush Mount
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg Glashütte 'new old stock' vintage midcentury organic flush mount light fixture or wall-mounted sconce, circa 1970s. Featuring wonderful German made mouth blown, molded and te...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Extra Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount / ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany, circa 1960. The extra large lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Wall Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount / ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany circa 1960. The lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with model number ...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Large Signed Round Kaiser Murano Ice Glass Flush Mount Wall Lamp Silvered Brass
By Kaiser Leuchten
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Awesome signed Kaiser multifunctional flush mount or ceiling lamp or wall lamp, Germany circa 1960. The lamp which has still the decal company label Kaiser Leuchten with model number...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal, Brass

Limburg Pair of Square Iron Rings Glass Flush Mount Ceiling or Wall Light, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Pair of 'new old stock' square iron rings and glass flush mount light or sconce by Glashütte Limburg, Germany, circa 1965. Featuring thick heavy blown glass with concaved round iron"...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Metal

Hand Painted Antique Germany Beer Glass City View Munich, 1900s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A gorgeous character Munich beer drinking glass. It has been made in Germany, circa 1900s. Absolutely gorgeous piece hand painted and still in great condition, without damage. Shows ...
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Antique Early 1900s German Folk Art Glass

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Glass

Hand-Painted Square Porcelain Ashtrays Bavaria, Germany
By Royal Porzellan Bavaria KPM Germany Handarbeit., Limoges
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of vintage Bavaria Germany porcelain ashtrays Elegant precious porcelain ashtrays hand painted couples in the style of Fench artist Fragonard. One ashtray in royal blue and on...
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Mid-20th Century German Louis XVI Ashtrays

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Porcelain

19th Century Historicism Glass Painted Enamel Colors Lions Locksmiths' Guild
Located in Epfach, DE
Historicism glass painted with enamel colors, Bohemia, 19th century. Key and lock for the locksmith's guild Iscription:" Vivant derren recht schaffenen Meistern und Gesellen".
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Antique 1880s German Glass

Materials

Glass

German Bauhaus Spritzdekor Chrome, Wood and Reverse Painted Glass Cocktail Tray
Located in Port Hope, ON
The design of this German Bauhaus Spritzdekor (or airbrushed) cocktail tray is unusual as it features a stylized figurative seascape with yachts and seabirds whereas the majority of ...
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Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Barware

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Chrome

Two Art Deco Amethyst Vases by Walther 'Germany' with Classical Frieze
By Walther & Sohne
Located in Verviers, BE
Two similar vases from the Walther factory in Germany, from their midcentury production. This matched set both have faceted sides so that they catch the light when you pass by, and a...
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Vintage 1950s German Glass

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Sheet Metal

Country Porcelain Fox Figure Hand Painted German Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Completely handmade porcelain bowl with a hands-free naturalistic hand painted fox in white colors in country style. Rimmed with a fine platin line. Handmade in Bavaria/Germany by So...
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2010s German Country Porcelain

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Porcelain

K Heldrich German Jugendstil Hand Painted Art Pottery Plaque, Dated 1897
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning German Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) hand painted pottery wall plaque or charger by K Heldrich dated 1897. The rounded pottery plaque is hand painted in colored glazes with sty...
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Antique 1890s German Jugendstil Pottery

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Pottery

Antique German Porcelain Hand Painted 22-Karat Gold Oval Dish
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century German porcelain hand painted 22-karat gold rose motif oval dish. Features a white ground with vibrant pink, green and purple rose motif and heavily applied 22-karat gil...
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Early 20th Century German Porcelain

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Gold

19th Century German Meissen Style Hand Painted Porcelain Lidded Compote
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Vero Beach, FL
19th century German Meissen style hand painted porcelain lidded compote. This is a rare example of the great porcelain art of Germany from the 19th century. The compote with flora...
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Antique 19th Century German Baroque Porcelain

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Porcelain

German 19th Century Berlin Porcelain Kpm Covered Bacchus Tureen Centerpiece
By Royal Porzellan Bavaria KPM Germany Handarbeit.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine German 19th century Berlin porcelain covered Tureen, the finial in form of an infant Bacchus on a domed cover with molded band and painted scenes divided by floral sprays...
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Antique 19th Century German Classical Greek Porcelain

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Porcelain

Chinoiserie Set of four Cups German Hand-Painted Sofina Boutique Kitzbuehel
By Sofina Porzellan
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
These completely handturned porcelain cups with saucers are hands-free painted in a traditional Chinese decor. Comes as a set in four different colors. Blue, pink, celadon and grey. ...
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2010s German Chinoiserie Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique German Hand Painted Porcelain Oyster Plate, circa 1880s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique German hand painted porcelain oyster plate, circa 1880s.
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Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain

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Porcelain

Meissen, Germany, Antique Miniature Slipper in Hand Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Meissen, Germany. Antique miniature slipper in hand painted porcelain, 19th century. Measures: 9.5 x 3.5 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique German Meissen School Hand Painted and Gilt Porcelain Bagpiper Figure
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique German Meissen school hand painted and gilt figurine features bagpiper in countryside setting, marked on base as photographed, 19th century Measures: 7.5" height x 2.75" wid...
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Antique 19th Century German Porcelain

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Porcelain

2 Antique German Pierced Hand Painted & Gilt Floral Porcelain Plates by Shumann
Located in Big Flats, NY
A pair of German Dresden School hand painted porcelain plates by Shumann Bavaria feature reticulated rim and all-over floral decoration with gilt highlights, en verso maker stamp, 20...
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20th Century German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Antique German Classical Dresden School Hand Painted and Gilt Porcelain Platter
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique German Dresden School porcelain platter features scroll and gadroon rim with central Classical cherub scene, allover gilt decorated, en verso beehave mark, circa 1890 Me...
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Antique 19th Century German Porcelain

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Porcelain

Mid-20th Century German Sevres Style Hand Painted Porcelain Dish
By Echt Cobalt
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-20th century German Sevres style porcelain hand painted cobalt and 24-karat gold detail dish. Features two women and a child outdoors. Signed on the underside Echt Cobalt-Martinr...
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20th Century German Porcelain

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Gold

German Late 19th Century Berlin K.P.M. Porcelain Plaque "the Violin Recital"
By Royal Porzellan Bavaria KPM Germany Handarbeit.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine German late 19th century Berlin (K.P.M.) Porcelain Plaque "The Recital". The finely painted rectangular plaque depicting an outdoor scene of a young man playing the violin bef...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Romantic Porcelain

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Porcelain, Wood

Antique German Hand Painted and Gilt Floral Charger by Henneberg-Porzellan
By Jlmenau Graf von Henneberg Porzellan 1
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique German hand enameled porcelain charger by Henneberg-Porzellan features stylized flower form with floral reserves and gilt highlighting throughout, en verso maker stamp and...
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20th Century German Porcelain

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Porcelain

19th Century German Painted Porcelain Platter in Repoussé Pewter Frame
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a man's office with this large, hand painted porcelain plate; crafted in Germany, circa 1880 and round in shape, the painted ceramic platter depicts the portrait of a man dr...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Gothic Porcelain

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Pewter

19th Century German Porcelain Kpm Berlin Hand Painted Double Salt
By KPM Porcelain
Located in Vero Beach, FL
This open salt was made in the 19th century in typical Rococo style. The interior of the salt basin and the stand is delicately painted with birds, flowers and insects. In the center...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Rococo Porcelain

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Enamel

Antique German Large-Size Hand-Painted Oyster Plate, circa 1890s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique German large-size hand-painted oyster plate, circa 1890s.
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Antique Late 19th Century German Porcelain

Antique German Hand-Painted Gold & White Porcelain Oyster Plate, Circa 1880's
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique German hand-painted gold & white Porcelain "Turkey Pattern" oyster plate, Circa 1880's.
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Antique 1880s German Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Wonderful KPM Hand Painted Porcelain German Cup Saucer Set Cherub Putti Flower
By KPM Porcelain
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful KPM hand painted porcelain German cup and saucer set with cherub / putti and flower gold gilt decoration.
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Early 20th Century German Belle Époque Porcelain

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Porcelain

German Hand Painted Ceramic Figural Wall Plaque, circa 1920s
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-242 German hand painted ceramic figural country wall plaque Old makers mark on back.
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Vintage 1920s European Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Wonderful German Hand-Painted Porcelain Hutschenreuther Three-Piece Tureen Set
By Lorenz Hutschenreuther
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful German hand-painted porcelain blue background and flower motif Hutschenreuther three-piece tureen set service.
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Antique Early 1900s German Belle Époque Soup Tureens

Materials

Porcelain

Johann Haviland Bavaria, Germany, 14 Decorative Plates in Hand Painted Porcelain
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Johann Haviland Bavaria, Germany. 14 decorative plates in hand painted porcelain. Flowers on a pink background and gold decoration, 1930s. Measures: 19.5 cm. In very good condition...
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Vintage 1930s German Victorian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Hand Painted Bay Ceramic Pitcher/Vase, West-Germany by Bodo Mans, 1950
By Bay Keramik, Bodo Mans
Located in Achterveld, NL
This pitcher/vase with some yellow and blue glazed, (decor Frankfurt) hand painted stripes by Bodo Mans. The inside is fully glazed. Designed by Bodo Mans for Bay in 1950s Dimensi...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Pitchers

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Ceramic

Set of Six Hand Painted Crystal Tumbler Germany Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
By Sofina Boutique Kitzbühel
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Set of six hand blown tumbler hands-free painted in country style. Each glass is painted with a skiier boy in six different colors by hand. Can be ordered in mixed colors or in one c...
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2010s German Country Crystal Serveware

Materials

Crystal

Art Deco Female Face in Hand Painted Glazed Ceramics, Germany, 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Art Deco female face in hand painted glazed ceramics, Germany, 1950s. Measures: 18.5 x 13 cm. In very good condition. Stamped.
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Vintage 1950s German Art Deco Ceramics

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Ceramic

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Painted German Glass For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of painted German glass available at 1stDibs. An item from our selection of painted German glass — often made from ceramic, porcelain and metal — can elevate any home. Find 1470 options for an antique or vintage choice in our collection of painted German glass now, or shop our selection of 69 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without an object in our assortment of painted German glass — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right option in this array of painted German glass, those designed in Rococo, Mid-Century Modern and Art Nouveau styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made piece of painted German glass over the years, but those crafted by Meissen Porcelain, Johann Joachim Kändler and Glashütte Limburg are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

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A piece of painted German glass can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,593, while the lowest priced sells for $62 and the highest can go for as much as $248,500.

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.