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Seashell and Wicker Plate Chargers or Placemats, Set of 12
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of 12 round wicker and seashell plate chargers or placemats. Seashells outline the wicker plate charger/placemat. A great set for summer, holiday, home entertaining, ...
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2010s Bohemian Dinner Plates

Materials

Shell, Wicker, Rattan

Ann Demeulemeester for Serax Dé Dinner Plate / Charger in Black / Off White
By Ann Demeulemeester
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ann Demeulemeester for Serax Dé dinner plate / charger in black / off white. Hand painted with a starburst pattern. Measures: 28cm diameter x 1.8 cm high. Must be purchased in quanti...
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2010s Belgian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Ann Demeulemeester for Serax Dé Dinner Plate / Charger in Off White / Black
By Ann Demeulemeester
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ann Demeulemeester for Serax Dé dinner plate / charger in off white / Black. Hand painted with a starburst pattern. Measures: 28cm diameter x 1.8 cm high. Must be purchased in quanti...
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2010s Belgian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Ann Demeulemeester for Serax Dé Dinner Plate / Charger in off White / Red
By Ann Demeulemeester
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ann Demeulemeester for Serax Dé dinner plate / charger in off white / red. Hand painted with a starburst pattern. 28cm diameter x 1.8 cm high. Must be purchased in quantities of two.
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2010s Belgian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Ann Demeulemeester for Serax Dé Dinner Plate / Charger in Off White / Red Rim
By Ann Demeulemeester
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ann Demeulemeester for Serax Dé dinner plate / charger in off white / red rim. Hand painted with a starburst pattern. Measures: 28cm diameter x 1.8 cm high. Must be purchased in quan...
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2010s Belgian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Place Plate/Charger No 1014
By Georg Jensen, Harald Nielsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver place plate/charger no 1014 Measures: Diameter 27.5 cm/10.82" Weight 634 gr/22.3 oz Item no.: 346888.  
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Majolica Bordallo Piniero Dinner Plates/Chargers, Set of 12
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is an outstanding set of 12 mid-century Bordallo Piniero Portuguese Majolica double leaf incised dinner plates or chargers. The incised double leaf design and leaf-shaped edge o...
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Mid-20th Century Portuguese French Provincial Dinner Plates

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Majolica

Elkington Antique Silver Plated Charger by Morel-Ladeuil
By Léonard Morel-Ladeuil
Located in London, GB
The silver charger mounted on a velvet board, of circular form in the Neo-Grec manner, depicting a classical figural scene of a semi-clad maiden surrounded by three female attendants...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Classical Greek Figurative Sculptures

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Silver Plate

Large Silver Plate Charger or Tray by Richard Meier for Swid Powell
By Swid Powell
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine large silver plated charger or tray. Designed by Richard Meier for Swid Powell. Model no. 417. Together with its original box. Swid Powell was the highly acclaimed New Yor...
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Late 20th Century Modern Platters and Trays

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Silver Plate

Antique Gilded Age Signed E F Caldwell New York Silver Plated Dish or Plate
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique gilded age plate by E F Caldwell. With a raised acanthus leaf border and a central medallion with the bust of a woman and an electroplated silver plated finish. Sign...
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Early 20th Century Gilded Age Silver Chargers and Plates

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Silver Plate

Vintage Fratelli Mannelli Travertine Channeled Plate Charger Centerpiece
By Fratelli Manelli
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Veined channeled Travertine Fratelli Manelli charger plate centerpiece with appropriate Fratelli Mannellli labels on underside, see pic.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces

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Travertine

Miguel Pineda Copper Enamel Mexican Modern Abstract Plate Charger
By Miguel Pineda
Located in Pasadena, CA
Mexican modernist copper enamel plate created by Miguel Pineda of Mexico City, Mexico. Piece measures 10.75" square by 1" and is signed Miguel Pineda on verso. In very good vintage c...
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Enamel

Whiting Manufacturing Co Sterling Silver Chrysanthemum Plate
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Sterling silver plate by Whiting Manufacturing Co. Beautiful and unique piece featuring an octagon shape, hammered background, applied chrysanthemum flowers and an etched leaf borde...
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20th Century Silver Chargers and Plates

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Sterling Silver

Peter Voulkos Signed Mid-Century Modern Glazed Stoneware Plate Charger, 1961
By Peter Voulkos
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic, freeform, large, heavy plate/ charger by American master potter Peter Voulkos who is known for his abstract expressionist ceramic pottery pieces and sculptures. Very uni...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Set of 11 Buccellati Sterling Silver Dessert Plates Chargers Platters
By Buccellati
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful set of 11 Buccellati sterling silver dessert plates with a wave shaped rim. Made in Italy. A great gift and addition to one's home and collection. Measuring 7 ½” in diamete...
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20th Century Italian Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Antique Enameled Artisan Made Brass Plate, Charger or Wall Decoration
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This elaborately decorated enameled brass charger or wall hanging is unsigned, but presumed to have originated from India and dating to approximately 1920 and done in an Anglo-Indian...
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo-Indian Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

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Brass

Modern Sterling Silver Frame, Italy 10 x 15 cm
By K-OVER
Located in Firenze, IT
Elegant sterling silver frame. The product has been manufactured in Italy respecting the environment. As a matter of fact, the backside is made in eco-friendly wood. Upon request, al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Silver Chargers and Plates

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Sterling Silver

Large Antique 18th-Century Dutch Delft Faience Floral Plate Charger
Located in Pearland, TX
A lovely large 10" antique 18th-century Dutch Delft hand painted floral plate in vibrant cobalt blue and white. It would look fabulous displayed on a wall or shelf or added to a coll...
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Antique 18th Century Dutch Decorative Art

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Delft, Faience

Antique 19th C Meiji Japanese Satsuma Plate, Charger Very Large Unmarked
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very large Japanese Satsuma Plate of playing boys, Meiji Period. Incredible and very detailed piece. Just superb Condition Perfect, just some usage signs. Size 377x47mm DXH ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Ceramics

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Porcelain

Aldo Tura Goatskin and Chrome Placemat or Charger, 6 Pieces
By Aldo Tura
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant lacquered goatskin and chromed metal placemat or plate charger, a set of 6 pieces by Italian designer Aldo Tura, Milano. A beautiful 1970s square wooden base with lacquered o...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Metal, Chrome

Antique 17/18th C Dutch Tray Plate Charger Delftware Delft Blue Figures
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Description Very cool 17/18C Delft Porcelain tray with hand painted decoration. Inspired on Chinese pieces from the mid 17th cnetury. Very interesting scene of figure in a land...
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Antique 17th Century Dutch Ceramics

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Porcelain

Antique 17/18th C Dutch Kraak Large Plate Charger Delftware Delft Blue Figures
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Description Very cool 17/18C Delft Porcelain charger with hand painted decoration. Inspired on Chinese pieces from the mid 17th century. Very interesting scene of man and lady ...
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Antique 17th Century Dutch Ceramics

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Porcelain

Pair of 18th Century Chinese Style Dutch Ceramic Plate Chargers with Rare Yellow
Located in Lisse, NL
Mid to late 1700's pair of sizable and polychrome painted Dutch chargers. Even if you were to spent every day of the rest of your life searching, you would not find another pair of ...
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Antique 18th Century Dutch Ceramics

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Ceramic

Charger Plate Set Four Dinner Plates Serveware Majolica Aquamarine Hand Painted
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This colorful and elegant set of 4 majolica charger plates is handmade and hand-painted in Italy following the original Renaissance painting technique, unchanged over time, which we ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Clay, Majolica

Majolica Charger Plates Set Eight Dinner Plates Serveware Tableware Blue Painted
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This colorful set of 8 majolica charger plates is handmade and hand-painted in Italy following the original Renaissance painting technique, unchanged over time, which we observe to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Majolica

Contemporary Charger Plate Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
By Coralla Maiuri
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Blue Marble charger plate has an original golden crackled rim emphasizing the blue yellow and green decor and emerald center. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Contemporary Charger Plate Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
By Coralla Maiuri
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Scipione charger plate has the rim sprinkled with a light decor of golden dots and thin circles all around, all around the edge,...
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2010s Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Contemporary Charger Plate Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
By Coralla Maiuri
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Caravaggio Charger underlines tradition thanks to its expressive decoration of big red, yellow and light-blue splotches, where pa...
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2010s Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Contemporary Charger Plate Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
By Coralla Maiuri
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Apollo Bianco charger leads us into a magic world. Shades of blue lapis lazuli evoke the magic of oriental novellas. A fairytale ...
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2010s Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Charger Plate Set Six Dinner Plates Table Serveware Majolica Aquamarine Painted
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This colorful and elegant set of 6 majolica charger plates is handmade and hand-painted in Italy following the original Renaissance painting technique, unchanged over time, which we ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Clay, Majolica

Charger Plate Set Six Dinner Plates Serveware Tableware Majolica Painted Italy
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This colorful set of 6 majolica charger plates is handmade and hand-painted in Italy following the original Renaissance painting technique, unchanged over time, which we observe to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

Set of Eight Finest Silver Plate Handmade Serving Chargers Underplates Mats
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant handmade set of eight finest silver plate serving chargers underplates mats. Measure: Gadroon edged 11.5 inches diameter, lightly used and minor signs of wear. Have the or...
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Vintage 1950s Argentine Georgian Dinner Plates

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Silver Plate

Contemporary Charger Plate Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
By Coralla Maiuri
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Dafne Rim Charger has a narrow pink and blue dotted rim surrounding a broad, delicate golden decor of stylized flowers; subtle l...
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2010s Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Charger Plate Set Six Dinner Plates Table Serveware Majolica Blue Painted Damask
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This magnificent set of 6 majolica charger plates is handmade and hand-painted in Italy following the original Renaissance painting technique, unchanged over time, which we observe t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Majolica

Set of Eight Bamboo and Lucite Plate Mats Charger Plates, Italy, 1960s
Located in Rome, IT
Set of eight charger plates or plate mats in lucite framed by bamboo made in Italy in the 1960s. Overall conditions are good considering the age of the items, just some scratches...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Bamboo, Lucite, Plexiglass

Charger Plates Platters Serveware White Statuary Marble Handmade Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from Statuary marble 'Altissimo'. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. The precious white statuary m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plates Platters Serveware White Marble Christmas Decoration Handmade
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
This 'Winter wonderland Snowflake' charger plate inspired by ice crystals are the perfect tasteful gift for the winter and Christmas period. Charger in polished absolute crystalline...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Imperial Green Marble Handmade Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from Imperial Green marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates elegant acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Orange Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible Design
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from orange onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 Green Quartzite Marble Collectible
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from semi-precious green quartzite. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Quartz

Charger Plate Platters Serveware White Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible Design
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate in white onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Orange Set Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 6 hand carved charger plates from orange onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx mak...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Green Quartzite Marble Collectible Design Italy
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from semi-precious green quartzite. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates elega...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Quartz

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Pink Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible Design
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from pink onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

Materials

Onyx

Wedgwood Blue Greek Key Floral Charger Plates Set of 12
Located in Lambertville, NJ
This is a set of 12 dishes. All in wonderful condition. Some have the J.E.Caldwell Philadelphia mark along with the Wedgwood mark. 10 3/4” in diameter and 3/4” deep.
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Mid-20th Century American Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Dinner Plates Set Six Charger Platters Serveware Majolica Ceramic Aquamarine
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This exclusive set of six plates, in majolica painted in polychrome, reinterprets the "VARIO RICCO" decoration of the sixteenth century in Deruta: our plates are handmade and hand-pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Majolica

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Yellow Siena Marble Collectible Design Handmade
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from Yellow Siena marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Marble is a natural material, every p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Green Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible Design
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate in green onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Handmade Design
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Quartz

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Black Marquinia Marble Brass Inlay Handmade
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
"In the dark night of Marquina marble, ants are passing by to go who knows where" Hand carved charger plate from black Marquinia marble with 3 brass ants inlay. Multiple use as charg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Grey Marble Handmade Italy Collectible Design
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from imperial grey marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates elegant acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Green Ming Marble Collectible Design Handmade
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from Green Ming marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.8 cm. Pieruga proudly creates elegant accesso...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Beautiful Pair of Large Japanese Porcelain Blue & White Charger Plates
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Lovely large pair of 19th century Japanese Edo porcelain chargers having blue and white floral motif.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Delectable Set of 12 Bordallo Pinheiro Portuguese Majolica Charger Plates
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A beautiful set of 12 vintage majolica charger plates from Portugal having an incised double leaf design and leaf shaped edge. This pattern is no longer made. Never used and has orig...
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Vintage 1950s Portuguese Dinner Plates

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Majolica

Dinner Plates Set Four Charger Platters Serveware Majolica Ceramic Aquamarine
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This luxurious set of four plates, in majolica painted in polychrome, reinterprets the "VARIO RICCO" decoration of the sixteenth century in Deruta: our plates are handmade and hand-p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Clay, Majolica

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 6 Imperial Grey Marble Handmade
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 6 hand carved charger plates from imperial grey marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates eleg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Amber Onyx Marble Collectible Handmade Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from Amber onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

Materials

Onyx

Charger Plate Platters Serveware White Calacatta Marble Collectible Design Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate from Calacatta marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates elegant accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Dinner Plates Set Six Charger Platters Serveware Majolica Ceramic Purple Painted
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This luxurious set of six plates, in majolica painted in polychrome, reinterprets the "VARIO RICCO" decoration of the sixteenth century in Deruta: our plates are handmade and hand-pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Majolica

Dinner Plates Set Four Charger Platters Serveware Majolica Ceramic Purple Italy
By deBlona
Located in Recanati, IT
This luxurious set of four plates, in majolica painted in polychrome, reinterprets the "VARIO RICCO" decoration of the sixteenth century in Deruta: our plates are handmade and hand-p...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Majolica

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Plate Chargers For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of plate chargers available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct plate chargers — often made from ceramic, porcelain and metal — can elevate any home. We have 167 antique and vintage plate chargers in-stock, while there are 85 modern editions to choose from as well. Plate chargers have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Plate chargers bearing Modern or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many plate chargers are appealing in their simplicity, but Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble and Coralla Maiuri produced popular plate chargers that are worth a look.

How Much are Plate Chargers?

Plate chargers can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $1,250, while the lowest priced sells for $110 and the highest can go for as much as $98,500.

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.