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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

18th Century Imari Blue and White Round Scalloped Japanese Oversized Platter
Located in Vero Beach, FL
This large, beautiful and bold blue and white platter is Japanese Imari from the Edo period (18th century). This impressive early porcelain Imari ware is saturated in rich cobalt blu...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

20th Century Japanese Ceramic Glaze Canton Blue Willow Oval Serving Platter
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th century Japanese ceramic glaze canton blue willow oval serving platter.
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20th Century Japanese Japonisme Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

1930'S Pair Of Japanese Hand-Painted Porcelain & 22-K Gold Platters By, Meito
By Meito
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Pair Of Japanese porcelain hand-painted oval serving platters. Each piece features a white ground with a butter yellow border and Art Nouveau style floral and 22K-gold s...
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20th Century Japanese Art Nouveau Platters and Serveware

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Gold

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

Materials

Teak

Pair of Ancient Japanese Plates, Japan, 19th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Pair of Japan plates is an original decorative porcelain object realized in the 19th century by Japan manufacture. The smaller tray is decorated with multicolored floral reliefs a...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl
Located in Arles, FR
A Japanese Imari hand painted porcelain bowl possibly for presenting cooked rice at a celebration. It appears to be styled after a sushi oke, a wooden tub used in the preparation of ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

  • Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl
  • Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl
  • Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl
  • Japanese Imari Porcelain Bowl
H 3.38 in. Dm 8.75 in.
Japanese Bent Plywood Tray
By Aomine Shigemichi 1
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A lightweight tray in light teak wood has a leaf-like shape, tapering into two handles at either side. Laminated and molded plywood showcase a dramatic grain pattern in the pale wood...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Teak

  • Japanese Bent Plywood Tray
  • Japanese Bent Plywood Tray
  • Japanese Bent Plywood Tray
  • Japanese Bent Plywood Tray
H .75 in. W 19.75 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Japanese Plater or Charger Marked Genuine Kutani
By Kutani Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage or antique charger or plater made in Japan and marked Genuine Kutani. The piece has beautiful details, free foliage and flowers with gold accents. The piece is in excel...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Anglo-Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Japanese Imari Plate
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century rectangular Japanese Imari plate, having classical red and blue colouring, classical scrolling motif decoration to the boarders, the painted ins...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

  • 19th Century Japanese Imari Plate
  • 19th Century Japanese Imari Plate
  • 19th Century Japanese Imari Plate
  • 19th Century Japanese Imari Plate
H 13.78 in. W 11.42 in. D 1.58 in.
Large Japanese Imari Charger, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th century Japanese Imari charger, having four-fan shaped segmented panels each with bamboo or blossom trees, motifs and floral decoration.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Japanese Imari Oyster Shaped Serving Dish
Located in Arles, FR
A fine antique Japanese porcelain hand painted dish, Meiji period. The dish is covered with exquisite chrysanthemums details in a swirling ornamental pattern. This late 19th century ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of 19th Century Japanese Porcelain Imari Chargers
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 19th century Japanese porcelain imari chargers.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Georgian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Large 19th Century Japanese Blue and White Charger
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality late 19th century Japanese blue and white charger, having segmented painted panels radiating out with flowers and foliage within.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese 19th Century Imari Charger with Phoenix Rising Motif
Located in Wells, ME
Japanese Imari charger of large and impressive size being 15 13/4 inch in diameter. The decoration is hand painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels, highlighted by gold leaf ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Imari Charger, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A nicely decorated Japanese Meiji Period Imari charger, featuring a design of a hoho bird, or phoenix, perched in a garden setting, with rocks and blossoming flowers. The enamels pai...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Platters and Serveware

Materials

Enamel

Japanese Hand Carved Signed Lacquer Wooden Tray from Ujo-Bori
Located in Vancouver, CA
Attractive Japanese Ujo-bori hand carved signed lacquer wooden tray. The pattern of the hand carved eggplants and biwas and the intricate circular pattern on top and back edge of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Wood

Japanese 19th Century Imari Shaped Charger with Potted Bonsai and Flower
Located in Wells, ME
Japanese 19th century Meiji period Imari 12 inch charger. This unusually shaped charger is hand painted with underglaze blue and overglaze enamels highlighted by gold leaf detailing....
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Mid-20th Century Japanese Porcelain & 22-Karat Gold Dinnerware Serving Piece S/4
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Mid-20th century Japanese hand painted porcelain and 22-karat gold dinnerware serving piece set of four pieces, "Forget Me Not" By, Japan. The "Forget Me Not" pattern features a brig...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Gold

Anglo-Japanese Majolica Jug by Minton
By Minton
Located in London, GB
Minton, an Anglo-Japanese Majolica jug, modelled with lily pads and flowers, on a Japanese wave ground, overall turquoise glazed, impressed marks, date code for 1877. Please note, t...
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Antique Late 19th Century Platters and Serveware

Materials

Pottery

  • Anglo-Japanese Majolica Jug by Minton
  • Anglo-Japanese Majolica Jug by Minton
  • Anglo-Japanese Majolica Jug by Minton
  • Anglo-Japanese Majolica Jug by Minton
H 9.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 6.5 in.
1930s Art Deco Japanese Porcelain and 22-Karat Gold Serving Piece, Set of 6
By Morimura Brothers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1930s Japanese hand painted porcelain and 22-karat gold six piece serving piece set by, Morimura Brother-Noritake. The "Brentwood" pattern features a bright white ground with a vivid...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Gold

19th Century Japanese Imari Ware Porcelain Hand Painted Plate with Flower Motifs
Located in Malaga, ES
19th century Japanese Imari ware porcelain hand painted plate with flower motifs in red and blue, typical of this style.   
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Interesting Black and Cobalt Blue Japanned Tray
Located in Montreal, QC
Interesting black japanned rectangular tray with unusual cobalt blue and gilt decoration.
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Antique 19th Century British Platters and Serveware

Charger or Plate. Porcelain. Possibly, Imari, Japan, 19th Century
By Imari Porcelain
Located in Madrid, ES
With marks in the base. The composition of the interior, as usual, is reminiscent of details of both Japanese ceramics and the ukiyo-e world: the flag or banner carried by one of t...
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Antique 19th Century Asian Other Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of 18th Century Imari Plates
Located in London, GB
Pair of traditional Japanese Imari Edo period plates. No repairs or chips, just rubbing to the gilding and glaze.
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Antique 1780s Japanese Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

  • Pair of 18th Century Imari Plates
  • Pair of 18th Century Imari Plates
  • Pair of 18th Century Imari Plates
  • Pair of 18th Century Imari Plates
H 8.67 in. W 8.67 in. D 1.58 in.
Studio Nova Stainless Steel Flatware Set of 6
By Studio Nova By Sommerhuber
Located in North Miami, FL
This architectural and sculptural flatware that is Studio Nova Japan is from the 80's. It is a set of 6 but missing 2 of the knives. It is stainless steel and marked stainless Japan....
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Meier White" Chop Plates by Richard Meier for Swid Powell
By Richard Meier, Swid Powell
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A clean, contemporary china design, this group of five plates in the "Meier White" pattern by Richard Meier feature his signature design for Swid Powell.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Satsuma Porcelain Tray
Located in Wilson, NC
Satsuma porcelain tray, depicting multiple court figures surrounding and wading in a lake. The figures are adorned with abundant and finely detailed gold with landscape in the backgr...
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Antique Early 1900s Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain, Paint

  • Satsuma Porcelain Tray
  • Satsuma Porcelain Tray
  • Satsuma Porcelain Tray
  • Satsuma Porcelain Tray
H 1 in. W 13.5 in. D 11.25 in.
Pair of Large Midcentury, Walnut Orange Paint Chargers
Located in Westport, CT
Pair Large serving platters/wall hanging Chargers in walnut wood and orange painted.possibly Japanese with black backs .one charger is 18' and the smaller one is 14"
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Wood

19th Century Japanese Imari Platter
Located in Pasadena, CA
A large Japanese 4 color platter. Late 19th century with character marks. White ground panels decorated with birds. Vertical "pie shape" edge.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

  • 19th Century Japanese Imari Platter
  • 19th Century Japanese Imari Platter
  • 19th Century Japanese Imari Platter
  • 19th Century Japanese Imari Platter
H 2 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
19th Century Japanese Platter or Charger
Located in Pasadena, CA
A large blue and white Japanese platter from the late 19th century. Decorated with a landscape scene with trees, hills and homes. Nice blue tint the white ground.
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Antique 1890s Japanese Ceramics

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Porcelain

  • 19th Century Japanese Platter or Charger
  • 19th Century Japanese Platter or Charger
  • 19th Century Japanese Platter or Charger
  • 19th Century Japanese Platter or Charger
H 2.5 in. W 17.75 in. D 17.75 in.
Japanese Contemporary Earthenware Sculptural Platter by Sato Ken
Located in Prahran, Victoria
This large and unusual platter shaped ceramic construction by Sato Ken (b.1961) is built of layers of draped, distressed earthenware. With contrasts of mineral lava-like glaze, milky...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Pottery

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Pottery

Large 19th Century Japanese Blue and White Platter
Located in Chicago, IL
A large 19th century Japanese blue and white platter depicting several pagodas in garden landscapes amidst turbulent clouds and pine trees. Custom steel wall mount included for displ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Chinoiserie Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

  • Large 19th Century Japanese Blue and White Platter
  • Large 19th Century Japanese Blue and White Platter
  • Large 19th Century Japanese Blue and White Platter
  • Large 19th Century Japanese Blue and White Platter
H 16.75 in. W 16.75 in. D 2.75 in.
Large 19th Century Japanese Blue and White Platter
Located in Chicago, IL
A large 19th century Japanese blue and white platter depicting two Phoenix in flight in the center surrounded by a border of auspicious flowers and a geometric frame. Custom steel...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Chinoiserie Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Japanese Red Black Porcelain Platter by Kutani Master Artist
Located in Vancouver, CA
Exquisite contemporary Japanese Kutani porcelain charger/platter, hand painted white raised "chibu" dots on a red background with a stunning cherry blossom motif in pure gold, with p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Gold

1960s Shigemichi Aomine Japanese Midcentury Teak Trays Serving Sushi Platters
By Aomine Shigemichi 1
Located in Washington, DC
Shigemichi Aomine for the National Crafts Council. Pair of sculptural serving trays. The larger one is 22 inches in length. The small one is L 9 x W 6.75 x H 3/8 in.      
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Teak

Oriental Japanese Meji Period Large Imari Pattern Platter With Panelled Scenes
Located in London, GB
An extremely large Japanese Imari platter or charger Meiji period with paneled scenes and jeweled designs. The platter is very impressive and is divided into 3 panels each depicting ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Large 19th Century Japanese Blue and White Four Seasons Platter
Located in Chicago, IL
A large 19th century Japanese blue and white platter depicting the Four Seasons. Spring is represented by the flowering prunus branches. Summer is represented by the bamboo. Fall ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Chinoiserie Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Porcelain

Kanjiro, Kawai Platter
By Kanjiro Kawai
Located in Stockbridge, MA
One of Japan's greatest Mingei artist's. Kanjiro, Kawai's work is so distinctive which is clear in all of his works; which includes calligraphy, wood carvings and ceramic sculpture. ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Kanjiro, Kawai Platter
  • Kanjiro, Kawai Platter
  • Kanjiro, Kawai Platter
  • Kanjiro, Kawai Platter
H 2.88 in. W 13 in. D 8.88 in.
19th Century Oval Imari Platters
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is an exquisite, and very collectible, pair of oval Japanese Imari platters with scalloped edge and hand-painted in classic Imari colors of cobalt blue and bittersweet, 19th cen...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Other Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

  • 19th Century Oval Imari Platters
  • 19th Century Oval Imari Platters
  • 19th Century Oval Imari Platters
  • 19th Century Oval Imari Platters
H 2 in. W 17 in. D 13.5 in.
Taisho Period Kamakura-Bori Lacquered Platter
Located in Stockbridge, MA
This Kamakura-bori wooden platter is delightfully carved and then lacquered in multiple layers of color. The red and black and platter depicts the three wise monkeys. Mizaru, coverin...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Lacquer

Materials

Lacquer

Fitz and Floyd Medaillon d’Or Serving Platter and Large Bowl, 1979
By Fitz and Floyd
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Large serving platter and large serving bowl. This is part of a huge set recently acquired from a multi million dollar Palm Springs estate. Purchased in 1979 this Medallion d’Or patt...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern More Dining and Entertaining

Materials

Ceramic

1930' S Art Deco Japanese Porcelain Blue & White Serving Piece Set/8
By Morimura Brothers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1930'S Japanese hand-painted porcelain blue & white serving piece set by, Morimura Brother-Noritake Set Of Eight Pieces.. the Brentwood pattern features a bright white ground with a...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Gold

Beautiful Studio Pottery Silver & Ceramic Platter
Located in Bellport, NY
Contemporary Studio crafted hand thrown and hand brushed silver platter.
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20th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Japanese Blue and White Charger
Located in San Antonio, TX
Late 19th century blue and white charger hand-painted and signed.
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Antique 1880s Japanese Japonisme Platters and Serveware

  • Japanese Blue and White Charger
  • Japanese Blue and White Charger
  • Japanese Blue and White Charger
  • Japanese Blue and White Charger
H 18.5 in. Dm 18.5 in.
An Antique Japanese Cloisonne Charger
Located in London, GB
The well coloured enamels depicting a samurai, with a matchlock rifle, in a martial posture, set in a landscape with cranes.
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20th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Enamel

Unusual Large Square Japanese Lacquer Tray
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual Large Square Japanese Lacquer Tray. Beautiful lacquer work. Great for a square or rectangular ottoman / coffee table. Excellent condition with very little use.
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Platters and Serveware

Imari Porcelain Plate, Japan, circa 1900
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Imari or Arita plate decorated with flowers or trees in reserves and openwork edges, Japan, early 20th century.
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Japonisme Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

  • Imari Porcelain Plate, Japan, circa 1900
  • Imari Porcelain Plate, Japan, circa 1900
  • Imari Porcelain Plate, Japan, circa 1900
  • Imari Porcelain Plate, Japan, circa 1900
H 11.23 in. W 13.19 in. L 11.23 in.
19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
Located in Chicago, IL
An early 20th century Japanese Wabi Sabi burl wood kadai, or platform, used to display an important object in one's home. We think this would be an exceptional serving platter for eq...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Country Platters and Serveware

Materials

Burl

  • 19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
  • 19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
  • 19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
  • 19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
H 1 in. W 16 in. D 19.5 in.
19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
Located in Chicago, IL
A 19th century Japanese Wabi Sabi burl wood kadai, or platform, used to display an important object in one's home. We think this would be an exceptional serving platter for equally i...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Country Platters and Serveware

Materials

Burl

  • 19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
  • 19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
  • 19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
  • 19th Century Japanese Wabi Sabi Kadai
H 1 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Antique Japanese Blue and White Charger, circa 1860
Located in San Antonio, TX
Antique hand-painted blue and white charger with gently scalloped edge detail and a vintage ebonized wood easel for display. Prunus tree prominently painted in the foreground with a ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Large Vintage Wooden Chopping Noodle Board Japanese Origin
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Large vintage wooden chopping noodle board Japanese origin Very large vintage wooden chopping board originally used as for chopping noodles. Heavily distressed and patinated. ...
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20th Century Japanese Rustic Platters and Serveware

Materials

Pine

19th Century Japanese Imari Porcelain Square Charger of Impressive Scale
Located in Buchanan, MI
A Japanese Imari porcelain square charger, 19th century. With a center reserve of a floral urn surrounded by a bird and floral border.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Fine Japanese Antique Red and Black Handmade Lacquered Serving Plates, Rare Find
Located in Shelburne, VT
Seldom found now and dating to early 20th century. A superb Japanese handmade and hand lacquered serving plate set of five (5) rectangular plates crafted in the rare Meimei-zara, ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Platters and Serveware

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Japanese Five Hand Painted Blue and White Fish Condiment Plates Nautical Delight
Located in Shelburne, VT
Fresh find for nautical and seaside enthusiasts from our recent Japanese acquisition travels Hand painted in stunning blue and white colors comes this desirable set of five (5) beau...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Regency Period Red Japanned and Gilded Tray
Located in London, GB
A Regency Period red japanned and gilded tray, of rectangular form, decorated throughout with chinoiseries including birds, insects and pagodas. Trays such as this exemplify the ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Platters and Serveware

  • Regency Period Red Japanned and Gilded Tray
  • Regency Period Red Japanned and Gilded Tray
  • Regency Period Red Japanned and Gilded Tray
  • Regency Period Red Japanned and Gilded Tray
H 30.25 in. W 22.25 in. D .1 in.
Shigemichi Aomine Trays in Teak by N.C.C. in Japan
By Aomine Shigemichi 1
Located in Malmo, SE
A pair of trays in teak designed by Shigemichi Aomine. Produced by N.C.C. (National Crafts Council) in Japan.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Teak

An 18th Century Worcester Porcelain Japan "Chrysanthemum" Pattern Dish
By Royal Worcester
Located in Katonah, NY
A very good 18th century Worcester dish decorated in the "Japan Chrysanthemum" pattern it has panels of chrysanthemum and prunus alternating with orange bands reserving white flowers...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Imari Charger with Cranes
Located in Austin, TX
An Imari charger from 19th c. Japan featuring a relief design of two cranes, decorative cartouches around the circumference<br /> <br /> (Wooden stand not included)
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Peony Plate
Located in Yonkers, NY
Boldly Painted Peony Motif Plate, Porcelain, Blue and White Glaze, Edo Period, Japan, Early 19th Century
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

  • Peony Plate
  • Peony Plate
  • Peony Plate
  • Peony Plate
Dm 14 in.
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Platter Japan For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal platter Japan for your home. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and wood, every platter Japan was constructed with great care. Find 38 options for an antique or vintage platter Japan now, or shop our selection of 5 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer platter Japan, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right platter Japan, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made platter Japan over the years, but those crafted by Hands On Design, Kazuyo Kamada and Fitz and Floyd are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Platter Japan?

Prices for a platter Japan can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $115 and can go as high as $8,800, while the average can fetch as much as $900.

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.