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Silver Plated Candy/ Nut Bowls Depicting a Neptune God-Like Mermaid Figure, Pair
By Elkington & Co.
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
19th century pair of identical silver plated bowls feature a male mermaid or Neptune with twin fish tails, holding a seashell and supporting a larger scallop with gilt interior. Rece...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Serving Bowls

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Silver Plate

Meissen Purple Indian Shell Formed Bowls with Seashell Shaped Backs
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Boston, MA
Meissen purple Indian shell shaped bowls with the backs of the bowls that look like seashells. These are first quality Meissen pieces. They would make a beautiful addition to your di...
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Vintage 1950s German Belle Époque Serving Bowls

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Porcelain

Set of Three Sculptural Glass Bowls by Barovier
Located in New York, NY
Matching set of three bowls in seashell motif. Iridescent finish over clear glass with applied candle cups. Together, these make a great tabletop centerpiece.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Serving Bowls

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Glass

Signed Venini Murano 12 Piece Art Glass Italian Conch Shell Salt Dishes
By Venini
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Incredible Set of 12 Italian Murano Art Glass Conch Shell Master Salt Dishes. Every single piece is signed "Venini Murano Made In Italy", dating from 1935 - 1966. Some of the seashel...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

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Blown Glass

Cenedese Murano A Canne Ribbons Mirror Surface Italian Art Glass Shell Bowl
By Cenedese
Located in Kissimmee, FL
Gorgeous and Realistic Murano Hand Blown Art Glass "A Canne" Filigrana Ribbons and Flashed Mirror Surface Seashell Bowl. Documented to the Cenedese Company. It has purple, pink, and ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Bowls

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Blown Glass

Magnificent Silver-Mounted Natural Shell Caviar Bowl
Located in Austin, TX
An absolutely gorgeous and magnificent realized shell and sterling silver caviar bowl or dish. Set on a sterling silver pedestal foot, the bowl formed by a large, pearlized natural s...
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Early 2000s Thai Serving Bowls

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Sterling Silver

M Fitz & Floyd Soup Bowls Lobster Vintage 11 Piece Coral Fish Palm Beach
By Fitz and Floyd
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The most amazing vintage Fitz & Floyd lobster serving set, 11 pieces. All original labels are still present on each piece, all pieces are marked FF (Fitz and Floyd), all original box...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Soup Tureens

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Ceramic

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.

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