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Set of Indulge nº2+nº5+nº6 / White / Dinner Set, Handmade Porcelain Tableware
Located in Amsterdam, NL
• Set of sensual plates that complement each other • measures 30cm x 29cm x 5,5cm and 18cm x 17cm x 4cm and 10,5cm x 11cm x 4,7cm • perfect to present 1 fabulous dish or a few dif...
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2010s French Tableware

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Porcelain

Set of 4 x Indulge Nº2+Nº5+Nº6 /White/ Dinner Set, Handmade Porcelain Tableware
Located in Amsterdam, NL
• Set of 4 sensual dinner sets • measures 30cm x 29cm x 5,5cm and 18cm x 17cm x 4cm and 10,5cm x 11cm x 4,7cm • perfect to present 1 fabulous dish or a few different courses • al...
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2010s French Tableware

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Porcelain

Antique Chinese 1700 Kangxi Period Batavian Blue White Dinner Set Marked Fishes
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nicely decorated set plates. True Kangxi masterpieces with a blue Kakiemon style decoration. Condition Overall condition B (Good Used). 3 Only rimfritting, 1 with glazelin...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Porcelain

Royal Worcester blue and white part dinner set
By Royal Worcester
Located in East Geelong, VIC
This very striking Royal Worcester Crown Ware blue and white part dinner setting for six is decorated with a transfer printed dragon pattern that was first used by Grainger, Lee & Co...
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Vintage 1920s English Regency Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

Set of Ten White Strawberry Leaf Dinner Plates
By Burleigh
Located in New York, NY
Set of ten white strawberry leaf dinner plates. Davenport Burleigh dinner plates in the strawberry and grape leaf pattern, England, 20th century. Dinner plate dimensions: 9.88" diam...
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20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Set of 12 Antique Dresden White Porcelain Dinner Plates with Gilt Decoration
By Dresden Porcelain
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This set of 12 antique porcelain dinner plates were made by the renowned Dresden factory of Germany in approximately 1890 in a Rococo Revival style. The plates are done in white grou...
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Antique Late 19th Century German Rococo Revival Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Coalport White Shaped Rim Dinner Plates with Handpainted Roses
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This set of 12 dinner plates were made by Coalport in 1889 and retailed by Gilman Collamore, New York. Evoking the colors and style of Sevres porcelain, they have shaped rims with mo...
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Antique 1880s English Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 13 Copeland Spode Dinner Plates with Gold Borders and White Jeweling
Located in Boston, MA
I am offering you this exquisite set of thirteen Copeland Spode dinner plates which have a gold border and white enamel jeweling on a white porcelain body. They definitely look like ...
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Vintage 1910s English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Royal Bayreuth China Dinner Plates White with Cobalt and Gilt Borders
By Royal Bayreuth
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Set of 12 Royal Bayreuth China dinner plates white with cobalt and gilt borders. Wonderful condition with no gold loss.
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20th Century German Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Porcelain Dinner Plates in White Gold and Blue, Set of 12, ca. 1960s England
By Royal Crown Derby Porcelain
Located in New York, NY
A gorgeous and rare set of twelve (12) English 'fine bone china' porcelain dinner plates made by Royal Chelsea, circa mid-20th century, 1960s, England. Plates are decorated with a 22...
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Mid-20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Gold

Set of 13 Minton Dinner Plates Soft Blue Green Raised Paste Gold Leaf Pattern
By Minton
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This set of 13 Minton dinner plates feature the iconic "Eau de Nils" enamel border which is a soft blue green, described as the "water of the Nile". The clean whi...
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Maid - crawling over a set dinner table in vintage look
By Ellen von Unwerth
Located in Vienna, AT
MAID - crawling over a set dinner table in vintage look PREISS FINE ARTS is one of the world’s leading galleries for fine art photography representing the most famous contemporary a...
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20th Century Black and White Photography

Set of Ten White and Gilt French Empire Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of ten white and gilt French Empire plates. Set of ten Empire white and gilt plates with under-glaze red markings for L. Ernie 61 Rue du Bac., France, early 1800. Diameter: 9.2...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of White and Gold Empire Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of white and gold empire plates. Six near perfect antique condition Paris Porcelain neoclassical plates with gilt bands bordering stylized foliate band in gleaming gold. France c...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

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

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Onyx

Set of Six White Vintage “Rajah” Plates
By Greenwood China
Located in New York, NY
Set of six white vintage “Rajah” plates. Six plates or shallow bowls with Rajah inscription. Underglaze green and impressed marks for Greenwood China, Trenton NJ. United States, circ...
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Vintage 1930s American Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Plates Platters Serveware Set of 3 White Onyx Marble Collectible Design Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in white onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a very preciou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Set of Six White Fruit Salad Dessert Plates
By Sarraguemines
Located in New York, NY
Set of six white fruit salad dessert plates. Vintage white plates each different fruit and different leaf-shaped edge according to its fruit. Strawberry, grape, plum, persimmon, cher...
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Mid-20th Century French Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Set of Six Blue and White Bird Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of six blue and white bird plates. Set of six 20th century Sèvres style gilt and painted dinner plates with blue banded and gilt borders with reserves of small birds centering on...
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Late 20th Century European Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of Six White Wedgwood Grape Leaf Plates
By Wedgwood
Located in New York, NY
Set of six white Wedgwood grape leaf plates. Set of six vintage luncheon or dessert plates in a modern white grape leaf design; stamped Wedgwood. England 1953. Dimensions: 8" diamet...
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Mid-20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Set of Eight Blue and White Exeter Plates
By Johnson Brothers
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight of blue and white Exeter plates. Eight white English plates with blue lattice border in between floral reserves centering on one cherry blossom sprig. Classic and handso...
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Early 20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Set of Four Blue and White Bird Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of four blue and white bird plates. Four contemporary coloured bird dishes featuring a loon, a rooster, a swan and a kinglet In blues, yellows and peach; a charming avian lunch p...
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Late 20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Set of Six Blue and White Chinese Bird Plates
By Wm. Adams, Ltd.
Located in New York, NY
Set of six blue and white Chinese bird plates. Early 20th c. English blue and white ironstone plates. Blue underglaze pattern markings for Wm Adams. Dimension: 2 dinner plates 10” ...
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Early 20th Century English Chinoiserie Dinner Plates

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Pottery

Set of Eight Blue and White Majolica Fish Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight blue and white majolica fish plates. Pale blue and white ceramic plates featuring raised center fish in icy blue, surrounded by combed wave pattern with markings for Gal...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Dinner Plates

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Majolica

White & Green Dinnerware by Vignelli for Heller, Set of 8
By Massimo and Lella Vignelli, Heller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Winner of the prestigious Compasso d'Oro award for Good Design in 1964, Massimo Vignelli's iconic dinnerware for Heller (likely designed with his equally talented wife Lella) has bee...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dinner Plates

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Plastic

Set of Eight Blue and White Majolica Fish Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight blue and white majolica fish plates. Pale blue and white ceramic plates featuring raised center fish in icy blue, surrounded by combed wave pattern with markings for Gal...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Dinner Plates

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Majolica

Set of Five Magenta and White Wedgwood Floral Plates
By Wedgwood
Located in New York, NY
Set of five magenta and white Wedgwood floral plates. Wedgwood plates in the Frankenthal pattern with magenta floral sprays and butterflies and basket-weave border and foot. Stamped ...
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Early 20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of Ten White Strawberry Leaf Lunch/Dessert Plates
By Burleigh
Located in New York, NY
Set of ten white strawberry leaf lunch/dessert plates. Davenport Burleigh luncheon plates in the strawberry and grape leaf pattern, England, 20th century. Luncheon plate dimensions:...
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20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Set of Eight Blue and White Willow Basketweave Plates
By Cauldon
Located in New York, NY
Set of eight blue and white willow basket weave plates. Blue and white willow plates with wide white banded basketweave border plates with outer blue rim with markings for Brown-West...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Dinner Plates

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Pottery

Plates Platters Serveware Set of 3 White Statuary Marble Collectible Design
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Statuary marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24 W 20 H 1.8 cm, Medium - L 30 W 28 H 1.8 cm and Big - L 36 W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Set of Ten White and Gilt French Empire Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of ten white and gilt French Empire plates. Set of ten Empire white and gilt plates with under-glaze red markings for L. Ernie 61 Rue du Bac., France, early 1800. Diameter: 9.25...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of Five Italian Blue and White Floral Plates
Located in New York, NY
Set of five Italian blue and white floral plates. Five gilt-edged lobed soup plates with blue and brown floral decoration, Italy, circa 1890. Dimensions: 9.88" diameter x 1.75" height.
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

J&W Ridgway Small Peony Floral Blue & White Ironstone Transferware Plates, Set/6
By J & W Ridgway
Located in Philadelphia, PA
From John & William Ridgway, of Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, a set of six Hexagonal ironstone luncheon plates, circa 1820. Ridgway operated from 1813-1830 in Hanley, t...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Dinner Plates

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Ironstone

Austrian White Porcelain Plates with Gold Edge, Set of 10
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful vintage set of ten (10) white and gold porcelain plates, circa early to mid-20th century, Austria. Plates have a beautiful gold relief band around edge. Made in Austria a...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Dinner Plates

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Gold

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 White Calacatta Marble Handmade Design
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from Calacatta marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates elegant ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plates Platters Serveware Set of 6 White Statuary Marble Handmade Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 6 hand carved charger plates from Statuary marble 'Altissimo'. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. The precious white ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 White Statuary Marble Hand-carved
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from Statuary marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. The precious white Statuary marbl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

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

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Marble

Plates Platters Serveware Set Blue White Pink Marble Collectible Design Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Azul Macaubas Quartzite, Pink Assisi stone and Statuary Marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L24 W20 H1.8 cm, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Quartz, Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 6 White Statuary Marble Handmade Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 6 hand carved charger plates from statuary marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. The precious white statuary marbl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 White Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates in White onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Wedgwood Pottery University of Pennsylvania Blue & White Plates, Set of Twelve
By Wedgwood
Located in Downingtown, PA
Wedgwood Pottery University of Pennsylvania Blue & White Plates, Set of Twelve, Designed 1929 The Wedgwood pottery are printed in blue and white with images of some the Univers...
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20th Century American American Classical Dinner Plates

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Pottery, Pearlware

Charger Plates Platters Serveware Set of 4 White Statuary Marble Handmade Italy
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from Statuary marble 'Altissimo'. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. The precious white ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Plates Platters Serveware Set Solid Green White Onyx Marble Hand-carved Italy
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in green (orange shadows) and white onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24, W 20, H 1.8 cm, medium - L 30, W 28,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Plates Platters Serveware Set White Statuary Marble Blue Azul Hand-carved Italy
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Azul Macaubas Quartzite and Statuary marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L24 W20 H1.8 cm, Medium - L30 W28 H1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Quartz, Marble

Set of Three Large Blue and White Copeland Indian Tree Plates
By Copeland
Located in New York, NY
Set of three large blue and white Copeland Indian tree plates. Set of three, in unusual blue and white model of this pattern in a hard glaze durable china made for the Middle Eastern...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Plates Platters Serveware Set Orange Onyx Blue Azul White Marble Hand-carved
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand-carved presentation plates in Orange onyx, Azul Macaubas Quartzite and Statuary marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L24 W20 H1.8 cm, Medium...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx, Quartz, Marble

Plates Platters Serveware Set of 3 Orange Amber Onyx White Marble Hand-carved
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in orange onyx, amber onyx and Calacatta marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small L 24, W 20, H 1.8 cm, medium L 30, W ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Marble

Plates Platters Serveware Set Green Orange White Onyx Marble Hand-carved Italy
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Green onyx, Orange onyx and White onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L24 W20 H1.8 cm, Medium - L30 W28 H1.8 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Plate Platter Serveware Set Amber Onyx White Calacatta Marble Hand-carved Italy
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Amber onyx and Calacatta marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24 W 20 H 1.8 cm, Medium - L 30 W 28 H 1.8 cm,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx, Marble

Plates Platters Serveware Set Orange White Onyx Grey Stone Marble Hand-carved
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Orange onyx, Grey stone and White onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L24 W20 H1.8 cm, Medium - L30 W28 H1.8 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx, Marble

Plates Platter Serveware Set White Onyx Blue Azul Marble Hand-carved Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in extra blue Azul Macaubas and white onyx. Polished finishing. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small – L 24, W 20, H 1.8 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx, Quartz

Plates Platters Serveware Set Orange Pink Stone White Marble Hand-carved Italy
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in orange onyx, pink Assisi stone and statuary marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small L 24, W 20, H 1.8 cm, Medium L ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx, Marble

Plates Platters Serveware Set Solid Pink White Onyx Marble Hand-carved Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in white and pink onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small – L 24, W 20, H 1.8 cm, medium – L 30, W 28, H 1.8 cm, big – L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx

Plates Platters Serveware Set White Orange Onyx Grey Stone Marble Hand-carved
By Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in White onyx, Grey stone and Orange onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L24 W20 H1.8 cm, Medium - L30 W28 H1.8 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx, Marble

Set of 10 French Black and White Creamware Plates of French Landmarks
Located in New York, NY
Set of 10 French (19th Century) black and white transfer creamware plates of historic French landmarks. (priced as set).   
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Black and White Transferware Marble or Cracked Ice Ironstone Plates, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A set of four early 19th Century English Ironstone, twelve sided plates in a ‘Marble’ pattern, sometimes called ‘Cracked Ice.’ A tissue printed sheet pattern, applied under the glaze...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Dinner Plates

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Ironstone

Plates Platter Serveware Set Green Onyx Blue Azul White Marble Hand-carved Italy
By Pieruga Marble, Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Green onyx, Azul Macaubas Quartzite and Statuary marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L24 W20 H1.8 cm, Medium ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dinner Plates

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Onyx, Quartz, Marble

Set of 15 Antique Continental Hand-Painted Pale Blue Porcelain Fish Set, C. 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of 15 Antique continental hand-painted pale blue porcelain fish service, circa 1890-1900. Pretty Dutch landscape and seascape scenes on each piece. 1 Platter: 2" H x 22 1/2" W x ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Dutch Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

21st Century Hand Painted Vietri Ceramic Table set Green and White Made in Italy
By Germana Scapellato
Located in Milan, IT
Vietri collection, Made in Italy. Vietri Ceramic table set hand made and hand decorated with horn good lucky, O'Curniciello, typical superstitious symbol par excellence. Ceramic plat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

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White Dinner Sets For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of white dinner sets for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct white dinner sets — often made from ceramic, porcelain and stone — can elevate any home. Find 85 antique and vintage white dinner sets at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 24 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. White dinner sets have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. White dinner sets bearing Modern or Art Deco hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Barberini & Gunnell, Pieruga Marble and Coralla Maiuri each produced beautiful white dinner sets that are worth considering.

How Much are White Dinner Sets?

Prices for white dinner sets can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, white dinner sets begin at $134 and can go as high as $18,500, while the average can fetch as much as $1,448.

Finding the Right Dinner Plates for You

Set the mood when you’re setting the table. The right antique and vintage dinner plates for the meals in your home can truly elevate the dining experience.

We haven’t had our own plate at dinner for very long. It wasn’t until the middle of the 19th century in Europe that individual dinner plates had become the norm, replacing the platters that diners had shared before them. Innovations at the dining table are believed to have been introduced by Italian noblewoman Catherine de’ Medici, who, when she married King Henry II of France in 1533, brought with her decorative table adornments for meals and fine tableware such as silver forks, replacing the fingers and knives utilized during dinner before her arrival. Italy was a bit faster on table settings, and, thanks to Catherine, tableware such as dinner plates would also replace the wooden trenchers and flat slabs of days-old bread that preceded them.

Today, while enthusiasts of mid-century modern furnishings might pine for vintage mismatched dinner plates — a mix of old and new can be refreshing — presenting ceramic vessels, glassware and decorative centerpieces that matched was once actually part of the point as setting the table became more refined during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And as Fornasetti dinner plates and Chinese porcelain tableware have long held weight as collector’s items and status symbols, your dinner dishes haven’t ever really been merely functional. From antique metal dishes and ornamental earthenware designed by celebrated English ceramics makers Wedgwood, dinner plates are statement-making works that bring elegance and likely stir conversation at your table.

Entertaining is an art form, and the kitchen bar island and dining room table in your space are cherished gathering places where families and friends convene and grow closer over good meals. Browse an extensive collection of antique and vintage dinner plates to pair with these important events today on 1stDibs.