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Small Sleeping Beauty Vase by Doa Ceramics
Located in Geneve, CH
Small Sleeping Beauty Vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: D8.9 x H8.9 cm Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes D15.2 x H15.2 cm   
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Vase, Ceramics by Hans Hedberg, Biot, France
By Hans Hedberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
A vase designed by Hans Hedberg in his studio in Biot. The vase is 11 cm high and in very good condition except from some minor marks and scratches. Hans Hedberg (1917-2007) Swed...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

European Studio Ceramist, Small Unique Vase in Glazed Ceramics, 1960s-1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
European studio ceramist. Small unique vase in glazed ceramics. Beautiful glaze in blue and brown shades, 1960s-1970s. Measures: 8 x 6.5 cm. In excellent condition. Signed.
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Amber Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Amber vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 6".   
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Amber Vase
  • Small Amber Vase
  • Small Amber Vase
  • Small Amber Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Obvara Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Obvara vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" (in) Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed.  
Category

2010s Belgian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Obvara Vase
  • Small Obvara Vase
  • Small Obvara Vase
  • Small Obvara Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Aqua Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Aqua vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 6".  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Aqua Vase
  • Small Aqua Vase
  • Small Aqua Vase
  • Small Aqua Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Green Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Green vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 6".  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Green Vase
  • Small Green Vase
  • Small Green Vase
  • Small Green Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Androgena Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Amber vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed.        
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Androgena Vase
  • Small Androgena Vase
  • Small Androgena Vase
  • Small Androgena Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Orange Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Orange vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" in Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 6" in.  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Orange Vase
  • Small Orange Vase
  • Small Orange Vase
  • Small Orange Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Salmon Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Salmon vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in sizes 6".  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Salmon Vase
  • Small Salmon Vase
  • Small Salmon Vase
  • Small Salmon Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Jade Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Jade vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" (in). Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in 6".  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Jade Vase
  • Small Jade Vase
  • Small Jade Vase
  • Small Jade Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Pink Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Pink vases by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" (in). Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in size 6".
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Pink Vase
  • Small Pink Vase
  • Small Pink Vase
  • Small Pink Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small White Stamped Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
White stamped vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" in Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Over-glazed. Also available in sizes 6" in.  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small White Stamped Vase
  • Small White Stamped Vase
  • Small White Stamped Vase
  • Small White Stamped Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Red Orange Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Red orange vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" (in). Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in size 6".  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Red Orange Vase
  • Small Red Orange Vase
  • Small Red Orange Vase
  • Small Red Orange Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Red Orange Vase
Located in Geneve, CH
Red orange vase by Doa Ceramics Dimensions: 3.5" (in). Materials: Ceramic. Technique: Hand-crafted. Freeform. Glazed. Also available in size 6".  
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Red Orange Vase
  • Small Red Orange Vase
  • Small Red Orange Vase
  • Small Red Orange Vase
H 3.5 in. Dm 3.5 in.
Small Carved Porcelain Bowl
By Lana Kova
Located in New York City, NY
Small carved porcelain bowl with multicolor inflections in glaze. Measures: 4” x 4” x 2.5”. Made in Tribeca, NYC, by artist Lana Kova.
Category

2010s American Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

  • Small Carved Porcelain Bowl
  • Small Carved Porcelain Bowl
  • Small Carved Porcelain Bowl
  • Small Carved Porcelain Bowl
H 2.5 in. Dm 4 in.
Small Ceramic Guinea Hen
Located in New York, NY
A charming group of ceramic guinea hens in different sizes and colors. These look great as singles or in a grouping, and are a wonderful accessory in a kitchen, family room or anywhe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Ceramic Guinea Hen
  • Small Ceramic Guinea Hen
  • Small Ceramic Guinea Hen
  • Small Ceramic Guinea Hen
H 6.75 in. W 7 in. D 4 in.
Claude Conover Small "Hootz" Vase
By Claude Conover
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A rare desktop Claude Conover in one of his Classic shapes and with a signature glaze and texture, 1970s.
Category

Vintage 1970s North American Organic Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Ceramic Bowl by Albert Green
Located in Dallas, TX
A potter and painter, Albert Green (1914 - 1994) earned an international reputation for his ceramics, stoneware, and canvases. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he studie...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of small Famille Rose Vase
Located in Natchez, MS
Small pair of famille rose vases with gilt lion head handles
Category

Antique Early 1900s Chinese Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Pair of small  Famille Rose Vase
  • Pair of small  Famille Rose Vase
  • Pair of small  Famille Rose Vase
  • Pair of small  Famille Rose Vase
H 10.25 in. Dm 4.5 in.
Small Transfer Ware Pot with Lid
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small Victorian transfer-ware pot with black ink and beveled lid. The Chinoiserie motif depicts a cascade of temples, urns, and flowers. Would serve equally well for both practical a...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Transfer Ware Pot with Lid
  • Small Transfer Ware Pot with Lid
  • Small Transfer Ware Pot with Lid
  • Small Transfer Ware Pot with Lid
H 7 in. W 6.5 in. D 6 in.
Small Crackled Totem by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Large Crackled Totem by Olivia Cognet Materials: Clay Dimensions: h Around 35 cm Available in different sizes, sets available. Totem Vases, lamps and sculptures with graphic...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Clay

Small Tempo Vase by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Small Tempo vase by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: Ø 22 x H 20 cm Each of Olivia’s handmade creations is a unique work of art, the snapshot of a precious moment ca...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Small Tempo Vase by Olivia Cognet
  • Small Tempo Vase by Olivia Cognet
  • Small Tempo Vase by Olivia Cognet
  • Small Tempo Vase by Olivia Cognet
H 7.88 in. Dm 8.67 in.
Set of 2 Small Antique Earthenware Tiles
Located in Leuven , BE
Set of 2 small antique earthenware tiles.
Category

Antique 15th Century and Earlier Ceramics

Materials

Earthenware

  • Set of 2 Small Antique Earthenware Tiles
  • Set of 2 Small Antique Earthenware Tiles
  • Set of 2 Small Antique Earthenware Tiles
  • Set of 2 Small Antique Earthenware Tiles
H 3.55 in. W 5.12 in. D 0.79 in.
Small Tempo Sculpture by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Small tempo sculpture by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: around 20-35 cm tall Available in different sizes, sets available. Tempo Dynamic sculptures decorated w...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Clay

Small Ceramic Bowl by Albert Green
Located in Dallas, TX
A potter and painter, Albert Green (1914 - 1994) earned an international reputation for his ceramics, stoneware, and canvases. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he studie...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Ceramic Mirror by Olivia Cognet
Located in Geneve, CH
Small ceramic mirror by Olivia Cognet Materials: Ceramic Dimensions: Large around 35-40 cm tall Each of Olivia’s handmade creations is a unique work of art, the snapshot of a p...
Category

2010s French Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small White Flower Vase by Toru Hatta
Located in Geneve, CH
Small white flower vase by Toru Hatta Unique Piece Dimensions: Diameter 8 x H 14 cm Material: Handmade Ceramic. Toru Hatta was both in Kanazawa in 1977. His love of antiques...
Category

2010s Japanese Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Set of 5 Small Dutch Ceramic Vases
By Pieter Groeneveldt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 5 small Dutch ceramic vases in assorted sizes and shapes. Beautiful handcrafted decorative pots with earth toned colors.
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Set of 5 Small Dutch Ceramic Vases
  • Set of 5 Small Dutch Ceramic Vases
  • Set of 5 Small Dutch Ceramic Vases
  • Set of 5 Small Dutch Ceramic Vases
H 6 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Small Ceramic Tiger Decorative Sculpture, Italy, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Very rare and unique Italian ceramic, very good original vintage condition. Tiger was produced in 1960s in Italy.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Unglazed Flower Vase by Toru Hatta
Located in Geneve, CH
Small unglazed flower vase by Toru Hatta Limited Edition of 3 Dimensions: Diameter 11 x height 18 cm Material: Handmade ceramic. Unglazed. Toru Hatta was both in Kanazawa in...
Category

2010s Japanese Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Pair of Small Gerold Porcelain Puttis
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Pair of porcelain puttis by Gerold.
Category

Vintage 1950s Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Portuguese Pallisy Style Small Plate with Alligator
Located in Natchez, MS
Pallisy style Portuguese plate.
Category

Antique 19th Century Portuguese Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Unique Mobach Utrecht Vase, 1960
By Mobach
Located in Achterveld, NL
Beautiful small ceramic clay vase from the Dutch manufacturer Mobach Utrecht in the 50/60 Signed with branded manufacturer's mark to underside: [Mobach Holland].  
Category

Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Ed Risak Small Sphere Traditional Raku Ceramic Sculpture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a lovely traditional raku ceramic titled small sphere by master ceramist Ed Risak. Dimensions: 8 height x 9.5 diameter in excellent condition. E...
Category

Late 20th Century Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small French Ceramic Flower Bowls, Set of 6
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely set of 6 small ceramic bowls made in France, 1960's. Dark brown clay bowl with interior light grey glaze and unique etched floral motifs on each. Perfect dessert bowl.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Round Chinese Export Trinket Dish or Coaster
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Small round Chinese export trinket dish or coaster Depicting a pink hibiscus flower. Size: 4.5”D x 1.25”H.
Category

Early 2000s Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Royal Copenhagen Floreana Small Ceramic Decorative Box
Located in Budapest, HU
Royal Copenhagen Floreana small ceramic decorative box This piece was designed in 1982 by Anna Marie Trolle for the Danish ceramic company Royal Copenhagen. This small, delicate bo...
Category

Vintage 1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Stephanie Kalan Studio Pottery Two Small Penguin Figures
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A rare and unusual vintage studio pottery small penguin figures Stephanie Kalan (1909-1978) probably dating from around 1950. The hand crafted figures are of a mother with her young ...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Pottery

Set of 4 Small White Bowl by Toru Hatta
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 small white bowl by Toru Hatta Limited Edition of 8 Dimensions: diameter 8.5 x height 8 cm Material: handmade ceramic Toru Hatta was both in Kanazawa in 1977. His love o...
Category

2010s Japanese Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Jan de Rooden Small Stoneware Bowl, the Netherlands
Located in Delft, NL
Jan de Rooden small stoneware bowl Jan de Rooden, J.W.M , Dutch ceramist Born in Nijmegen 1931- died in Amsterdam 2016, the Netherlands A salt glazed stoneware bowl. Turned by...
Category

20th Century Dutch Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

French Mid-20th Century Small Ceramic Pot
Located in Santa Monica, CA
French mid-20th century small ceramic pot.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Dish with Yellow Glaze by Otto Heino
By Otto and Vivika Heino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A small Studio Pottery dish by significant 20th century ceramicist Otto Heino. This example features the buttery yellow glaze Heino perfected after his wife’s death, a continuation o...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Sarreguemines, Majolica Small Character Jug, France, circa 1880
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Sarreguemines, Majolica large character jug. Smallest of the three types made, France, circa 1880. For over 28 years we have been among the Nation’s preeminent specialists in fine a...
Category

Antique 1880s French Victorian Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Midcentury Danish Modern Small Sugar Bowl, Denmark, 1960s
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a nice ceramic sugar bowl. Denmark, circa 1960s. Dimensions: 5" in D x 2.5" in H.    
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

  • Midcentury Danish Modern Small Sugar Bowl, Denmark, 1960s
  • Midcentury Danish Modern Small Sugar Bowl, Denmark, 1960s
  • Midcentury Danish Modern Small Sugar Bowl, Denmark, 1960s
  • Midcentury Danish Modern Small Sugar Bowl, Denmark, 1960s
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Set of 4 Small White Tea Cup by Toru Hatta
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 small white tea cup by Toru Hatta Limited Edition of 10 Price for set of 4 Dimensions: diameter 8.5 x height 9 cm Material: handmade ceramic.   Toru Hatta was both ...
Category

2010s Japanese Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Small Free-Form Bowl by Roger Capron
By Roger Capron
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Signed bowl by Roger Capron with colorful Pavé design (in Blue, Red, Yellow).
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

  • Small Free-Form Bowl by Roger Capron
  • Small Free-Form Bowl by Roger Capron
  • Small Free-Form Bowl by Roger Capron
  • Small Free-Form Bowl by Roger Capron
H 6.5 in. W 11 in. D 7.25 in.
Aluminia "Small Claus" Pepper Shaker in Faience
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Aluminia "Small Claus" pepper shaker in faience. In good condition. 14½ cm. high. Hallmarked.
Category

20th Century Danish Other Ceramics

Green Dots on Black Small Hand-Thrown Stoneware Bowl
By Lana Kova
Located in New York City, NY
Small hand-thrown stoneware bowl. Green dots on black glaze. Measures: 4.5” x 4.5” x 2.5”. Made in Tribeca, NYC, by artist Lana Kova.
Category

2010s American Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Green Dots on Black Small Hand-Thrown Stoneware Bowl
By Lana Kova
Located in New York City, NY
Small hand-thrown stoneware bowl. Green dots on black glaze. Measures: 4.5” x 4.5” x 2.5” Made in Tribeca, NYC, by artist Lana Kova.
Category

2010s American Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Art Nouveau Small Porcelain Vase Hand-Painted, 1930s
Located in Verviers, BE
Brilliant handmade hand Painted Art Nouveau small vase, 1930s. Wonderful Art Nouveau period/ handmade and hand-Painted in brilliant multi colours The piece is in excellent condi...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Nouveau Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

Minton Majolica Small Jardinière Flower Trough Singed, Dated 1871
By Minton
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Minton Majolica Small Jardiniere, realistically molded as a simulated water trough formed by faux wooden staves and pegs, overlain with budding Hawthrone branches, the corners formed...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Ceramics

Materials

Majolica

Axel Salto Small Budding Bowl Royal Copenhagen Denmark 20686 1950s
By Axel Salto
Located in Leicester, GB
Axel Salto small budding pot with stylised fruit and branches in brown olivin glaze with highlights. Incised signature to base with three wavy lines for Royal Copenhagen c1950s. Mode...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

Axel Salto Small Bowl Fruit and Leaves Unique
By Axel Salto
Located in Munich, DE
Axel Salto, Denmark. Small stoneware bowl from Axel Salto in brown, dark green and yellow with fruits and leaves in relief. Signed "Salto" and three waves from Royal Copenhagen in...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

20th Century Small Lessie Dog Sculpture, Italy, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Painted ceramic, very good original vintage condition. No damages or cracks. Beautiful and unique decorative sculpture. Lessie Dog Sculpture was produced in Italy. Only one dog avail...
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

20th Century Small Dalmatian Dog Sculpture, Italy, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Painted ceramic, good original vintage condition. Beautiful and unique decorative sculpture. Dalmatian Dog Sculpture was produced by Thun factory in Italy.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Terracotta

Three Small Neutral Toned Textured Ceramic Tea Tumblers
Located in New York, NY
Three small neutral toned textured ceramic tea tumblers. Contemporary.
Category

2010s Asian Organic Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Leopard Small Brown Vase, 20th Century, Europe, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Vintage glass in very good condition. The vase looks like it has just been taken out of the box. No jags, defects etc. Only one unique piece.  
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Glass

Antique Sage Green Wedgwood Jasperware Small Cup with White Overlay
By Wedgwood
Located in Toronto, ON
A stunning antique Wedgwood sage green jasperware small cup with white overlay.
Category

Mid-20th Century English Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Annikki Hovisaari, Small Vase, Glazed Stoneware, Arabia, Finland, 1950s
By Brita Heilimo, Arabia 1, Arabia
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vase / vessel produced by Arabia, Finland, 1950s. Designed and signed by Annikki Hovisaari.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Stoneware

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Small Ceramics For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of small ceramics available for sale. The range of distinct small ceramics — often made from ceramic, metal and silver — can elevate any home. We have 662 antique and vintage small ceramics in-stock, while there are 253 modern editions to choose from as well. Small ceramics have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of small ceramics to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco small ceramics are of considerable interest. Georg Jensen, Felicia Ferrone and Bo Jia for Middle Kingdom each produced beautiful small ceramics that are worth considering.

How Much are Small Ceramics?

Prices for small ceramics can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, small ceramics begin at $15 and can go as high as $75,000, while the average can fetch as much as $448.

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.