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Modern Porcelain

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Contemporary Set of 2 Soup Coupe Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Dafne soup coupe plate has a narrow pink and blue dotted rim surrounding a broad, delicate golden decor of stylised flowers; sub...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dinner Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this white craquelé edge dinner coupe plate from the Chestnut collection has an original golden craquelé rim emphasizing the brilliant...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Coralla's Mugs Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, Coralla's mugs are of her own design and a symbol of her work. This one, from the Scipione collection, is enameled on the outside wit...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dinner Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Apollo Bianco plate leads us into a magic world. Shades of blue lapis lazuli evoke the magic of oriental novellas. A fairytale is...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Fruit Bowls Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Apollo Bianco plate leads us into a magic world. Shades of blue lapis lazuli evoke the magic of oriental novellas. A fairytale is...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Soup Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo Soup Coupe plate is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical beauty and ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Salad Bowl Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo Salad Bowl is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical beauty and elegan...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Sultan Porcelain Dessert Plates Set of 6
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Made in Italy porcelain plates set of 6 dessert plates with Ottoman Sultans.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dinner Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this white craquelé edge dinner coupe plate from the Berry collection has an original golden craquelé rim emphasizing the brilliant wh...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Soup Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo Green Soup Coupe plate is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical beaut...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Costantinopoli by Vito Nesta for Les-Ottomans Set of 6 Dessert Plates
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Set of 6 dessert plates of our the most stunning tableware collections: Costantinopoli.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dessert Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Craquelé edge dessert coupe plate from the Berry collection has a unique golden crackled rim emphasizing the warm, berry-like dot...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Topkapi Set of 6 Porcelain Plates Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The magical atmosphere of the hidden places of the Ottoman Sultans this is what this collection represents Come and join in this mythologigal then unique trip.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dessert Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this pink drop edge dessert coupe plate from the Berry collection has an original golden drop edge decoration on the rim, emphasizing ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Maharam Pattern Porcelain Mug by Scholten & Baijings
Located in New York, NY
Pattern Porcelain Mug by Scholten & Baijings 003 Zinc Porcelain with Grid textile graphic. Matte exterior with gloss interior. Made in Japan by 1616 / arita Japan. Dishwasher safe. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

3 Piece Place Setting Coffee Cup, Saucer, Plate Hutschenreuther Blue Onion
Located in Nuernberg, DE
A beautiful setting of three china porcelain Hutschenreuther Blue Onion pieces, made in Germany, in the 1960s. All items are in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or flea bit...
Category

1960s German Vintage Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Coffee Cups and Saucer Gold Hand Painted Porcelain
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this tea cup and saucer, from the Scipione Collection, is decorated on the outside with African red enamel intertwined with small gol...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Teapot Hand Painted in Italy Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Berry teapot is entirely decorated with a dotted pink enamel. Measures: Teapot 20 x 12 x 14 H cm - 60cl - 20oz Piazza del Pop...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Versace Primavera Place Setting
Located in Manchester, MA
A classic versace place setting in the primavera pattern. Including, all available plates and the coffee cup and saucer.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Kenji Fujita for Tackett Associates, Porcelain Teapot with a Bamboo Handle
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Kenji Fujita for Tackett Associates. Porcelain teapot with a bamboo handle. Beautiful orange glaze. Dated 1953-56. Measures: 23 x 21 cm (incl. handle) In excellent condition. St...
Category

1950s Japanese Vintage Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Coralla's Mugs Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, Coralla's mugs are of her own design and a symbol of her work. This Michelangelo Coralla's mug is material and earthy, and like the gr...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dinner Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Caravaggio dinner plate underlines tradition thanks to its expressive decoration of big red, yellow and light-blue splotches, whe...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Costantinopoli by Vito Nesta for Les-Ottomans Set of 6 Dessert Plates Two
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Set of 6 dessert plates of our the most stunning tableware collections: Costantinopoli.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal, Christmas Plate in Porcelain from 1983
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal. Christmas plate in porcelain from 1983. In good condition. Signed. Diameter: 27 cm. Limited edition.
Category

1980s German Vintage Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dessert Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo Dessert Coupe Plate is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical beauty a...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

La Menagerie Ottoman Dessert Plates Set of 6 One
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
One of our best selling collections is now available in a set of 6 for your desserts Inspired by the wonderful world of the Ottoman Empire and the exotic animals that were living in...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dessert Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Apollo Bianco Dessert Plate has a brilliant night sky enamel decor intermingled with star-like gold dots. Set of 2 dessert coupe...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Charger Plate Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Craquelé Edge rim charger from the Confetti collection has an original golden crackled rim emphasizing the lively multi-color ena...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dinner Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Dafne dinner rim plate has a narrow pink and blue dotted rim surrounding a broad, delicate golden decor of stylised flowers; sub...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Fruit Bowls Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain this Michelangelo Fruit Bowl is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master. It conveys classical beauty and elegance thanks...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Georg Jensen Cobra Lunch Plate in Porcelain by Constantin Wortmann
Located in New York, NY
For the first time, Living Georg Jensen proudly presents a complete range of tableware by extending designer Constantin Wortmann’s swirling Cobra range to the dining table. Crafted f...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Charger Plate Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Chestnut charger plate has an original golden crackled edge emphasizes the warm sandy surface covered with little multicolor dots...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Coffee Cups and Saucer Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Apollo Bianco Coffee Cup & Saucer has a deep blue décor on the outside enriched by golden nuggets, like a starry night; the insid...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Fornasetti Plate-Box of Chocolates, Number 362, Themes & Variations
Located in Downingtown, PA
Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni plate-box of chocolates, Number 362, Themes & Variations, Atelier Fornasetti. A gold-colored variation of Fornasetti's Tema E Variazioni series...
Category

1990s Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Self Portrait Plate, 'Red/Blue', After Andy Warhol
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Limoges porcelain salad/dessert plate Measures: 8.2" diameter (210 mm) open edition custom gift-box This porcelain plate features Andy Warhol's iconic work from 1966 and come...
Category

2010s North American Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Topkapi Set of 6 Dessert Plates Made in Italy
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
The hidden places of the Ottoman Empire are perfectly represented in this collection set of 6 dessert plates.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dinner Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo Charger is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical beauty and elegance....
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Set 12 Porcelain Plates Adamo Black/White
Located in MILANO, IT
This set of twelve hand-decorated porcelain plates, as a whole, forms the figure of Adamo. You can use the ensemble for ornamental purposes or as wall plates, thanks to the two holes...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

La Menagerie Ottomane Dessert Plates Set of 6 Two
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
One of our best selling collection is now available in a set of 6 for your desserts Inspired by the wonderful world of the Ottoman Empire and the exotic animals that were living in ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Charger Plate Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo Charger is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical beauty and elegance....
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Tea Cups and Saucer Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo tea cup and saucer is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical beauty an...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

La Menagerie Ottomane Set of 4 Dessert Plates
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Exotical and tropical La menagerie ottomane is a stunning collection that will bright up your tables.   
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Coralla's Mugs Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, Coralla's mugs are of her own design and a symbol of her work. This one, from the Berry collection, is painted with a warm and brillia...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Coffee Cups & Saucer Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Caravaggio coffee cup and saucer is painted both inside and outside with red, yellow and light-blue splotches on a white enamel; ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Platter Gold Hand Painted Plate Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this craquelé edge coupe platter from the Berry collection has an original golden crackled rim emphasizing the warm dotted berry-like ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Mona Lisa Tray After Andy Warhol
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Limoges porcelain tray based on work "Untitled" (1981) Measures: 8 x 6.3 inches (20 x 16 cm) open edition artist's signature stamped on verso custom gift box This Limoges por...
Category

2010s North American Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Ginori Luke Edward Hall's "Il Viaggio Di Nettuno" Squared Pink Plate, 2022
Located in Cagliari, IT
The "Il Viaggi di Nettuno" pattern is inspired by Luke Edward Hall’s love of Greco-Roman mythology, and particularly Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, and his wife Salacia, the coll...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dessert Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Scipione dessert plate has the rim sprinkled with a light decor of golden dots and thin circles all around; all around the edge,...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Teacups and Saucer Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this blue marble tea cup and saucer is entirely decorated with a dotted blue yellow and green enamel. Set of 2 teacups and saucer, 10...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Coffee Cups and Saucer Gold Hand Painted Porcelain
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo coffee cup and saucer is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical beauty...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dessert Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Michelangelo green dessert coupe plate is material and earthy, like the great Renaissance Master's work. It conveys classical be...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Dessert Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Apollo Bianco plate leads us into a magic world. Shades of blue lapis lazuli evoke the magic of oriental novellas. A fairytale is...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Meissen Table Clock Modern Model 60886 Painted Flower, Peter Strang, circa 1981
Located in Vienna, AT
Meissen gorgeous rare table clock of finest manufacturing quality. Measures: height 38.5 cm (= 15.15 inches) diameter 17.5 cm (= 6.88 inches) Manufactory: Meissen Hallmarked: B...
Category

Late 20th Century German Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Fruit Bowls Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this Scipione fruit bowl has the rim sprinkled with a light decor of golden dots and thin circles; all around the edge, a narrow, Afr...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Set of 6 Rosenthal "Maria" Cream Soups w. Saucers
Located in San Francisco, CA
Cream soup cup, 9 oz fl - 5" diameter. Cream soup saucer, 7 " diameter.  
Category

Mid-20th Century German Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Salad Bowl Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Handcrafted in Italy from the finest porcelain, this blue marble Craquelé Edge salad bowl has an original golden crackled rim emphasizing the blue yellow and green decor outside and ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Contemporary Set of 2 Soup Plates Gold Hand Painted Porcelain Tableware
Located in Roma, RM
Hand painted in Italy from the finest porcelain, these Scipione red soup plates are enameled with a brilliant African red decor, enriched by intertwining golden nuggets and brushstro...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Signed Porcelain Set of Six Coasters '& Vessel' by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal
Located in New York, NY
This stunning signed coaster set was realized by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal in Germany, during the latter half of the 20th century. It features six coasters as well as a lidded bow...
Category

20th Century Modern Porcelain

Materials

Gold

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