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Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass For Sale
Period: 19th Century
Period: 18th Century and Earlier
Period: 18th Century
Monumental Pair Porcelain Hunting Scene Vases w/ Platinum and Gilt Decoration
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent in scale and adorned with opulent detailing were created in 1876 and bear the signature of A. Carrier Hammer, these monumental baluster vases stand at an impressive heigh...
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19th Century Czech Neoclassical Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Gold

French Majolica Oyster Plate With Yellow Flowers, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
Unusual French Majolica oyster plate with yellow flowers and lemon on the center, circa 1890.
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1890s French Rustic Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic, Faience

Magot, original 19th century porcelain Buddha
Located in Vicenza, IT
Magot of exceptional size with tilting head, tongue and hands. Material made entirely of porcelain, with the exception of the "biscuit" hands. What are magots? The word magot comes from the French: barbary ape. They are male or female figures with oriental features. Usually the material used for the representation was painted or decorated porcelain. The subject depicted, in a good-natured and pleasant way, is Pu-Tai. The Chinese god of happiness and abundance. It is said that they brought good luck because, thanks to their head, tongue and jointed hands, they were able to warn earthquakes. They arrived in Europe between the end of the seventeenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth century thanks to the first connections between European merchants (Venetian in particular) and Chinese. In the following decades, they became a status symbol to be displayed in aristocratic homes. They found fertile ground in Europe thanks to the fashion for the exotic that developed in the Old Continent during the first decades of the eighteenth century. This fashion can be found in various objects of the time, not only in the Magot, see the toilet objects and lacquered furnishings decorated with the famous chinoiseries. In a few years, thanks to the increased demand, our factories also began working to satisfy this new form of collecting. From the German ones: Meissen, Dresden, Rudolstadt; to the French ones: Saint Claude Samson and Chantilly, to the Italian ones. True masterpieces were created throughout Northern Italy. The Piedmontese ones, made of papier-mâché, were then unusual. Authenticity: Completely intact to the naked eye and the infrared lamp...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Coppia Alzate Società Ceramiche Richard in Terraglia Serie "Pagliacci" fine 800
Located in Catania, IT
Coppia di alzatine della serie " Pagliacci "in terraglia colorata a smalto fine 800 della Richard prima di diventare Richard Ginori Le alzatine misurano: Larghezza diametro cm 23...
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1880s Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Majolica tray, Lombardy 19th century
Located in Brescia, IT
Majolica tray, Lombardy 19th century Elegant majolica tray with mixtilinear border and floral decorations. Dimensions 36.7 x 28 x 4 cm The work, like any of our other objects, wi...
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Early 19th Century Italian Other Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Maiolica

Pair Early 19th Century Worcester English Porcelain Griffins
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Pair early 19th Century Worcester English porcelain griffins decorated with a simulated bronze effect, on a shaped flat base decorated with gilding, a gilt & candle sconce on it’s ba...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Huge Pair Of Vases By Delphin Massier Vallauris 19th Century 93 Cm In Height
Located in charmes, FR
pair of large amphora vases with two ceramic handles with enamelled decoration of hollyhocks on an impressionist background signed under the base noted a repainted chip on the base o...
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic

Glass And Silver Gilt Wine Coolers By Hunt & Roskell
Located in New Orleans, LA
Reserved exclusively for the era’s most affluent, these exceptionally rare glass and silver gilt wine coolers by Hunt & Roskell embody the height of the mid-19th century’s grandeur a...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver

A Gillinder and Sons Lion Pattern Glass Service Philadelphia PA Second Half 19
Located in Buchanan, MI
A Gillinder and Sons Lion Pattern Glass Service Philadelphia, PA, Second Half 19th Century comprising compotes, goblets, an egg cup, sauce dishes, plates, platters, and other article...
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19th Century George III Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Crystal

Antique English Silver Plate Mounted Oak & Crystal 2 Bottle Tantalus, Circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Silver Plate Mounted Oak & Crystal 2 Bottle Tantalus, Circa 1880.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Crystal, Silver Plate

A Renaissance Style Faïence Coupe in The manner of Gien
By Gien
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Fine Renaissance Style Faïence Coupe in The manner of Gien. This impressive faïence coupe is of inverted bell shape with Renaissance style decoration of strapwork, mythical beasts, trophies and armorial...
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19th Century French Renaissance Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Georgian Mason's Ironstone Small Platter (B) in Basket Japan Pattern, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is an early Mason's Ironstone pottery small rectangular platter, hand painted in the very decorative basket Japan pattern, produced by the Mason's factory at Lane Delph, Staffor...
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Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ironstone

Late 19th Century German Historicism Baroque Style Silber Tray with Putti
Located in Münster, DE
Silver tray with pierced rim, decorated with putti, German 800/- silver, hallmarked crescent and crown Diameter 30 cm A charming and high-quality tray / serving plate / decorative ...
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1890s German Baroque Revival Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver

Bronze planter by Charles Christofle
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Silver-plated bronze planter, with children and cut glass in festoons. Charles Christofle (1805-1863). Orfevrerie Christofle, Tarif - Album (1842), model 2326, page 324, 3rd partie ...
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1890s French Art Nouveau Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Victorian sterling silver embossed card case, featuring Windsor castle
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian 925 sterling silver embossed card case, featuring Windsor castle relief. A Victorian silver card case with a 'castle-top' design, crafted by Edward Thomason in 18...
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1850s British Victorian Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver

19th Century French Glazed Terracotta Vessel
Located in Wembley, GB
A large terracotta vessel with partial iridescent glaze. French, 19C. Stock ref. #2232 Approx. 40 x 28 x 28 cm 15.7 x 11.0 x 11.0 "
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Late 19th Century French French Provincial Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Terracotta

Lumiera di S.Antonio late 19th century Ceramica Siciliana S.Stefano di Camastra
Located in Catania, IT
Lumiera of "Saint Anthony," in Ceramics of the Sicilian School of Santo Stefano di Camastra. The Lumiera comes with 18 small spout bowls arranged in 3 planes to hold the oil-soaked w...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic

Antique Victorian Silver gilt pair of spoons in a box.
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian Silver gilt pair of spoons in a box. Made in England, Sheffield, 1897 Maker: James Deakin & Sons (John & William F Deakin) Fully hallmarked. The measurements: Sp...
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1890s British Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver

Antique American “Bailey Banks” Hallmarked Sterling Silver Drinks Flask Ca. 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique American "Bailey, Banks & Biddle” Hallmarked Sterling Silver Round Drinks Flask, Circa 1880.
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Late 19th Century American Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Sterling Silver

George III Bat Wing Fluted Table Bowl by Peter Podio, London, 1790
Located in London, GB
An exceptional George III Bat Wing Fluted Table Bowl made in London in 1790 by Peter Podio. This beautiful piece stands on a square pedestal foot decorated with a bright cut band. ...
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18th Century English George III Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

George III Bread Basket by Nathaniel Smith & Company, Sheffield, 1806
Located in London, GB
An extremely rare & unusual George III antique silver Bread Basket made in Sheffield in 1806 by Nathaniel Smith & Company. The Basket has ...
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19th Century English George III Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

George III "Dolphin" Sauceboat by William & Patrick Cunningham, Edinburgh, 1815
Located in London, GB
A very rare George III "Dolphin" Sauceboat made in Edinburgh in 1815 by William & Patrick Cunningham from the Dr Christine & Jim Chance Collection of Sauceboats. This very rare piec...
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1810s Scottish George III Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

George III Water/Wine Ewer Made by Makepeace & Carter in 1778
Located in London, GB
A very fine George III Water/Wine Ewer made in London in 1778 by Makepeace & Carter The Ewer is of the Neo Classical form and stands on a domed circular foot. The main body is vase...
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18th Century English George III Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Pair of George III Neo Classical Wine Coasters by Robert Hennell, 1773
Located in London, GB
A very fine pair of George III Neo Classical Wine Coasters made in London in 1773 by Robert Hennell The Wine Coasters are circular in form with a spreading base, which is decorated ...
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18th Century English Neoclassical Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver

Antique Late 19th Century German Pottery Hand-Painted Covered Hen & Nest.
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique Late 19th Century German Pottery Hand-Painted Covered Hen & Nest.
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Late 19th Century German Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Pottery

Tisch-Weinfässchen mit Bacchusfigur als Deckelzier, Keramik, 3teilig, 19. Jh.
Located in Mönchengladbach, NW
Tisch-Weinfässchen mit Bacchusfigur als Deckelzier, Keramik, 3teilig, farbig bemalt und gebrannt, + Zapfhahn in Bronze, 19. Jh. H 45 cm, B 17 cm, L 24 cm
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19th Century Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Bronze

Pair of George I Britannia Standard Octagonal Pepper Casters by Samuel Welder
Located in London, GB
A Very Rare Pair of George I Britannia Standard Octagonal Pepper Casters Made in London in 1721 by Samuel Welder. The Pepper Casters are modelled in a plain octagonal form and stand...
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18th Century English George I Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver, Britannia Standard Silver

19th Century French Miniature Marble Chalice
Located in High Point, NC
A marble chalice made in 19th century France. This petite drinking glass displays a bright and sunny disposition, crafted with simple yet refined artisanal expertise. Veins of darker details run diagonally across the sandy-beige marble, creating an eye-pleasing flow upon its surface. Petite, yet making a loud statement, this antique chalice...
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19th Century French Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Stone

Antique Victorian Silver Three-Piece tea service set
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian Silver Three-Piece tea service set. Made in England, London 1864 Maker: Thomas Smily Fully hallmarked. Dimensions - Teapot: 24.5 x 15.3 x 15.3 cm Weight: 691 grams...
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1860s British Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver

Pair of George III Covered Barrel Tankards by William Bennett, 1789
Located in London, GB
An important & exceptionally rare pair of George III Covered Barrel Tankards, possibly for twins, made in London in 1789 by William Bennett. Both pieces are modelled in the "Barrel"...
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18th Century English George III Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

George I Octagonal Sugar Caster Made in London by Thomas Bamford I in 1726.
Located in London, GB
A Very Fine George I Octagonal Sugar Caster Made in London in 1726 by Thomas Bamford I. The Caster is of plain octagonal form and stands on a cast stepped foot which is decorated wi...
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18th Century English George I Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Primitive 19th Century Tabletop Butcher Block
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Primitive butcher block with iron banded accents on block feet. The perfect for size for cutting limes or lemons on the bar. 11"H x 9 1/2"W x 9 1/2"L PERIOD: 19th Century ORIGIN: T...
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19th Century American Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Iron

Antique 19thc Austrian Solid Silver, Enamel & Gem Set Figural Agate Bowl C.1880
Located in Ελληνικό-Αργυρούπολη, GR
Antique 19th century Austrian Renaissance revival style solid silver-gilt enamelled and gem-set figural agate dish, the agate bowl supported by an oval domed foot, beautifully champl...
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19th Century Austrian Renaissance Revival Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Agate, Silver, Enamel

Rare Pair of 19th Century Neoclassical Hand-Painted Satinwood Wine Coolers
Located in London, GB
A Rare Pair of Cellarettes in the Adam Manner Of elliptical form, constructed in Satinwood, hand painted with floral attributes, and 'Angelica Kau...
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19th Century English Neoclassical Revival Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Satinwood

Two fine handmade copper holders with lit, signed, circa 1750
Located in Aalsgaarde, DK
Two fine handmade copper holders with lit, signed, circa 1750 Meaurements: H. 19-22 Dia. 22-23 cm. H. 7.4-8.6 Dia. 8.6-9 in.
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18th Century Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Copper

Late 19th Century Milky White Opaline Bohemian Box. France 1850-1920
Located in Queens Village, NY
Get a hold of this beautiful antique box, and you may feel a part of the past in your hands. Between 1850 and 1900, French artisans crafted this beautiful opaline glass and copper box. The beauty of its milky white exterior and round, oval form cannot be overstated. It's vintage, so it'll add timeless elegance to any room. The size and quality of this translucent gem are both excellent: 8x11.5 cm. Imagine yourself transported to a time and place where elegance and grace ruled. This opaline glass jar has weathered the test of time, witnessing the world as it has changed and evolved around it. Collectors and enthusiasts alike will appreciate the opaline glass box's vintage allure and copper accents. Display it in your home or office to evoke nostalgia for a bygone era. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to own a piece of French antiquity. We are selling this beautiful art piece on different platforms; please check availability before purchasing. More photos may be provided if necessary. Storyteller: At a local estate sale, Emily fell in love with an opaline glass and copper box. Its milky white finish and oval shape stood out among the other items on display. By grasping it, she felt liberated. Emily put the ancient box...
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Late 19th Century French Late Victorian Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Crystal, Gold Leaf, Gold, Gold Plate, Enamel

19th Century Late Regency Pollard Oak Sarcophagus Form Cellarette
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th Century late Regency pollard oak sarcophagus form cellarette stamped Wilkinsons & Sons, 14 Ludgate Hill, the hinged lid enclosing a six division lined interior with brass ratche...
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19th Century Irish Regency Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Oak

Antique French Hand-Painted Majolica Porcelain "Beagles" Wall Pocket, Circa 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French hand-painted Majolica porcelain "Beagles" wall pocket, Circa 1890's.
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19th Century French Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Majolica

Trio of Porcelain, 2 Cups and 1 Saucer
Located in Lincoln, GB
Trio of porcelain, including 2 cups - one shallow one deep and 1 saucer A beautiful antique cup and saucer set, hand painted with gilt d...
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1820s British Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Continental Porcelain “Courting Couple”
Located in Lincoln, GB
'Courting Couple' Measure: 23cm height A beautiful example of Royal Derby porcelain, circa 19th century. With mark on base.
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1880s British Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Fine Porcelain Silver Mounted Teacup and Saucer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine porcelain silver mounted teacup and saucer, 19th century the exteriors finely painted with colorful floral arrangements, blue printed factory...
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19th Century Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Assortment of Vintage French Crockery
Located in Washington, DC
Assortment of vintage French crockery as vases, vessels, cooking mold, and creamers. Handmade vintage, 1880.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Pottery

Silver Gilt Portland Vase by Elkington & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This magnificent silver-gilt Portland vase was crafted by the pioneering silversmithing firm of Elkington & Co. The iconic classical scenes are chased up...
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19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Fine Porcelain Silver Mounted Tea Pot and Cover, 19th Century
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine porcelain silver mounted tea pot and cover 19th century possibly Meissan with underglaze blue crossed swords mark Measures: Height 7.62 in. (19.4 cm.)
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19th Century Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Victorian Large Sterling Silver Jug, London 1890
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian large sterling silver jug in the form of blackjack. Has engraved on the front “CR” initials with a crown in between the letters, followed by the date 1646 underneath. Maker: Cornelius Joshua Vander Made in London 1890 This beautiful antique jug...
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1890s British Victorian Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of 19th Century English Lamps
Located in London, GB
A very elegant pair of lamps, English, probably Copeland or Minton, in the French manner, Parian ware (unglazed porcelain). The group reminds one of summer, where two figures are eat...
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Late 19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of English Creamware Plates, 18th Century, from Important Danish Collection
Located in Aalsgaarde, DK
Pair of English creamware plates, 18th century, from important Danish collection H. 2 Dia. 21 cm H. 0.7 Dia. 8.2 in
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18th Century European Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Nice Late 19th Century Vienna Style Porcelain Vase of Venus
Located in New York, NY
A nice late 19th century Vienna style porcelain vase of Venus Depicting an oval picture of Venus in front, with raised gold floral and foliage designs surrounding the vase and two...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Belle Époque Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

French Louis XVI Style Mid-19th Century Three-Piece Centerpiece
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A grand scale and high quality French Louis XVI st. mid-19th century silvered bronze three piece center piece with all original mirror plates. The three pieces are raised by curved r...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Bronze

Antique Georgian Fruit Basket
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Georgian fruit basket Maker: TW &Co. ( unidentified ) Made in England, Sheffield, 1812 Fully hallmarked. Dimensions - Diameter x Hei...
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1810s British Georgian Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Sterling Silver

19th Century Meissen Porcelain Figure Group of the Drunken Silenus
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A Meissen Porcelain figure group of the Drunken Silenus, late 19th century, after the model by F E Meyer, the slumped figure on the back of an ass supp...
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19th Century German Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Chinese Cobalt Blue Porcelain Centerpiece
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very decorative 19th century Chinese cobalt blue porcelain centerpiece adorned with finely chased Louis XV st. ormolu mounts. The centerpiece is ...
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19th Century Chinese Louis XV Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ormolu

Pair of French Paris Porcelain Blue and White Chinoiserie Style Open-Work Vases
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful pair of French Paris porcelain blue and white chinoiserie style open-work vases. Each is beautifully hand painted with tiffany blue chinoiserie figures of a boy and girl in a field...
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1880s French Chinoiserie Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Empire Silver-Gilt Vase and Cover with Rooster Lid, France, 1798-1809
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique French silver gilt vase and cover / urn with rooster lid Mounted in Lapis Lazuli base with Rhodonite legs. With two goat-mask drop-ring handles. Maker: Nicolas Richard Mas...
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1790s French Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver

Fish Tureen
Located in Washington, DC
Salmon & Auberginne Painted Large Fish Tureen
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19th Century French Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Ceramic, Paint

Pair of French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu and Bronze Centerpieces
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of wonderful French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and patinated bronze centerpieces. Each is raised on a tripod ormolu base with canted corners and a central waterfall fut...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Victorian Sterling Silver Decorative Mug with Handle
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian sterling silver decorative mug with handle. Made in England, London, 1847 Maker: George Ivory Fully hallmarked. Approx. Dimensions - Length x width x heig...
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1840s British Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Silver

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Ormolu, Bronze and Baccarat Crystal Centerpiece
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and very unique French 19th century Louis XV st. ormolu, patinated bronze, and Baccarat crystal centerpiece. The centerpiece is raised by a stunning pierced base with supe...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Crystal, Bronze, Ormolu

Antique and Vintage Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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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