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Neoclassical Dinner Plates

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Berlin/KPM Porcelain Dinner Service, King Wilhelm II Grape Motif
Located in Manchester, MA
There are 26 pieces in this assembled Berlin dinner service for Germany's last King of Prussia Kaiser Wilhelm II (1888-1918) It was made by hand and all the grapes around the rim ar...
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1890s German Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Bloor Derby Dessert Service, Neoclassical Pattern, Regency 1815-1820
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning dessert service made by Derby between 1815 and 1820, which was the Regency era. The service consists of one large diamond shaped dish, two smaller diamond dishes, ...
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1810s English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Josiah Spode 'Bridge of Lucano' Blue Transferware Dinner Plates Circa 1820 Set/6
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A set of six ‘Lucano’ or ‘Bridge of Lucano’ pattern dinner plates, Spode, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire England, Circa, 1820-1830 Blue on white transfer printed earthenware, showi...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Earthenware

12 Minton French Enamel Pate Sur Pate Artist Signed Marshall Dinner Plates
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This set of 12 Minton dinner plates exhibits the beauty and quality of Minton's top of the line offerings. The acid etched gold border frames the three neoclassical reserves of raise...
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1920s English Vintage Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set Dozen Wedgwood Creamware Dinner Dishes Made England 1904
Located in Katonah, NY
Made in 1904, the border design on this set of Wedgwood dinner dishes was inspired by designs in Josiah Wedgwood's mid-18th century First Pattern Book. The red berries and beige lea...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Coalport John Rose Pearlware Dessert Service, Orange with Silver Vines, ca 1800
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning and extremely rare dessert service made by John Rose at Coalport probably around the year 1800, shortly after Rose bought up the Caughley factory. It consists of a...
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Early 1800s British Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Pearlware

Set of 12 Val St. Lambert Danse De Flore Cranberry Overlay Dessert Plates
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A rare and amazing set of 12 gorgeous dessert plates with cranberry overlay, cut to clear with central star cut medallion and cameo cut frieze of Roman putti and angels embellished w...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Crystal

Equestrian Hunting Scene Plate in Green and Gold
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A green and gold ceramic plate of an equestrian hunting scene. This lovely piece features a thick green border with gold detail. The center of the plate depicts a team of hunters on ...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Gold

Ralph Lauren Academy Platinum Dinnerware, Set of 4 Place Settings
Located in New York, NY
A set of 4 (four) place settings in the academy platinum pattern by Ralph Lauren Home collection. Bone china. Signed. Imported, production period 1995-2002. Features a platinum/si...
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1990s Sri Lankan Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Spode Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Openwork Dessert Plates
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode neo-classical greek pattern blue openwork dessert plates, Ceres with a Priestess, Four Plates (4) Early 19th century From a large collection of Greek pattern Spode- more pi...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Pearlware, Pottery

Rare George III Set of 24 Antique Sterling Silver Dinner Plates - London 1806/08
By Henry Nutting
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1806 by Henry Nutting and Henry Nutting & Robert Hennell in 1808 (12 of each), this wonderful, George III period, set of 24 Antique Sterling Silver Dinner Pla...
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Early 1800s English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Sterling Silver

Dozen Neoclassical Ironstone Dinner Plates Made by Minton circa 1860
Located in Katonah, NY
This set of excellent dinner plates has bold decoration showing confronted griffons, urns overflowing with fruit and flowers, and cameos of Mercury, the Roman god of speed, all displ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Ironstone

Set of 12 Gilt Encrusted Service or Presentation Plates, Antique Limoges France
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive set of 12 ornate and highly decorated presentation plates from the storied Limoges France firm of William Guerin. Raised hand tooled gilding with a foliate urn design a...
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Gold

Creil Ét Montereau French Creamware École Militaire À Paris Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French faïence neoclassical transfer printed plate from Creil ét Montereau, circa 1820-1830. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting the École ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Ralph Lauren Hastings Ebony Dinnerware, Set of 8 Place Settings
Located in New York, NY
A set of 8 (eight) place settings in the Hastings Ebony pattern by Lauren/Ralph Lauren Home collection. Bone china. Signed. Imported; currently out of production. Features a black b...
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Early 2000s Thai Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Minton Extensive Pristine Dinner Service Cobalt Blue and Gold 231 Pieces
Located in Great Barrington, MA
It's always time to entertain! This is one of the most elegant and versatile patterns imaginable in a Classic and rare Minton cobalt blue pattern with raised paste gold on a white gr...
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1980s English Vintage Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Bloor Derby Dessert Plate, Neoclassical Pattern, 1815-1820 '1'
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning dessert plate made by Derby between 1815 and 1820, which was the Regency era. The plate has a beautiful Neoclassical decoration. We have a large dessert service...
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1810s English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Dessert Plate Bloor Derby, Neoclassical Pattern, 1815-1820 '2'
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning dessert plate made by Derby between 1815 and 1820, which was the Regency era. The plate has a beautiful neoclassical decoration. We have a large dessert service...
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1810s English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

42 Pieces Mikasa Ultima and Super Strong Silver Grey White Fine China Cameo
Located in Brea, CA
42 pieces Mikasa platinum ultima cameo super strong silver grey white fine china, marked on bottom, 12 pieces of 10.75" big dinner plates, 6 pieces of 9" soup bowls, 12 pairs of foot...
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20th Century American Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Minton for Tiffany Complete Dinner Service for 12 Caramel, White & Raised Gold
Located in Great Barrington, MA
As we approach the holiday season, this complete Minton for Tiffany dinner service for 12 will work with many decorating themes to dress up any event. The warm butterscotch border fr...
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Bloor Derby Set of 4 Dessert Plates, Neoclassical Pattern, Regency 1815-1820
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning set of 4 dessert plates made by Derby between 1815 and 1820, which was the Regency era. The plates have a beautiful Neoclassical decoration. The Derby factory, ...
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1810s English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Royal Worcester Cream & Multicolored Enamel & Gold Dinner Plates
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This lovely set of 12 Royal Worcester dinner plates have a warm, soft "earthy" colored enamel decoration highlighted in gold. The colors of seafoam green, salmon, sky blue and ivory ...
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1920s English Vintage Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Spode Bone China Botanical, ‘Dwarf Iris’, C. 1800
Located in Geelong, Victoria
Rare Spode bone china plate, well painted with a botanical specimen, titled to the back ‘Dwarf Iris’, within a wide gilt acanthus leaf and ball border. Marked ‘SPODE’ in purple in Ol...
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Early 1800s British Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Enamel, Gold Leaf

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Large Oval Dish or Platter #3517 from 1946
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Royal Copenhagen flora Danica porcelain hand painted in Denmark Large oval dish or platter model number 20/3517. With production stamp from 1946 and decorated with flower in Lati...
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1940s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Montereau French Creamware Faïence Le Palais Royal Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by Montereau, Creil, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depic...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

12 Cobalt Blue Dinner Plates
Located in Manchester, MA
This Set of 12 beautiful cobalt blue and gold bordered Dinner Plates were produced by Minton and retailed by David Collamore & Co, New York. With a slightly raised gold crust and it...
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Early 1900s English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Gold Plate

Spode Pottery Neo-Classical Greek Pattern Blue Set of Dinner Plates-33 Plates
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Pottery neo-classical Greek Pattern blue set of dinner plates-33 plates Zeus in His Chariot, Early-19th century The Spode pottery underglaze blue Greek pattern has a cent...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Pearlware, Pottery

PH Choisy French Creamware Vue de Fontainbleu à Paris Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by P&H Choisy, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting t...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Set of Twelve Meissen Porcelain Plates with Putti and Heavenly Scenes
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous and pristine set of twelve neoclassical style 19th century Meissen Porcelain plates hand painted with putti, fruit, garland, and heavenly scenes. The center of each plate ...
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1860s German Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Sauce Boat or Pitcher #3556 from 1980-1984
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Porcelain hand painted in Denmaerk Sauce Boat or Sauce Pitcher model number 20/3556. With manufactor stamp from the period 1980-1984 decorated with...
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1980s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Ralph Lauren Home Black Spectator Black Rim Soup Bowls, Set of 4
Located in New York, NY
A set of 4 (four) rim soup / pasta bowls in the Spectator black pattern by Ralph Lauren Home. Porcelain. Signed. Made in Portugal, circa 1995-1996. White with black wide strip...
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1990s Portuguese Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Silver

Creil Neoclassical French Creamware Palais des Beaux Arts Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate, Creil, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting the Palais des Be...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

Materials

Creamware

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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1910s English Vintage Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Coalport Cobalt Blue & French Enamel Dinner Plates
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A beautiful set of 12 Coalport dinner plates with subtly shaped rims and acid-etched gold borders. The distinctive deep blue enamel ground is contrasted with white "French Enamel" e...
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Early 20th Century British Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Paste, Porcelain

12 Coalport for Tiffany 1899 Gold, Ivory and Cobalt Blue Dinner Plates
By Coalport for Tiffany
Located in Great Barrington, MA
A set of 12 rare Coalport, made for Tiffany and Co. dinner plates featuring six alternating reserves of two colors of cobalt blue enamel with profuse raised paste gold overlay. The p...
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1910s English Vintage Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Montereau Creil French Creamware Faïence d’Aix en Provence Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by Montereau, Creil, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depic...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Antique German Porcelain Twelve Piece Dessert Service
Located in London, GB
Antique German porcelain twelve piece dessert service German, c. 1880 Measures: Seven flat plates: Height 2cm, diameter 22cm Four raised plates: Height 6.5cm, diameter 25cm Large...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Cobalt Blue Diner Plate Set
Located in Manchester, MA
A set of 12 Cobalt blue dinner plates by Aynsley England. This beautiful set of Bone China has a Cobalt blue rim with 24 karat raised gold and foliage outlines. The makers mark o...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Striking Black and Gold Dessert Service 34 Pcs. Antique Royal Worcester England
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fine and formal hard to find black ground fine china dessert service from one of England's oldest and finest manufacturers: Royal Worcester. This unique set features a 24 karat gil...
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Early 1900s British Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Gold, Enamel

Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Salad Plates
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Pottery Neo-classical Greek Pattern Blue Salad Plates, Refreshment for Phliasian Horseman (Set of Fifteen) Early 19th Century From a large collection of Spode Greek Patte...
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Early 18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Pottery, Pearlware

Set of 12 Spode Copeland Dinner Plates
Located in Manchester, MA
A set of 12 Spode Copeland porcelain dinner plates with a broad 24 carat gold laurel decorated border on white background.
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20th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Ralph Lauren Appetizer Plates White and Gold Porcelain, 1990s
Located in New York, NY
A 1990s vintage set of six (6) appetizer or bread and butter white porcelain plates with gold detail from American fasion design house Ralph Lauren, 1995. Plates in the "Academy" pat...
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Gold

Stone, Coquerel et Le Gros French Creamware Neoclassical Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate from Stone, Coquerel et Le Gros, circa 1820-1830. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, de...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

Handsome Derby plate, Billingsley type flowers, c. 1790
Located in Geelong, Victoria
Derby plate with spiral fluted rim, superbly painted with a central large group of flowers, including pink rose and various poppies, in the manner of William Billingsley, the rim wit...
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1790s British Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Enamel, Gold Leaf

12 Royal Doulton "Powder Blue" W/ Raised Gold Dinner Plates
Located in Great Barrington, MA
These aren't the typical set of dinner plates from Royal Doulton. This set of 12 are decorated with thick raised paste gold over a "lapis lazuli" type of decoration which distinguish...
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Early 20th Century British Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Dinner Plate Set
Located in Manchester, MA
This elegant set of 12 Lenox dinner plates has a cobalt blue border with a 24-karat gold rim. Made by Lenox and retailed by Marshall Field & Company in Chicago. Made in the US, circa...
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Early 1900s North American Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Gold and Pink Floral Painted Ceramic Plate with Scalloped Edges
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Beautiful floral plate with scalloped edges. The piece features roses and other flora throughout and gold designs around the rim and in center. The bottom reads: Gold Castle made in ...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Neoclassical Creil Creamware Plate
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical Creil creamware plate. Antique black and white plate "Battaile de Fontenal Année 841" with medallions border. Impressed markings for Creil. France, circa 1800 Dimension...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

Materials

Creamware

Neoclassical Porcelain Gilded Tureen Made Mid-20th Century
Located in Katonah, NY
This lovely soup tureen is decorated with two finely wrought gold bands of raised silhouettes of children in a celebratory procession. It is joyous! Some of the children play musical...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

12 Royal Crown Derby Neoclassical Dinner Plates with Profuse Raised Paste Gold
Located in Great Barrington, MA
There is great and then there is magnificent and these plates made by Royal Crown Derby qualify as magnificent! This set of 12 dinner plates exhibit all of the characteristics of the...
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Early 1900s English Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Gold

Ralph Lauren Home Sophie Dinnerware Set ~ 12 Pieces
Located in New York, NY
A 12 piece set of dinnerware by Ralph Lauren Home in the Sophia floral pattern, a Romantic pattern of gray/pale green scattered flowers on white, complemented by platinum trim. D...
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Early 2000s Sri Lankan Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Ceramic

Set of 12 Coalport Green Dessert Plates w/ Neoclassical Raised Gold Medallions
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Set of 12 Coalport shaped rim green dessert plates with profuse raised paste gold depicting neoclassical motifs and musical Instruments. The forest green ground is embellished with f...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain, Paste

12 Royal Crown Derby Cobalt Blue Neoclassical Dessert Plates
Located in Great Barrington, MA
An unusual set of 12 Royal Crown Derby dessert plates featuring an elegant and restrained central subject of subtly different urns with floral decoration encircled with swags of gold...
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Early 20th Century British Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Paste, Porcelain

Eleven Antique English Dinner Plates, Cobalt Blue Gilded Musical Instruments
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare and wonderful custom set of 11 plates from Copeland Spode England. Rich Cobalt Blue Extended Collars featuring raised gilt encrusted cartouches of musical instruments. Custom ...
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1910s British Vintage Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Gold, Enamel

Imperial German Porcelain Plate Neoclassical KPM Berlin
Located in Essex, MA
Berlin porcelain KPM deep plate of the imperial period, 1914 --All hand-painted and signed by Artist --Iron cross, Imperial crown, --Ribboned neoclassical oak and Laurel Wreath...
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Early 20th Century German Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

PH Choisy French Creamware Neoclassical Fontainbleu à Paris Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by P&H Choisy, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting t...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

PH Choisy French Creamware Neoclassical Temple à Paris Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French Neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate produced by P&H Choisy, circa 1824-1836. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting t...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

PH Choisy French Creamware Neoclassical Palais à Paris Architecture Plate
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A French neoclassical faïence transfer printed creamware plate, circa 1820-1830. A black transfer of an architectural image on a creamware body, depicting the Palais de la Chambre...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Creamware

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