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Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

CHINOISERIE STYLE

Emerging in the 17th century, chinoiserie appropriated the aesthetics and imagery of popular East Asian design for European-made versions. Reflecting the exoticization of China, Japan and other countries in this era, the word directly translates from French to “Chinese-esque,” which reveals its shortcomings as a style of furniture and decor that often stereotypically and reductively mimics Asian culture rather than showcasing and paying tribute to its artistic traditions.

The enthusiastically decorative chinoiserie style was propelled by influential tastemakers including French King Louis XIV, whose Trianon de Porcelaine in 1670 was inspired by Chinese architecture. Expanded trade between the East and West led to a demand for porcelain, lacquer objects, silk and other goods, which further informed the fanciful furniture being crafted in Europe.

Artisans working in the chinoiserie style used materials and elements like pagoda shapes, bamboo, lacquer surfaces, bird and flower motifs and other interpretations of Asian design on pieces that were frequently set against vibrant wallcoverings. This whimsical approach yielded chinoiserie furniture that boasted dramatic flourishes drawing on the natural world and reflected the dominance of Rococo during the 18th century.

As chinoiserie was shaped by approximations of Asian design by European creators, it had regional variations, such as Chinese Chippendale in England where cabinets, chairs and tea tables had wooden fretwork designs and “japanned” surfaces intended to resemble lacquer work that was created in East Asia. In North America, furniture makers in Boston and New York integrated chinoiserie-painted scenes into Queen Anne furniture.

Antique chinoiserie furniture has continued to be fashionable, from its popularity with decorators of the Hollywood Regency era — James Mont, Tommi Parzinger, William Haines and Samuel Marx favored the style — to contemporary interior designers, although it brings with it a complex history.

Find a collection of chinoiserie bedroom furniture, cabinets, decorative objects and more on 1stDibs.

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Style: Chinoiserie
Rare and Fine Antique English Spode Ironstone Kakiemon Decor Warming Dish
Located in Charleston, SC
Exceedingly rare antique English Spode ironstone Kakiemon decor warming dish. A/F slight clips to leaf near handle. Pattern number as recorded o...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

19th Century French Faience Chinoiserie Platter Angouleme
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century Majolica Chinoiserie Platter signed Angouleme.
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1890s English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Mason's Ironstone Cabinet Plate in Rare Muscove Duck Pattern, circa 1825
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a beautifully hand painted shaped Plate in the rare Muscove Duck pattern by Mason's Ironstone, Lane Delph, England, dating to circa 1825. The piece is well potted with a sta...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

19th Century French Faience Chinoiserie Platter Angouleme
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century Majolica Chinoiserie Platter signed Angouleme.
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1890s English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Georgian Masons Ironstone Serving Dish in Fence Rock & Tree gilded Ptn, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone Serving Dish or Platter in the Fence, Rock and Tree gilded pattern, from their earliest George IIIrd period, circa 1818. The piec...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Pair of 19th Century French Faience Chinoiserie Platters Angouleme
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of 19th Century Majolica Chinoiserie Platters signed Angouleme.
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1890s English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Georgian Mason's Ironstone Oval Dish in Table & Flower Pot Pattern, circa 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good hand painted Mason's ironstone small oval dish, in the table and flowerpot gilded pattern, from their earliest George IIIrd period, circa 1818. The piece is well pott...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Herend "Poisson" Hand Painted Polychrome Porcelain Cake Plate, Hungary, Modern
Located in Cagliari, IT
Magnificent hand painted Herend porcelain potiche in "Poisson" decor, in the classical "Osier" shape. This colorful fish decoration of Chinese origin, charming and chromatically viv...
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2010s Hungarian Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

English Creamware Large Shaped Chinoiserie Dishes
Located in Downingtown, PA
Creamware Large Dishes with Chinoiserie Decoration, Circa 1775-85. The large creamware dishes have a shaped rim with a slightly molded raised rim. The center has a Chinoiserie desi...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Creamware, Pottery

Georgian Masons Ironstone Desert Plate in Pink Rose on Stem & Rock ptn, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone Desert Plate, in the Pink Rose on stem with Rock gilded pattern, from their earliest George IIIrd period, circa 1818. The piece is...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Antique Shell Shape Paper Mache & Mother of Pearl Crumb Tray
Located in Seguin, TX
Circa 1890's black paper mache crumb tray. Scalloped shell shape with mother of pearl inlay in cherry blossom pattern and the letter B. No markings...
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Late 19th Century Unknown Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Mother-of-Pearl, Paper

Masons Ironstone Large Dinner Plate in rare Muscove Duck & Fence Ptn, Ca 1840
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a beautifully hand painted Large Dinner Plate in the rare Muscove Duck and Fence pattern by Mason's Ironstone, Lane Delph, England, dating to circa 1840. This large Dinner P...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Masons Ironstone Oval Platter in Gold Pheasants Peony & Fern pattern, Ca 1820
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone oval Platter, in the Gold Pheasants, Peony & Fern pattern, dating to the late Georgian period circa 1820. The piece is well pott...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Georgian Masons Ironstone Desert Plate in Fence Rock & Tree gilded Ptn, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone Desert Plate, in the Fence, Rock and Tree gilded pattern, from their earliest George IIIrd period, circa 1818. The piece is well p...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Blue and white tureen att. to Turner's of Lane End
Located in East Geelong, VIC
This good sized blue and white tureen is attributed to Turner's of Lane End, in Staffordshire. It is decorated with the printed pattern later known as Tur...
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1790s English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

Very early Turners Patent Ironstone Plate in Water Lily & Willow Ptn, Ca 1803
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a finely hand painted Stone China ( Ironstone) Plate or Dish made by John Turner of Lane End, Staffordshire very early in the 19th Century, Circa 1800 to 1806. The piece is ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Georgian Masons Ironstone Large Platter in Fence Rock & Tree Pattern, circa 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone large Platter or Meat Plate, in the Fence, Rock and Tree gilded pattern, from their earliest George III rd period, circa 1818. Thi...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Georgian Masons Ironstone Large Platter (#2) in Fence Rock & Tree Ptn, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone large Platter or Meat Plate, in the Fence, Rock and Tree gilded pattern, from their earliest George IIIrd period, circa 1818. The ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Georgian Masons Ironstone Large Platter in Table & Flowerpot Pattern, circa 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone large Platter or Meat Plate, in the Table and Flowerpot gilded pattern, from their earliest George IIIrd period, circa 1818. The p...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Georgian Mason's Ironstone Drainer Plate in Fence Rock and Tree Pattern, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good hand painted Mason's ironstone Drainer or Strainer Plate, in the Fence, Rock and Tree gilded pattern, from their earliest George III rd period, circa 1818. The p...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Early PAIR Mason's Ironstone Side Plates in Oriental Pheasant Pattern, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very decorative PAIR of Side Plates by Mason's Ironstone, Lane Delph, England in the Oriental Pheasant pattern, dating to the early period of Mason's ironstone, circa 1818....
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Chinoiserie Gilt Garden Tray, circa 1920
Located in Chicago, IL
This large metal tray dates to the early 20th century and is decorated with a gold-and-black design in the Chinoiserie style. A black lacquer finish ...
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Early 20th Century French Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Metal

Vintage Chinoiserie Elite Gold Aviary and Blossoms Trays - 8 Pieces
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Amazing vintage Elite gold metal tray creates a layer of “art” and interest wherever it is placed. Small in scale but brimming with style, this tray de...
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1960s English Vintage Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Metal

Georgian Mason's Ironstone Sweetmeat Dish or Plate in School House Ptn, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a rare ironstone pottery Sweetmeat Dish or Serving Plate, made by the Mason's factory at Lane Delph, Staffordshire, England and beautifully decorated in the Rose & Apple pattern commonly known as the School House pattern, fully stamped and dating to the early 19th Century, circa 1818. The dish is well potted as a shell dish with C scroll moulded edges and would probably have been part of a Desert Service...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

1874 Minton Chinese Blue and White Transferware Platter
Located in Sheffield, MA
An antique 19th century Minton Chinese blue and white transferware platter. It has a lovely pastoral scene. The underside is marke...
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19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Pottery

Georgian Spode Stone China Side Plate in Oriental Pheasant Pattern, Circa 1820
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very decorative side plate by Spode, made of Stone China (Ironstone) decorated in the Oriental Pheasant pattern, dating to the Georgian period of circa 1820. The plate is circular in shape with a notched rim and is decorated in one of Spode's most vividly coloured and sought after chinoiserie patterns, the "Oriental Pheasant" pattern 2977, a very similar pattern being made by Mason's Ironstone The pattern would have been transfer printed in underglaze blue, then finely hand-painted in bold enamels, with a particularly colourful and distinctive border design. Early Spode pieces like this one are always well painted. The base has the blue printed Spode Stone China...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Decorative Cloisonne Plate, China, 1980s Vintage Brass & Enamel Plate
Located in Bastogne, BE
Large Chinese plate depicting peonies and a bird in cloisonne technique. 1980s. This vintage plate in blue and green will add elegance to your ...
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1980s Chinese Vintage Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Brass, Enamel

English Serving Platter with Asian Scene Motif
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very nice black and white ceramic English serving platter with Asian scene motif. From the Podmore, Walker & Co. makers. This item has the Corean design and brand's seal in the back....
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

North Staffordshire Oval Platter Transferware in the Blue Willow Pattern
Located in Lomita, CA
This blue and white porcelain oval transferware platter is from North Staffordshire in the "Willow" pattern. It is in wonderful condition and measures 1...
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Mid-20th Century English Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Early Mason's Ironstone Side Plate in Oriental Pheasant Pattern, Ca 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very decorative Side Plate by Mason's Ironstone, Lane Delph, England in the Oriental Pheasant pattern, dating to the early period of Mason'...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Gilt decorated Queen gothic papier mache tray
Located in East Geelong, VIC
This very decorative and striking Queen gothic papier mache tray is decorated with inlaid abalone shell and a fantastic gilt chinoiserie scene to the central cartouche which itself i...
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1840s English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Paper

Copeland-Spode Large Ironstone Platter in Chinese Figures pattern, Ca 1900
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a beautiful very large Platter or Meat Plate by Copeland (formerly Spode) in a very decorative hand painted Chinese figure pattern, dating to the turn of the late 19th Centur...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Pottery

Spode Antique Printed and Over-Painted Cabinet Plate Dated 1914
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A good quality antique English Spode porcelain cabinet plate decorated with a chinoiserie landscape of two exotic birds perched on a flowering prunus tree dated 1914. The small sized...
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1910s English Vintage Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

French Majolica Wire Basket Gien circa 1890
By Gien
Located in Austin, TX
French Majolica wire basket Gien circa 1890. Chinoiserie scene with pagoda.
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1890s French Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Wire

English Ironstone Chinoiserie Platter, circa 1890
Located in Austin, TX
English ironstone platter circa 1890. Chinoiserie or Imari style, decorated with flowers.
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1890s English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Large Blue and White Porcelain Peacock Bowl Vintage Collectible Japan
By Toyo
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage collectible large blue and white porcelain bowl. This beautiful Japanese bowl is hand painted in blue and white with a beautiful scene of a peacock on a tree. "Blue Peacock Collection". It features blue and white floral design with a peacock in the center, and brown-trimmed scalloped edge. If you are a lover of blue and white porcelain, this bowl is the perfect addition to your collection. Perfect for display or using as a centerpiece. Signed in the back. Measures: 2.5 inches tall, and is 10 inches in diameter. Condition, one small chip, see pictures. Toyo. Andrea by Sadek...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Wedgwood Chinoiserie Plate
Located in New York, NY
Wedgwood chinoiserie shallow-bowled plate with lobed peach slip edge. Fantastical rose apricot, peach and pale yellow and green decoration with fa...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Creamware

Early New Hall Porcelain Dish with Boy in Window Ptn No.425, circa 1800
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a hard paste porcelain Dish or small platter by New Hall dating to very early 19th century, circa 1800. This dish or platter is well potted on a low foot. The decoration i...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Antique 18 Pc Stephan Folch Bamboo & Basket Han Painted Ironstone China Set 1825
Located in Dayton, OH
Circa 1820 Stephen Folch dinner set in Bamboo & Basket pattern with Royal Arms mark, Circa 1825 Each piece has a light grey-blue glaze and has been beautifully and carefully hand-...
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1820s Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Chinoiserie Hand Painted Papier Mâché Japanned Florentine Drink Serving Tray
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A fine chinoiserie japanned serving tray with a floral and figurative motif. This beautiful tray will be perfect for serving drinks at your next cocktail party. Created from papier m...
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19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Paint, Paper

William Ridgway English Staffordshire Transferware Platter, Flosculous Pattern
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A black on white transfer printed floral platter in the Flosculous pattern, William Ridgway & Co., Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire England, circa 1830-1854. A gently scalloped black-printed platter in an unusual borderless pattern. Alternating floral sprays extend outward — from a three part scroll motif in the center — up the well and onto the rim of the plate. The term ‘flosculous’ means having flowerets or composite-flowered. This stylized pattern feels very modern. 19 in. L x 15.25 in. W x 1.75 in H A printed urn...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Earthenware

Georgian Ironstone Dish by Hicks & Meigh in Chinese Landscape Pattern circa 1818
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good ironstone (stone china) Desert Dish, in the Chinese Landscape pattern, circa 1818, which we attribute to the factory of Hicks and Meigh of Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshi...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

19th Century Spanish Sargadelos Ceramic Transferware Octagonal Serving Plate
Located in Madrid, ES
The origin of Sargadelos Ceramics goes back to the early 19th century in Spain's northern province of Galicia. Industrialist Antonio Raimundo Ibáñez had already established a thriving metalworks foundry in the rural Santiago de Sargadelos parish, when in 1806 he expanded his business into chinaware manufacturing when conflicts with Great Britain ceased the importation of the popular, bright white “Bristol...
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Late 19th Century Spanish Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Blue and White Willow Pattern Warming Dish
Located in New York, NY
Blue and white willow pattern warming dish. Antique transfer willow pattern with deep warming chamber for hot water with spout. England, circa 1820-1840. ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Pottery

Porcelain Large Meat Platter with Matching Drainer "Chinoiserie" Design
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is an amazingly large meat platter with hand painted chinoiserie style polychrome enamel decoration, 19th century. The 2 piece set includes the...
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19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Enamel

Blue and White Dutch Chinoiserie Platter
By Delampetkan Factory
Located in New York, NY
Blue and white Dutch chinoiserie platter. Antique Dutch platter in chinoiserie style with silver salver shaped border. Underglaze markings in blue "L...
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Pottery

Chinese Export Platter
Located in Miami, FL
Chinese export platter. Mille fleur pattern.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Blue and White Delft Charger Early 18th Century Netherlands Circa 1720
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this early 18th-century Dutch Delft charger painted in cobalt blue with a scene showing a lady seated in a garden. The border is decorated with linked concen...
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Mid-18th Century Dutch Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Delft

19th century English Large Faience Serving Platter with Chinoiserie Scene
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A 19th century English octogonal faience serving platter with scalloped rim decorated in red with a chinoiserie scene. The central scene depicts a table ornamented with pierced Chinese...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Faience

Delft Polychrome Charger
Located in Greenwich, CT
Finely painted Delft charger depicting an imaginary Japanese landscape set with a weeping cherry tree and a tea house, with a lovely use of mustard, teal and red.
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1760s English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

English Delft Charger
Located in Greenwich, CT
Good quality 18th C English blue and white Delft charger depicting cottages on a river.
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1760s English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

19th C. Porcelain Large Meat Platter with Matching Drainer "Chinoiserie" Design
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is an amazingly large meat platter with hand painted chinoiserie-style polychrome enamel decoration. The 2-piece set includes the rare matching...
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19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Enamel

Large Matched Collection of Dragons in Compartments Coalport Porcelain
Located in Stamford, CT
An extensive matched collection of 41 Coalport dragons in compartments porcelain. This pattern known as the Bengal Tiger pattern. There are some slight...
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19th Century English Antique Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Chinoiserie platters and serveware for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Chinoiserie platters and serveware for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage platters and serveware created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include serveware, ceramics, silver and glass, folk art, asian art and furniture and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with ceramic, ironstone and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Chinoiserie platters and serveware made in a specific country, there are Europe, England, and United Kingdom pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original platters and serveware, popular names associated with this style include Mason's Ironstone, Copeland Spode, Gien, and Spode. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for platters and serveware differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $147 and tops out at $9,500 while the average work can sell for $700.

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