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Modern Platters and Serveware

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Charger Plate Platters Serveware Orange Set Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from orange onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx mak...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Onyx

Nambe Modernist Aluminum Pepper Grinder, Pepper Mill by Neil Cohen 2009 America
Located in Miami, FL
Neil Cohen designed this modernist polished Aluminum Pepper Grinder, Pepper Mill, Pepper Shaker in 2009 for Nambe. Makers Mark at the Base: Nambe MT0195, 2009 Neil Cohen. In origi...
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Early 2000s American Modern Platters and Serveware

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Aluminum

Zhuang, Oval Tray in Saddle Extra Leather Camel
Located in New York, NY
In Chinese ‘zhuang’ means to protect something precious. The collection of Zhuang containers designed by Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau consists of a series of of small treasure chests ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Walnut, Leather

Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal, Two Lotus Porcelain Serving Dishes
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal. Two Lotus porcelain serving dishes decorated with light blue lotus leaves. 1980s. Largest measures: 33.5 x 20 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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1980s German Vintage Modern Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal. Two Lotus Porcelain Serving Dishes, 1980s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad for Rosenthal. Two Lotus porcelain serving dishes decorated with light blue lotus leaves. 1980s. Largest measures: 33.5 x 20 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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1980s German Vintage Modern Platters and Serveware

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Porcelain

Plates Platter Serveware Set Pink Onyx Imperial Grey Marble Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Imperial grey marble and pink onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24 x W 20 x H 1.8 cm, Medium - L 30 x W 28 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Onyx, Marble

Contemporary Modern, Kubbe Large Round Cake Stand, Varnished SilverNickel Plated
Located in İstanbul, İstanbul
Kubbe collection was designed with inspiration from the domes of the courtyards, shops and workshops of the Grand Bazaar, which has been the center of silver-smiting in Istanbul for ...
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2010s Turkish Modern Platters and Serveware

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Brass, Nickel

Contemporary Jesmonite Platter, Curved Platter by Malgorzata Bany
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary Jesmonite platter - Curved platter by Malgorzata Bany Design: Malgorzata Bany Material: Jesmonite stone (resin based plaster) Dimensions (in): 12.5 x 6.29" Dimen...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Platters and Serveware

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Cast Stone

White Marble Elipse Cheese Boards Set
Located in Mexico City, MX
Carved Veneciano white marble cheese boards. Handmade in México by local craftsmen. Dimensions: Small: 34 D x 18 W x 2 H cm Large: 42 D x 22 W x 2 H cm. Production time: 6-8 week...
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2010s Mexican Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble

Lettuce White Ceramic Dinner Plate, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Lettuce ceramic dinner plate was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass, in 1985, as part of a series of decorative plates. The playful names of the design items are a reminder o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 Green Quartzite Marble Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from semi-precious green quartzite. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Quartz

Zhuang, Oval Tray in Saddle Extra Leather Carbon
Located in New York, NY
In Chinese ‘zhuang’ means to protect something precious. The collection of Zhuang containers designed by Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau consists of a series of of small treasure chests ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Leather, Walnut

Dinner Plates Set Six Charger Platters Serveware Majolica Ceramic Purple Painted
Located in Recanati, IT
This luxurious set of six plates, in majolica painted in polychrome, reinterprets the "VARIO RICCO" decoration of the sixteenth century in Deruta: our plates are handmade and hand-pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Majolica

Large Collection of Silverware by Tétard Frères
Located in London, GB
A large collection of silverware by Tétard Frères French, Early 20th century Total weight: 29,400 grams Measures: Large trays: height 2cm, width 50cm, depth 40cm Small cups: heig...
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Early 20th Century French Modern Platters and Serveware

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Silver

American Modern Sterling Silver Round Tray
By Ellmore Silver Co.
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver tray. Round well, tapering shoulder, and flat rim. Fully marked including stamp for Ellmore Silver Co., a Connecticut maker active from ca 1935-1960, and no. 7...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Platters and Serveware

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Modernist 24kt Gold Leaf Center Plates Signed Rondier by Lorin Marsh
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of modernist center plates were designed by Rondier for Lorin Marsh in 1987. They feature circular bodies with subtly dappled textures and spherical detailing circ...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Platters and Serveware

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Gold

"Quadro" Square Leather Tray Designed by Oscar Maschera
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Quadro" is a square leather tray, designed and manufactured by Oscar Maschera. Genuine Italian leather vegetable tanned. This tray has two different colors: one for the inside and t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Leather

Cutting Board Platter Serveware White Carrara Marble and Brass Inlay Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Serving plate/cutting board in white Carrara marble with engravings and brass inlay. Velvet finishing. Dimensions: L 40 W 21 H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, brushed brass. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Carrara Marble, Brass

Marble Tray Marquina Color with Leather Straps, Large
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Marble trays with leather straps and brass bottom reinforcement. Leather tips on the legs to avoid scratching surfaces. Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recry...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble

Decorative Ceramic Plate by Roy Hamilton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Roy Hamilton ivory porcelain serving plate. This shallow dish contains a hand painted, detailed triangular pattern in the center. This pattern is made of twisted lines and small do...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic

Charger Plate Platters Serveware White Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate in white onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Onyx

Set of Wooden Decorative Boards
Located in Macieira de Sarnes, PT
Designed by Project 213A in 2022 Set of 4 hand-carved Wooden Boards The family of boards are hand-carved from walnut and oak. The boards will become a key item in every kitchen...
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2010s European Modern Platters and Serveware

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Walnut, Oak

Black Marble Arched Platter Medium
Located in EINDHOVEN, NB
This multi-use arched black marble platter with natural veining makes a sophisticated presentation of appetizers, cheese, breads and crackers. This beautiful marble platter will be n...
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2010s Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble

Decorative Bowl Serveware Vase Vessel Sculpture Amber Onyx Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Bowl sculpted by hand from a solid block of Amber onyx. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a very precious object. Dimensions: Big L 56, W 27,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Onyx

Wicker Serving Trays, Set of 2
Located in New York, NY
A set of two (2) Modern style wicker serving stacking trays. Wicker trays are in the Modern design style with rounded corners. Trays can stack on top of one another for easy display ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Platters and Serveware

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Wicker, Wood

Wooden Decorative Board
Located in Macieira de Sarnes, PT
Hand-made wooden board This large round board is hand-carved from oak. The boards as an individual or as part of the family will become a key item in every kitchen being decorativ...
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2010s European Modern Platters and Serveware

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Oak

Charger Plates Platters Serveware Set of Six Black Marquinia Marble with Brass
Located in Ancona, Marche
"In the dark night of Marquina marble, ants are passing by to go who knows where" Set of 6 hand carved charger plate from black Marquinia marble with 3 brass ants inlay. Multiple us...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

"Dario" Leather Tray with Handles Designed by Oscar Maschera
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"Dario" is a leather tray, designed and manufactured by Oscar Maschera. Genuine Italian leather vegetable tanned. This tray has two different colors: one for the inside and the other...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Leather

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 Pink Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plate from pink onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Onyx

Plates Platters Serveware Set of 3 White Statuary Marble Collectible Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Statuary marble. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24 W 20 H 1.8 cm, Medium - L 30 W 28 H 1.8 cm and Big - L 36 W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble

Fornasetti Rectangular Tray Braccio Con Pistola on Black Wood
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the tray is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This tray is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lacquer. Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Wood

Half Moon Cake Stand in Black Marble
Located in Mexico City, MX
Cake stand in carved Monterrey black marble. Handmade in Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additional busines...
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2010s Mexican Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 6 Imperial Grey Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 6 hand carved charger plates from imperial grey marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Plates Platters Serveware Set Rose Quartz Marble Collectible Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Rose quartz. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small L 24, W 20, H 1.8 cm, medium L 30, W 28, H 1.8 cm and big L 36, W 35, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Quartz

Charger Plate Set Six Dinner Plates Table Serveware Majolica Blue Painted Damask
Located in Recanati, IT
This magnificent set of 6 majolica charger plates is handmade and hand-painted in Italy following the original Renaissance painting technique, unchanged over time, which we observe t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ceramic, Majolica

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 Amber Onyx Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from Amber onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx maki...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Onyx

Centerpiece Platters Serveware White Carrara Marble Green Ming Collectible Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / Serving plate in white Carrara marble with green Ming marble inlay. Dimensions: Big L 45, W 20.5, H 1.5 cm Also available: Medium L 45, W 12, H 1.5 cm Material: White C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 6 Pink Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 6 hand carved charger plate from pink onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Onyx

Marble Tray Reddish Color, with Leather Straps, Large
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Marble trays with leather straps and brass bottom reinforcement. Leather tips on the legs to avoid scratching surfaces. Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Indivia Ceramic Plate, by Ettore Sottsass from Memphis Milano
Located in Pregnana Milanese, IT
The Indivia ceramic dinner plate was originally designed by Ettore Sottsass, in 1985, as part of a series of decorative plates. The playful names of the design items are a reminder o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic

Cónica Cake Stand in Black Marble
Located in Mexico City, MX
Cake stand in carved Monterrey black marble. Handmade in Mexico. Production time: 6-8 weeks for items without marble / 13-14 weeks for marble pieces. Shipping +10 additional busines...
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2010s Mexican Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Large Sunburst Design Cut Glass Starburst Round Serving Platter Plate
Located in New York, NY
Large cut glass starburst / sunburst design r round glass serving platter plate
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Cut Glass

Charger Plates Platters Serveware Set of 6 Imperial Green Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 6 hand carved charger plates from Imperial Green marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates ele...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Plates Platters Serveware Set of 3 Blue Azul Marble Collectible Hand-carved
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small L 24, W 20, H 1.8 cm, medium L 30, W 28, H 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Quartz

Don Wallace for Lauffer Design 2 Stainless Steel Set of 40
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Don Wallance for Lauffer design 2 stainless flatware set of 40. One of the most popular mid-century patterns, Lauffer Design 2 retains the crown for beautiful design, functionality, ...
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1950s German Vintage Modern Platters and Serveware

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Stainless Steel

Tall Sass Plant Stand, Pedestal, from Souda, Carrara Marble Top, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Sottsass-inspired “Sass Pedestals” are simple, sculptural accents for your home or retail display. Made from stacked wooden bases and a honed marble top, Sass pedestals are perfe...
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2010s American Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble, Carrara Marble

Centerpiece Serveware Platters White Marble Blue Azul Macaubas Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Centerpiece / serving plate in white Carrara marble with inlay in semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas. Dimensions: L 45, W 12, H 1.5 cm Material: White Carrara marble, semi-preciou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Plates Platters Serveware Set of 3 Solid Green Onyx Marble Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in Green Onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24 W 20 H 1.8 cm, Medium - L 30 W 28 H 1.8 cm and Big - L 36 W 35 H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Onyx

Plates Platters Serveware Set Solid Pink Green Onyx Marble Hand-carved Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved presentation plates in green and pink onyx. Multiple use as plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: Small - L 24 W 20 H 1.8 cm, Medium - L 30 W 28 H 1.8 cm, Big - L 36 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Onyx

Wonderful Mid-Century Modern Lorin Marsh French Bronze Mirror Round Serving Tray
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful Mid-Century Modern Lorin Marsh heavy "French Gold" bronze with inset mirror round serving tray.
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20th Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Bronze

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 6 Green Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 6 hand carved charger plates in green onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Onyx

Centerpiece Serveware Platters Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Inlay Steel Shark Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important centerpiece/serving plate in semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas with stainless steel/marble inlay. Dimensions: Big - L50 W21.5 H1.5 cm Also available: Medium - L45 W12 H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Les Ottomans "The Peacock Design" Rectangular Iron Tray by Matthew Williamson
Located in ROCCAVIVARA CB, IT
Matthew Williamson one of the most well known fashion designer has created a tabletop and textile collection for Les-Ottomans. Colors is a must in all Williamsons’ designs as well as...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Platters and Serveware

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Iron

Centerpiece Platters Servewa Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Steel Inlay Italy Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
Important centerpiece/serving plate in semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas with stainless steel/marble inlay. Dimensions: Medium - L 45 W 12 H 1.5 cm Also available: Big - L 50 W 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 Blue Azul Macaubas Marble Handmade
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from semi-precious quartzite Azul Macaubas. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Quartz

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Green Onyx Marble Handmade Collectible Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
Hand carved charger plate in green onyx. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. The polished finishing underlines the transparency of the onyx making this a ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Onyx

Handmade Modern Matte Black and White Splattered Rock Ceramic Cheese Board
Located in Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, AR
One of a kind handcrafted ceramic cheese platter board. Inspired by everyday needs, this cheese and charcuterie serving tray is specially designed to increase and enhance the lovely ...
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2010s Argentine Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

Charger Plate Platters Serveware Set of 4 Imperial Grey Marble Handmade Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
Set of 4 hand carved charger plates from imperial grey marble. Multiple use as charger plates, plates, platters and placers. Dimensions: D 33, H 1.9 cm. Pieruga proudly creates el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

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Marble

Tommi Parzinger platters and serveware for sale on 1stDibs

Tommi Parzinger platters and serving dishes are available for sale on 1stDibs. There are many options in our collection of Tommi Parzinger platters and serving dishes, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original plates and servingware by Tommi Parzinger were created in the mid-century modern style in the United States during the 1970s. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider platters and serveware by and . Prices for Tommi Parzinger platters and servingware can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $3,500 and tops out at $3,500, while pieces like these can sell for $3,500 on average.

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