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Neoclassical Porcelain

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.

Find authentic neoclassical furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Style: Neoclassical
19th Century Jasperware Cheese Plate
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Heavy Wedgewood cobalt blue Jasperware cheese plate with dome. The applied white bas relief depicts classical figural scenes with foliate motif against the distinctive ‘Adams blue...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Early 20th Century Flower Encrusted Tete a Tete 'Tea for Two'
Located in London, GB
The service comprising of two cups and saucers, milk jug, sugar pot and lid and a tea/coffeepot. The design stems from the service made for Frederik II of Prussia.
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Early 20th Century German Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Cake Plate #735/3551
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica cake plate #735/3551. Latin name: Diapensia lapponica L. Measures: 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. 2nd quality.
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1930s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Lunch Plate #735/3550
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica lunch plate #735/3550. Latin name: Potentilla emarginata Pürch. Measures 22 cm / 8 21/32 inches. 2nd quality.
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1930s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Dinner Plate #735/3549
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica dinner plate #735/3549. Latin name: Saxifraga Hirculus L. Measures 25.5 cm / 10 3/64 inches. 2nd quality.
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1930s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Lunch Plate #735/3550
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica lunch plate #735/3550. Latin name: Orobus vernus L. Measures 22 cm / 8 21/32 inches. 2nd quality.
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1930s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Set 16 Antique Porcelain Armorial Dinner Plates Burgundy Borders England 1870
Located in Katonah, NY
Copeland made this set of sixteen excellent armorial dinner plates in England circa 1870. The plates feature deep burgundy-colored borders and a boar's head armorial with crest, escu...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Large Sugar Bowl or Little Tureen No 20/3582
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica large sugar bowl or little tureen No 20/3582. Measures: 16 cm / 6 19/64 in. x 14 cm / 5 33/64 in. 1st quality. Latin Name: "Crysinum cheiranthoides L....
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Late 20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Tea Pot with Lid No. 3631 / 143
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica tea pot with lid no. 3631 / 143. Measures: 6 1/4" H x 11" W x 6" D Holds 8 cups Latin name: Convolvulus arvensis L.
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Late 20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of Large Antique Meissen Porcelain Topographical Footed Bowls or Tazzas
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare and wonderful pair of antique Meissen porcelain topographical tazzas or footed bowls. Each bowl has a central hand-painted scene, a wide band of gilding to the rim, and beadi...
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19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Dinner Plate #735/3549
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica dinner plate #735/3549. Latin name: Polemonium humile Willd. Measures 25.5 cm / 10 3/64 inches. 2nd quality.
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1930s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Deep Plate #735/3545
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen flora Danica deep plate #735/3545. Latin name: Saxifraga decipiens var. groenlandica Measures: 24.5 cm / 9 41/64". 2nd quality.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

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 Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique KPM Royal Berlin Porcelain Neoclassical White Centerpiece Bowl on Stand
Located in South Hamilton, MA
Stunning Antique KPM Royal Berlin porcelain neoclassical white and gilt centerpiece bowl on stand. Perfect for fruit display as a lovely planter or centerpiece on your dining table o...
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Early 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Flora Danica Pickle Dish with Handle No 3543
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Flora Danica pickle dish with handle no 3543. Latin name: Pleurogyne rotata Griseb. Measures: 15 cm L (5 29/32"). In perfect condition.
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1940s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Rare Pair of 19th Century Trumpet Vases
Located in London, GB
An extremely unusual pair of Paris porcelain trumpet-shaped vases in the C18 Mogul Indian style, hand-decorated with exotic birds in trees and foliage, the body sitting on porcelain ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Tea Pot No. 3631 / 143
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica tea pot no. 3631 / 143. Measures: 6 1/4" H x 11" W x 6" D Holds 8 cups Latin name: Linnaea borealis L.
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Late 20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Early 20th C John Tams Ltd Porcelain Vase of Telemachus Interceding for Phemius
Located in Troy, MI
Rare circa 1920s English vase by John Tams Ltd depicting scene from Odyssey of Telemachus interceding for Phemius. Black matte glaze with colorful decoration of the three figures. Go...
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Early 20th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

19th century France blue Porcelain Vase, centerpiece attributed to Sevrés
Located in Valladolid, ES
One of a kind large Vase in blue French porcelain , with two hand-painted cartouches , with romantic scenes as children playing with soap bubles on one side and cartouches with bouq...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Paint, Porcelain

Two Large Spode "Greek" Platters, England, Early 19th Century
Located in Hollywood, FL
The central medallion with griffons and angels surrounded by medallions of ancient Greek scenes.
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19th Century British Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Pair of 19th Century English Derby Fruit Coolers with Lids & Liners, ca. 1815
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 19th century English Derby Fruit Coolers with Lids & Liners, ca. 1815.    
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Meissen Figurine of a Lady Gardener
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th Century Meissen figurine of a lady gardener Germany, Circa 1890s. Of typical form depicting the standing maiden in period dress holding a garland of flowers. Good Antique co...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Plate No 20/3549
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica fruit plate No 429/3573. Decorated with Peach. Measures 19.5 cm / 7 43/64 in.
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Mid 20th C. English Porcelain Dinner Service (52 Pieces) for Harrods of London
Located in Morristown, NJ
20th c., English, Royal Tuscan for Harrold's of London (52) pieces, white porcelain dinnerware, with gilt rim decorated in gold Greek Key design with hand painted black highlighting....
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Mid-20th Century English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Gold

19th Century Biscuit Statuette Young Woman with Flowers
Located in Paris, FR
19th century biscuit porcelain figurine featuring a young woman holding a bunch of flowers in her skirt. This figurine is representative of the return to nature and the taste for rur...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Neoclassical Painted Royal Vienna Porcelain Tankard Bronze, 1890s
Located in Roma, RM
A Vienna style lidded tankard, the central image with four characters, after Kaufmann, within a raised gilt wreath and green ground. In excellent state of preservation.
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1880s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

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 Porcelain

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Porcelain

Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Demitasse and Saucer
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This a Limoges hand painted porcelain demitasse and saucer. It is adorned with a blue laurel garland alternated with a garland of gilt & blue leaves. In the center of it, there is so...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Porcelain

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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 Porcelain

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Porcelain

19th Century Russian Gilt Porcelain Centrepiece by Popov Manufactory
Located in London, GB
This exquisite centrepiece was crafted in porcelain and gilt by the Russian Popov Manufactory. The centerpiece is of bowl-form, and is crafted in white porcelain which is pierced wit...
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19th Century Russian Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Oval Serving Tray #735/3516
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica oval serving tray #735/3516. Latin name: Polemonium humle Willd. Measures: 25 cm x 20 cm / 9 27/32 in x 7 7/8 inches. Second quality.
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1930s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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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 Porcelain

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Porcelain

Italy 18th Century Richard Ginori Porcelain Sugar Bowl with Cover
Located in Brescia, IT
This fine and elegant sugar bowl in neoclassical style is a piece handmade by the well known Italian factory Richard Ginori in Doccia. The set is composed by three pieces: the sugar ...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Large 19th Century Vienna Charger
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Vienna style charger of a water nymph watching over a sleeping traveller, perched on a rock that's overlooking a waterfall. The borders are also hand-painted in the ancie...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Wedgwood Cobalt Majolica Wine & Water Ewers
Located in New Orleans, LA
This breathtaking pair of wine and water ewers are made after models by John Flaxman. These exquisitely detailed and lushly rendered ewers are fashioned in a shield shape with spraye...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Majolica

Antique French Sevres Style Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
The combination of sumptuous, lustrous ormolu and finely decorated Sevres style porcelain makes this mantel clock an exceptional piece. Built in France and retailed by the prestigiou...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Bronze, Ormolu

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Danish Coat of Arms
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Danish coat of arms. Measures: Diameter 22.5 cm (8 55/64 in) With repair.
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Salad Plate #20/3573
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica salad plate #20/3573. Measures: 19.5 cm / 7 2/3 inches and is in good condition.
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1930s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

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 Porcelain

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Porcelain

Miniature Figure 'Gardener,' Chelsea, circa 1755
Located in Melbourne, AU
A rare miniature figure of a Gardener with his rake. Provenance: Mrs Paul Mellon.  
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Wedgwood Neoclassical Black Basalt Encaustic Enamel Amphora
Located in New Orleans, LA
Crafted by Wedgwood, this stately Neoclassical amphora vase is comprised of black basalt — largely considered the pottery firm’s greatest innovation. Terra-cotta red and white encaus...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Ralph Lauren Home Black Cadet Spectator Dinnerware, Set of 8 Place Settings
Located in New York, NY
A set of 8 (eight) place settings in the spectator cadet black pattern by Ralph Lauren Home Collection for Wedgwood. Porcelain. Signed, circa 1995-1996. White with black wide stripe...
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1990s English Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique English Porcelain Shell Shaped Church Gresley Made Circa 1810
Located in Katonah, NY
From the Private Collection of Mario Buatta Mario loved beautiful combinations of colors. The colors on this English Church Gresley pattern dish are exquisite. Hand-painted by Coalpo...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Wedgwood Green Dip Tricolor Snake Handled Vase
Located in New Orleans, LA
Tricolor jasperware was one of Wedgwood’s most celebrated innovations, and this exquisitely rare vase is an extraordinary example of this wondrous technique. The tall neck of the gra...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Minton 19th C Gilt Dessert Service 15 Pc. W/ Parian Figures Hand Painted Roses
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Beyond belief! This set is museum worthy, exhibiting some of the finest workmanship Minton produced. The centerpiece features an exquisite pierced tall basket lifted up by 3 tall Par...
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1890s English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

19th Century Italian Mojalica Monumental Urn
Located in La Plata, MD
Monumental Italian Majolica porcelain figural floor urn. Decorated throughout with hand painted Classical Greek scenery. Two figural fawns on the opposing handles. Fine wear and crac...
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1880s Italian Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Dresden Porcelain Reticulated Fruit Basket and Stand by Adolf Hamann
By Adolf Hamann, Dresden Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A delicate and intricately worked antique Dresden Porcelain Fruit Basket and Underplate. The form is rare and a technical tour de force. Few of these forms (for obvious reasons) have...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Shell Sweetmeat Stand, Bow Porcelain, circa 1750
Located in Melbourne, AU
Three-tiered stand for sweetmeats, in the form of shells and coral, and enameled with flowers; it is rare to find these in such good condition. Probably from a large dessert service....
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Late 18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Vase Signed Sèvres, France, Late 19th Century
Located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Porcelain and gilt bronze vase signed Sèvres, France, late 19th century.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Bronze

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Cake Plate #735/3551
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica cake plate #735/3551. Latin name: Erythraea pulchella Fr. Measures: 17 cm / 6 11/16 in. 2nd quality.
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1920s Danish Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Vienna Porcelain Cobalt Blue Ground Turquoise Jeweled Vase, O. Zwierzina
Located in New York, NY
A Monumental and Exquisite Royal Vienna Porcelain cobalt blue ground turquoise jeweled vase, signed by the artist: O. Zwierzina, Lenzesfreuden. The center body is gorgeously hand pai...
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1880s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Early 19th Century Bisque Porcelain of Cupid with Arrows
By Dihl and Guerhard
Located in Essex, MA
Large realistically sculpted bisque porcelain figure of cupid with arrows. Attributed to the Paris Manufacturer, Dihl and Guerhard, which was patronized by Josephine Bonaparte am...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Early 19th Century Spode Porcelain Pattern Number 2408 Tea Cup & Saucer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Spode porcelain cup & saucer. Pattern no. 2408 Decorated throughout with a cobalt floral patttern and extensive gilding. Simply a great cup & saucer from Spod...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Pink & White 65 Pc. China Set by Maestricht ~ Victoria Pattern
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Pink & White 65 pc. China Set by Maestricht ~ Victoria Pattern 19th Century Transferware Set dates to 1859 -1890 and features decorative shapes and retains its fine colorati...
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1870s Dutch Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

19th Century Paris Porcelain Reticulated Gold, Pink Neoclassical Centerpiece
Located in New York, NY
A high degree of skill was required to produce reticulated porcelain in 19th century, with each piece painstakingly handcrafted to form a delightful pattern reminiscent of a garden t...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Fine Large 19th Century Fruit Encrusted Schneehallen Vase
Located in London, GB
A continental porcelain vase, entirely encrusted with various fruits and flowers on a white and heavily gilded background.
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Late 19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Bowl
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This beautifully hand painted bowl in the renown Flora Danica pattern by Royal Copenhagen is in superb condition. Measure: 8.25".
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Porcelain Coffee Set
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Porcelain coffee set Origin Czechoslovakia Circa 20th century Neoclassical Design Very good condition and without restorations Wear on tray handles from use 16 hand-painted piec...
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1940s Czech Vintage Neoclassical Porcelain

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Porcelain

Royal Copenhagen porcelain for sale on 1stDibs

Royal Copenhagen porcelain is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of porcelain and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Royal Copenhagen porcelain there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 181 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original porcelains from Royal Copenhagen were created in scandinavia in the Art Nouveau style during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider porcelain by and . Prices for the Royal Copenhagen porcelain can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$152 and tops out at US$41,227, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,010. 1stDibs

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