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Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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
19th Century Pair of KPM Porcelain Vases
Located in CABA, AR
Neoclassical style for this pair of KPM porcelain vases in blue and gold colors with florals and querubines motifs. Signed under the base. Very good condition. We export worldwide.
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Early 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Large Pair of Neoclassical Sterling Silver Column-Form Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Large pair of Neoclassical (made in the Victorian Period), sterling silver column-form candlesticks, Sheffield, England, year-hallmarked for 1898, Henry Wigful - maker. Each candlest...
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1890s English Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Antique Silver Footed Sweetmeat Dish by Hugo Bohm of Germany
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An antique footed sweetmeat dish in 800 silver with a clear insert of heavy glass by Hugo Böhm & Co. of Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, founded in 1887. The solid silver dish dates circ...
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Early 20th Century German Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver

Irish Silver - Neoclassical Antique Sterling Silver Cream Jug - Dublin 1795
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Dublin in 1795 by Thomas Jones, this very attractive, Antique Sterling Silver Cream Jug, features wonderful brightcut engraved decoration to the body and foot, an engra...
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1790s Irish Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Pair of George III Silver Wine Coasters
Located in London, GB
Pair of George III silver wine coasters with pierced and engraved neoclassical pierced and engraved decoration and fine beaded borders. This attractive pair has its original turned w...
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1780s English Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

19th Century Italian Sterling Silver Madonna, circa 1830
Located in Milano, IT
Embossed and engraved silver plaque La Madonna del lago (The Madonna of the Lake) Probably Milan, post 1824 Brass frame It measures 16.14 in x 13.85 in (41 x 35.2 cm) and it weig...
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1820s Italian Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver, Brass

Antique English Georgian Neoclassical Sterling Silver Teapot
Located in New York, NY
George III sterling silver teapot. Made by George Eadon & Co. in Sheffield in 1800. Ovoid with half fluting. Capped scroll handle in stained wood. S-scroll spout. Hinged cover with l...
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Early 1800s English Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen 1010 Si Sterling Silver Ice Water Pitcher by Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
The spare, geometrical silver design of Pitcher 1010 reflects the functionalistic idiom of Bernadotte’s style. He replaced Georg Jensen’s typical hammered finish with a clean and smo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Christofle Silver Eagle Gravy Boat
Located in New York, NY
Christofle silver eagle gravy boat. Handsome eagle headed hotel silver gravy/sauce boat with attached underplate with hallmarks for Christofle, France, 20th century. Dimensions: 9.25...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver Plate

Wonderful French Gilt Bronze Cut Crystal Ormolu Pedestal Bowl Baccarat Compote
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful French gilt bronze and cut crystal ormolu-mounted pedestal bowl in the manner of Baccarat. The almost identical one is also available AC851.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Crystal, Bronze

Silver "Tastevin" from Becerril de Campos Town Council, Spain, 1806
Located in Madrid, ES
With legend in the base ("Catavino del Ilustrísimo Cabildo de Becerril de Campos con Real Privilege año de 1806"). Published in: Fernández, Alejandro et alt. Encyclopedia of Silver...
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Early 1800s Spanish Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver

Pair of 19th Century Meissen Busts
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of Meissen porcelain busts modelled as fine ladies in Elizabethan and late 18 century costume, Marie Antoinette and Elisabeth I, circa 1870 (crossed sword in blue undergl...
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Mid-19th Century German Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Balancing Ship / Boat Wine / Champagne Cooler
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Antique balancing Nautical / ship / boat wine/champagne cooler holder with glass inner bowl. This superb combination is in very good condition. Rare bottle holder / cooler. Beauti...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Figure Jason and Medea at the Altar of Diana, Derby Porcelain Works, circa 1775
Located in Melbourne, AU
A large and impressive figural group showing Jason and Medea at the Altar of Diana. From Monnet’s engraving for Jason and the Golden Fleece. Provenance: Lady Humphries Collection....
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Late 18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Rare B&G 'Bing & Grondahl' Large Biscuit Plate by Thorvaldsen, 1880s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare B&G (Bing & Grondahl) large biscuit plate by Thorvaldsen, 1880s. In perfect condition, 1st. factory quality. Measures 29 cm.
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1880s Danish Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Sailboat and Anchor Nautical Linen Table Cloth with Blue Green Red and Black
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Rectangle nautical theme table cloth. Featuring a cream background and nautical scenes handstitched into the sides. Images of sailboats, birds, anchors, and lifesavers. Green, red, b...
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1940s American Vintage Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Cotton, Linen

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Pierced Dinner Plate with Fruit Motif Plum
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica pierced dinner plate with fruit motif plum. Number 429/3584. Measures: 25.5 cm. in diameter. First factory quality, perfect condition.
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Sterling Silver Footed Centerpiece Bowl / Fruit Bowl
Located in Barcelona, ES
Elegant neoclassical style Tazza centerpiece, sterling silver. Spain, 1950s. This exceptional spanish sterling silver bowl has a circular shaped form onto a spreading foot. Measure...
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20th Century Spanish Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Heavy Silver Plated Mint Julep Cup by Godinger India
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful heavy silver-plated mint julep cup. This classic piece of essential barware will make the perfect addition to your next dinner party. Dimensions: 3" diameter 3.5" t...
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20th Century Indian Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver Plate

Tiffany American Modern Classical Sterling Silver Vase
Located in New York, NY
Modern Classical sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1913. Ovoid body with short inset neck and raised foot. Engraved and acid-etched stylized ornament: Imbri...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Georg Jensen 856A Handcrafted Sterling Silver Bowl by Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
Strawberry bowl decorated with simple lines. Together with the matching Pitcher 856 this makes up a Bernadotte strawberry set.
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Art Deco Driftwood Tree Centerpiece
Located in Lakewood, NJ
Stunning tree tower centerpiece for your living room or event. Very smooth to the touch, heavy, tall and impressive, this uplifts your space. Was a hit in the past and will be again!...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Driftwood

Pair of Neoclassical-Style Column-Form Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sterling silver, Neoclassical-style candlesticks, American, Ca, 1950's. Each candlestick measures 8 1/4 inches high x 3 1/2 inches diameter across base. Weighted. Dark areas ...
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1950s American Vintage Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Antique English Georgian Sterling Silver Salver Tray
Located in New York, NY
George V sterling silver salver. Made by Thomas Bradbury & Sons in Sheffield in 1917. Round shaped with scrolled and gadrooned rim and four claw-and-ball feet. Fully marked. Weight: ...
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1910s English Vintage Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Antique Portland Blue Jasperware Bowl with White Overlay by Wedgwood England
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A stunning Neoclassical Wedgwood Portland blue bowl with a white overlay. This piece is believed to have been a small sugar bowl, however we think it would be fabulous used as a vase...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Meissen Porcelain Tureen and Six Plates, Late 19th Century
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Beautiful hand-painted porcelain tureen and six reticulated plates. Finely detailed foliate pattern in a rich green glaze.
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Late 19th Century European Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Georg Jensen 819A Handcrafted Sterling Silver Tray by Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
Cocktail set no. 819 was designed during the Art Deco era and influenced by Functionalism - an approach based on simplicity and practicality with classical, geometric shapes and limi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Pair of French Silver Plated Neoclassical Knife Rests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of French silver plated neoclassical knife rests, each one holds up to 12 full or dessert size knives. Unmarked.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver Plate

Oval Silver Plated Monteith Jardinière, French, 19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Oval silver plated Monteith bowl with loop leaf handles. Great as a jardinière or cachepot. Impressed mark on the underside, French, 19th century.
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1860s French Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver Plate

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Triangular Crème Cup No 3515
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica triangular crème cup No 3515 Latin Name: Potentilla retusa Müll (Cinquefoil) Measures 6.5 cm diameter.
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19th Century Danish Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Crackle Glass Centerpiece Bowl with Ornate Stand
Located in Barntrup, DE
Beautiful and very decorative light blue crackle glass centerpiece bowl with ornate stand on four paw feet, decorated with grapes and grape leaves. France, 1930s. Dimensions: Heigh...
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1930s French Vintage Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

Large German Modern Classical Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
Located in New York, NY
German midcentury Classical 800 silver picture frame. Rectangular window in flat surround with wraparound engine-turned lines, and raised egg-and-dart border. With glass, silk lining...
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Mid-20th Century German Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver

Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Deep Plate No 20/3546
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica deep plate no 20/3546. Latin name: Astragalus danicus Retz. Measures 22.3 cm / 8 25/32 in.
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Late 20th Century Danish Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Pair of Porcelain Urn Form Fruit Coolers with Covers and Liners
By Stône, Coquerel, and Legros d'Anisy
Located in New York, NY
Pair Footed Fruit Coolers, about 1810-20 Stône, Coquerel, and Legros D’Anisy, Paris (active 1808–49) Porcelain, partially transfer printed in sepia and green and gilded Each, 13 1...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Val St. Lambert Acid Etched and Gilt Short Wine or Port Stems
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A magnificent set of 12 smaller wine or port goblets made by Val St. Lambert. Each one is handblown, panel cut bowl with cameo cut frieze of Roman figures embellished with gold leaf....
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20th Century Belgian Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Crystal

Pair of Neoclassical Paris Porcelain Vases in Royal French Blue, Early 1800s
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of Paris porcelain neoclassical style vases from the early 1800s have stunning details and rich coloration. Old Paris porcelain, or Vieux Paris, is the term given to the...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Marble

Pair of Gorham Sterling Silver Classical Column Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of classical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1909. Each: Fluted column and composite Corinthian capital. Bobeche detachable with chamfered rim. Ste...
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Early 1900s American Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Tall Gorham Neoclassical Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of tall Neoclassical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1930. Fluted columnar shaft on stepped square base. Composite Corinthian capital with detachab...
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Arte Italica Octagonal Pewter Serving Tray
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large Vintage style Arte Italica Peltro Octagonal serving Tray with handles. Serve in style with this stunning pewter tray. The Arte Italica Peltro features a classic shape and ol...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Pewter

Creamware Pair of English Flower Holders, 18th Century circa 1780
By Neale & Co.
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE IT: One of our absolute favorites! A pair of 18th-century creamware flower holders complete with stands and covers made in England by Neale & Co. was one of the finest 18...
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Late 18th Century English Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Creamware

Michelsen for Royal Copenhagen, "Flora Danica" Dinner Spoon, Gold-Plated Silver
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Michelsen for Royal Copenhagen. "Flora Danica" dinner spoon of gold plated sterling silver. Porcelain handle decorated in colors and gold with flowers. In very good condition. Stam...
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20th Century Danish Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

19th Century Neoclassical Style Bronze Ormolu Ewers
Located in Hudson, NY
Impressive pair of French 19th century neoclassical style bronze and ormolu decorative design details ewers. Each one is in great condition. Minor wear consistent with age or use. Ea...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ormolu, Bronze

19th Century French Centrepiece
Located in London, GB
An elegant 19th century Paris porcelain centrepiece, the hand-decorated bowl resting on four gilded dolphin heads with curled tails. The rococo shaped rim is adorned with gilded swan...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Early Tiffany American Classical Sterling Silver Ox Head Soup Tureen
Located in New York, NY
Early sterling silver soup tureen. Made by John C. Moore for Tiffany & Co. at 550 Broadway, New York. Ovoid bowl on domed foot; cover domed. Beaded and fretwork borders. Cast animal ...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Gold

Georg Jensen 819D Handcrafted Sterling Silver Ice Bucket by Sigvard Bernadotte
Located in New York, NY
Cocktail set no. 819 was designed during the Art Deco era and influenced by Functionalism, an approach based on simplicity and practicality with classical, geometric shapes and limit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

EG Webster and Son's American Silver on Nickle Tray
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
A very fine American silver on nickle tray with reticulated gallery and mahogany base. EG Webster and Son, 1886-1928. 18 1/4" x 13 1/4" x 2 7/8" We have been a major source for th...
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Late 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver Plate

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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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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 Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Neoclassical Set of 4 Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coasters, London, 1787
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1787, this striking set of four George III, Antique Sterling Silver Wine Coasters, feature pierced and engraved Neoclassical decoration to the bodies, and ree...
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1780s English Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Sterling Silver

Two Sheffield Plate Wine Coolers
Located in London, GB
These exquisite silver plated wine coolers are designed in the form of the famous Medici vase. The so-called Medici vase was an ancient bell-shaped krater that was rediscovered in Ro...
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20th Century English Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Silver Plate

Pair of Elkington & Co Gilt Bronze Neoclassical Jardiniere/Champagne Ice Buckets
Located in New York, NY
Fine pair of signed Elkington & Co gilt bronze Neoclassical Jardinière/Champagne ice buckets or wine coolers. Depicting new classical Roman figures and subjects with lions and leopar...
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1890s English Antique Neoclassical Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Gold, Bronze

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