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Pair of Antique Mason Ironstone Wine Coolers, circa 1820
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Baltimore, MD
Pair of magnificent, bold Mason's ironstone wine coolers in mazarine blue, "Warwick Vase" shape, with original and bright polychrome decoration and gilding, Handles are gilded carved...
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Antique Early 19th Century European Classical Roman Vases

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Ironstone

Antique Mason's Ironstone Imari Pattern Finest Gilding and Sculpted Plate
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Antique Mason's ironstone Imari pattern finest gilding and sculpted plate, English, 19th century. Highest quality.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Ceramics

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Ceramic

Antique Anthony Shaw English Ironstone Coffee Mug
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Antique English ironstone coffee mug stands 3 3/8 inches tall and comfortably holds 8 ounces. It's backstamped with the Anthony Shaw / Burslem mark used from 1857 to 1882. The cup i...
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Antique 19th Century British More Dining and Entertaining

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Ironstone

Pair of Antique English Mason's Ironstone Platters
Located in New Orleans, LA
These platters have scalloped sides and square ends.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Porcelain

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Ironstone

Antique Alfred Meakin English Ironstone Vegetable Serving Dish "Lawton"
By Alfred Meakin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th century Alfred Meakin English Ironstone Vegetable serving dish "Lawton". This coveted pattern features a white ground with a red trellis scroll pattern and yellow, red, purple, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Art Nouveau Ceramics

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Ironstone, Paint

Antique Petrus Regout & Co. Ironstone Platter with Drain Plate
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Add elegance to your dining experience. The large Dutch white ironstone meat or fish serving platter with drainer or drain plate dating from the end of the 19th century. Marked "Petr...
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Centerpieces

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Ironstone

Antique English Hand-Painted Ridgway Ironstone Imari Decor Platter
By J & W Ridgway
Located in Charleston, SC
Fine antique English hand-painted ironstone Imari decor platter with extraordinarily colorful "Imari" pattern. "Fraction-style" painted pattern number attributes maker of platter ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Rare and Fine Antique English Spode Ironstone Kakiemon Decor Warming Dish
By Spode
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 on Pg. 119 of "Spode and Copelan...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Antique English Turner's Patent Ironstone Imari Large Dish, Lily & Willow patt.
By Turner Pottery
Located in Charleston, SC
Very rare Antique English Turner's Patent ironstone large oval Imari bowl in the Water Lily and Willow pattern; As illustrated on pg. 330 of G. Godden's "British Pottery and Porce...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Centerpieces

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Ironstone

Pair of Antique English Ironstone Imari Cabinet Plates, Hicks, Meigh and Johnson
By Hicks Meigh and Johnson 1
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of antique ironstone Imari cabinet plates Maker's marks for Hicks, Meigh and Johnson Shelton, Hanley Staffordshire Please note handsome, early design. Period plates. Mint co...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Antique English John and William Ridgway Ironstone Soup Tureen and Stand
By J & W Ridgway
Located in Charleston, SC
Very fine and rare illustrated antique English John and William Ridgway hand painted ironstone "Fancy Stone China, Pattern 1289" Soup Tureen, lid and stand. A fabulous shape and extr...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Soup Tureens

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Ironstone

Antique 18 Pc Stephan Folch Bamboo & Basket Han Painted Ironstone China Set 1825
By Stephen Folch
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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Antique 1820s Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Very Rare Antique English S. Folch Ironstone Imari Decor Well and Tree Platter
By Stephen Folch
Located in Charleston, SC
Extraordinary hand painted large well and tree platter. Maker's Marks for Stephen Folch & Sons, Stoke-on-Trent. (See pages 242 to 244 in G. Godden's "Guide to Ironstone and Granite ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George IV Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Very Rare Antique English Clews Staffs, Ironstone Imari Dec Well & Tree Platter
By Ralph & James Clews
Located in Charleston, SC
Magnificent and large antique English Geo. III large ironstone well and tree platter with gorgeous Hand painted imari decor bird and floral design. With very rare impressed maker's...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Antique Mason's Four Piece Ironstone English Tea Set
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique blue and white Mason's ironstone vista tea set consisting of large tea pot, sugar bowl, creamer and trivet. Large tea pot is 8.5 x 5.5 x 8. Hot plate is 6 x 6. Creamer is 4.5...
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Antique 19th Century English Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Antique C.W. Brecknell Grocery Scale with Weights
Located in Houston, TX
Wonderful English Countertop scale in black cast iron from the C.W. Becknell scale company in Birmingham England. This functioning kitchen scale with weights has a beautiful milk iro...
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Antique 19th Century British Scientific Instruments

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Iron

Pair Porcelain Tureens Antique English Made circa 1840
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this pair of English porcelain tureens painted with a striking chinoiserie decoration. They were made by Copeland Spode circa 1840. The decoration on these tu...
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Antique 1840s English Qing Soup Tureens

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Ironstone

Antique Wigtownshire Creamery Co Stranraer Stoneware Transferware Pot
Located in Houston, TX
This is a fabulous stoneware transfer printed cream pot or crock, circa 1900. It once contained Pure Fresh Cream from the Wigtownshire Creamery Co. in Stranraer, Scotland. The stur...
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Early 20th Century Scottish Edwardian Jars

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Ironstone

Antique Cast Iron Fireplace Mantle, Black Iron & Wood, Late 19th Century England
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique fireplace mantle in cast iron, frame made of black lacquered iron and upper top in lacquered wood, produced towards the end of the 19th century in England. It has original w...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Fireplaces and Mantels

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Ironstone

Antique Pair of Black Cast Iron Wings, Man Figure, 19th Century, Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Ancient pair of wings in black cast iron, cast that figures man of the time, produced in the 19th century in Italy. Ideal to complete and enrich a fireplace, but lend themselves wel...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Ironstone

Antique Staffordshire Dinnerware Set of 18 Pieces by Thomas Hughes & Son
By Thomas Hughes & Son Ltd.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique Staffordshire England ironstone dinnerware set of 18 pieces "Unicorn" by, Thomas Hughes & Son Ltd. This lovely pattern features a cream ground with scalloped edge, 22-karat g...
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20th Century English Dinner Plates

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Enamel, Gold

Small Antique Oak Table Trunk from Spain, 17th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
This antique oak table trunk is from Spain and dates to the 1600s. The top is attached to the back panel with two wrought iron hinges with decorative straps that cover most of the to...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Decorative Boxes

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Ironstone, Oak

Antique Spode 'Imperial' Chinoiserie Styled 13 Piece Luncheon Set, Circa 1823
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique set of plates and bowls was made by the Spode factory of England in approximately 1823 in a Chinese inspired style. The set consists of nine luncheon plates, two sweet m...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Dinner Plates

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Ironstone

Antique Ashworth Imari Ironstone and Mahogany Tray Table
By Ashworth Ironstone
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Ashworth Imari ironstone tray table with carved mahogany base. In the Ashworth Franklin pattern. Marked on underside. Custom carved solid mahogany base.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Regency Tray Tables

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Mahogany, Ironstone

Antique English Mason's Vista Ironstone Transferware Lidded Tureen Set
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique English ironstone transferware tureen set by Mason's features red transferware Vista pattern, includes lidded double handle tureen with underplate and ladle, marked on base a...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Porcelain

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Ceramic, Porcelain, Pottery, Ironstone

Antique English Mason's Ironstone "Green Imari" Rare Shape Dessert Dish
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Charleston, SC
Rare shape antique English Mason's Ironstone "Green Imari" dessert dish with extraordinary coloration; unusual, early shape with under-glaze printed mark for Mason's.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Antique English Mason's Ironstone "Green Imari" Rare Pattern Small Platter
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous antique English Mason's Ironstone "Green Imari" small platter. Rare, seldom seen pattern. Fabulous colors throughout. Minimal or almost no wear to decoration. "Scored" ba...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Antique English Mason's Ironstone "Green Imari" Rare Pattern Small Platter
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Charleston, SC
Superb antique English Mason's Ironstone "Green Imari" rare pattern small platter with extraordinary hand-painted colorful "Long Tail Pheasant" along with various colorful motifs. "M...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Pair of Antique English Ashworth's Ironstone "Double Landscape" Rim Soup Plates
By Ashworth Ironstone
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of exceptional antique English Ashworth's Ironstone "Double Landscape" Rim Soup plates with rare printed and impressed maker's marks for G.L. ASHWORTH and BROS. (formerly Mason'...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Serving Pieces

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Ironstone

Six Antique English Mason's Ironstone "Water Lily" Pattern Teacups and Saucers
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of six rare antique English Mason's ironstone "Water Lily" pattern teacups and saucers. Pristine condition, no condition issues. Very rare pattern Measure: Cup D 3 3/4" Sa...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George IV Tea Sets

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Ironstone

Six Antique English Early Mason's Ironstone "Water Lily" Pattern Dessert Plates
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of six rare antique English early Mason's ironstone "Water Lily" pattern salad or dessert plates All six plates have the rare, elongated impressed "Mason's Patent Ironstone Ch...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Dinner Plates

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Ironstone

Six Antique English Mason's Ironstone "Water Lily" Pattern Dinner/Lunch Plates
By Mason's Ironstone
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of six rare antique English Mason's Ironstone "Water Lily" pattern dinner or luncheon plates Five plates have the rare, early elongated and impressed "Mason's Patent Ironstone...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Dinner Plates

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Ironstone

Antique English Mid-19th Century Ashworth's Ironstone Imari Crescent Shape Dish
By Ashworth Ironstone
Located in Charleston, SC
Gorgeous antique English Ashworth's (Mason's) ironstone crescent-shaped Imari bone dish or supper set dish with rarely seen impressed Ashworth's mark.  This is a former Mason's i...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Ceramics

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Ironstone

Antique English Earthenware or Ironstone Imari Decor Six Cup Egg Cruet on Stand
By Ironstone China
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous quality rare and important antique English earthenware or ironstone Imari decor six cup egg cruet on stand All parts are original There is some brown crazing to two of...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Pottery

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Ironstone

English Blue and White Antique Ironstone Tureen
Located in Houston, TX
Found in England, this is a beautiful blue and white ironstone tureen. The piece, with blue transfer detailing has wonderful patina and is in very good condition, complete with its k...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Ceramics

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Ironstone

English Blue and White Antique Ironstone Tureen
Located in Houston, TX
Found in England, this is a beautiful blue and white ironstone tureen. The piece, with blue transfer detailing has wonderful patina and is in very good condition, complete with its k...
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Early 20th Century English Soup Tureens

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Ironstone

  • English Blue and White Antique Ironstone Tureen
  • English Blue and White Antique Ironstone Tureen
  • English Blue and White Antique Ironstone Tureen
  • English Blue and White Antique Ironstone Tureen
H 9.25 in. W 12.5 in. D 11.25 in.
Set of Four (4) Antique Ironstone Tureens
Located in New York, NY
An absolute beautiful collection of English ironstone tureens. Gorgeous to display on a server or buffet or library. <br /> Measurements range from 10" high x 14" long x 9" wide (...
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Antique 19th Century English Soup Tureens

Pair of Antique English Ironstone Urns
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique English ironstone urns, circa 1860.
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Antique 1860s English Urns

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Ironstone

  • Pair of Antique English Ironstone Urns
  • Pair of Antique English Ironstone Urns
  • Pair of Antique English Ironstone Urns
  • Pair of Antique English Ironstone Urns
H 20.5 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Mason’s Ironstone Antique Meat Plate/Platter
Located in Norwich, GB
Large Mason’s Ironstone antique meat plate/platter having an Imari design hand painted in vibrant blue, orange and red. It boasts a notched rim and is in lovely original condition. ...
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Antique 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

  • Mason’s Ironstone Antique Meat Plate/Platter
  • Mason’s Ironstone Antique Meat Plate/Platter
  • Mason’s Ironstone Antique Meat Plate/Platter
  • Mason’s Ironstone Antique Meat Plate/Platter
H 1.38 in. W 17.72 in. D 14.18 in.
Antique Mason's Ironstone Soup Tureen with Undertray
Located in Baltimore, MD
Mason's patent ironstone china soup tureen in the hard to find "Gold Rose" pattern is accented with a large gilt flower and swathes of turquoise. It would be a stunning addition to ...
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Antique 19th Century English Decorative Objects

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Ironstone

Antique Japanese Blue Willow Ironstone Dinnerware Set of 15
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Early 20th century "Blue Willow" pattern Japanese mark ironstone dinnerware set of fifteen pieces. Set includes, two dinner plates, two salad or dessert plates, six cappuccino cups a...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Ceramics

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Ironstone

Antique Set Imari Porcelain Dishes Painted Iron Red Blue Gold England ca. 1880
By Ashworth Ironstone
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this extensive set of English Imari dishes painted in iron red, deep blue, and gold showing a garden scene. Each dish is fully decorated in a pattern with lar...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chinoiserie Dinner Plates

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Ironstone

Antique English Brownfield & Sons Ironstone Imari Small Platter
Located in Charleston, SC
Fine Antique English Brownfield Ironstone Imari small platter with rare impressed Brownfield & Sons "Crown" mark. Impressed date mark for 1889 and rare registration lozenge impres...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Rare Antique English Advertising Ironstone and Wood Rolling Pin
Located in Houston, TX
This is a rare English advertising ironstone rolling pin. The brown transfer depicts an emblem of a man and the lettering THE K C. Advertising rolling pins were made of ironstone and...
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Antique Late 19th Century English More Dining and Entertaining

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Ironstone, Wood

Antique Footed Bowl, Blue, White and Ochre, Ironstone, Fruit, circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique footed bowl in blue, white and ochre. An Amherst Japan ironstone fruit bowl, made in England, circa 1900. An attractive bowl in good condition throughout Paint...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Ceramics

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Ironstone

Antique English Wedgwood "Pearl Ware" Ironstone Flow Blue Dessert Plates
By Wedgwood
Located in Charleston, SC
Fine and rare antique English Wedgwood "Pearl Ware" Water Nymph pattern ironstone flow blue luncheon or dessert plates with under glaze pattern name and maker's marks for "Wedgwood" ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Serving Pieces

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Ironstone

Antique English Davenport Ironstone Imari Large Soup Tureen and Stand
By Davenport Porcelain
Located in Charleston, SC
Exceptional quality antique English Davenport ironstone hand decorated Imari large soup tureen and stand with rare printed mark, circa 1840-1860. This tureen appears to have been kep...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Soup Tureens

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Ironstone

Antique English Hicks, Meigh & Johnson Ironstone Platter with Matching Mazarine
By Hicks Meigh and Johnson 1
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous quality antique English Hicks, Meigh and Johnson hand-painted ironstone China "Imari" decor large platter with matching mazarine (A/F.) Image of mazarine included to show i...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Set of Dozen Antique Armorial Ironstone Dishes Chinese Export Style
By Spode
Located in Katonah, NY
A set of a dozen Spode armorial dishes made in the Chinese Export style, circa 1820. The center features the armorial shield of the Family of Hall displaying a lion's head erased ab...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Dinner Plates

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Ironstone

Antique English Mason's Ironstone Mammoth Size Imari Chinoise Design Hydra Jug
By Miles Mason Porcelain
Located in Charleston, SC
Exceedingly rare and important antique English Mason's ironstone mammoth size Imari chinoise design hydra jug or pitcher, circa 1815-1820. Pattern as illustrated on pg. 148 (pl...
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Antique 1810s English Pitchers

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Ironstone

Antique English Hicks, Meigh and Johnson Ironstone Imari Covered Vegetable Dish
By Hicks Meigh and Johnson 1
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous quality antique English Hicks, Meigh and Johnson hand-painted Ironstone China Imari decor covered vegetable dish; richly hand decorated, with under glaze maker's marks on b...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Serving Pieces

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Ironstone

Antique English Ironstone Dinnerware "Lawton" by Alfred Meakin Set of 13
By Alfred Meakin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th century antique English ironstone dinnerware "Lawton" by, Alfred Meakin-Set of 13. This coveted pattern features a white ground with a red trellis scroll pattern and yellow, red...
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Antique 19th Century English Art Nouveau Tableware

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Ironstone

Antique English Hicks, Meigh and Johnson Ironstone Large China Pedestal Compote
By Hicks Meigh and Johnson 1
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous quality antique English Hicks, Meigh and Johnson hand-painted Imari decor ironstone China pedestal compote, richly decorated with under glaze maker's marks on base. Pattern ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Serving Bowls

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Ironstone

Antique English George III Leeds Pottery Ironstone "Long Bridge/Willow" Platter
By Leeds Pottery
Located in Charleston, SC
Rare antique English period George III Ironstone "Long Bridge/ Willow" platter. Attributed to leeds ottery. (See page 79 in Neale's "British Transfer printer Pottery Patterns"...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Set of Ten Antique English Hicks, Meigh & Johnson Ironstone Rim Soup Plates
By Hicks Meigh and Johnson 1
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of ten fabulous quality antique English Hicks, Meigh and Johnson hand-painted Ironstone China "Imari" decor rim soup plates; richly hand decorated. Pattern as illustrated on ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Serving Pieces

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Ironstone

Set of Ten Antique English Ironstone Rim Soup Plates, Hicks, Meigh and Johnson
By Hicks Meigh and Johnson 1
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of ten fabulous antique English ironstone rim soup plates superbly hand painted and in perfect condition. Made by one of the earliest and most collectible earthenware/ironstone f...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Ceramics

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Ironstone

Antique English 19th Century J. Rogers Ironstone Very Large Imari Decor Platter
By John Rogers & Son
Located in Charleston, SC
Extraordinary quality antique English J. Rogers ironstone very large size Imari decor platter Rare printed maker's mark, "Stone China" for J. Rogers and Son Dale Hall, Longport ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

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Ironstone

Set of 10 Antique English Hand Painted Imari Decor Ironstone Dinner Plates
By Bishop and Stonier
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of 10 antique English hand-painted Imari decor ironstone dinner plates Impressed Cadeuceus mark for well-known maker, Bishop & Stonier of Hanley (Staffordshire). Some wear, slig...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Serving Pieces

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Ironstone

Pair Antique Mason's Ironstone "Mazarine' Pattern Lustreware Vases
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair Antique Mason's Ironstone "Mazarine' Pattern Lustreware Vases.
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Antique 19th Century British Vases

Antique English 19th Century Brownfield & Sons Ironstone Large Imari Platter
By Brownfield and Sons
Located in Charleston, SC
Fabulous antique English Brownfield & Sons ironstone large Imari platter Impressed mark for Brownfield and Sons with registration lozenge also impressed on rear Cobridge (Staffor...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Serving Pieces

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Earthenware

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Antique Ironstone For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the antique ironstone you’re looking for. Frequently made of ceramic, ironstone and stoneware, every antique ironstone was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect antique ironstone — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. An antique ironstone is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Georgian, Art Nouveau and Regency styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one antique ironstone that is appealing in its simplicity, but Mason's Ironstone, Hicks Meigh and Johnson and Ashworth Ironstone produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Antique Ironstone?

Prices for an antique ironstone can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $120 and can go as high as $14,000, while the average can fetch as much as $821.

Finding the Right Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass for You

Your dining room table is a place where stories are shared and personalities shine — why not treat yourself and your guests to the finest antique and vintage glass, silver, ceramics and serveware for your meals?

Just like the people who sit around your table, your serveware has its own stories and will help you create new memories with your friends and loved ones. From ceramic pottery to glass vases, set your table with serving pieces that add even more personality, color and texture to your dining experience.

Invite serveware from around the world to join your table settings. For special occasions, dress up your plates with a striking Imari charger from 19th-century Japan or incorporate Richard Ginori’s Italian porcelain plates into your dining experience. Celebrate the English ritual of afternoon tea with a Japanese tea set and an antique Victorian kettle. No matter how big or small your dining area is, there is room for the stories of many cultures and varied histories, and there are plenty of ways to add pizzazz to your meals.

Add different textures and colors to your table with dinner plates and pitchers of ceramic and silver or a porcelain lidded tureen, a serving dish with side handles that is often used for soups. Although porcelain and ceramic are both made in a kiln, porcelain is made with more refined clay and is more durable than ceramic because it is denser. The latter is ideal for statement pieces — your tall mid-century modern ceramic vase is a guaranteed conversation starter. And while your earthenware or stoneware is maybe better suited to everyday lunches as opposed to the fine bone china you’ve reserved for a holiday meal, handcrafted studio pottery coffee mugs can still be a rich expression of your personal style.

“My motto is ‘Have fun with it,’” says author and celebrated hostess Stephanie Booth Shafran. “It’s yin and yang, high and low, Crate & Barrel with Christofle silver. I like to mix it up — sometimes in the dining room, sometimes on the kitchen banquette, sometimes in the loggia. It transports your guests and makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed.”

Introduce elegance at supper with silver, such as a platter from celebrated Massachusetts silversmith manufacturer Reed and Barton or a regal copper-finish flatware set designed by International Silver Company, another New England company that was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898. By then, Meriden had already earned the nickname “Silver City” for its position as a major hub of silver manufacturing.

At the bar, try a vintage wine cooler to keep bottles cool before serving or an Art Deco decanter and whiskey set for after-dinner drinks — there are many possibilities and no wrong answers for tableware, barware and serveware. Explore an expansive collection of antique and vintage glass, ceramics, silver and serveware today on 1stDibs.