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Set of Antique Coalport Porcelain Dinner Plates Depicting English Fish
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in London, GB
Set of antique coalport porcelain dinner plates depicting English fish. English, late 19th century Dimensions: Height 2cm, diameter 22cm This charming set of nine dinner plates ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Porcelain

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Porcelain

Set of Six Antique Meissen Porcelain Floral Cabinet Plates Marcaloni Period
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
Set of six Antique Meissen Porcelain floral cabinet plates Marcaloni period The overall condition of this set is very good. Old master hand-painted very fine detail looks so realis...
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Antique Late 18th Century German Porcelain

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Porcelain

Set Antique Porcelain Dishes in Coalport's Red Chrysanthemum Pattern circa 1810
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this set of 12 antique porcelain dishes painted in Coalport's "Red Chrysanthemum" pattern, England, circa 1810. The dishes are covered with exquisite red chry...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Porcelain

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Porcelain

Set of Antique Kornilov Porcelain Imperial Russian Navy Plates
By Kornilov Factory
Located in London, GB
Set of antique Kornilov Porcelain Imperial Russian Navy plates Russian, late 19th century Large plates: Height 2.5cm, diameter 24.5cm Small plates: Height 2cm, diameter 21cm Co...
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Antique Late 19th Century Russian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique English 19th Century Porcelain Dessert and Coffee Set
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English 19th century porcelain dessert and coffee set. EPR116.  
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Antique 19th Century Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique French Hand-Painted "Vieux Paris" Porcelain 3 Piece Garniture Set, 1890s
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French hand-painted "Vieux Paris" porcelain 3 piece garniture set, Circa 1890's. Measures: Middle piece - 9-1/2" High x 7-1/4" Wide x 5" Deep Left and right pieces: 8" Hi...
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Antique 1890s French Porcelain

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Porcelain

Fine Meissen Porcelain Antique Tea and Coffee Set
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in London, GB
Comprising one tray, one teapot, one coffee pot, one hot water jug, two coffee cups and saucers, two tea cups and saucers and one sugar bowl and cover, with underglaze blue sword mar...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Victorian Tea Sets

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Porcelain, Velvet

  • Fine Meissen Porcelain Antique Tea and Coffee Set
  • Fine Meissen Porcelain Antique Tea and Coffee Set
  • Fine Meissen Porcelain Antique Tea and Coffee Set
  • Fine Meissen Porcelain Antique Tea and Coffee Set
H 17.33 in. W 21.26 in. D 7.88 in.
Set of 8 Antique Worcester Porcelain Cabinet Plates with Enamel Flowers
By Royal Worcester
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An incredibly fine set of 8 Worcester porcelain plates. With raised, enameled flowers to the borders on a custard colored ground. Each flower is layered. The bottom layer has ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Aesthetic Movement Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique 14-Piece French Limoges Hand Painted Porcelain Tea & Crumpet Set
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique fourteen piece French Limoges porcelain tea and crumpet set offers hand painted floral sprays with gilt highlights throughout, circa 1870.   
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Antique 19th Century French Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Chinese Qing Rose Medallion Porcelain Plates Set of Four, Perfect
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous set of four antique Chinese Qing rose medallion porcelain 9 inch plates with a traditional medallion design featuring village scenes and floral and bird panels. All four of ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Minton England Hand Painted Porcelain & 22K Gold Tray's Set of 2
By Minton
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique Minton England hand painted porcelain & 22K gold tray's set of 2. These hand painted porcelain trays depict a multi color floral and bird with scroll detail motif. The chartr...
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Porcelain

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Gold

Set of 12 Antique KPM Royal Berlin Porcelain Reliefzierat Dinner Plates in Puce
By Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM)
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine set of 12 antique porcelain dinner plates. Manufactured at K.P.M. Royal Berlin Porcelain Manufactory. In the Reliefzierat pattern with hand-painted floral sprays ...
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Early 20th Century German Rococo Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique 19th Century Porcelain 15-Piece Coffee Cup Set with 24-Karat Gold
Located in Washington Crossing, PA
Beautiful 15-piece coffee cup set made of porcelain with 24-Karat gold gilded accents. Each have romantic scenery painted on them. In good condition. Measures: Teapot 9.75" W x 6"...
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Antique 19th Century Porcelain

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24k Gold

Antique Continental Hand Painted Porcelain 12-Piece Fish Set, circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique continental hand painted porcelain 12-piece fish set, circa 1880. 10 dinner plates: 8-5/8" diameter 1 platter: 23-3/8" long x 10-1/2" wide 1 sauce boat: 4-1/2" high x 10" ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Porcelain

Antique Empress Josephine Demitasse Collection from Haviland, Set of 10
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
We offer this beautiful collection of ten (The other two were protected by manipulation, shipping also if something is recoverable) sets of cups and saucers Haviland Limoges demitass...
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Vintage 1980s French French Provincial Porcelain

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Antique Rare 18th Century Famille Rose Plates
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of 12 antique rare 18th century famille rose plates Scalloped design, circa 1750-1970 MISC974.   
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Antique Mid-18th Century Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica Set for 12 Persons 72 Pieces
By Royal Copenhagen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Antique Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica set for 12 persons 72 pieces. 12 x 3549 dinner plates 25cm / 9 4/5" 12 x 3546 soup plates 22cm / 8 41/64" 12 x 3573 salad plates 19.5cm / 7...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Empire Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Nippon Japanese Moriage "Dragon" Motif Tea/Coffee Set of Four Pieces
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique Nippon Japanese hand painted porcelain Moriage "Dragon" motif tea/coffee set of four pieces-signed. Set Includes lidded coffee and tea pot, creamer and lidded sugar. This cov...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Porcelain

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Porcelain, Paint

Set of Antique Hand Painted D. Dewsberry Iris Cabinet Plates for Doulton Burslem
By Doulton Burslem
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This set of eleven hand painted cabinet plates were made by the Doulton Burslem factory, later known as Royal Doulton, in England in circa 1900 in the period Edwardian style. Each pl...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Porcelain

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Porcelain

Antique Sevres Style Paris Porcelain Gilt Tea Cup Saucer Alexander Great Dante
By Royal Vienna Porcelain
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An exceptional French Paris porcelain tea cup complete with its original undertray, of outstanding quality. First quarter of the nineteenth century. Exquisitely painted with Class...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Regency Tea Sets

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Antique Berlin (KPM) Porcelain Six-Piece Tea and Coffee Set
By Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (KPM)
Located in London, GB
Antique Berlin (KPM) Porcelain Six-Piece Tea and Coffee Set German, c. 1830 Tea pot: Height 19cm, width 20cm, depth 8cm Milk jug: Height 10cm, width 11cm, depth 6cm This fine and ra...
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Antique Early 19th Century German Neoclassical Tea Sets

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Porcelain, Porcelain

Fine French Antique Paris Porcelain Tea and Coffee Set from the Empire Period
By Paris & Cie
Located in London, GB
The beautiful set comprised of a tea pot, a coffee pot, a cream jug, a sugar bowl with lid and ten cups and saucers, each piece with gilded borders and decorated with flowers and fru...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Antique Coalport Porcelain Espresso Coffee Service Set of 6 Cups and Saucers
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Edwardian Coalport porcelain Espresso coffee service set of 6 cups and saucers Set is beautiful gilded and is in the original solid silver mount. Coalport, Shropshire,...
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Early 20th Century British Tableware

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Silver

Set of 12 Antique Meissen Porcelain Reticulated Cabinet Plates with Cherubs
By Meissen Porcelain
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An extraordinarily fine set of Meissen Porcelain cabinet plates. Each with a gilt scalloped rim, a pierced or reticulated border (with a left-hand twist), and centers with varying...
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Antique 19th Century German Art Nouveau Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Antique Empire tea service for five people in porcelain. Dated 1831
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Antique Empire tea service for five people in porcelain with hand-painted village motifs and gold edge. Dated 1831. Consisting of five teacups with saucers, teapot and creamer. The...
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Antique 1830s Unknown Empire Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Set of 4 Antique Royal Worcester England Custom Demi Tasse Sets, 8 Pieces Total
By Royal Worcester
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of 4 rare and hard to find yellow sweet little after dinner demi tasse coffee sets. These feature a beautiful raised gold swag motif and acid etched gold bands. Custom ordered ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Tea Sets

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Gold

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 Irish Belleek Tridanca Tea Set Black Mark 1863-1891 Ireland Pink Cream
By Belleek Pottery Ltd.
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Early Irish Belleek Porcelain Tridanca tea pot with textured body and stylish almond pink wash detail. Complete with original firm fitting cover with a finial, together with matching...
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Antique 19th Century Irish Tea Sets

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Porcelain, Pottery

Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Teapot
Located in Toronto, ON
The practice of drinking tea is an institution in Asian Culture. Bring this ancient tradition into the modern day with our Antique Chinese rose medallion teapot. Perfect for afternoo...
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Early 20th Century Asian Tea Sets

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Porcelain

  • Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Teapot
  • Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Teapot
  • Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Teapot
  • Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Teapot
H 8 in. W 5.5 in. D 5 in.
Antique Set of 12 Creme and Gold Coalport Dinner Plates
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in Toronto, ON
A set of 12 antique Coalport creme and gold dishes for Ellis Brothers, Toronto.
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Early 20th Century English Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Pair of Chinese Rose Medallion Teacups and Saucers
Located in Toronto, ON
The practice of drinking tea is an institution in Asian Culture. Bring this ancient tradition into the modern day with our antique Chinese rose medallion teacups and saucers. Perfect...
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Early 20th Century Asian Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Davenport, Longport Staffordshire, Antique Tea Service for Eight People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Davenport, Longport Staffordshire. Antique tea service for eight people in hand painted porcelain. Purple flowers and gold decoration. Early 20th century. The teacup measures: 10.5 ...
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Antique Set of Twelve Dresden Hand Painted Multicoloured Floral and Gilt Plates
By Dresden Porcelain
Located in Toronto, ON
An ornate set of 12 antique Dresden gold and floral dinner plates produced between 1901-1914. What makes these so special is the elaborate incised gallery edge. Franziska Hirsch star...
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Early 20th Century German Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Set of 14 Antique French Porcelain Dishes
By Edmé Samson
Located in Katonah, NY
A set of 14 antique French porcelain dishes made in the last quarter of the 19th century circa 1870-1880. Attributed to the factory of Edme Samson. The set contains 12 octagonal dish...
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Antique 1870s French Chinoiserie Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Ormolu Mounted Imari Porcelain Antique Clock Set
By Samuel Marti
Located in Belper, Derbyshire
A very large, rare and impressive original antique clock set. The bodies are stunning Japanese Imari Porcelain mounted with finely gilded bronze. Candelabra are formed from a matchin...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Antique Porcelain Mounted Gilt Metal Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This wonderful clock set displays many of the characteristics of the 18th century Rococo style. These include gracefulness, asymmetry, and the use of curved forms. The set, which inc...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Mantel Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

  • Antique Porcelain Mounted Gilt Metal Clock Set
  • Antique Porcelain Mounted Gilt Metal Clock Set
  • Antique Porcelain Mounted Gilt Metal Clock Set
  • Antique Porcelain Mounted Gilt Metal Clock Set
H 16.15 in. W 8.67 in. D 5.12 in.
Antique English Spode Chintzware Teapot in Wildflower Blue, circa 1920
By Spode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming smaller sized teapot in one of Spode's most popular but hard to find chintz patterns, wildflower blue. A Classic shape that features rich blue transferware design with han...
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Vintage 1920s British Late Victorian Tea Sets

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Enamel

Set 58 Antique English Imari Dishes Dinner Plates Soup/Pasta Bowls Salad/Dessert
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in Katonah, NY
A set of beautiful, hand-painted Coalport Porcelain Imari dishes consisting of: two dozen dinner plates, 17 soup/pasta bowls, and 17 salad/dessert plates. These exquisite Coalport Po...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Antique Cobalt and Gilt Encrusted Dinner Plates by Coalport, Set of 11 Custom
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A regal and impressive set of fine bone china plates by Coalport of England. Rich raised paste gilding and elaborate gilt design on a cobalt blue shoulder. Custom ordered through the...
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Vintage 1910s English Dinner Plates

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Gold

Set of Four Antique Dinner Plates Made by Coalport in the Early 19th Century
By Coalport Porcelain
Located in Katonah, NY
We are pleased to offer this set of four antique dinner plates made by Coalport n England circa 1820. We also have a set of four matching large soup bowls in the same pattern. See 1s...
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Antique 1820s English Rococo Revival Dinner Plates

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Porcelain

Paris Porcelain Set of Three French Antique Porcelain Baskets Made, circa 1840
Located in Katonah, NY
A set of three French Paris Porcelain baskets comprising an oval-shaped centerpiece and a pair of matching round baskets all decorated with brown grape leaves on a light caramel grou...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Centerpieces

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Porcelain

Antique Set Chinese, Kangxi 1700, Plate, Flowers, Porcelain, Qing
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A nice plate. Kangxi, Qing Dynasty - Qing period. Marked base 20-1-20-1-1 Chrysanthemum One of the "Four flowers of the Season" as a symbol of the autumn, the ninth mon...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Porcelain

Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Porcelain Plates, Set of Two
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful set of two antique Chinese Rose Medallion porcelain 8.5-inch plates with a traditional medallion design featuring village scenes and floral and bird panels. Each plate has ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Ceramics

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Porcelain

Porcelain Mounted Ormolu Antique French Three Piece Clock Set
By Raingo Frères
Located in London, GB
Of porcelain mounted ormolu, the clock's dial marked 'Raingo Fres, Paris', the central clock decorated with a scene of traditional 19th century courtship, the two flanking candelabra...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Set of Rare Antique Chinese Porcelain Ming/Transitional Klapmuts SHRIMp
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A Ming blue and white porcelain klapmuts/bowl, Transitional period, Tianqi or Chongzhen, circa 1625-1640. The steep sided but shallow Ko-Sometsuke porcelain bowl has a moulded border...
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Antique 16th Century Chinese Ming Ceramics

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Porcelain

Antique Derby Marbleized Supper Set on Georgian Mahogany Tray
By Royal Crown Derby Porcelain
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique derby marbleized supper set on Georgian mahogany tray consisting of four trapezoidal 4" x 6.5" dishes and an open center bowl measuring 10" W x 6" H x 7.5" D, fitted on a fit...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Planters, Cachepots and Jard...

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Porcelain, Mahogany

Set of 13 Antique French Hand-Painted Limoges Porcelain "Game Set," Circa 1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of 13 antique french hand-painted limoges porcelain "Game set," circa 1900. 10 plates, 1 platter, and 2 bone plates.
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Early 20th Century French Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Antique French Porcelain, Gilt and Silvered Brass Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This wonderful clock set, which is comprised of a mantel clock and pair of flanking vases, is designed in a fanciful French ‘Oriental’ style. The set is crafted from brass which has ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chinese Export Mantel Clocks

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Brass, Brass

Antique Chinese Porcelain Chine De Commande Teapot & Tea Set Qianlong
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nice and teapot. Qianlong period. With very delicate landscape scene with a church. Added are 2 tea drinking cups, 18th century. Overall condition: Pot: Stabilized hairlin...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Porcelain

Set 4 Antique English Victorian Hand-Painted Porcelain Liquor Barrels Circa 1850
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of 4 antique English Victorian hand-painted ceramic porcelain liquor or "Whiskey" barrels, Circa 1840-1870.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Antique Japanese Chaiwan Meiji/Taisho Period Set of Tea Bowls Porcelain
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nicely decorated set of tea gaiwan bowls Condition: All damages pictured, nothing serious. Measures: 117 x 73mm Period 18th century 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Ceramics

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Porcelain

Antique German Porcelain Apothecary Jars and Spice Set, 12 Piece
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Handmade antique porcelain apothecary and spice canister set of twelve. Have gilt details and iridescent metallic glaze or lusterware. The set includes four large canisters with lids...
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Antique Early 1900s German Late Victorian Jars

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Porcelain

Antique Chinese Porcelain Familler Rose Qianlong Set Tea Bowls and Saucer F
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nicely decorated set of late Qianlong tea bowls. Condition Damages are pictured. Size: 140 x 30mm 90 x 50mm Period 18th century Qing (1661-1912).
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Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese Qing Ceramics

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Porcelain

Rare Antique Japanese Meiji Period Set of Tea Bowls Porcelain Straits
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nice set of 5 tea bowls decorated with flowers and pommegranat. They are marked on the base. Decoration for the SE Asian market. Straits style                        ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Ceramics

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Porcelain

Antique German Porcelain Apothecary Jars and Spice Set, 12 Piece
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Handmade antique porcelain apothecary and spice canister set of twelve. Have gilt details and iridescent metallic glaze or lusterware. The set includes four large canisters with lid...
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Antique Early 1900s German Late Victorian Jars

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Porcelain

Gilt Bronze and Pink Sevres Style Porcelain Antique Clock Set
Located in London, GB
This exquisite pink porcelain clock set is made in the Louis XVI style and comprises of two vases flanking a central clock. The porcelain clock dial is delicately painted and bears a...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

Materials

Ormolu

Antique Set of Six Czech Gilt and Floral Porcelain Dinner Plates, circa 1930
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique set of six Czech dinner plates offers floral painted wells with gilt rims, en verso marked as photographed, circa 1930. Measures: .75" height x 10.75" diameter.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain, Porcelain, Porcelain

Set of 12 Antique 19th Century English Minton Porcelain Service Plates
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of 12 antique 19th century minton English porcelain service plates.
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Antique 19th Century English Dinner Plates

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Set Japanese Imari / Tea Bowl Cup, Flowers, Porcelain, 18th Century
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
A very nice set of 18th century tea bowls, Edo Period. The painting is of nice quality. All will be packed neat and sent track and trace airmail with insurance. Packages are alway...
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Edo Ceramics

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Porcelain

Set of Six Antique 19th Century Japanese Scalloped Imari Porcelain Plates
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of six antique 19th century Japanese scalloped Imari porcelain plates DNW46.
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Antique 19th Century Asian Ceramics

Materials

Porcelain

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Antique Porcelain Set For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic antique porcelain set available at 1stDibs. An antique porcelain set — often made from ceramic, porcelain and metal — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer antique porcelain set, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. An antique porcelain set, designed in the Victorian, Neoclassical or Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Coalport Porcelain, Lenox's Ceramic Art Company and Minton each produced at least one beautiful antique porcelain set that is worth considering.

How Much is a Antique Porcelain Set?

The average selling price for an antique porcelain set at 1stDibs is $1,553, while they’re typically $115 on the low end and $106,173 for the highest priced.

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.