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Large Murano Glass Tray Platter
By Vintage Murano Gallery
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Murano glass tray platter in soft violet coloration, Italy, 1980s.
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Murano Glass

  • Large Murano Glass Tray Platter
  • Large Murano Glass Tray Platter
  • Large Murano Glass Tray Platter
  • Large Murano Glass Tray Platter
H 1.63 in. Dm 21.25 in.
Large Antique Georgian Oval Solid Silver Salver 1784 Platter Tray Waiter
By Smith & Sharp
Located in London, GB
An impressive Antique sterling Silver Salver in an elegant oval shape and standing on four feet. The Salver has large armorial engraved in the centre and the Salver has a classic app...
Category

Antique 18th Century English George III Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Victorian Extra Large Ornate Silver Plated Salver Tray Platter circa 1880
Located in London, GB
An impressive antique Victorian silver plated Salver. This ornate Salver is of extremely large size and very heavy weight. The Salver has a beautiful decorative border with four face...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver Plate

Large Antique George III Georgian Sterling Silver Salver / Tray 1819 Platter
By John Mewburn
Located in London, GB
An enormous antique Georgian solid Silver Salver standing on four impressive scroll feet. The Salver has a shaped border and the Salver is embellished with an ornate shallow chased a...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Bamboo Serving Tray
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Bamboo serving tray Bamboo on bent plywood with square wooden base Size: 21.5" L x 14" D x 4" H (to side handles).
Category

Vintage 1980s European Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Bamboo, Wood

  • Large Bamboo Serving Tray
  • Large Bamboo Serving Tray
  • Large Bamboo Serving Tray
  • Large Bamboo Serving Tray
H 4 in. W 14 in. D 21 in.
Large Antique Sterling Silver Serving Tray or Tea Tray 1908 Shell and Gadroon
Located in London, GB
An impressive solid Silver Serving Tray with an elegant shell and gadroon border. This large silver Tray has two shell embellished handles. Made in Sheffield in 1908 by Marples & ...
Category

Early 20th Century English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Cast Metal Fish Tray
Located in New York, NY
A large circa 1970's cast and hammered metal fish platter/tray with inset stone eye. Measurements: Length: 25" Width" 12.5" Depth: 2.25"
Category

Vintage 1970s American Platters and Serveware

Materials

Metal

  • Large Cast Metal Fish Tray
  • Large Cast Metal Fish Tray
  • Large Cast Metal Fish Tray
  • Large Cast Metal Fish Tray
H 25 in. W 12.5 in. D 2.25 in.
Don Shoemaker Large Serving Tray
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Mexico City, MX
Large serving tray made with exotic harnwood inlay. Made in Michoacan Mexico in the 1980s by iconic wood master Don Shoemaker.  
Category

Vintage 1980s North American Organic Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Hardwood

  • Don Shoemaker Large Serving Tray
  • Don Shoemaker Large Serving Tray
  • Don Shoemaker Large Serving Tray
  • Don Shoemaker Large Serving Tray
H 1.19 in. W 15.75 in. D 22.05 in.
Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan large oval hand-etched, hammered and embossed, chiseled Moroccan polished brass tray with pie crest edges. Very finely hammered in floral Moorish designs, use it on a large...
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Brass

  • Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
  • Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
  • Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
  • Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
H 1.5 in. W 40. in. D 27 in.
Large Oval Tray in Lucite Tortoise and Brass, Italy
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
Vintage serving tray made in Italy in Lucite with tortoise pattern and brass handles. Very good condition with minor scratching.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Brass

  • Large Oval Tray in Lucite Tortoise and Brass, Italy
  • Large Oval Tray in Lucite Tortoise and Brass, Italy
  • Large Oval Tray in Lucite Tortoise and Brass, Italy
  • Large Oval Tray in Lucite Tortoise and Brass, Italy
H 1.19 in. W 25.99 in. D 13.78 in.
Large Oval Papier Mâché Tray
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A large, oval papier mâché tray, black laquered background with very well executed and complex gilded scroll work. Provenance: Starting around 1725 in Europe, gilded papier mâché...
Category

Antique 19th Century British Platters and Serveware

  • Large Oval Papier Mâché Tray
  • Large Oval Papier Mâché Tray
  • Large Oval Papier Mâché Tray
  • Large Oval Papier Mâché Tray
H 31 in. W 25 in. D 2 in.
Large Organic Design Fiberglass Tray
Located in Ferndale, MI
Large organic design fiberglass tray.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Platters and Serveware

Materials

Fiberglass

Large Round Silver Aluminum Tea Tray
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Add a touch of bohemian to your next party. This aluminum tray is the perfect way to service drinks, display fruit or to place crudités. Round with a scalloped pie crust edge, the ce...
Category

20th Century American Bohemian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Large Silver Plate Butler Tray
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Vintage large silver plate butler tray Very large and heavy silver plate serving tray with dual handles. The rectangular butler tray has elaborate raised floral and scroll motif a...
Category

Early 20th Century English Regency Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver Plate

  • Vintage Large Silver Plate Butler Tray
  • Vintage Large Silver Plate Butler Tray
  • Vintage Large Silver Plate Butler Tray
  • Vintage Large Silver Plate Butler Tray
H 31 in. W 18.5 in. D 1.75 in.
Midcentury Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Midcentury Moroccan large oval hand-etched, hammered and embossed, chiseled Moroccan polished brass tray with pie crest edges. Very finely hammered in floral Moorish designs, use it...
Category

Mid-20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Brass

  • Midcentury Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
  • Midcentury Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
  • Midcentury Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
  • Midcentury Moroccan Large Oval Brass Tray
H 2 in. W 40.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Danish Silver, Large Tray, 1930s-1940s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish silver, large tray, 1930s-1940s. In perfect condition. Stamped. Measures: 45 cm. x 35 cm. Weight: 1100 grams.
Category

Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Platters and Serveware

  • Danish Silver, Large Tray, 1930s-1940s
  • Danish Silver, Large Tray, 1930s-1940s
  • Danish Silver, Large Tray, 1930s-1940s
  • Danish Silver, Large Tray, 1930s-1940s
H 1.19 in. W 17.72 in. D 13.78 in.
Carl AuböCk Large Wooden Board / Tray
By Carl Auböck
Located in London, GB
Very large carving board made by the Auböck werkstätte in Vienna in the 1950s. Walnut and leather, all in great condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Leather, Walnut

  • Carl AuböCk Large Wooden Board / Tray
  • Carl AuböCk Large Wooden Board / Tray
  • Carl AuböCk Large Wooden Board / Tray
  • Carl AuböCk Large Wooden Board / Tray
H 0.99 in. W 24.02 in. D 11.03 in.
Large Antique Silver Plate Tray, Walker and Hall, circa 1890
By Walker & Hall
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Antique Victorian silver plate two handled tray, Walker and Hall, circa 1890. The large oval tray on four turned supports, raised outer bead rim and open lobate handles. The centre p...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Adam Style Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver Plate

Contemporary Large Brown Leopard Print Acrylic Tray
Located in Toronto, ON
A large contemporary leopard print acrylic tray. Perfect for entertaining and transitional between indoor and outdoor use. Made in Italy.
Category

2010s Italian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Acrylic

Aluminium and Brass Brutalist Style Tray by David Marshall (1970s) - Large
By David Marshall
Located in London, GB
Aluminium and brass brutalist tray by David Marshall. This piece is large, elegantly rugged, beautifully trodden and irregularly formed. It looks like it has had a rough life and the...
Category

Vintage 1970s Spanish Brutalist Platters and Serveware

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Large Teak Tray
By Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in New York City, NY
1960s large teak saving tray designed by Jens H Quistgaard for Dansk.
Category

20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Teak

  • Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Large Teak Tray
  • Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Large Teak Tray
  • Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Large Teak Tray
  • Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Large Teak Tray
H 1.25 in. W 26 in. D 19.5 in.
Large Middle Eastern Tray, 19th Century
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
Large and elaborately carved Middle Eastern (Persian?) tinned copper tray. Beautiful craftsmanship. Very heavy.
Category

Antique 19th Century Unknown Platters and Serveware

Marble Tray, Bidasar Tone with Leather Straps, Large
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Bidasar Marble trays with leather straps and brass bottom reinforcement. Bidasar Marble Tray with an unfinished texture. Rain forest Indian marble, also known as Bidasar, is the fine...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Marble Tray Reddish Color, with Leather Straps, Large
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Marble trays with leather straps and brass bottom reinforcement. Leather tips on the legs to avoid scratching surfaces. Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Marble Tray Marquina Color with Leather Straps, Large
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Marble trays with leather straps and brass bottom reinforcement. Leather tips on the legs to avoid scratching surfaces. Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recry...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Marble Tray, Macael Tone with Leather Straps, Large
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Marble trays with leather straps and brass bottom reinforcement. Leather tips on the legs to avoid scratching surfaces. Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recry...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Marble

Beautiful Large Antique European Hand Painted Tole Tray
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A large and gorgeously decorated antique metal tole tray having scalloped edges and lavishly painted fruit and flowers. Signed illegibly on back.
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Platters and Serveware

Materials

Metal

Large Danish Silver Rectangular Serving or Drinks Tray
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome Danish rectangular serving or drinks tray of fine plate silver, by the celebrated silversmiths, F. Bloch, featuring two opposing handles and a stylish pattern of grape clu...
Category

Early 20th Century Danish Platters and Serveware

Materials

Metal, Silver Plate

Hand-Carved Large French Walnut Tray, ERIK GUSTAFSON
By Erik Gustafson
Located in New York, NY
Made from a large slab of French walnut, this is a unique and one-of-a-kind edition from Erik Gustafson. This tray has a vertical 1.5" curved lip with distinctive knotting. ...
Category

2010s American Platters and Serveware

Materials

Walnut

Hand-Carved Large French Walnut Tray, ERIK GUSTAFSON
By Erik Gustafson
Located in New York, NY
Made from a large slab of French Walnut, this is a unique and one-of-a-kind edition from Erik Gustafson. This tray has a shallow curved lip with distinctive knotting. Gustafson’s...
Category

2010s American Organic Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Walnut

Large English Porcelain Serving Tray, Worcester, circa 1815
By Chamberlains Worcester
Located in New York, NY
Large English porcelain serving tray, Worcester, circa 1815.
Category

Antique 1820s English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Porcelain

Large Perforated Metal Tray by Mathieu Matégot, France, 1950s
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Large perforated metal serving tray by Mathieu Matégot Made in France in the 1950s Scarce in this dimension Literature: "Mathieu Mategot" Jousse Archive section.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Metal

Vintage Large Silver Plate Tray George IV English Style
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage large silver plate tray George IV English style A magnificent, fine and impressive vintage George IV English style plated silver tea tray. This magnificent antique look Geo...
Category

Mid-20th Century English George IV Platters and Serveware

Materials

Metal

Large Glazed Ceramic Fish Shaped Snack Cocktail Serving Tray
Located in Barcelona, ES
Large Glazed Ceramic Amber and Black Fish Platter / Wall Plate, Spain, 1950s The perfect serving piece for entertainment or party with four compartments. It can be hang on the wall w...
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Majolica, Pottery, Ceramic

Large Antique English Silver Plated Circular Salver / Tray - 1855
By Henry Wilkinson & Co.
Located in London, GB
A fine early Victorian circular tray or salver made from silver plate with full marks on the underside for Henry Wilkinson and Co. together with their crossed keys mark. It is als...
Category

Antique 1850s English Early Victorian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver Plate

Antique Georgian George III Silver Salver / Tray 1789 Large
By Hannam & Crouch
Located in London, GB
A good size Antique Georgian Solid Silver Salver / Tray standing on four Feet. The Round George III Salver is embellished with a classic beaded border around the rim and on the feet....
Category

Antique 1780s English George III Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Emilia Castillo Vintage Silver Plate Lizard Handles Large Tray, Signed
By Emilia Castillo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An unique and hand crafted tray from the Emilia Castillo workshop. This large silver plated tray features 2 figural lizards on a hand hammered surface. Hard stone hand crafted handle...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mexican Platters and Serveware

Materials

Malachite, Silver Plate

Red Burgundy Lacquer Serving Tray by Designer Rae Kasian, Large
Located in New York, NY
A dark red burgundy rectangular lacquer serving tray by designer Rae Kasian, in the modern style, circa late-20th century. With maker's mark on bottom as shown in images #19 and 20. ...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Wood

Antique Large Silver Plat Oval Serving Tray with Gallery Rim
Located in Toronto, ON
An antique large silver plate oval serving tray with gallery rim and rope boarder.
Category

Early 20th Century English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver Plate

Twelve Cohr, Large Bottle Trays in Silver .830, 1930s-1940s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Twelve Cohr, large bottle trays in silver .830. In very good condition. Stamped, 1930s-1940s. Cohr. JS = Jens Sigsgaard. Measures: 7.3 cm and 6.3 cm.
Category

Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Ellis Barker Silver Co. Large Edwardian Sheffield Silverplated Gallery Tray
By Barker Ellis Silver Co.
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
A magnificent large silver plated gallery tray made by top quality silversmiths Barker Ellis in Sheffield, England. The base of the tray is beautifully engraved with a scrolling patt...
Category

Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sheffield Plate

Don Shoemaker Large Exotic Wood Inlaid Tray for Señal, circa 1970
By Don S. Shoemaker, Senal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exquisitely crafted slim rectangular shape tray designed by Don Shoemaker for Sen~al of Mexico. Taking advantage of the expertise provided by Mexican artisans, Shoemaker founded Sen~...
Category

Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Jacaranda, Rosewood, Cocobolo

Don Shoemaker Large Serving Tray /Cutting Board Made with Different Woods
By Don S. Shoemaker
Located in Mexico City, MX
This is a Mexican wood tray, cutting board or serving platter made in 1960s in Michoacan, Mexico by Don Shoemaker. It is in excelllent condition and all original. Made with differe...
Category

Vintage 1960s North American Organic Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Hardwood

Large Mason's Ashworth Ironstone Tray in Chinese Antiquities Pattern, circa 1870
By Ashworth Ironstone
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a mid-19th century Mason's ironstone platter produced at the time when Mason's was owned and controlled by George L Ashworth after the bankruptcy of C J Mason in 1848. Mas...
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Chinoiserie Platters and Serveware

Materials

Ironstone

Large Tray, Henrik August Long for Nicholls & Plincke, St. Petersburg, 1840
Located in Greding, DE
Hall mark of Dimitrij Ilitsch Tverskoj (1834-1850) with the monogram on for Grand Duchess Olga Nikolajewna (1822-1892), daughter of Tsar Nikolaus I (1796/1825-1855) and Charlotte of ...
Category

Antique 1840s Russian Neoclassical Platters and Serveware

Materials

Silver

Large Commemorative Aesthetic Movement Silver Plate Tray, American 19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
Impressively large Aesthetic Movement handled silver plate tray with very fine engraving. Beautifully hand written script, fine detailing to the building and horse pulling a cart ful...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century North American Aesthetic Movement Platters and...

Materials

Silver Plate

Large Vintage Art Deco Pewter Tray Off the S.S. Orania, circa 1920
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Wonderful highly polished pewter tray Great simple lines. Off the S.S Orania. Marks on the underside of the rim Probably Dutch. Marked Holland.  
Category

Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Platters and Serveware

Materials

Pewter

19th-Early 20th Century Tole Tray with Handles, Large Scale
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th-early 20th century tole tray with handles, large scale.
Category

Antique 19th Century Platters and Serveware

Materials

Tôle

Lars Holmström Large Tray in Brass by Lars Holmström in Arvika, Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
This handcrafted tray made in solid brass was made in Arvika Sweden. The design by Lars Holmström. Good Condition. Measures W 56 D 38 cm
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Don Shoemaker Exotic Wood Inlaid Tray for Señal, circa 1970, Large Size Version
By Don S. Shoemaker, Senal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Signed and exquisitely crafted rectangular shape tray designed by Don Shoemaker for Señal of Mexico. Taking advantage of the expertise provided by Mexican artisans, Shoemaker founde...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Platters and Serveware

Materials

Jacaranda, Rosewood, Cocobolo

Large George II Silver Salver or Tray, London, 1750 by John Le Sage
By John Le Sage
Located in Cornwall, GB
A very fine George II silver salver or tray of large shaped circular form. A cast and applied shell and scroll gallery, with the plain central plate engraved with a vacant rocaille c...
Category

Antique 1750s English Georgian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Antique Moroccan Hammered Copper Tray Platter
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Large antique hand-hammered Moroccan copper tray platter. Great Islamic art brass metal work, hand-chiseled with intricate fine Moorish floral and geometrical Moorish designs. Polish...
Category

Early 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Serving Pieces

Materials

Brass, Copper

Novick Handwrought Sterling Silver Large Tray Platter in Arts & Crafts Style
By Falick Novick
Located in New York, NY
F. Novick, American, 20th century, beautifully handwrought / hammered sterling silver tray platter in Arts & Crafts Style. It measures 22'' by 14'', weighs 55.7 ozt, and bears hallma...
Category

20th Century American Arts and Crafts Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Silver

Martele by Gorham .9584 Sterling Silver Large Meat Tray Platter Hollowware
Located in Big Bend, WI
Martele by Gorham Art Nouveau Martele by Gorham .9584 sterling silver meat tray/platter with beautiful floral motif, #P/FY. It was made in August of 1908 and took 28 hours to form. ...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Moroccan Large Polished Brass Tray Platter
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan large metal polished brass tray platter. Polished decorative metal brass tray with very fine intricate designs. Finley hand-hammered and chiseled in floral and geometrical...
Category

Early 20th Century Moroccan Moorish Metalwork

Materials

Brass

Large Sterling Silver Chippendale Salver 1959 Waiter Tray Platter Solid
By Pinder Brothers
Located in London, GB
An impressive solid Silver Salver with a shaped Chippendale style border. The Salver stands on three scroll and acanthus leaf feet. The Tray is highly polished and suitable for engra...
Category

20th Century English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Solid Silver Chippendale Salver 1923 Sterling Waiter Tray Platter
Located in London, GB
An impressive 18 inch sterling Silver Salver with a shaped Chippendale border standing on 3-scroll feet. The Salver has a highly polished finish and is suitable for engraving if desi...
Category

20th Century English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large English Rectangular Copper Serving Tray or Platter on Steel Feet
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome large English rectangular copper serving tray or platter with a well and two opposing handles, resting on four steel feet.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Steel, Metal, Copper

Large Sterling Silver Octagonal Salver 1948 Waiter Tray Platter Art Deco
Located in London, GB
An magnificent solid Silver Salver in a stylish octagonal shape. This Tray has a highly polished finish and stands on ball and claw feet. Made in 1948 in Sheffield by Walker & Hal...
Category

20th Century English Platters and Serveware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large Tray
Located in Yonkers, NY
Bambo & Wood Vintage Burmese Offering Tray
Category

Early 20th Century Burmese Platters and Serveware

Materials

Wood, Bamboo

Large Tray
H 5 in. Dm 23 in.
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Large Platters And Trays For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of large platters and trays for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, silver and wood, all large platters and trays available were constructed with great care. Find 140 antique and vintage large platters and trays at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 9 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Large platters and trays have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Large platters and trays are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Jens Harald Quistgaard, Dansk Designs and Jover + Valls each produced beautiful large platters and trays that are worth considering.

How Much are Large Platters And Trays?

Prices for large platters and trays start at $70 and top out at $28,313 with the average selling for $1,050.

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.