Sets of Plates & Dinnerware

Hosting an event? Set your table with antique porcelain and pottery. Bardith has rare complete sets of antique dishes and full services dating as early as the 18th century.

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  • Set Six Antique Porcelain Armorial Soup Plates English Porcelain Burgundy Borders

    $380.00

    Copeland made this set of six excellent armorial soup dishes in England circa 1870.The dishes feature deep burgundy-colored borders and a boar’s head armorial with crest, escutcheon, and motto.There are golden tassels where the border meets the white porcelain and dots and stars of gold decorating the border.                 The dishes measure a generous 10″ in diameter.                  Condition: Excellent.          Price: $380                                                                                                                                                 The armorial is that of Sir Thomas Gabriel, 1st Baronet.  Born in 1811, he served as Sheriff of London and Middlesex from 1859–to 60 and Lord Mayor of London from 1866 to 67. Soon after his term as Lord Mayor* he was created a baronet. The Motto: In Prosperis Time In Adversis Spera (Fear In Prosperity, Hope In Adversity) Crest: On a mount Vert a boar’s head erased Sable billety Or. Escutcheon: Sable on a pile Or ten billets four three two and one of the field.*The Lord Mayor is not the Mayor of London. The Lord Mayor’s primary role has been to represent, support, and promote the businesses of the City of London.Background of Copeland Porcelain:In the early 1820s, the Spode factory, managed by Josiah Spode II and his business partner William Copeland, became the largest pottery in Stoke, England. In 1833 William Taylor Copeland, William Copeland’s son acquired the business in partnership with Thomas Garrett. The factory’s productions from this period were marked ‘Copeland and Garrett.’ Typical wares produced during the Copeland and Garrett period were in the rococo style, which was fashionable then. In 1846, William Taylor Copeland acquired the company outright, and he and four generations of his descendants controlled the company until 1966. William Taylor Copeland was a classic Victorian industrialist, combining ownership of the factory with a career in politics and public life – as a member of Parliament. Under the Copelands, the factory vied with Minton in making some of the most spectacular ceramics wares of the age. Gifted artists, such as C. F. Hurten, were imported from continental factories, and superb pieces were exhibited at the Great Exhibition of London in 1851, International Exhibitions in London in 1862, and Paris in 1878.

  • Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700

    $5,800.00

    This set of six Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes was painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Each dish is hand-painted in a beautiful combination of soft and dark cobalt blue, and because they are hand-painted, each dish has small details that vary from the others. The decoration is exquisite! At the center of each dish, we see flowering peonies emanating from rockwork and branches with delicate plum blossoms. The borders have eight panels alternately showing a basket of flowers or a single plum blossom. The total effect is delightful, as if one is standing in a flower-filled garden. In Chinese tradition, the beautiful images on these dishes have symbolic meanings. Much loved for their bold size and colors; peonies are known as the flower of “riches and honor (fuguihua),” while plum blossoms (meihua) symbolize perseverance, purity, and hope*.
    The underside of each dish is painted with a traditional pair of scrolling vines in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 8.8″ in diameter x 1″ in height

    Condition: Excellent with very, very minor frits on the foot of each dish

  • Set 36 English Imari Dinner Plates with Matching Salad, Bread & Butter Plates C-1820

    $4,800.00

    This is an exceptional set of a dozen dinner plates, a dozen salad or luncheon plates, and a dozen bread and butter plates decorated in an exquisite English Imari pattern. The plates measure in diameter: dinner 10.25″; salad or luncheon 9″; and bread and butter 6.75″. Hicks and Meigh made this set of ironstone plates in the Regency period circa 1820. At that time, the designs of Japan and China had a great influence on the decorative arts in England. The central scene shows a classic Imari image of a vase on a garden terrace. This vase, with its overflowing flowers, is the quintessence of Imari decoration. The wide border is divided into three panels, each showing chrysanthemums, peonies, and fruit tree blossoms with cobalt blue leaves. The Imari colors of orange, vibrant cobalt blue and gilding combine beautifully. The dishes are of fine quality and well-potted. They have the Hicks and Meigh mark “Real Stone China” under a crown in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 10.25″, 9″, and 6.75″ in diameter.

    Condition: Excellent

  • 18th Century French Porcelain Dishes Made Circa 1780 Raspberry Ground and Grisaille Decoration

    $2,200.00

    Made by Clignancourt in France in the 18th century, this set of dishes is painted in the most exquisite raspberry color, decorated with gorgeous black roses in grisaille, and completed by a gilded edge and border. The raspberry pink ground with its grisaille decoration and the formal gilding around the border are uniquely French. This set would make a fabulous statement on display in the right room.

    Dimensions:
    The centerpiece measures 13.75″ long x 8″ wide x 6.25″ tall
    The 3 shell-shaped dishes measure 9″ long x 8″ wide x 1.5″ deep
    The pair of square-shaped dishes measure 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ deep
    One pair of the oval-shaped dishes measure 10.75″ x 7.5″ x 1.25″ deep
    The second pair of oval-shaped dishes measure 10″ x7″ x 1.25″ deep

    Condition: Very good to excellent; all the dishes without any defects, a few dishes with very slight rubbing, particularly one of the three shell-shaped dishes (see image #10 and look closely at the inner line of gilt on the lower dish).

  • Set of Five Wedgwood Creamware Dinner and salad Dishes Made England circa 1820

    $770.00

    This set of Wedgwood five dinner and salad dishes was made in England in the early 19th century, circa 1820. The dishes are decorated with the 18th-century Wedgwood “Wheat” pattern on light mint green and peach color borders. The creamware body has a warm look. The combination of the soft creamware with the colorful border and the elegant “Wheat” pattern is beautiful. The result is stylish and sophisticated. The undersides of the dishes are marked “WEDGWOOD.”

    Dimensions: The salad dishes measure 8″ in diameter, and the dinner dishes measure 10″ in diameter.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Group Blue and White Delft Chargers 18 Pieces Netherlands, Circa 1760-1780

    $29,340.00

    This group of blue and white Delft chargers has beautiful deep cobalt blue coloring. The white tin glaze is relatively uniform in its color. The sizes, colors, and designs make a harmonious group. The chargers were hand-painted between 1760 to 1780 and have wide borders with decoration around a central panel.

    They all measure between 13.25″ and 14″ in diameter.

    Condition: All are in excellent condition, with minimal edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Set 16 Antique Porcelain Armorial Dinner Plates Burgundy Borders England 1870

    $1,200.00

    Copeland made this set of sixteen excellent armorial dinner plates in England circa 1870. The plates feature deep burgundy-colored borders and a boar’s head armorial with crest, escutcheon, and motto. There are golden tassels where the border meets the white porcelain and dots and stars of gold decorating the border.

    The plates measure a generous 10″ in diameter.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Seven Antique Porcelain Botanical Cabinet Plates Made by Minton Circa 1825

    $5,600.00

    Bardith has been in business for 58 years. The flowers on these cabinet plates are among the most beautiful we have ever owned. They are both flamboyant and natural. The plates were made and hand-painted at Minton, an English factory, in the early 19th century, circa 1825. Each plate displays a single fabulous botanical flower filling the center and stretching onto the border. Several plates show butterflies and other insects hovering around the flower. The edge of each dish is beautifully gilded.
    This set consists of seven plates with the Minton mark and the names of each flower on the reverse: Iris Pallida, Tawny Day Lilly, Convolvulus Minor, Double Nasturtium, Eastern Poppy, Anemone, Rudbeckia

    Diameter of the desserts: 8.9″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set Dozen Wedgwood Creamware Dinner Dishes Made England 1904

    $1,400.00

    Made in 1904, the border design on this set of Wedgwood dinner dishes was inspired by designs in Josiah Wedgwood’s mid-18th century First Pattern Book. The red berries and beige leaves on the vine combine perfectly with the creamy color of the creamware plate. The result is a subtle beauty. The underside of the dishes has an impressed mark for Wedgwood and “W G” for August 1904.

    Dimensions: diameter 9.25″ x .75″ height

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set Fourteen Coalport Money Tree Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted England C-1820

    $5,600.00

    We are proud to offer this set of fourteen Coalport Money Tree pattern plates. This fabulous Coalport pattern is also known as the Rock and Tree pattern. It is one of the very best of the Regency period porcelain patterns. The color combinations are magnificent. Cobalt blue, iron red, and gold are the main colors. Green and orange highlights bring the deep reds and blues to life. The dishes were hand-painted in England, circa 1820. The pattern shows a fenced garden, peonies, and a willow tree with golden branches. English patterns like this were inspired by Japanese Imari designs, which were very popular in Europe during the Regency Period. However, English porcelain is whiter than Japanese porcelain. The result is that the colors seem brighter and livelier when contrasted with the white ground.

    Dimensions: 8″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Set Hicks and Meigh Ironstone Dinner and Soup Dishes Made England circa 1820

    $720.00

    Made by Hicks and Meigh, this set has six dinner dishes and five matching soup dishes. The decoration is lovely: a butterfly hovers above a flower-filled garden. We see purple peonies and pink fruit tree blossoms emanating from cobalt blue rockwork.

    Dimensions: Both the soups and the dinner dishes measure 10.25″ in diameter

    Condition: Good with some knife marks and rubbing to the glaze

  • Dozen Ashworth Dinner Plates Makers of Mason’s Ironstone England Circa 1880

    $3,600.00

    In 1861 Mason’s Ironstone was bought by Ashworth Brothers Ltd., who continued to produce “Mason’s Ironstone.”
    This set of stunning dinner plates (10.25″ in diameter) has borders decorated with exquisite white lilies on clean black ground.
    Painted in enamels, the white flowers jump off the black ground.
    The details of the decoration, the red lines on the flowers, the green and yellow leaves, and the gilding all add to the beauty of each dish.

    Dimensions:10.25″ in diameter
    Condition: Excellent

  • Five Antique Chinese Porcelain Saucers Made Circa 1770

    $1,220.00

    This set of antique Chinese porcelain saucers features beautiful peonies hand-painted in monochrome purple.
    Peonies symbolize prosperity, good luck, love, and honor in Chinese tradition. The color purple symbolizes love and spiritual awareness.
    The saucers were made circa 1770, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor.

    Dimensions: 4.3″ in diameter x 1″ deep

    Condition: Excellent

  • Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700

    $5,800.00

    These six beautiful Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes were painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Hand-painted using both soft and dark cobalt blue, each dish is very slightly different from the others in the set. The decoration is exquisite. At the center of each dish, there are two flowering peonies emanating from rockwork. On the border surrounding the peonies are other flowers including chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms. These dishes have meaning in Chinese tradition. Peonies are much loved for their bold size and colors. They are known as the flower of “riches and honor.”* Chrysanthemums symbolize abundance, while plum blossoms symbolize endurance and hope*. The dishes are molded, and the border of each plate is fluted in a pattern similar to the petals on a flower. The total effect is delightful.

    Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x 1” in height

    Condition: Excellent with minor frits on the foot of each dish

    *See “Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery” by P B Welch.

  • Set Ten Neoclassical Plates w/ Acanthus Leaf Decoration Copeland Spode England

    $1,220.00

    This set of ten neoclassical plates was made for dessert or salad. They measure 8.5″ in diameter. The plates are decorated with a simple, elegant acanthus leaf design painted in burnt orange, light orange, and gold. Acanthus leaves form the medallion at the center and a wreath along the border of each plate. The plates were made in England in the mid-20th century circa 1960 and retailed by the premiere 20th century London porcelain shop, T Goode & Co. Ltd. The Copeland Spode stamp on the back of each plate shows that the plates were made between 1960-1963.

  • 18th Century Italian Doccia Porcelain Dinner Service

    $4,000.00

    A dinner service comprising six dinner dishes and six soup dishes made by the Doccia Porcelain Manufactory, circa 1750.

    Italy was the site of Europe’s first porcelain production: in Florence between 1575 and 1587 under the patronage of Francesco I de’ Medici. The Doccia Porcelain Manufactory, founded nearly 200 years later, continued the tradition of Italian porcelain with a hard-paste body that was later glazed with a tin glaze. This dinner set is decorated with the al tulipano motif, a design that is one of the most prevalent in Doccia wares. The central flower is not a tulip but an interpretation of the peonies used in the Chinese Famille Rose porcelain.

    Dimensions:
    – Soup dishes: 9 1/4 in. diameter x 1 1/2 in. height (23.1 cm diameter x 3.8 cm height)
    – Dinner dishes: 9 1/4 in. diameter x 1 in. height (23.1 cm diameter x 2.4 cm height)

    Condition: Excellent. Light wear to enamels throughout commensurate with age and use. Faint use marks visible on some dishes. One dinner plate with chip to underside of rim measuring 1 cm.

    Note: 1 dinner dish and 2 soup dishes are not transparent, a characteristic of porcelain. These 3 dishes are porcelain with a tin glaze which makes them opaque and dates them to 1790-1800.

  • 19th Century Minton Ornithological Porcelain Dessert Service

    $2,900.00

    A partial dessert service by Minton, hand-painted with ornithological scenes after designs by Joseph Smith. The service comprises two small compotes and four dessert dishes.

    This Minton dessert service is a stunning example of English porcelain craftsmanship. Intricate apple-green lattice designs are enhanced with gilding. The compotes’ feet and dishes’ rims are reticulated, further contributing to the set’s delicacy. The reticulated shape is known as the “Devon” shape. The most special feature of this service, however, are the meticulously rendered (and labeled) ornithological scenes, which point to a 19th-century spirit of scientific classification. One dish features the impressed wheel date mark for 1872.

    Dimensions:
    Compotes – 6 1/2 in. Dm x 4 1/2 in. H (11.8 cm H x 16 cm D)
    Dishes – 9 1/4 in. Dm x 3/4 in. H (2 cm H x 23 cm D)

    Condition: Excellent. Some light staining to the body of one plate.

  • Set of 11 Early Spode Ironstone Imari Dessert Dishes Made circa 1815

    $1,650.00

    A set of 11 Imari style ironstone dessert dishes, made by Spode circa 1815.

    Josiah Spode II began producing stone china in 1813 as an alternative to porcelain. Stone china, also known as ironstone due to its hard and durable fabric, became famous for its porcelain-like greyish blue glaze and glassy surface. So popular was this new medium that Queen Charlotte purchased her own stone china service from Spode’s Portugal Street showroom. These dessert dishes are early examples of Spode Stone China; in 1822 the company introduced an improved body marketed as “New Stone,” and thereafter items were branded as such.

    Dishes are marked with pattern number 2283 in iron red and feature the printed Spode Stone China mark in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 8 in. Dm x 1/2 in. H (20.3 cm Dm x 1.4 cm H)

    Condition: Excellent overall. Light wear to some enamels and gilding on dishes commensurate with age and use. The plates with the least and most amounts of wear are pictured.

  • Set of Six Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand-Painted 18th-Century

    $7,400.00

    This group makes a true blue statement. The deep cobalt blue is fabulous!  This set of six Dutch Delft chargers are hand-painted in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. This is one of the most exquisite hand-painted designs made on Delft chargers in the 18th century, which explains why it was so popular. The pattern is lush and full of color. The deep blue decoration fills the charger. On the border are floral decorations and scroll designs. The white edges are delicately scalloped, adding another beautiful dimension to each charger. The chargers have the mark of De Klaauw “The Claw” for Delft made in the last quarter of the 18th century, or for LPK for De Porceleyne Lampetkan 1778-1811.     For an image and discussion of a group of Delft chargers with this pattern, see E B Schapp, Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art pages 74 and 75.

    Dimensions: 13.5″-14.25″ in diameter        Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored            Price: $7,400 for the group

  • Set 11 Large Masons Ironstone Dinner Plates Circa 1915

    $4,300.00

    The color is fabulous.

    This excellent set of eleven Mason’s Ironstone plates is decorated in rich rust color with overall black detailing resembling sharkskin. This attractive set dates to circa 1915.  On the reverse is a transfer printed crown and banner in black with the pattern number ‘C.1753’ in iron-red, and the impressed “2XG” and “ENGLAND,” which Masons began to stamp after 1891. The marks indicate Masons made the set circa 1915.

    Dimensions: 10.5″ diameter.                      Price: $4,300

    Condition: Good with crazing to the reverse of the dishes (see images #10 and #11). Crazing results from the initial firing process in 1915 when the glaze and the earthenware body under it expanded and contracted at different rates during the heating and cooling process.

  • Set of Five Antique Porcelain Dishes Hand-Painted, England, Circa 1830

    $1,200.00

    This set of five Coalport Porcelain dinner dishes was made in England circa 1830. In the center of each one is a bouquet of exquisite hand-painted flowers. The close-up images show the exceptional flower painting. A wide green and white dotted border encircles the center. It has three glided panels, each with a single hand-painted flower.

    Dimensions: 10″ diameter

    Condition: One plate with fine knife marks to the enamels (see image #8) Price: $1200 for the set of five.

  • Antique Delft Dishes a Set of Five 18th Century with Purple/Manganese Coloring

    $1,100.00

    A set of five antique Dutch Delft dishes beautifully painted with manganese-based purple. The dishes show a peony plant in full bloom. The maker was Hugo Brouwer. Brouwer created the design, and each dish would have been hand-painted in his factory, The Dreye Porceleyne Flesschen, using a stencil of his design. Each dish is signed with Brouwer’s H-B mark.

    Dimensions: diameter 9″.        Condition: Excellent

  • 5 Porcelain Saucers with Cobalt Blue Borders Made England 19th & 20th Centuries

    $380.00

    5 English porcelain saucers with cobalt blue gilded borders made England 19th and 20th centuries. The gilded decoration is simple and elegant in the Regency style. The two 20th century dishes were made by Copeland Spode, The three 19th century with an impressed crown and indistinct marks indicating royal patronage.

    Dimensions: 5.25″-5.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Three Worcester Dejeuney Pattern Dishes

    $1,060.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful color combinations on porcelains.
    Made by Chamberlains Worcester circa 1810 these three Dejeuney pattern dishes have borders painted with a deep cobalt blue ground which is decorated with amazingly lavish gilding in foliate designs. Within the border are oval cartouches painted in the ”Rich Kakiemon” style with a pattern of trellised flowers painted in bold red, green, gold and royal blue.

    The pair of dishes measure 8.5″ diameter.        Both are marked Chamberlains Worcester on the reverse.

    The armorial saucer dish measures 7.75″ diameter x 1.75″ deep It has the Chamberlains Worcester pattern number 298 in purple written on the reverse.

    Condition: Excellent with one dish having fine, thin, half inch open flat line on the bottom which does not go through. See the last image.

  • 12 Antique Worcester Porcelain Dessert Dishes Decorated Strawberries circa 1820

    $2,100.00
  • Set Four Antique English Dishes Made By Coalport Hand-Painted Circa 1810

    $1,400.00
  • Twelve Creamware Dinner Dishes Yellow Borders Made circa 1800

    $1,900.00
  • Three Blue and White Delft Dishes with Yellow Slip Decorated Edge

    $1,400.00
  • Set of 14 Antique French Porcelain Dishes

    $1,300.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes a Set of Six

    $3,450.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes a Set of Eight

    $5,100.00
  • Dozen Antique Wedgwood Creamware Dinner Plates

    $1,800.00

    We are pleased to offer this set of a dozen Wedgwood creamware dinner plates with a thistle design. These English creamware dinner plates date to the late 19th century. They have a lovely, simple design decorated with flowering thistle boughs in the Japonisme style. Japonisme involved Western arts with a Japanese aesthetic focused on asymmetrical compositions and elements of color and line.
    Made circa 1880, the back of each dish is stamped “Wedgwood.”

    Dimensions: The plates measure a generous 9.85 inches in diameter.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Antique English Porcelain Dishes with Wide Orange Borders

    $4,800.00
  • Set Eleven Antique French Porcelain Plates Made by Edouard Honoré Circa 1820

    $2,800.00

    We are pleased to offer this rare and beautiful set of eleven Edouart Honoré, Paris porcelain dishes. These antique French porcelain plates are each hand-painted with a unique bouquet of beautiful flowers. Pinks, greens, and light blue play against the border which is painted with eye-catching red chevrons on beige ground. These stunning dishes would make a statement placed on a dining table, on a dining room wall, or in a lit cabinet.
    Dimensions: diameter 8.75 inches
    Condition: Excellent
    Price: $2,800

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