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Antique Plates

Refine your serveware assortment and present meals with wit and wonder thanks to our curated collection of antique plates at Vinterior. Whether you’re serving up in style for a bevvy of dinner party guests or simply making meals for your loved ones, antique porcelain plates make mealtimes that little more special.Our hand-selected collection of antique side plates and dinner plates includes bold abstract styles, as well as collectable pieces from the likes of Delft, Royal Copenhagen, and Wedgewood. Display colourful Majolica styles in a charming china hutch, use a cabbage-leaf plate as a charming place for keys on a sideboard or make use of your antique blue-and-white porcelain plates every day.Finding your perfect antique dinner set has never been easier. Shun the sameness and opt for something truly unique to wow family and friends alike. Support our network of small independent sellers, shop sustainably, and buy one-of-a-kind at Vinterior today.

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Antique plates for sale in our curated collection

Our antique plates collection is bound to inspire. It contains pieces dating from the 1600s up to the 1990s and allows you to browse floral, symmetrical and quirky designs to find something you love. Whether it’s a single antique porcelain plate for display in a glass display cabinet or a set of dinner or antique side plates to serve up feasts to guests that you’re craving, you’ll find what you’re after right here. Our impressive selection contains pieces to suit all budgets and tastes and is designed to provide lovers of beautiful things with pleasing, characterful items to cherish.

Eye-catching antique porcelain plate designs

The blue-and-white design which features in antique plates so frequently originated in China and is created using blue pigments such as cobalt oxide. Blue willow is a typical design portrayed within this tradition. Victorian plates are usually brightly coloured, for example, the bright green Majolica style and shiny silver were fashionable during this era. We also have a number of decorative antique plates from the art nouveau design period, which used lighter, more muted tones than the Victorian period. Pair these with our art nouveau mirrors and art nouveau table lamps if this popular aesthetic appeals to you.

Are antique plates worth a lot of money?

Antique plates are known for their intricate details. Look out for scalloped rims, gilt detailing and unusual shapes including hexagonal and octagonal plates. For a true marker of worth though, always look for a back marker or stamp to show the maker. It may be tiny, but you'll spot an impression or stamp on the back of an antique plate. And, always check the rear of a plate. Names such as Royal Copenhage, Delft, and Wedgewood will be particularly good investments. A used antique plate shouldn't look perfect - it should be a little worn. To learn more about each plate listed here, click the individual photos and you’ll be taken to a page with the full listing.

If you’re kitting out your kitchen, be sure to browse our antique cutlery range to find beautiful antique silverware to match your antique plates. Our descriptions include additional information such as size, condition and era, and have been penned by knowledgeable antiques experts.

Japanese antique ceramic plates

Our Japanese antique plates are beautifully decorated, often with hand-painted designs on the porcelain. The term Imari is used to describe the bright, intricate designs of Arita wear, which originated in Japan in the late 17th century. This style was later copied by European manufacturers, appearing on English-made plates. The Kutani style, which became popular in the 19th century, uses dark colours – typically nature-inspired hues such as rich greens and muddy reds and yellows.

If you’re in the market for styles to match your antique plates, browse our Oriental rugs to find the perfect accompaniment to your antique Japanese plate.

Buy your antique dinner set from a small business at Vinterior

Our site contains antique plate listings from thousands of dealers, enabling worldwide traders to list their wares and access customers throughout the UK and beyond. That means that when you pick antique plates from our website, you’ll be helping a small-scale seller stay in business. And what’s more, you’ll be shopping sustainably, doing your bit for the environment. Shopping at Vinterior really is a win-win for all.


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