Dish, Charger, Plate

 

Modern plate trends

 

Plates have been around ever since our distant ancestors conceived the idea of a dinner party for the tribe and felt a need to create a few clay plates to enhance the presentation.
As far as practical innovations go, the current trend of large, voluminous plates in restaurants for extra presentation possibilities has to be questioned. I’m sure the chefs get themselves into an artistic fervour when they are confronted with that large white ceramic canvas, begging to be adorned with some Zen streaks of the sauce and a dash of garnish.

Almost simultaneously, as nouveau cuisine became minimalist in quantity, the plate doubled in size. A knee jerk reaction to the age old standard of piling food on a small plate. At least the elegant white expanses invite contemplation while waiting for the second course or the artistic presentation can offer a deflection if one gets stuck in an awkward dinner conversation. As table space is a premium in most restaurants, the waitresses must be cursing this challenge for arranging the plates on the table. Not to mention the acrobatic skills involved in carrying several plates at the same time.

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Strawberry cometa nuovo presentazione

I do have to concede though, these monumental dinner pieces have added an appealing aesthetic to the the dining experience. But be beware of attending a Greek wedding, the larger flying shards at the plate bust finale can be life threatening.

Ceramic plates, dishes and chargers have been a fantastic vehicle for ceramicists that have a flair with the brush and a desire for that extra space to strut their strokes.

 

 

 

Steven Hill

Steven Hill

 

 

 

Mexican maiden carrying a fruit basket hand painted on an orange octagonal plate

A Mexican vintage  octagonal pottery plate featuring a  Mexican maiden carrying fruit in a basket, Tonala or Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, c. 1920-30’s

( pocascosasarts.com )

 

 

 

Tony Morris Poole Pottery

Tony Morris, Poole Pottery – Mid Century

Virtual Museum Of Poole Pottery

 

Cibaldi Silvia charger with peace dove in an abstract setting

Cibaldi Silvia charger

 

 

Tony Morris Poole Pottery

Tony Morris Poole Pottery

Virtual Museum Of Poole Pottery

 

Marsha Rafter platter with handles

Marsha Rafter platter with handles

 

 

Warren Mckenzie abstract plate in black and white

Warren Mckenzie plate

 

 

 

Waylande Gregory twin horse charger

Waylande Gregory charger, USA  pre-1939

 An early example of Gregory’s ceramics and glass fusion technique with melted glass in the background area around the horses.” Dia.  21.75  inches

( maineantiquedigest.com )

 

 

 

Chinese Famille rose dish

Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain  Plate

 

 

Persian Dish

Safavid Persian dish  (1501-1732)

 

 

 

Kashan Minai pottery plate from Persia

Kashan Minai pottery dish, Persia, 12th-13th century

 

 

 

Ai Hanazuka

Ai Hanazuka

 

 

 

Safavid Blue and White plate

Persian Safavid Blue and White plate

 

 

 

André METHEY ceramic plate

André Methey plate

 

 

 

ANTIQUE JAPANESE dish

Antique Japanese Kutani Akimari dish

 

 

 

 

BUTHAUD-René-plate black female haed on turquoise floral background

Rene Buthaud plate – 1930, France

Circular dish in stoneware – beige sandstone with craquelure enamelled motifs.

 

 

 

Cibaldi Silvia -1939 white peace dove on red and black background

Cibaldi Silvia -1939

 

 

 

David MacDonald

David MacDonald incised geometric design dish inspired from a Nigerian tradition.

USA

 

 

 

Afghanistan plate with bird motif

 Earthenware dish – incised and painted with polychrome glazes – Afghanistan  12th-13th century

 

 

 

 

Josh Deweese large platter

Josh Deweese large platter

 

 

 

 

Ellamarie Woolley

Ellamarie Woolley

 

 

 

 

Jackie Lynd,- Rörstrand

Jackie Lynd,-  Rörstrand

 

 

 

John Glick

John Glick

Schaller Gallery

 

 

 

Martina Lantin contemporary dish

Martina Lantin

 

 

 

 

Marc Bellaire Mardi Gras

Marc Bellaire – Mardi Gras 3 dancers

 

 

 

 

Ulisse Pagliari charger

Ulisse Pagliari charger

 

 

 

Moorcroft 'Trout' Plate

Moorcroft ‘Trout’  Plate

 

 

 

Sanam Emami serving dish

Sanam Emami – green serving dish

 

 

 

Nuotatore Saltarelli

Swimmer – Vanni Saltarelli

17 inch abtsract ceramic charger characterized at the top by a human figure with outstretched arms and legs drawn up in the act of swimming

 

 

 

La Belle Jardiniere charger with the goddess of nature

La Belle Jardiniere – polychrome faience yellow, blue, brown embossed

Sèvres, Musée national de Céramique.  Photo :  Paul Starosta

 

 

 

 

Schaller Gallery Victoria Christen

Victoria Christen – large oval dish

Schaller Gallery

 

 

 

Persian plate with king hunting

Plate with king hunting rams, late 5th–early 6th century; Sasanian period

 

 

 

Pozzi Giancarlo charger

Pozzi Giancarlo charger, Italy

 

 

 

 

SCHEIER Adam and Eve Charger

Edwin and Mary Scheier, Glazed & Incised Earthenware Charger

 

 

 

 

Steve Fullmer

Steve Fullmer

 

 

 

Shoji Hamada dish

Shoji Hamada dish

 

 

 

platter Jaquailne Thompson

Stepanova platter –  Jaquailne Thompson

 

 

 

 

Japanese Kutani Polychrome dish

Japanese Kutani polychrome porcelain dish – 1900

 

 

 

 

Jenny Mendes hand painted dish of girl with cat on her shoulder

Jenny Mendes hand painted dish

 

 

 

 

Randy Johnson plate

Randy Johnson plate

Randy Johnston has been working in ceramics in his Wisconsin studio for more than forty years.

Pucker Gallery, Boston

 

 

 

 

Mexican Folk Art plate with bird motif

Mexican Folk Art plate with turquoise inlay

 

 

 

Sandra Bowkett. square dish

Sandra Bowkett. square scraffito dish

 

 

 

Japanese Satsuma porcelain plate

Japanese Satsuma porcelain plate

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Tollet sgraffito dish

Alexandra Tollet sgraffito dish – long haired women

 

 

 

 

Carl Cooper, oval dish

Carl Cooper, oval dish

 

 

 

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