Also Called :

Oval Platters

Rarity :

Scarce

Age :

Early to Late 19th Century

Price Range :

$100.-$1,000. (Depending on size)

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

16 1/8″ wide x 19 5/8″ long x 2 3/8″ high (in single platter picture)

14 1/2″ wide x 18″ long x 2 1/8″ high

12 3/4″ wide x 16 1/8″ long x 2″ high

11 3/8″ wide x 14 1/2″ long x 1 3/8″ high

10 3/4″ wide x 13 3/8″ long x 1 3/8″ high

9 1/4″ wide x 12″ long x 1 1/8″ high

8 5/8″ wide x 10 7/8″ long x 1 1/8″ high

8″ wide x 10 3/8″ long x 1 1/8″ high

Weight :

Left to Right: 8 lbs. 2 oz. (this largest platter is shown in the single platter picture)———5 lbs. 2 oz.——4 lbs. 6 oz.——3 lbs. 5 oz.——2 lbs. 5 oz.——2 lbs. 1 oz.——1 lb. 4 oz.—–1 lb. 1 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Heirlooms Unlimited, Marion, MA-1965 (largest platter in single platter picture)

Skinner’s Auction, Bolton, MA-1989

1989

James Julia Auction, Fairfield, ME-1988

Langston Auction, Wilson, NC-2012

1967

1967

1965

Availability :

 

Description: Oval platters are scarcer than the common octagonal platters accordingly, they command higher prices for the same size platter. They are attractive with their full Canton scene and rain cloud borders. They have unglazed bottoms and they do not have any decoration on the undersides.

The 8 (the largest 19 5/8″ platter would not fit in the picture so is shown by itself) oval platters shown here range in size from 10 3/8′ long to 19 5/8″ long and weigh from 1 lb. 1 oz. to 8 lbs. 2 oz.  (since creating this page, I learned of an 17 5/8″ x 21″ example). The two pictures of the 2 platters show the largest and the smallest ones. The last 3 pictures show the two stands described in the next paragraph.

These 8 oval platters should not be confused with two other smaller oval (not as oval) plates that are, in fact, stands for the very rare solid sided fruit basket and the rare bonbon dish. The last 3 pictures show these two stands in use. Their dimensions are 7 1/2″ wide x 8 5/8″ long and weigh 1 lb. 1 oz. (fruit basket stand) and 4 7/8″ wide x 5 7/8″ long and weighs 6 oz. (bonbon stand).

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