Dishes-Serving

DISHES-OVAL SERVING

Description: Oval Serving Dishes are sometimes confused with Oval Platters. The major difference of these oval dishes is that they are proportionally deeper than oval platters of the same size. Otherwise, they are virtually the same. Their major use was to serve food such as potatoes and vegetables. They are attractive with their full Canton scene and rain cloud borders. They have unglazed bottoms and they do not have decoration on the undersides. Note: as the sizes of the dishes increases so does their value.

 

DISHES-SERVING (Diamond Shape)

Description:  Diamond Shape Serving Dishes are all about the same size:  8 1/8"-8 5/8" wide x 10" long. They all have slightly scalloped top rims and bottom rims. They are not decorated on the undersides and the bottoms are glazed. Small variations between the two pictured are: the left example's bottom rim is scalloped and dish is not as wide as its companion.  The dish on the right's bottom rim is diamond shape with no scalloped edges and the entire dish has the orange peel affect.

DISHES-SERVING (Kidney Shape)

Description: Kidney Shape Serving Dishes are all about the same size:  8 1/4" wide x 10 3/8"-10 1/2" long. They both have wide (3/8"-1/2") top rims that have inset blue borders which are similar to the round, octagonal, and oblong vegetable dishes. Sometimes the blue was not painted in. They are not decorated on the undersides and the bottoms are glazed. Both bottom rims are kidney shaped. These dishes are scarce but are not too hard to find.

DISHES-SERVING (Rectangular Shape)

Description: These Rectangular Open Serving Dishes are all about the same size: 6 3/4"-7 3/4" wide x 9"-9 5/8" long. They have flared top rims and rectangular bottom rims. The sides are slightly indented. They are not decorated on the outside and the bottoms are glazed. These dishes are scarce but are not too hard to find.

DISHES-SERVING (Square Shape)

Description:  Square Shape Serving Dishes are all about the same size:  8 1/2"-9" square x 1 3/4"-1 7/8" high. They all have slightly fluted top rims. They are not decorated on the undersides and the bottoms are glazed. A small variation between the two pictured are: the left example's bottom rim is square and the dish on the right's bottom rim is slightly fluted. These dishes are scarce but are not too hard to find.