China Pattern Identification Types - (page 1)

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  • Footed Cup & Saucer Set
    Our Piece Code: CSFT
    Footed cup & saucer sets are part of the typical 5-piece place setting. They are used for serving tea or coffee. The height and the style of the cup may vary greatly between manufacturers. The footed cup design has a small pedestal protruding from the bottom of the cup, this pedestal usually fits into an indentation in the saucer.

  • Flat Cup & Saucer Set
    Our Piece Code: CSFL
    Flat cup & saucer sets are part of the typical 5-piece place setting. They also are used for serving tea or coffee. The height and the style of the cup may vary greatly between manufacturers. The flat cup design has a flat base, without a pedestal.

  • Dinner Plate
    Our Piece Code: DP
    Dinner plates are a component of the typical 5-piece place setting. Used for serving, entrées, dinner plates are generally 9" to 11” in diameter and can feature either a rim or coupe (no rim) shape.

  • Salad Plate
    Our Piece Code: SP
    Salad plates are also a component of the typical 5-piece place setting. They resemble dinner plates and range in size from 6" to 8.” These plates can be used for salads or desserts.

  • Bread & Butter Plate
    Our Piece Code: BB
    Bread & butter plates are the final component of a 5-piece place setting. These plates resemble salad plates and are used for serving bread, butter pats, and servings of whipped butter. They may also be used for desserts. Bread and butter plates are generally 5" to 7” in diameter.

  • Rim Shape
    Rim shapes typically have a flat, distinct edge that ranges in width from 1½" to 2½.” Rim shapes are used for plates, bowls, saucers, and platters. The point at which the rim ends and the center portion of the plate begins is known as the verge line.

  • Coupe Shape
    Coupe shapes do not have a pronounced rim. Coupe shaped pieces feature a concave body style that is similar in shape to a contact lens.

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