China Pattern Piece Types

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  • Tea Pot
    Tea pots are generally shorter than coffee pots and can be used to serve hot water or used to steep tea. Many of our customers collect tea and coffee pots.

  • Coffee Pot
    Our Piece Code: CP
    Coffee pots make a beautiful addition to any dinnerware service. Coffee pots are generally taller and more slender than tea pots.

  • Creamer
    Our Piece Code: CR
    Creamers are used for serving cream and flavored syrups for cups of coffee and tea. These pieces are a great addition to your tableware, dessert, or tea service.

  • Sugar Bowl
    Our Piece Code: SU
    Sugar bowls are used for serving sugar and sweeteners.

  • 1-Tier Serving Tray
    Our Piece Code: SERP
    1-Tier serving trays are used to serve appetizers and desserts. They are typically made from a dinner sized plate in a particular pattern.

  • 2-Tier Serving Tray
    Our Piece Code: ST2
    2-Tier serving trays are used to serve appetizers and desserts. They are typically made from the dinner plate and salad plate of a particular pattern.

  • 3-Tier Serving Tray
    Our Piece Code: ST3
    3-Tier serving trays like the 2-tier serving trays, are used to serve appetizers and desserts. They are typically made from the dinner plate, salad plate and bread & butter plate of a particular pattern.

  • Cheese Plate-Glass Dome
    Our Piece Code: CHPFDR
    Cheese plates with glass domes are used to display and serve cheeses, appetizers, and finger foods. They are typically made from the salad or dessert plate.