China Pattern Piece Types
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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.
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.
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 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 shapes do not have a pronounced rim. Coupe shaped pieces feature a concave body style that is similar in shape to a contact lens.
Our Piece Code: LP
Luncheon plates are typically 8" to 9” in diameter and are perfect for serving breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, snacks, and desserts.
Rimmed Soup Bowl
Our Piece Code: SOR
Rimmed soup bowls are used for serving soups, salads, and pastas. These bowls range in size from 7" to 10.” Many manufacturers substitute the rimmed soup bowl for the bread and butter plate as part of the typical 5-piece place setting.
Coupe Soup Bowl
Our Piece Code: SOC
Coupe soup bowls are like rimmed soup bowls and come in a variety of sizes. These pieces are great for serving soups, salads, cereal, and pastas. Like coupe shaped plates and platters, coupe soup bowls do not feature a pronounced rim.