Collectible plates, bowls, cups and saucers are available in a wide range from many cultures and time periods. Some plates were made specifically to be collector plates released as limited additions. With the growing number of these plates being released, a universal numbering system was devised called Bradex numbers so they could be listed on the Bradford Exchange. This number is divided into three sections. The first section tells you what country the plate was produced in, the next section indicates the producer of the plate, and the next part tells you the series and addition.
There are a number of ways to display plates, the most popular approach is the easel. Bowl stands require a deeper easel than a plate stand simply because bowls are deeper than plates.
Art Display Essentials offers stock plate and bowl stands in a variety of sizes and styles. Clear easels are available in a large range of sizes going up to 18” tall to hold a platter or charger. We also offer clear bowl stands as well.
Adjustable Plate Stands
Some clear plate stands are also adjustable, allowing you to adjust for depth or the angle of the plate display.
Wood Plate Easels
Plate displays in wood are also available in a number of sizes and finishes including deep easels for bowls. These display easels are folding so the depth has some adjustability.
Wall Plate Displays
Another way to display a plate is on the wall. The size and weight of your plate will determine which style wall plate hanger is best for your needs. Standard spring wire plate holders can be used on lighter plates. These have some adjustability to them in the expansion of the spring.
Another adjustable plate holder is a plastic plate holder that puts less stress on the point of contact. Larger plates can be displayed with an adjustable acrylic wall plate holder.
Another option for wall mounting, in both metal and acrylic, are wall easels.
Cup and Saucer Displays
Displays for cup and saucer sets are available in both acrylic and metal.
Sometimes a custom size or finish is desired so a custom plate display would be the solution. 10-31 Inc. has been custom mounting plates and ceramic objects for over 30 years and makes a very nice plate stand for these pieces. They can also fabricate wall displays as well.
Some Plate Types:
Saucer, Appetizer plate, Dessert plate, Salad plate, Side plate, Bread and Butter plate, Dinner plate, Buffet plate, Platter, Decorative plate, and Charger.
Some Collector Plates:
American Classics, American Greeting, Americans All, Anheuser-Busch, Anri, Arabia, Arklow, Artaffects, Astri Holthe, Avon, Bareuther, Boehm, Brackenbury, Bradford, Bradford Exchange, C.d. Kenney, Cast Art Ind., Chambers, Charlotte, Children Series, Christian Bell Porcelain, Christmas, Christopherson, Coheleach, Collector’s Gallery, Currier & Ives, Danbury Mint, Daniel, Davenport Pottery Co., Davis, Degrazia, Disney, D’Arceau Limoges, Fairmont, Fenton, Fernandez, Fitz & Floyd, Franke, Franklin Mint, Glenrice, Goebel, Gorham, Granget, Hadley, Hamilton, Haviland Limoges, Helping Hands, Henriette Bonner, Hibel, Holiday, Holy Family, Howard Rogers, Hummel, James Kent Ltd., Jensen, Kaatz, Kaiser, Kathy Wallace, Kearns, Knowles, Konigszelt, Kuck, Kursar, LMI, Mcclelland, Metlox, Milestone Car Society, Morley, Norman Rockwell, Nymolle, Patience, Perillo, Porsgrund, Presidential, Reco, Redlin, Rhodes Studios, Rockwell, Rogers, Roman, Rorstrand, Royal Devon, Royale Blue Winter China, Royalwood, S. Morton, Schmid, Sherwood, Spencer Gifts, Sports Impressions, Syracuse, Viletta, Villetta, W.s. George, Western.