Antique dishes, the plates and the dishes that date back to years behind and which belong to the classic era. These dishes are true eye catchers when they are placed at dinner tables. These dishes have gained lots of importance and are becoming famous in every aspect. Dishes of erstwhile era were made from any material like china clay, porcelain, or silver plated.
Antique dishes can be seen in great numbers in the heritage hotels of almost all the cities in different countries. The heritage hotels and heritage Palaces are considered one of the oldest places that maintain the rich and varied culture heritage. They have a splendid grandeur and the main attraction for people visiting the hotel is the décor and the dining facilities of olden times. They have traditional style of serving according to the region and its specialization. Therefore, varieties of cuisines are served in many different types of antique dishes and plates that help the hotels in maintaining their old culture. You often get the feeling and experience of having the dining in a classic style. Even today, most of the royal families have their kitchenware full of antique dishes that are quite expensive, and beautifully painted. They are available in all different shapes and sizes.
To bring to the attention of customers, the main trend followed by any of the hotels is to deck up the complete atmosphere with well-set table. The table with usually a clean white nicely embroidered tablecloth is perfect. Then the tablemats that go well with the color of the tablecloth are placed. The plates and the antique dishes are put out on the table, with proper placement and following the symmetry. Those who believe in rich class of serving have usually the cutleries too of antique style. The overall scenario is bound to attract anyone to the dining table.
Many of the antique dishes were made out of the porcelain material. It is a combination of white clay called kaolin with petuntse, which is a crystalline material. There are many advantages for using porcelain to make dishes. The material is strong, hard, dense, and at the same time, it is highly resistant to stains, scratches and moisture damage. This is the reason why porcelain dishes last very long and serve as ideal antique dishes. Hence maintaining it requires no pains and can go on for years and years.
Many shops and web sites auction the antique dishes. It thus becomes important to undergo some of the tips before buying any antique dish.
Firstly, have a research of antique shops that sell these dishes. It can be done by visiting more than two to three shops and having a look at all the available varieties and their prices. This brings in a clear picture of what exactly is required to buy. One can use resources like the books, internet and experienced dealers. The most important thing is to be very careful while selecting the dishes. For, it can have some hidden flaws or defects that are not easily visible to the eyes. Such types of articles are less prone for re-selling.