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Traditional Dinnerware

  • Sugg. Price: $175 Our Price: $99.95
    The honesuki is the traditional Japanese boning knife used for poultry, but you'll find it excels for trimming all meats and fish. Its short, triangular blade maneuvers easily around bones and between joints, and the blazing-sharp edge cuts through meat and cartilage like butter. Named for the blacksmith's forge, the premium Kaji series was developed by Shun's master knife makers exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. Short, triangular blade bones meats, poultry and fish with accuracy and ease.
  • $65$198.95
    Skilled woodworkers in Wisconsin use traditional butcher-block construction to create laminated serving bowls that are exceptionally strong and stable. They're hand finished of cherry wood, which darkens to a rich reddish brown over time. The 12" bowl has a 3-qt. capacity; the 13 3/4" bowl, a 5-qt. capacity; the 8 1/4" diam. individual bowls, a 24-oz. capacity. The servers are 13" long. Our special set includes a 12" bowl and four individual bowls. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
  • $49.95
    Perfectly sized to pair with our cork lidded beverage dispenser, this handwoven stand perches the spigot higher for easy pouring into taller glasses. The dispenser nestles firmly into the curved top, while the flared base ensures stability on a buffet table or counter. Philippine village artisans hand weave the base from strands of local nito vines, a traditional craft that makes the most of the vines golden-brown color and natural strength. Designed for use with our cork lidded beverage dispenser.
  • $69.95
    Bring the warmth and luster of copper to your tabletop. This charger is handcrafted of solid copper by highly skilled coppersmiths in Turkey who carry on the ancient art of Anatolian metalworking. They use traditional spinning techniques to shape the metal, then polish it to a brilliant finish. The copper will age naturally to a rich bronze patina. Hand-wash. 13" diam., 1" high. Made in Turkey.
  • $34.95
    Adding natural color and texture to the casual table, these chargers are intricately woven by hand. Village artisans in the Philippines create their traditional tight weave using a vine of the fern family. Finished with a coating of clear lacquer, each sturdy piece is easy to wipe clean. Chargers are 13" diam. Sets of two. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
  • $32.95
    The traditional tool for serving creamy, aromatic Stilton (hailed as "the king of English blue cheeses"), our elegant scoop is based on an antique pattern. Like its ancestors, it's made of thick, hotel-quality silver plate. For a personal touch, add a monogram. This classic tool assists with the impressive (and efficient) service of Stilton, a celebrated blue cheese prized for its rich, creamy-to-crumbly texture.
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    Like the sugar bowls and creamers you see in French bistros and brasseries, ours are made of exceptionally durable, high-fired porcelain, with or without blue or red fillet borders. They're designed with tapered sides in the traditional style and will complement most table settings. The set includes both the 8-oz. sugar bowl and 8-oz. creamer with a lid for each. Dishwasher safe. Each 3 3/4" high. Made in Japan.
  • $59
    A fresh, modern twist on classic designs, our wooden stand offers beautiful presentation for everything from home-baked layer cakes to luscious pies and tarts. The traditional style of this versatile stand complements all your favorite dinnerware patterns. Natural variations in the tropical mango wood make each stand unique. To clean, simply wipe with a damp cloth. 12 3/4 diam. 6 high. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
  • $79.95
    Inspired by traditional American serveware, this three-compartment server provides beautiful presentation for party bites such as nuts, olives or candies as well as dips and condiments. Silver-plated brass gives this piece its substantial feel and brilliant gleam, and a loop handle ensures easy transport. Made of silver-plated brass.
  • $124.95
    Inspired by traditional American serveware, our two-tiered stand is a classic way to display and serve everything from hors doeuvres to petit fours. Silver-plated brass lends it a substantial feel and a brilliant gleam, and a ring simplifies lifting and carrying. Made of silver-plated brass. Hand-polished finish.
  • Sugg. Price: $159 Our Price: $122
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. The deba is a traditional Japanese fish knife used to prepare fish, including the tasks of severing the head and tail, cutting through fish bones and chopping the filets. This Global deba knife also excels for precision cutting of meats and poultry, and safely cuts through small bones (though it is not intended for use as a cleaver).
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    Inspired by traditional American designs, our sculptural silver-plated shakers provide timeless presentation for salt and freshly ground pepper. Perfect partners for a wide variety of tableware and linens, these essential accessories are elegant additions to gatherings all year 'round. Crafted of silver-plated brass. Set of two. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
  • $28$275
    Custom-designed Pickard porcelain graces some of the most elegant tables in the world from American embassies to the United Nations to the finest hotels. Create your own custom dinnerware with Pickard's Signature Monogram collection: Each piece is embellished with your monogram in platinum or 24k burnished gold, and hand painted with matching fillets on its rim. An American classic since 1893, Pickard dinnerware is made in Illinois, using the company's exclusive clay and warm-white glaze. Dishwasher safe.
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    Our classic white porcelain plates are elegant enough for the formal table, yet durable enough for lively casual gatherings. The restaurant-quality plates are high-fired to provide years of service, making them an excellent value. They're perfect for hot or cold appetizers or use them for serving artisanal cheeses and their traditional accompaniments. Microwave and dishwasher safe. 7" diam. Made in China.
  • Sugg. Price: $118 Our Price: $99.95
    The classic hand-painted pattern of these earthenware soup bowls is a longtime Williams-Sonoma favorite. Its 17th-century depiction of forests, castles and animals is based on traditional European folklore. Each bowl is crafted at a small Portuguese pottery where ceramists rely on time-honored techniques to meticulously decorate it by hand. Hand-wash. 1-qt. cap., 9 1/2" diam. soup bowls, set of two. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
  • $79.95
    Evergreens and other festive botanicals have been used as seasonal decorations since ancient winter solstice festivals. Here, a traditional medley of greenery, pinecones and scarlet berries adds rich color to our hand-glazed earthenware platter. Made for us by artisans in Portugal, it provides charming presentation for holiday favorites from appetizers and main courses to desserts. Made of glazed earthenware. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
  • $79.95
    Designed to keep sauces warm throughout a meal, this clever serving piece makes a sophisticated presentation of everything from all-American turkey gravy to classic French hollandaise. The traditional porcelain sauceboat, with its generous loop handle and narrow spout for easy pouring, rests on a warming stand that holds a tealight candle (not included). It is made in France by Pillivuyt, a company known for fine tableware since 1818. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. 12-oz. cap.
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    Clean, classic lines and a go-with-everything white color make our sturdy, affordable serving pieces the perfect choice for relaxed gatherings with family and friends. Our versatile, white porcelain gravy boat shows off your food beautifully and mix and match easily with other dinnerware and serving pieces. The traditional vessel for homemade gravies, this piece is also ideal for serving sauces and dressing. Part of our Open Kitchen collection, developed exclusively for Williams-Sonoma.
  • $59$79
    Inspired by classic American country designs, our whitewashed mango wood stand recalls the rustic simplicity of farmhouse kitchens. You'll love using this versatile serving piece to present a wide variety of foods from cookies, cupcakes and small pies to tea sandwiches and other finger foods. Its traditional style is timeless, so you can count on it to complement all your favorite dinnerware patterns. 3 tiered: 7 1/2", 10 1/2" and 14" diam. tiers; 16" high overall. Stand: 12 3/4" diam., 6" high.
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    Our sculptural napkin rings combine square and oval silhouettes, adding visual and textural interest to table settings year-round. Crafted of classic, hand-polished brass, the rings are beautiful companions for both traditional and modern tableware. Crafted of sand-cast, hand-polished brass. Sold individually.
  • Sugg. Price: $215 Our Price: $149.95
    Ideal for precision tasks like mincing and paper-thin slicing, this santoku combines classic German craftsmanship and traditional Japanese styling. Oval-shaped hollows on the blade allow the knife to glide through foods without sticking. To keep your knife in top condition, weve included a Wsthof sharpener, specially designed for use on Asian-style blades. Set includes Wsthof Classic Ikon santoku knife with free Wsthof Asian Edge knife sharpener.
  • Sugg. Price: $313 Our Price: $249.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his nose to tail philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness encased between two layers of stainless steel. A smaller version of the sobakiri (soba noodle knife), the menkiri has a long, straight edge that creates stability when cutting straight down.
  • Sugg. Price: $39.95$159.80 Our Price: $39.95$139.95
    A clean, contemporary design with traditional accents, this gleaming flatware was created by award-winning English designer Robert Welch. The finely balanced pieces have a pleasing weight and strength and V-shaped bolster. The spoons and forks are crafted of 18/10 stainless steel, while the knives are forged from a single ingot of hardened stainless steel for a well-honed cutting edge.
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    From the studio of Robert Welch, one of Britain's leading housewares designers, Aston flatware evokes traditional style with its understated, subtle elegance. Inspired by classic flatware patterns, these serving pieces feature a delicate raised band that outlines the graceful curves of the handle. Three-piece hostess set includes two serving spoons and a serving fork. Crafted of durable 18/10 stainless steel. Each piece is polished by hand for an exceptional finish. Dishwasher safe.
  • $39.95
    Inspire very merry celebrations with our festive mugs. Embellished with a traditional Scottish tartan pattern, each mug has a gracefully curved handle for an elegant look and easy grip. They're great for serving everything from coffee and tea to hot chocolate and mulled cider. Made of sturdy earthenware. Fully glazed for a rich, glossy finish. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Set of four.
  • $39.95
    Inspire very merry celebrations with our festive mugs. Embellished with a traditional Scottish tartan pattern, each mug has a gracefully curved handle for an elegant look and easy grip. They're great for serving everything from coffee and tea to hot chocolate and mulled cider. Made of sturdy earthenware. Fully glazed for a rich, glossy finish. Microwavable and dishwasher safe. Set of four.
  • $49.95
    Adding natural color and texture to a casual table setting, this chip and dip server is intricately woven by hand. Village artisans in the Philippines create the traditional tight weave using a vine of the fern family. The natural fibers take on a rich brown color over time. Finished with a coating of clear lacquer, the serving tray is moisture resistant and easy to wipe clean. A ceramic bowl fits in the center of the server to hold salsa, guacamole and other dips. White ceramic bowl, 6-oz. cap.
  • Sugg. Price: $118 Our Price: $79.95
    The classic hand-painted pattern of these earthenware salad plates is a longtime Williams-Sonoma favorite. Its 17th-century depiction of forests, castles and animals is based on traditional European folklore. Each bowl is crafted at a small Portuguese pottery where ceramists rely on time-honored techniques to meticulously decorate it by hand. The pieces feature a new creamy white background that sets off the intricate design. Hand-wash. 8" diam. Set of four. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
  • $150
    Our sculptural bowl is hand thrown in the Qinghai Ci tradition and painted with delicate blossoms. Crafted and decorated in the Ming style, the bowl is painted inside and out in classic cobalt blue on white and finished with an organic glazed rim. Handcrafted of fine kaolin porcelain. Hand painted in traditional blue-and-white semigloss glaze. Variations inherent in handcrafting make each piece unique. For decorative use only.
  • $15
    The blunt end of this beautiful olive wood spoon is designed to fit into the edges and along the bottoms of pots and pans for uniform stirring and scraping, handy when youre making pan sauces and gravies. Crafted in traditional style from handsome and durable olive wood. Dense wood wont absorb food odors. Safe for use with nonstick finishes, glass and porcelain. Unique wood grain; no two pieces are alike. Made in France.
  • $350
    Hand painted with imperial chrysanthemums and vines, our elegant bowl displays the artistry of Chinese ceramics on a grand scale. Crafted and decorated in the Ming style, the generously sized vessel is painted inside and out in classic cobalt blue on white and finished with an organic glazed rim. 20 3/4" diam., 9" high. Handcrafted of fine kaolin porcelain. Hand painted in traditional blue-and-white semigloss glaze. Variations inherent in handcrafting make each piece unique. For decorative use only.
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    Delight guests with tantalizing bites served in our porcelain tasting spoon, perfectly sized for a savory amuse-bouche, a petite dessert or a sampling of puree or sauce. Modeled on the traditional Chinese dumpling spoon, it has a flat, oval base that allows it to stand on its own, and pristine white glaze that showcases the beauty of artfully crafted foods. Crafted of porcelain with glossy white glaze. Sold individually Dishwasher safe.