Whether you are searching for a beloved piece or the dish to complete your set, finding discontinued china may seem like a difficult endeavor, but knowing exactly where to look will make your task much simpler.
Things You Will NeedFinding a discontinued china replacement piece just takes a little time and some elbow grease. Be prepared to pay a little extra considering where you find the right piece.
Step 1If you still have the original packaging, search for a pattern number and the name of the manufacturer. Armed with this information, you'll be able to find a china replacement piece much quicker.
Step 2The best place to start is with a china replacement service - while they won't be the most affordable, it is the most convenient and quickest way to locate your piece. Such services stock literally thousands of pieces in hundreds of patterns, so chances are they will have or be able to locate the piece you are looking for. If you do not have any information regarding the pattern, manufacturer, or date of production, many services can help you identify your pattern just by looking at a picture.
Step 3Haunt local antique shops, flea markets, and estate sales - anywhere that would offer vintage, antiqued, second-hand items. You may just get lucky, especially if your pattern is a common one.
Step 4Search auction sites such as eBay, which have a myriad of items that can't be found anywhere else. Search by the pattern name, number, manufacturer, or simply the colors and design. You may find more pieces than you need!