Top tableware picks and their budget brethren. Photos by Antonis Achilleos.
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"Blue Flower Curved"
by Royal Copenhagen ($395 for a five-piece place setting; michaelcfina.com).

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"Azulejo" Dinnerware
from Anthropologie (from $12 each; anthropologie.com).

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"Dirt" Hand-cast Porcelain Vase
by Sarah Cihat ($650; sarahcihat.com).

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"Porcelain Flower" Vase
by Roost from Yu Interiors ($78; 718-237-5878).

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"Vertigo" Silver-plated Flatware
from Christofle ($413 for a five-piece place setting; christofle.com).

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"Colombina" Flatware
from Alessi ($44 for a five-piece place setting; alessi.com).

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"Chevron" Charger
($975) and "Fil d'Argent" Plate ($180) from Hermès (800-441-4488).

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"Designers’ Gilt No. 1" Plates
from Not Neutral (from $50 each; notneutral.com).

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"Kilimandscharo" Glasses
from Theresienthal ($180 each; 212-582-1182).

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"Etched Blossom Mountain" Glasses
from Global Table ($75 for a set of six; globaltable.com).

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"Pythagore Glass"
by J.L. Coquet from DeVine Corporation ($95; devinecorp.net).

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"Pure" Glass
from Mikasa ($22; mikasa.com).

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"Diablo" Glasses
by Saint Louis ($165 each; michaelcfina.com).

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"Sphere" Flutes and Martini Glasses
from ZGallerie ($32 for a set of four; zgallerie.com).