Umbria dinnerware is handcrafted in the region of Umbria as it was 500 years ago. Imported into Italy through Majorca from the Middle East in the 13th century by sea traders, "maiolica", or majolica in English, was soon mastered by Italian artisans. Greatly supported by the nobility and merchant class of the Renaissance, the art of majolica flourished. Today, Italian majolica centers remain along the riverbanks of the Tiber and Arno River where there are natural clay deposits. Each distinctive pattern is a reflection of its region.
SPOTTING IMPOSTERS: Authentic majolica is always handpainted and can be easily distinguished by the visible brushstrokes created by the artisan. Imposters have completely even color, a result of the pattern being machine-stamped.
- Handpainted on terra cotta in the Umbria region, one of the most noble and ancient centers of ceramic production, whose name is celebrated worldwide.
- Monogramming available on Dinner, Salad, Cup & Saucer, Pasta Bowl, Cereal Bowl, Pavone Fish Platter, and Ornato Oval Handled Platter
- Dishwasher safe