Rich blue chinese inspired pattern created with hand applied lithographs underglaze for vibrant color and durabilty on a porcelain white body
Dishwasher safe, microwave safe and freezer safe
Never place empty items in microwave or oven. Guaranteed against manufacturer defects
Release Date: 01-03-2005
Details: Product Description Spode Blue Italian was made possible by Josiah Spode's perfection of blue under-glaze printing in 1784.This collection is a tapestry of blue scene's and figure's. Today we have an extensive collection of microwave and dishwasher safe dinnerware, giftware and accessories. This 12 piece set contains 4 each Dinner Plate, Salad Plate and Mug. The Dinner and Salad Plates are manufactured from the UK, the mugs from China. Amazon.com Introduced in 1816, Spode's Blue Italian dinnerware is a classic that has remained popular among collectors and diners throughout the centuries. This 12-piece set is ideal for daily dining that are all dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Referred to as "transferware," the elaborate pattern is engraved by hand onto copper plates and then transferred onto the ceramic by skilled artisans using blue underglaze--a process that was perfected back in 1784 but is still carried out today at the original Spode factory in England. Influenced by a ink and wash drawing from the 17th century, Blue Italian pictures Roman ruins within a pastoral setting in the center of the dinner and salad plates and around the exterior of the mugs. A fantastic floral border on the rims of the gently scalloped plates and the handles of the mugs shows influences from early Chinese porcelain designs. Made of high-quality glazed earthenware, this place setting is delicate in appearance but has been updated to meet today's standards of durability. A varied assortment of dinnerware and home décor items in the Blue Italian pattern is also available to complete a collection.