Spode Blue Italian 12 Piece Set
- 4- 10-1/2-inch Dinner Plates 4- 8.0-inch Salad Plates 4- 10-Ounce Cottage Mugs
- Earthenware and Porcelain
- 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
Spode Blue Italian was made possible by Josiah Spode’s perfection of blue under-glaze printing in 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.
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.