RAFFAELLESCO Collection: Among the most popular and enduring italian majolica patterns, the classic raffaellesco traces its origin to 16th century, and the graceful arabesques of raphael's famous frescoes.The stylized dragon of the central motif was reputedly painted first by raphael, a master painter and architect of the italian high renaissance.Raffaellesco is a benevolent deity who bestows good luck and fair winds to seagoing merchants, thus the puffs of wind steaming from the dragon's mouth. Made in Italy.
size (inches): 8 w.x 4 diam. X 6 high (holds 8 oz - 1 cup).
Marco Margaritelli created the Artistica brand in 1990, bringing to life the dream of importing beautiful products from his home town in the Italian region of Umbria. In 2018 Artistica acquired the renowned Deruta of Italy NY, the first USA importer and distributor of the unique Deruta dinnerware therefore merging Artistica's Tuscan Home décor products with the authentic Deruta tableware. Leading home décor magazines and TV shows have featured Artistica's products, but they are most proud of being chosen to decorate luxurious, world-renowned hotels, including the Bellagio, Mirage, and Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Many Italian-themed restaurants also showcase Artistica's products. AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEED