RAFFAELLESCO LITE: Dinner Plate
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Raffaellesco Lite: the ever popular Raffaellesco designs simplified for a more undemanding look... 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. The Raffaellesco Lite dinnerware is the ultimate option for buyers willing to invest in something more formal and versatile. Its upscale look ensures that the set is either ideal for formal dining occasions or every day use to present any meal elegantly. Dinnerware items of Raffaellesco design are customary very richly decorated; actually, it is true of the popular thought that the more items are decorated the more they are equally better and valuable, however, with the minimal current trend, our mission is to create a much simpler look at a reduced price while still maintaining the original Deruta feeling. Each item is kiln fired twice to ensure optimal quality and strength and then accompanied by Artistica's Certificate of Authenticity. Like all Artistica dinnerware items the Raffaellesco Lite products are 100% Food and Dishwasher Safe. Size: 11" DIAM.