Our Ornato Rosso pattern utensil holder (utensil) in a traditional red and greensagainst a pristine white background in the Renaissance scroll design hand-painted by Italian masters in Deruta. Food- and dishwasher safe (low-heat or energy-saver dry cycle works best). Made in Italy
Italian maiolica is foodsafe serveware but may not be used for cooking. It may be washed in a dishwasher; we recommend using an energy-saver or low-heat dry cycle to avoid drastic changes in temperature. When storing mugs in a cupboard against an outside wall, we recommend you swish warm tap water in them before pouring boiling water directly into the cup; or put a spoon in the cup to absorb the heat. Crazing of the outer glaze sometimes occurs over time; this does not affect the foodsafe quality of the maiolica.
Vecchia Deruta ("old Deruta") is a 1500's scroll pattern in blues, rusts, and aqua on a pristine white background. A popular design since the 1500's, each piece is painstakingly hand-painted in Italy. Ours features a contured edge on the dinnerware pieces.