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Raffaellesco Alta Cappuccino Cup and Saucer 8 oz.


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Product Description

Complete your Raffaellesco placesetting with this Alta Cappuccino cup and saucer. Much beloved in Italy since the disclosure of Raphael's frescoes at the Vatican around 1600, the yellow Raffaellesco griffin graces each piece of this lovely white-glazed terra cotta ceramic. Food- and dishwasher safe (low-heat or energy-saver dry cycle works best). Made in Italy.


Inspired by frescoes painted by Raphael in the Vatican, the Raffaellesco pattern has been a popular subject of ceramic design in Umbria and Tuscany since the early 1600's. Our rendition is hand-painted with expert care by master artisans in Deruta, Italy, in yellows, greens, and rusts on a white background. Each piece is unique. The griffin is a mythical creature that is said to bring good fortune to seafaring people and those embarking on the voyage of marriage.

Care Instructions

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.

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