Artistica, Deruta Raffaellesco Lite, 8" Salad Plate
Raffaellesco Deluxe Collection
Raffaellesco Lite: the ever popular Raffaellesco designs simplified for a more undemanding look.
100% Masterfully Hand painted in Deruta, Italy.
All items are individually hand-painted and as a result, slight variations may be present from piece to piece, along with subtle color differences.
About the Pattern, Raffaellesco
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.