This beautiful plate is part of a set of four pieces, consisting of three plates (15cm, 18cm and 25cm), and a shallow 20cm bowl. These plates are thicker and heavier than normal, with vivid colours and a beautiful shine, making them both unusual to look at and delightful to eat from.
They have been made in Sicily using ancient traditions and using only the highest quality materials. Each plate has been delicately painted with an interesting, colourful and modern design. They have all been painted exclusively by hand using lead-free paint.
You will find this Sicilian tableware useful for all mealtimes, they are fun for breakfast, ideal for a quick sandwhich or bowl of soup, and look spectacular laid out on the table for a formal dinner. The traditional way to lay the table in Italy is to have the plates you will need for all the courses set out on the table before the meal starts. The small one for bread, the side plate for antipasta and the large one for the main course. The pasta or risotto would be served in the shallow bowl.
These handmade Sicilian plates are such fun that you could mix and match them or have a different design for each person. Children, in particular, just love having a plate that is only for them which makes the small plates an ideal gift. Due to their thickness and special glaze, they are also extremely hard wearing, and, short of throwing them around the kitchen, they should last a lifetime!
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