Raffaellesco is Biordi’s most appreciated pattern of classic Italian dinnerware and pottery. The stylized dragon, seen as the central motif, was reputedly painted in the 16th century by Raphael, the master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance. The Raffaellesco dragon has come to be known as a benevolent deity who bestows good luck and fair winds to seagoing merchants, thus the puffs of wind steaming from the dragon’s mouth. It is hailed as one of Deruta’s most challenging designs of any Majolica out there, as its intricacy requires an unimaginably steady hand.
When you order this hand-painted Classic Deruta Dinnerware and Ceramics you can mix these patterns with the other designs from the city of Deruta including: Ricco Deruta, Antico Deruta, Siena, Orvieto Green Rooster and Bordato. Each piece of our Majolica pottery is one of a kind and these Biordi dishes will all look great together!