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Raffaellesco: Scallop Bowl - 12"

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The Raffaellesco pattern on this Scallop Bowl is, without a doubt, the best in Deruta, and possibly of all of Italy. The craftsmanship of these Italian Ceramics and hand-painted interpretation of this piece will be a distinctive Maiolica treasure heirloom.


The small imperfections such as the difference in color, shape, diameter or small bubbles that form inside, do not constitute a defect but testify that it is actually an artisanal product.


Raffaellesco - This 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 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 disheswill all look great together!


Italian ceramics are heirloom quality products, and can last lifetime with proper care. We have some suggestions that will preserve your majolica for years to come.

Majolica is dishwasher safe, but many people choose to hand wash their pieces as a precaution. Because majolica is a porous material, some pieces are not meant to hold liquid for a long period of time. Check for warning labels before ordering a product, as the pieces that are most notorious for "sweating" are appropriately labeled.

Majolica is sensitive to extreme temperatures, specifically boiling or freezing liquids. Pouring water with a rolling boil directly into a teapot, for example, may lead to breakage. To avoid this, temper the object. The industry standard is 620 degrees Celsius (1,148 degrees Fahrenheit). Quench the glass to cool it.

Crazing is common in well used majolica. The tiny cracks in the glaze do not affect the functionality of your majolica.

Majolica hand-crafted products should not be microwaved, as it may crack and/or break the ceramics.

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Flat shipping charge of $63 for each shipment of merchandise under $70.00. For orders of $70.00 or more, shipping is 90% of the order total.

UPS 2-Day Priority (Rush Shipping)

Flat shipping charge of $42 for each shipment of merchandise under $70.00. For orders of $70.00 or more, shipping is 60% of the order total. Note: This option is required for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.

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Flat shipping charge of $21 for each shipment of merchandise under $70.00. For orders of $70.00 or more, shipping is 30% of the order total.

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