It is completely made and painted by hand by Mastro Carlo in Deruta. When I say made by hand I mean that each piece is not just hand painted but it is individually hand crafted. This set is extremely detailed and rich in colors. It can be great for a party with friends but perfect also as a table decoration, you can also use it for a self service buffet or each piece can be use individually.Its a new item , in mint conditions - no chips, cracks or crazing, the white MARK ARE DO TO THE CAMERA FLASH. This piece as all Mastro Carlo pieces is extremely detailed and rich in colors. The perfect serving piece or way not as a centrepiece for your table in ONE OF THE FINEST ANTIQUE RICCO DERUTA PATTERN AVAILABLE. This 16th Century design is related to the renaissance schools of Perugino and Pinturicchio. You will recognize the typical ricco motifs in the frescos of Collegio del Cambio in Perugia. Our interpretation of Ricco Deruta shows a very elegant development of its floral design with perfect symmetry. It measures 23.2 x 18.4 assembled, the central platter 14.8 x 10.1. Sorry but pictures do not show the real beauty of the piece, the wonderful colors and the fine details. Trust me it is much nicer live! This, at the moment, is the only way to guarantee that it is really made in Italy and not somewhere else. My pieces, of course, are all hand signed under glaze by the artist "DERUTA". Mastro Carlo is known in Deruta as one of the most talented artisans of the village, he is specialized in the "geometrico" or "vario" pattern. He started painting very young and made all his experience in the famous factory known all over the world under the name of Mari. In 1980 he opened his own studio, from that moment he started giving to our customer the very best Deruta Pottery, that means larges collections of Deruta dinnerware and decorative pieces in the "geometrico" and tradithionals patterns. For more than 50 years my family has offered the finest Italian Hand Painted Renessaince Pottery, with a great worldwide service. The item "DERUTA ITALIAN POTTERY ANTIPASTO SET 100% MADE IN ITALY" is in sale since Saturday, July 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Italian". The seller is "mafe19" and is located in DERUTA. This item can be shipped worldwide.