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. Its a new item , in mint conditions - no chips, cracks or crazing, the white MARK ARE DO TO THE CAMERA FLASH. 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. 24 cm (9,8") and 14 cm (5.6") wide at the base. 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. 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 traditionals 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 RICCO DERUTA PATTERN UTENSIL HOLDEL FREE SHIPP" is in sale since Friday, July 26, 2013. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Polish Pottery". The seller is "mafe19" and is located in DERUTA. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.