Product Description Spode Blue Italian was made possible by Josiah Spode's perfection of blue under-glaze printing in 1784.This collection is a tapestry of blue scene's and figure's. Today we have an extensive collection of microwave and dishwasher safe dinnerware, giftware and accessories. This pattern also includes several oven to table items. The 8 Cup Covered Teapot is perfect for any entertaining occasion and a lovely gift to give or receive. Amazon.com Continuously produced in England since 1816, the Blue Italian pattern from Spode will easily find a home on a casual or more formal table. Utilizing an underglaze printing process created by Josiah Spode and still employed today, varying shades of blue and white make up the lovely design, adding a 3-dimensional depth to each piece. Measuring 5-1/2 inches wide and 10 inches from handle to spout, this Blue Italian 8-cup teapot stands 6 inches high and is the perfect complement to the matching teacup, creamer, and milk jug. Based upon a late 17th Century drawing, the central design depicting classic Italian ruins in a pastoral setting decorates the rounded bowl. An 18th Century Chinese-inspired floral motif adorns the handle of this rectangular vessel as well as the lid and small finial. Crafted from Spode's high-quality earthenware, known as Imperialware, this teapot can safely be placed in the microwave or dishwasher. --Lea Werbel
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