This collection of hand-painted majolica dinnerware was inspired by a trip to a Dutch tulip market. The result is an amazing medley of blooms in the variety we've come to expect from MacKenzie-Childs®. Because these artisan-marked pieces are handmade, each will vary. Dinner and lunch plates, chowder bowl, and mug are available in four fun patterns (shown at left, from left to right; top to bottom): Poplar Ridge, Aalsmeer, Bearded Iris, or King Ferry; please specify. The pitcher and serving bowl only come in the pattern shown on the table. Microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. USA made.
Originally produced in imitation of the lustrous Italian tin-glazed earthenware (known as maiolica
) of the Renaissance, majolica was a refreshing change from the blue-and-white transferware that was de rigeur
during the early Victorian era. Modern majolica is produced through a labor-intensive process in which low-fired earthenware with natural designs in relief is given an opaque glaze and colorful hand-painted accents.
Established in 1983, MacKenzie-Childs combines vibrant colors and patterns to create a whimsical collection of tableware, furniture, and decorative accessories that epitomize "tradition with a twist." The company's designers draw inspiration from the pastoral setting of their studios, located on a 65-acre former dairy farm in Aurora, New York.