FAENZA Garofano Collection
The Faenza “Garofano”
pattern is a true Italian classic from the renowned city
Faenza is by cultural tradition defined as
City of the Ceramics, lies 30 miles south of Bologna in
the north east part of Italy, and while an important
agricultural as well as an industrial centre, it owes
its renown to ceramics.
The role of Faenza in the ceramics field is well-known:
its name, in the French version “Faience”, has meant for
centuries a prestige kind of ceramics; no other
ceramics-producing city can boast of having kept its
stoves alight since ancient Middle Age.
History has it that Marco Polo (Venezia 1254-1324)
brought the Garofano pattern from the Orient in 1279
(along with the pasta).
Initially developed in the
Italian region of Lombardia, it later became a
world-famous “signature-pattern” from the Majolica town
Please note that this is the only dinnerware collection
we carry that does NOT have a "Pure White" background
glazing due to the fact that this high-end collection
is manufactured using the same color tones and design
just like the original antique pieces.
The background is a very (very) light Gray.