Among the most popular and enduring Italian majolica patterns, the classic 'Raffaellesco' traces its origin to 16th century, and the graceful arabesques of Raphael's famous frescoes. The stylized dragon of the central motif was reputedly painted first by Raphael, a master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance. Raffaellesco is a benevolent deity who bestows good luck and fair winds to seagoing merchants, thus the puffs of wind steaming from the dragon’s mouth. Our Raffaellesco Deluxe feature authentic top of the line quality products, created using the original designs and patterns. Your full satisfaction is guaranteed on these stunning products! About Deruta of Italy brand: The Deruta of Italy company was founded by Salvatore Termini (Sal, for his many friends) in 1983 in New York, NY when he begun distributing B2B Wholesale the traditional Deruta's designs such as the Raffaellesco, Ricco Deruta, the Orvieto Rooster designs and more fabulous Deruta patterns. Deruta of Italy was acquired by Artistica upon Salvatore's retirement in 2018, exactly on the 35th anniversary.