The Merletto Collection from Arte Italica is absolutely stunning. This exquisite line is inspired by gorgeous, handmade Italian lace which is then pressed into the ceramic dinnerware and serveware before the glaze is applied. The pieces are constructed in Italy of a black clay that is then glazed to give it a beautiful, rich color. Arte Italica celebrates the history, art, and culture of Italy, and every element is handcrafted using the same techniques that have been handed down through generations of artisans. This collection is microwave safe as well as dishwasher safe on the low-heat, air-dry cycle, using only non-abrasive detergents. The Merletto Collection is a wonderful vintage design offered in two colors and a striking metallic bronze that allow you to create a unique tablescape that reflects your personality.