Mottahedeh produces some of the most sought after and collectible patterns in tabletop. If you want the best, this is it.
Quality, tradition, and style are the hallmarks behind Mottahedehs products. Mottahedeh is the recognized leader in luxury ceramic antique and historic designs made primarily in hard porcelain faience and stoneware. For over 90 years their focus has been on producing a wide assortment of home décor, tableware, and accessories with unique design details and beautiful colors.
Their design reputation is unmatched and further strengthened with top-of-the-line production capabilities. Most of their products are primarily manufactured in Europe, with the largest production coming from Portugal.One of their flagship patterns, Blue Canton, has been produced for over 40 years and is widely recognized by the blue lattice border encircling landscape scenes. In early America the most fashionable homes of the colonial elite were adorned with blue and white wares and this design faithfully recaptures centuries-old tradition and taste. Under license of Historic Charleston Foundation, Mottahedeh has lovingly reproduced this style as the Chinese first made it. Over the decades this enduring color combination continues to be a favorite decorating scheme for interior designers and home decorators.
This amazing pattern has a gray-blue cast. This is the color of the clay mined in China at the original time period Blue Canton was exported. The unusual color is caused by high iron content in the clay. Blue Canton produced by Mottahedeh today is made with gray body and this gives the porcelain an antique appearance. The blue color is both soft and vibrant at the same time because they are using naturally occurring cobalt.Cobalt is an element that is mined out of the ground and was first discovered in what was once Persia. It creates a special blue.
Cobalt can only be fired at temperatures higher than those normally used to fire other colors. It also has a mercurial quality, meaning that its blue look changes at different temperatures in the kiln.
Depending on the range at which the porcelain plate is fired, cobalt blue will look crisp and dark (lower temperatures), brilliant with a violet tone (at medium high temperatures), or pale and gray (at very high temperatures). There is considerable variation in ancient pieces due to the challenges of maintaining a consistent firing temperature in a non-industrialized society.
This variation can be expected, to a lesser extent, in present day pieces because modern technology allows the use of more consistent and controllable heat due to computerization. The item "Mottahedeh Blue Canton Large Square Serving Bowl Dish Historic Design Signed" is in sale since Saturday, May 29, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Mottahedeh".
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