Raffaellesco Cup

Raffaellesco Collection is one of our most popular and enduring Italian majolica patterns. And such a colourful cup can add a lot of character to your morning coffee ritual.

The classic Raffaellesco traces its origin to the 16th century and the graceful arabesques of Raphael’s famous frescoes, but you do not need to be an art expert to appreciate it.

Especially considering that it has a great story behind it – 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.

It is dishwasher safe, but not recommended for use in the microwave.

Size: diameter – 2.5 inches (6 cm) / height – 3 inches (7.6 cm) / capacity – 2 oz (235 ml)


  • Authenticity
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  • Care Recommendations

Thanks to our direct relationships with Italian artisans, we guarantee the authenticity of all products. Hence, every item you buy will come with an authenticity certificate.

Delivery Information

This product range is only delivered in the USA currently.Orders are promptly shipped from our Glenview, IL USA warehouse.

Care Recommendations

Earthenware products form a web of tiny lines in glazing. It is natural and often a sought after effect of such products.It is advisable not to expose your products to sudden and drastic temperature changes to avoid cracking.

As a general rule, this product is not recommended for use in the microwave.

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More About Derruta

Deruta is often referred to as the "ceramics city" as there are many artisans making Maiolica wares dotted around the city.

As you can see from the welcome sign, they proudly display a short history of the town carved into the stone just outside the city's gates.

The city was thriving as the Italian centre of Maiolica ceramics between the 13th and 16th centuries. Today ceramics still play a big part in city's life thanks to the exports and tourism.

Deruta craftsmen are highly praised for their skills and decorative styles, which are unique to the commune. Hence it is often referred to as Deruta Ceramics.

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