The Everyday Chef

  • Tobacco Leaf Dinner Plate

Tobacco Leaf Dinner Plate

  • This extravagant design was originally made in China, probably for export to the Portuguese and Brazilian markets.
  • Of all the 18th century dinner patterns, this was the most highly prized. A small phoenix bird perches on the leaves of the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant.
  • Twenty-seven colors and 22k gold make up this pattern based on an original in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • This pattern, one of the longest running patterns by Mottahedeh continues its strong popularity today, showing that good design is timeless.


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