I purchased a number of fantastic vintage Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf items from a mansion estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Mottahedeh products are primarily manufactured in Europe; this excellent set was made in Italy. They have specialized in similar styles to antique porcelains and pottery. They do not pretend to be antique, because they are quite proud of their products; indeed, many of the vintage items that are no longer being produced are purchased and used in fabulous mansions such as the one in which this was used. They have marked their products "Reproductions" more to help people importing them to the United States and other parts of the world not have great battles with customs for large duties because they look so much like antique pieces. Mottahedeh has been commissioned by the President, the U.S. State Department, and the Diplomatic Corps and has offered an incredible collection of timeless fine china dinnerware patterns like Tobacco Leaf. The 90 year old company focused on complex and beautiful colors and unique historic shapes crafted through centuries old techniques and attention to detail. They have a time proven reputation for producing the best fine porcelain and stoneware in classic and enduring designs. They are still producing small items in Tobacco Leaf pattern, but not the large serving pieces.
Country of Origin: Italy.
Size: Tureen measures 6" by 14 1/2".
Signed: See photos.
Condition: Very good vintage condition.
Circa: 1970s (per estate representative).
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