This beautiful blue and white collection was launched in 1816 and has been in production ever since. Now considered an iconic English design, the stunning Blue Italian collection features a finely detailed 18th century Imari Oriental border encompassing a scene inspired by the Italian countryside. The deep blue colourway set on a rich, white background is both distinctive and elegant, and radiates timeless sophistication. As you can expect from Spode, the collection is of the highest quality and made from the finest materials. In 2009 when Portmeirion Group acquired the Spode brand, it made the welcome decision to return much of the ceramic manufacturing of Blue Italian back to Spode’s home town of Stoke-on-Trent, England.