I am pleased to add this platter to the other pieces of this line that I already have. I was somewhat disappointed that the finish was not as exacting as on the others. However, a second piece from the Bistro line which I ordered at the same time (it arrived damaged and has since been replaced -excellent service!), is absolutely perfect! My solution is that if the platter contains delicious looking and excellent tasting food, no one else will see what I noticed about the hand painting.