I am so in love with these dinner plates. Always had plain white but wanted a change. Looked at hundreds of ideas but kept coming back to these. They are 100% hand painted so each one is a little different! although you wouldn't realize unless you looked very carefully. Even inspired me to purchase new table mats, glasses, and cutlery. Can you tell I love this design? My table looks amazing.
These plates arrived well packaged and in pretty good condition. Two of the plates had rough, rather sharp edges to them but other than that, they are very pretty and just what we were looking for. I just took a little sand paper and softened up the rough edges but the product was supposed to be hand checked before packaging and I'm pretty sure they were not as the rough spots would be hard to miss. They are hand made so each pattern is not exactly like the other, but that just adds to their uniqueness. Do like these a lot!
I already have many of the Aqua Fish pieces and just love them. They are quite a pretty and unique pattern and are an excellent value despite a few tiny little spots on one or two pieces where the glaze didn't cover. That does not effect the performance tho and it is not an issue IMO. I made the mistake of putting some plates inside the grill while doing steaks on a cold winter's night. The temperature shot way up when I wasn't paying attention and one of the plates cracked. When I went to order another set, I got the last set of four plates. Very lucky indeed!!! I feel that these dishes are an excellent product especially for those of us who can't afford the very expensive and lovely Bopla type dishes.
This is the 2nd set of these dishes I have sent to a relative as a gift. The first was the matching pasta/soup bowls. I also have a set of the latter and can attest to the quality of this dinnerware. Dishwasher safe, attractive and durable. I have gotten very positive feedback on these dishes from my relative. Overstock is very good at sending gifts to another address. Gift wrapping would be a nice added touch if it were possible.