Spring has sprung! Match your table to the beautiful blooming outdoors with vintage Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf porcelain dishes. This is Mottahedeh’s cream-of-the-crop, which is licensed and authorized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. One of the most prized of the Chinese Export patterns, it was developed circa 1780, probably for the Portuguese and Brazilian markets – though examples have also been found in other European countries and in North America. The design shows the leaves of the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant upon which a small phoenix perches bearing a flowering twig in its beak. The joyous exuberance of the Tobacco Leaf pattern is undiminished by time.
Each piece features 28 different colors and requires 5 firings plus the addition of hand applied 22kt gold! Each place setting includes a dinner plate, small plate and cup and saucer- just what is needed to set a glorious springtime table! Bring spring to your table today and forever with this classic dinnerware. We have 24 place settings so you can pick the perfect number of settings for your table.