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Prima Classe is a special section of our catalog featuring limited production luxury
hand painted Italian ceramics.

Majolica Delfino
The magnificent depiction of a Bacchus
A new, rich and exclusive Artistica pattern that define the genuine Tuscan look, masterfully hand-painted by Tuscan artisans, with festive color combinations and fascinating shapes. The crest, depicted in the middle of each product, feature an allegorical Delfino (Dolphin) that traces his history to the mythological goddess Dionysus also known as Bacchus which discovered the methods of culturing the vine, extracting and fermenting its juice.

Legend has it that Dionysus was abducted by Tyrrhenian pirates, who mistook him for the son of a rich king and expected a heavy ransom.
They carried him aboard their ship and attempted to bind him with ropes; but the knots untied themselves and the ropes fell to the deck.
The sea around the ship turned to wine, and a vine began to grow up the mast. The god assumed the form of a lion or panther, and the pirates, in terror, leapt overboard and were transformed into dolphins.

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