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FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Our Products

What is Majolica?

Majolica is a decorated tin glazed earthenware, low fired and decorated over an opaque tin oxide glaze. The firing temperatures allow for the brilliance of colors.

Most of the ceramic villages are located along the riverbanks where there are natural clay deposits and this clay makes the product special and of finer quality then other kinds of ceramics. Poggi Bonsi. LLC imports from small family workshops in Italy located in Deruta, in Umbria and Montelupo, in Tuscany, and Abruzzo.  Our French ceramics are made in the villages of Vallauris and Mougins in the south near Cannes. Each Ceramic region has an intrinsic style and history.

Are your ceramics food safe?

Yes, all of our imported ceramics are lead free and 100% FOOD SAFE, and are intended to have contact with food (dinnerware, serving pieces, tabletop accessories, pitchers, cups, etc...) have met FDA standards and have been tested and approved for safe use. All items which are strictly for decorative use only are clearly marked.

Is your tableware dishwasher/oven/microwave safe?

Unless otherwise noted in the product description our products should not be used in conventional or microwave ovens. While hand-washing is encouraged; occasional, gentle dish washing should not harm the ceramics--though no use warranty is offered or claimed.

How do you care for olive wood?

Olive wood is extremely durable and can be washed by hand with soap and water. It will become dull with use, to renew its luster polish with a little mineral oil or olive oil if you use the item frequently.

How do you care for Italian linens?

Our linens can be machine washed in cool water and dried in the dryer on warm. Remove from the dryer while still damp, shake out and hang until try. Iron if desired.

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