Nantucket Basket by Wedgwood was inspired by the meticulous hand crafted baskets of Nantucket, Massachusetts, from the late 19th century. Made of pure white sculpted fine bone china. Perfect for everyday casual serving or more formal entertaining. Measuring 10.25 inches the Nantucket Basket Pasta Plate is suitable for the dishwasher. Coordinating china and accessories are also available.
Nantucket baskets were originally made in the mid-1800s by lightship keepers off the coast of the tiny island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to earn extra income for their families. Today the tradition of making these baskets is still very much alive and carrying a handcrafted Nantucket basket is quite a status symbol among East Coasters who have visited or summer on the island. Wedgwood's Nantucket pattern captures the heritage of these baskets and the tastefulness of New England's upper crust in a simple yet lovely dinnerware collection. Perfect for serving individual helpings of pasta, rice dishes, or hearty soups, this pure white, 10-1/4-inch pasta plate features no more ornamentation than an embossed basketweave pattern around its rim and easily moves from casual meals to dressier affairs.
As with many Wedgwood collections, this dinnerware is made of fine bone china, which gives this plate a beautiful translucent sheen and makes it look quite thin and brittle. In spite of its delicate appearance, however, bone china is reinforced with 51-percent bone ash and is the strongest ceramic available. This modern-day china is safe for the microwave and dishwasher and is made in England with the same quality and care as earlier pieces from Wedgwood's 240 years of production. This plate coordinates with a variety of other dinner- and serveware pieces within the Nantucket collection. --Cristina Vaamonde
Wedgwood 0-01562-3690 Nantucket Bone China Pasta Plate B0000B1USB