Spode's beautiful blue and white collection was launched in 1816 and has been considered and iconic English design ever since. The deep blue colour-way set on a rich, white background is distinctive and radiates quality and heritage. This range comprises of practical pieces for every use, but very elegant to compliment your home. Blue Italian is now one of Spode's most collected ranges and is still made to this very day. The Portmeirion Group has brought a significant amount of the manufacture of this range back to England with thousands of Blue Italian pieces now being made at their factory in Stoke-on-Trent.