Our craftsman take great care in creating gorgeous pieces that will last for generations. With minimal care and attention, you can get the most from your product. See each of the sections below for your particular product.
Most of our tabletop ceramics are dishwasher safe. Use care when loading them in a dishwasher, and be sure the products do not touch each other. See each product for any specific instructions.
Most of our tabletop ceramics are safe for use in a microwave. Our ovenproof products are clearly marked as such on the bottom and are safe for baking in ovens up to 400 degrees. To prevent sticking and to shorten your cooking time, we recommend that you soak the piece in water for approximately 20 minutes prior to putting it in the oven. Be careful about quick temperature changes. Allow a piece taken from the oven to cool to room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator.
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Majolica is the process used in creating our ceramic pieces. The work that has the name majolica consists of three steps: At the beginning, the ceramic is glazed for the first time, decorated, immersed in crystalline and cooked in a way that seals the decoration forever.
Modigliani works with different types of clays depending on the final effect desired and the area of production. The use of red clay, or terra cotta, is one of the oldest traditions of Tuscany and generally provides a more rustic and traditional effect. The white clay is used mainly in the Veneto region. It is used to get the most delicate colors and brightness with a lot of color contrasts.
Over time, our ceramics may develop fine lines in the coating. This is referred to in ceramics as crazing. This does not compromise the product in any way. Other small imperfections in the ceramics are a proof that they are entirely made by hand and considered a part of the unique quality of the products.
All of our glassware is dishwasher-safe. We recommend washing glassware items on the top rack and positioning them so they don’t touch during the wash cycle. Our glassware should never be used in the microwave.
Our flatware is dishwasher safe. For the best results, we recommend that you place the handles up in the basket and refrain from using ultra-high water temperatures.
If needed, stainless steel polish will restore any lost luster over time. Use a mild non-abrasive polish specifically formulated for stainless steel.
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Our flatware is produced from 18/10 stainless steel with acrylic or wood decorative handles. Stainless steel is a family of iron-based alloys that must contain at least 10.5 percent chromium. The presence of chromium creates an invisible surface film that resists oxidation and makes the material corrosion resistant or “stainless.” 18/10 stainless steel is made from 18 percent chromium, which adds strength to the steel, and 10 percent nickel, which provides long-lasting finish and luster.
You can clean Modigliani cotton and linen napkins, placemats and tablecloths at home. They should be delicately washed in cold water with regular detergent. Stains should be treated right away with most household stain removers. Avoid using harsh solvents and bleach. Always refer to linen tags for exact instructions.
Our decorative pieces are handwash only. We recommend simply wiping them with a damp cloth. These pieces are not dishwasher or microwave-safe. Outdoor decorative pieces should be brought indoors during freezing temperatures.