Richard Ginori

Richard Ginori 1735 is still produced in the town where it was founded in 1735 by marchese Carlo Ginori near his villa in Sesto Fiorentino outside Florence Italy.  He established Ginori as the pre-eminent manufacturer of Italian dinnerware, and the company remained under family control until 1896.   At that time, it was incorporated with the Societ√† Ceramica Richard of Milan, a larger manufacturer of ceramics, and thus was renamed Richard-Ginori.  Over the years, the company has enlisted top notch designers such as architect Gio Ponti and artist Paola Navone to lead the vision of the company.  

Today, Richard Ginori is the most famous Italian factory producing porcelain dinnerware.  Their handcrafted, elegantly designed products have graced museums and the tables of both the wealthy and an aspiring middle class.  Their range includes all-white to air brushed and hand-painted collections with precious metal decorations.  Some of their original patterns are still produced today.  In 2013, the Gucci company purchased Richard Ginori 1735, ensuring that the company will remain true to its Italian heritage of producing the finest porcelain dinnerware. 

Porcelain is made principally from the clay kaolin, and is fired at high temperatures which causes a process called vitrification.  Often referred to as china or fine china, it is renowned for its strength, hardness, toughness whiteness, translucence and impermeability.              

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