Porcelain soup plates from the Oriente Italiano collection in Malachite. Malachite is the deep green color symbolizing curiosity and a sense of aestheticism. We chose it for this set of plates in the elegant Antico Doccia shape, which is perfect for serving first courses. Set them on the table on important occasions, perhaps toying with the eclectic color palette the collection provides. You will find that you will want to use them in your daily life as well. Oriente Italiano is a colorful collection of tableware, tea and coffee sets and home décor items that tells the story of our own tireless and creative passion for seeking out the most time-honored Made in Italy colors and embellishments. The floral "carnation" motifs with which we have decorated all of the items in the collection pay homage to the ceramic tradition of Faenza. Ancient artisan techniques, brought together with modern decorative knowledge, a tension between the history that preceded us and contemporary flair, always under the banner of creativity: we continue to craft our porcelain so that we may bring beauty into everyday life. Oriente Italiano is available in ten color varieties: Albus, Iris, Mauve, Periwinkle, Barium, Malachite, Powder, Citrine, Azalea and Vermilion.