Tobacco Leaf Dessert/Salad Plate

This luxurious design was originally created in China, likely for export to the Portuguese and Brazilian markets. Among all the 18th century dinner patterns, this one was highly coveted. A diminutive phoenix rests atop the leaves of the blooming Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant. With a stunning palette of twenty-seven colors and 22k gold accents, this pattern takes inspiration from an original piece at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As one of Mottahedeh's most enduring patterns, it remains in high demand today, proving that true elegance never goes out of style.