Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Olive Serving Dish with Pit Holder
Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Olive Serving Dish with Pit Holder
Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Olive Serving Dish with Pit Holder
Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Olive Serving Dish with Pit Holder

Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Olive Serving Dish with Pit Holder


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Serving plates don’t need to be boring. Beautiful and original, this traditional Alcobaça Ceramic hand-painted olive dish is as appealing as it is practical. The 2 compartments make one ideal item for serving olives as tapas, passing them around the dinner table or perching them on a side table at a party. If you’re not tempting guests with tasty selections of olives, use these plates to decorate your kitchen with a little Portuguese décor flair. Each piece is crafted by a talented family of artisans in Alcobaça, a town known for making ceramic creations for hundreds of years.


  • Handmade and hand painted finishing in Alcobaça by a family of master artisans and according to traditional techniques
  • With 2 split compartments, these are very functional plates that will complement any table, venue, or décor
  • Food safe and lead free, microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Presents a vibrant and colorful floral decoration celebrating the traditional Viana embroidery “Lenços dos Namorados” (Sweetheart Handkerchiefs)
  • Great housewarming gift from Portugal
  • Character - The handcrafted nature of this item means that each piece is a bit distinct from the last. No two are completely alike, which is one of the qualities that make these pieces so unique and prized
  • Measurements: 5.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" Inch (L x W x H)

About the Lenços dos Namorados

Inspired by the traditional Viana embroidery, which pays tribute to the young couples that secretly embroidered a handkerchief with messages of love during an era when modesty was enforced strictly, and couples couldn’t show any display of affection until marriage.
Lenços dos Namorados” (Sweetheart Handkerchiefs) are handkerchiefs made of linen or cotton and embroidered with several related love patterns. This piece of handcraft is part of the typical clothing from Minho province (in Northern Portugal) and used by women of marrying age.
The heart is one of the most popular motifs along with the 3 or 4 leaf clover, which appears in heart shapes, usually depicted in red, blue or white. Flowers, camelias, carnations and stars complement the exquisitely beautiful embroidery.

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Alcobaça ceramics

tradition with a modern twist

Made in the secular pottery town of Alcobaça by a talented family of artisans, this collection presents a modern twist to the traditional pottery from the region, in which flowers are the dominant motive.

They will add some colorful style and Portuguese flair to your kitchen and table with a design inspired by the traditional Portuguese tiles.

the maker

Alcoa Arte

When you put together modern colorful patterns with ancient techniques, the result is a vibrant collection of decorative and utilitarian ceramic pieces that will fill your table and home with joy!

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