Republic is inspired by the Chippendale style, which flourished in the golden age of design in the 18th century. A graceful herringbone design and scroll and leaf motif re-create the harmony and symmetry of that era. The use of gold exclusively in Republic creates an opulent effect. Ruby enameled dots, hand-applied with a skill known as "jeweling," further enhance the design. Crafted of Lenox® ivory fine china. Accented with 24 karat gold. Dishwasher safe. Made in the USA.