Lemon and Olives feature heavily in our Italian ceramics. Their vibrant colours and uniform shapes are natural subjects of artists throughout history. Lemons are believed to have been introduced to Italy from Assam in the second century AD and were a sign of privilege and were praised for their medicinal qualities. We tend to agree and enjoy them in a modern form of medicine - a good Gin & Tonic. Olive fossils have been found in the Mediterranean dating back 7000 years. Olive oil has long been considered sacred and the olive branch symbol of abundance, glory and peace. We need say no more..