Villeroy & Boch porcelain plate
Fine bone porcelain
Samarkand—sitting pretty much bang in the middle of the Silk Road—was always one of the most gorgeous towns in old Asia (and sometimes one of the great cities, too), as design came from all around, from China, India, Persia and Arabia. That’s where Villeroy & Boch takes its inspiration for Samarkand, a wonderful crockery collection that is opulent at times and understated at others. This plate is made from bone porcelain.