Originally, Venetian lace decorated household linen. In Venice, lace first was used in clerical vestments and later on fans, sheets and curtains, garments, and even shoes. The "Venetian Lace" pattern bears a latticework motif that reflects the fine netting associated with this Italian lace. For a feminine touch, the accent and butter plates, cup, mug, sugar, and creamer feature a subtle floral lace design. Crafted of dishwasher-safe Lenox bone china accented with precious platinum.