Marco Polo introduced damask patterned cloth to Italy in the late 1200s acquired from his travels to Asia. Damask Glass mimics these elaborate silk fabrics, mixing gold and aqua with multi-dimensional richness. The laurel symbolizes victory and honor in Ancient Rome. Glowing with gold from the underside of each piece and encircled with a laurel border in aqua, Laurel Glass is worthy of design honors. For serving or display. Made in Turkey. Handwash.