>Beautiful Heirloom Celebrating New Bern’s History!

The New Bern Commemorative Charger is being developed to provide a high-quality memento of New Bern’s 300th anniversary. Such a memento is intended to become a family treasure for local and extended families proud of New Bern’s heritage.

Product Description:

Manufacturer’s biography: Vietri is the Country’s largest importer and wholesaler of fine, exclusively Italian handcrafted ceramics and other accessories for home and garden. Its distinct products are imported from over 30 manufacturers throughout Italy…artisans handcraft products using centuries old techniques. Italian Tuscan artisans use traditional 13th century Montelupo techniques and enamel to create low gloss surfaces on each handmade shape.

Headquarters: Hillsborough, NC

Dimensions: 13” Charger/Service Plate – Bellezza Dinnerware Collection

Material: terra cotta …hand painted in Tuscany

Finish: soft low gloss white

Design; the plate: incorporates the 300 year dates (1710 -2010), city crest/coat of arms/ city skyline in incised and raised design, rope edging representing New Bern’s boat building and port city history and the Greek key edge on the interior outer edge of the plate representing the city’s Federal and Georgian architecture.

Packaging: Plate will be wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a white gift box.

Accompanying documentation/certification; black script on reverse side the of plate defining the significance of the design as it relates to New Bern’s history in addition to an insert that provides an overview of the City’s history in more detail.

Complementary tableware: full line of tableware can be ordered from Vietri

Plates are available for purchase at Swiss Bear Office, 316 South Front Street; Carolina Creations, 317 Pollock Street; and Mitchell Hardware, 215 Craven Street.

For more information call (252) 638-5781 or visit their Website.

Submitted by: Danielle Glynn,Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation