Handcrafted and hand-painted by Rampini of Gubbio, Umbria, this little plate is a gem. The term Cappello da Prete translates to "priest hat" and refers to the wide, flat edge of the plate. During the time of the Renaissance, sauces were put in the middle of such plates while cheeses and meats were arranged around the edges to be dipped into the sauces. In effect, these plates are particularly excellent for serving antipasti. This plate is also beautiful as decoration; please let us know in the comment section of checkout if you would like us to wrap a wire around the back section of this piece so that it will hang as wall decor.