Figli della Lupa (Sons of the Wolf) tableware set. 1930s
Outside the classroom, Italian children could eat and drink from tableware designed to whet their appetites for future service in the colonies. In the mid-1930s the Richard Ginori porcelain factory manufactured children’s plates, cups, and saucers decorated with stereotypical colonial imagery—the ubiquitous palm tree, camel, pith helmet, rifle, tank, and huts flying the Italian flag—that celebrated Italy’s conquests in North and East Africa.
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