Republic is inspired by the Chippendale style, which flourished in the golden age of design in the 18th century. A graceful herringbone design and scroll and leaf motif re-create the harmony and symmetry of that era. The use of gold exclusively in Republic creates an opulent effect. Ruby enameled dots, hand applied with a skill known as "jeweling," further enhance the design. Diameter of dinner plate: 10 1/2", salad plate: 8 1/4", bread plate: 6 3/8", saucer: 5 3/4"; capacity of teacup: 7 oz.