The inspiration for the colorful Carmina pattern is the Mediterranean as the warm blues and greens evoke the colors of the sea while the lemony yellow is reminiscent of the unrelenting sun. The varied tableware in this pattern mixes and matches these colors along with using well-known fruits from the region--olives and lemons--to liven up the centers of some of this dinnerware. This labeled oil dispenser stands 9-3/4 inches tall and has a pinhole-sized pouring spout and a tight-fitting ceramic-covered cork lid that is removable for refilling. Clusters of olives don the lower tier of this bottle while vibrant sponge-painted stripes of green, blue, and yellow encircle the rest of the dispenser.
This bottle is part of Royal Doulton's casual Studio line, which is built to handle the rigors of everyday use. Constructed of fine china, Carmina is resistant to chipping and is safe for the dishwasher, microwave, oven, and freezer. This oil dispenser coordinates with a host of other Mediterranean style tableware items within the Carmina series. --Cristina Vaamonde