I really like the style of these, and thought they seemed like great value. However, on opening, I can see why they are cheap. The quality was really not up to scratch - so many of them had issues with the glazing or were marked. Of the 12 large plates ordered, 6 have got to go back as they are not good enough, as well as a number of the small plates and bowls. The ones that ARE ok are really nice, but time will tell how long they last. Also, whilst they are labelled 'white' online, the outside is 'chalk' and an off-white.