From fine china to tobacco jars to baseball memorabilia, this amazing collection represents a wide range of Cuban-themed ceramics...Inspired by Cuba explores the many ways in which the island of Cuba has been immortalized in ceramics. The pieces range from the mid-18th century to recent years. These objects represent many years of collecting and fall into two classifications. First, those pieces illustrated with images and symbols of the island or its people, or with references to named places, official institutions or commercial establishments inside, and even outside, the island. Next, those items which use the name of Cuba (and variations thereof) or Havana, as a catchy, attractive brand that appeals to consumers' fascination and desire for all things Cuban.