The beautiful architecture of the lobules of the liver are represented on this plate as part of a unique range of fine china illustrating the anatomy and histology of the digestive system. Your hepatic lobules will work hard to process the nutrients absorbed by the small intestine after a delicious meal on this beautiful plate.
The microscopic structure of the liver reveals hexagonal shapes lobules bordered by a connective tissue septum. These feature portal triads containing vessels to supply oxygenated blood to the liver (hepatic artery), bring nutrients from the small intestine (portal vein), and bile ducts which collect the bile manufactured in the liver. The sinusoids drain blood to the central vein which carries processed blood back to the heart.
10" (30 cm) diameter
Bone china with hand gilded rim
Made by hand in Stoke on Trent, UK
Not suitable for dishwashers, please wash by hand
Dinner plates and cup saucer sets are available in 4 different human tissue designs.