Blue Willow Vegetable Bowl
Featured is a round serving or vegetable bowl from Japan. In the Blue Willow pattern, it is blue and white in color. The bowl is 9″ x 2″. I found no chips, cracks, breaks, repairs or usage marks. This is a vvery nice piece to add to your collection Fine for everyday use, it is not marked. The bowl has been gently hand washed but may require further cleaning. Thanks for looking .Blue Willow patterns made by various potters including Homer Laughlin, Churchill, Alfred Meakin, Allertons, Japan Fine China, Johnson Brothers, Myott, Royal China and Swinnertons (Royal Wessex). Blue Willow, The Legend…Once there lived a very wealthy mandarin who had a beautiful daughter named Hong Shee, who fell in love with her father´s secretary, a man named Chang. To keep them apart, the father imprisoned his daughter in the palace. One day she escaped, and the two lovers raced over the bridge to a waiting boat. They managed to elude the mandarin, reach the boat, and sail away. A storm developed; the boat foundered; and the couple were lost at sea. It is said that two love birds appeared immediately thereafter – the spirits of Hong Shee and Chang, and live on to this day. Blue Willow was first offered almost two hundred yeas ago by a famous English maker of fine china. Blue Willow is still the most popular pattern to ever appear on dinnerware. The popularity of the pattern has not faded with time or life style changes as fads and fashions usually do. Blue Willow is as collectible today as ever and is still being made in England and in many countries around the world. 2500 Plus shipping and insurance.
September 30 2013 on Oodle