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Irish Willow China

Irish Willow China

Regular price €15,00 EUR
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Simple and Minimalist Willow Bowl Vintage from Ireland

Made in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Dishwasher-, oven-, and microwave safe. No chips, cracks, or repairs. Minor signs from usage.

Product size:
Diameter 17.5cm
Height 5cm
Pattern Willow

What Is Blue Willow China?

Blue Willow China, known worldwide for its elegance and tradition, showcases a distinctive and universally recognized design. This iconic pattern features a blue-printed scene on white porcelain, artfully depicting elements of nature and historical imagery reminiscent of classic Chinese porcelain. Within the design, you'll find picturesque pagodas, a graceful weeping willow tree, an ornate boat gently sailing on a tranquil lake, and two birds soaring through the sky.

While interpretations may differ, the enduring tale behind the iconic Blue Willow scene typically revolves around a forbidden love story. It is said to be the saga of an impassioned romance between a powerful man's daughter and his secretary. The father, deeming the secretary unworthy of his daughter's love, not only dismissed the secretary but also erected a barrier to confine his daughter. In a poignant bid to reunite, the daughter and secretary ultimately met a tragic fate, but their love endured. According to legend, they were reborn as the two birds soaring side by side, forever near the blue willow tree.

 Who Makes the Original Blue Willow China?

The original Blue Willow China, also known simply as Blue Willow, was produced by various English porcelain manufacturers during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Two prominent names associated with the early production of Blue Willow are Thomas Minton and Thomas Turner. Thomas Minton, an engraver, was responsible for engraving the porcelain made by Thomas Turner. Over time, the Blue Willow pattern became popular and was produced by numerous other English pottery companies.

It's important to note that the Blue Willow pattern is not associated with a single manufacturer, and many different companies have produced variations of the pattern over the years. As a result, Blue Willow China is a widely recognized and beloved design that has been created by various pottery and porcelain manufacturers.

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