From the finest collections of bone china to contemporary and practical everyday dishes and kitchenware, the willow pattern has graced dining tables and adorned ceramic wares for more than 200 years.
First introduced during the early 19th century in England, the willow pattern has been replicated and reproduced over the years by a countless number of manufactures in England, America, Japan, and other countries around the world.
Today, the pattern remains a time-honored classic, one of the most recognizable and cherished patterns in ceramics.
This book delves into the world of willow ware collecting, with over 550 photographs of plates, cups, saucers, teapots, pitchers, platters, kitchenware, jewelry, condiments pieces, and much more.
It illustrates the beauty and widespread popularity of the willow pattern in all its variations of color, shape, multiplicity of border designs, traditional and variant patterns, and polychrome pieces.
Information on manufacturer's marks, historical background, helpful hints for the collector, a price guide, and an index are included.
Enjoy remarkable examples of early 1800 blue and white pearlware, gaudy willow, and pekin, among other traditional, polychrome, and variant pattern items.
Ceramics collectors and dealers, along with willow ware enthusiasts, will welcome this fabulous collection of willow ware.