Vintage Johnson Bros WILLOW BLUE Sugar & Creamer - 3 Piece Set w Butter Dish
The story of blue willow: The Blue Willow pattern may be the most recognizable pattern of china ever produced, with a scene that tells the tale of two lovers. The design tells the legend of two star-crossed lovers. ... Long ago, a father and daughter lived in a magnificent pagoda under an apple tree. Blue Willow china originated in England, and even though the Blue Willow pattern has a Chinese look and story, it was actually created in England in 1780 by engraver Thomas Minton. Johnson Brothers china was manufactured In England between 1890 and 1960s. The Johnson Brothers china factory successfully exported Johnson Brothers china to the United States in large volumes from their Staffordshire potteries. Willow-Blue by Johnson Brothers is an iconic blue and white china pattern featuring the classic "Old Willow" design, adapted from the Chinese story of star-crossed lovers in the court of a Mandarin.
This is a very nice set of 2 - ANTIQUE Johnson Brothers Willow Blue Sugar & Creamer, with an added blue willow sugar bowl (damaged, please see description). The sugar & creamer are true English Blue Willow, but the butter dish I am uncertain of as the newer versions which were often made in China had no hallmark. The Creamer is in excellent vintage condition, showing no cracks or crazing. The Sugar Bowl has had a repair to the lid knob, with some surface cracking radiating outwards from where it was reattached, but otherwise its beautiful. In fact I did not realize the lid had been repaired until just now when adding details. The butter dish is in not great condition with several cracks and repairs, and is added to this set as an extra gift. A very nice set sitting up in a china cabinet, one would never know there had been repairs. Priced accordingly. This item was donated to Heart of the Wild Senior Horse Sanctuary to help generate funds to offset winter hay & feed costs. We are so grateful.
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