Heritage Heirlooms: Blue Willow Part II - Manufacturers & Marks
inApril 17, 2009 - 4:20pm
A Collection of Sugars and Creamers from Various Makers...
The pictures below are some examples of English Blue Willow Manufacture Marks.
Bakewell Bros. Ltd.
Buffalo Pottery Company of Buffalo, NY was the first in the United States to produce the Blue Willow pattern, in 1905. After, that many other American pottery companies started to produce Blue Willow items. Many companies produced restaurant dinnerware in Blue Willow and some foreign countries produced the restaurant ware for the United States . Stating both the country and state in the makers mark.
The pictures below display examples of United States Blue Willow.
Royal China Company
The Blue Willow of Japanese origin is greatly from the 20th century. The pieces are marked with various initials and symbols combined with or only marked JAPAN, MADE IN JAPAN, or OCCUPIED JAPAN. It is difficult to say what companies or potterys that the mark may stand for.
Also, some marks were just used for American importing companies. Therefore, dating Japanese wares from the 20th Century is more attributed to different time periods.
Circa 1921 - 1953
There are other miscellaneous foreign countries that were makers of Blue Willow. Among them are France before and after 1891; Germany the 20th Century; Holland before and after 1891; and Poland the 20th Century.
This concludes Blue Willow Part II - Manufacturers and Marks.Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Please watch for the next article.
'HeritageHeirlooms' by Ruby Lane Shop owner Tammy Desiderio