The Blue Willow Pattern has been a favored design world wide and said to be the most prolific design among potters from around the globe. The Oriental Design reportedly originated in China. Usually, like its name, the pattern is found in the creamy white and blue but it has also been manufactured in other colors as well. The numerous Willow designs usually incorporate a willow tree, an orange or apple tree, two birds, people on a bridge, a fence, a boat and a tea house (or pagoda). The design was originally brought to the states from England in the 1700's. In the USA, Homer Laughlin Pottery began manufacture of their Willow shape and pattern in 1935.
These two berry / dessert bowls carry the Laughlin mark on the bottom with one saucer dated 1946 and the other1945. Both bowls are in good condition. There are no nicks or chips found on either. One bowl has crazing on the bottom with some staining noted on the outside bottom. Each bowl is 5".
The price is for both bowls.
***The last photo shows a "Trio Set"; cup & saucer, berry / fruit bowl, and dessert plate. Two "Trio Sets" can be created from different listings in this shop. If you would like a different combination of available pieces (other than the way they are listed) please email.
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