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 this Willow shape and pattern in 1935.
These SIX saucer plates carry the Laughlin mark underneath with a date from the mid to late 1940's.19 All saucers are in excellent condition. One is noted to be a darker blue from manufacture. As is typical of this pattern some of the blue coloring from the design is also found on the bottom of the plates and this seems to be typical of the pattern. No cracks, nicks, or chips are found.
The price is for SIX saucers. If you wish to purchase less, please email with your request.
For pre-Christmas delivery, please purchase before 12 noon on 12/18/17 and select Priority Mail.
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