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Linda Mitchell, Ripon CA   

Pink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter DishPink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter Dish

The divided vegetable bowl is 10" x 7 1/2", 1 3/4" high and has a small chip on the underside of the lip (see photo, price adjusted). The butter dish is 7 3/4" x 4 1/4" and the cover is 6 3/8" x 3", 2" high by itself. The pattern on this set is the pink version of the popular blue willow, a creation of Josiah Spode, a derivation of an original Chinese pattern called Mandarin. Spode developed his willow pattern sometime around 1790; the traditional design always features a large Chinese home with a willow tree, small bridge with 3 figures, a humble servants house, small boat and the love birds. The romantic story is that long ago, in the days when China was ruled by Emperors, a Chinese Mandarin, Tso Ling, lived in the magnificent pagoda under the branches of the apple tree on the right of the bridge over which droops the famous willow tree, and in front of which is seen the graceful lines of the fence. Tso Ling was the father of a beautiful girl, Kwang-se who was the promised bride of an old but wealthy merchant. The girl, however, fell in love with Chang, her father's clerk. The lovers eloped across the sea to a cottage on the island. The mandarin pursued and caught the lovers and was about to have them killed when the gods transformed them into a pair of turtle doves. These are seen gazing into each others eyes at the top of the design. The Blue Willow pattern was an elaborate transfer pattern, engraved by Thomas Minton on copper plate about 1780. The credit for the design has been given to Thomas Turner as well as Josiah Spode (and others). One of the most popular china patterns, and one of the earliest transfer patterns, the willow has been used by dozens of companies continually over the past 200+ years. Blue was the most popular color, but it has also been made in pink, green, brown, black and multi colors, and used not only on china, but put onto wallpaper, tins, candles, etc. Transfer ware was developed by John Sadler & Guy Green, was introduced in 1756 using copper plates and tissue. This process eliminated hand painting and allowed potters to produce tremendous quantities of ware in a short time, making china affordable to the masses around the world. Pink Willow was first recorded about 1880. I have a large set of the pink willow that I am listing here, so if you are searching for a particular piece, email me. I will combine orders for discount and shipping savings. Please email me with any questions you may have, and thank-you for shopping here at Something Wonderful.

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Pink Willow Rosa Divided Vegetable Bowl and Covered Butter Dish

$27 USD SOLD

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Linda Mitchell
Ripon
CA
  

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