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    Posted 4 months ago

    Steptoe1
    (717 items)

    Hello these are a pair of willow pattern platters that I found years ago, I never got round to taking them to a willow expert but think they are early examples, as found with other 19th century China

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    1. apostata apostata, 4 months ago
      Plates such as the one illustrated above were produced in bulk, by factories such as Spode, Wedgwood, Worcester, Caughley, Liverpool, Lowestoft, Bow, New Hall, Coalport, Vauxhall and Derby. This particular plate illustrates the ‘Willow III’, which became known as ‘Standard Willow Pattern’ as a result of its pervasive presence in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century English ceramic market. The elements of the ‘Standard Willow Pattern’ include: an orange tree, a main tea house sided by a smaller building, a fence adorning the foreground, a willow tree, a bridge with three persons crossing it, a boat, an additional building on a separate shore and two birds occupying the central upper section of the ware. The engraving technique used on ‘Standard Willow Pattern’ or ‘Willow III’, which saw the combination of both line work and stipple punch work, further differentiated this version form previous patterns (‘Willow I’ and ‘Willow II’). By using a steel punch, which was struck with a lightweight hammer, different tonal qualities could be achieved by hammering single dots with diversified depths into the copper plate. Variations of the design existed but ‘Standard Willow Pattern’ is the one most commonly represented on wares and the one still in production today


      the addition of the bridge by the Spode factory in 1810 provided the grounds on which to build the love story narrative.[3] The bridge, absent from the original 1790 Caughley design, came to be one of the central components of the Willow Pattern story. The story that emerged during the nineteenth century described the three men crossing the bridge as servants chasing the king’s daughter, who had eloped with her lover. Objecting to his daughter’s amorous choice, the king tries to stop her at all costs


      source THE WILLOW PATTERN CASE STUDY: THE WILLOW PATTERN EXPLAINED --- east india compagnie at home 1757-1857

    2. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 4 months ago
      Thanks a lot apos for the great information
    3. apostata apostata, 4 months ago
      no sweat , proposition ,apostata never mix up greek etomology , with a Bikol dialect

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