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Blue Willow China

Blue willow porcelain refers to a distinct and ornate blue-and-white pattern seen on ceramic kitchen and housewares. First designed in 18th century England by Thomas Minton, it quickly became popular and has been used frequently since then. The design was inspired by the porcelain imported from China at the time.

When the East India Company halted its transportation of Chinese porcelain into London, the blue willow pattern satisfied the need for Chinese landscape patterns in England. Around 1790, the Spode factory created the first standard blue willow pattern on pearlware. Because these houseware sets were not imported from China, they were much less costly, and as a result, available to the middle classes.

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March 25, 2018, 9:00 PM EST
Scranton, PA, USA

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