Iconic tableware. The illustrative story: young woman flees with lover to escape an arranged marriage. Her father catches them after crossing a bridge. The Gods intervene, turn them into birds and they escape.
Inspired: “The Story of the Common Willow Pattern Plate" published in British magazine ‘The Family Friend’ 1849. A comic opera ‘The Willow Pattern’1901. A silent film in 1914. In 1940 American Doris Gates award winning children’s novel ‘Blue Willow’. summer wedding of the sexy