-And other designs after the Chinese
4to hardcover in d/w. 196pp near fine. The blue willow pattern created by the Spode Company is, after more than 200 years, the best known of all designs on pottery or porcelain. As the principal reference work on this famous motif, this authoritative guide gives a detailed account of the willow pattern, from its introduction based on traditional Chinese designs through changes resulting from technological developments. Patterns and their variants from Spode and other potters are illustrated and fully described. A valuable resource for collectors! 208 pages (50 in colour), 300 b/w illus.
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The Blue Willow pattern is probably the best known of all designs on pottery or porcelain: its fame has given rise to a number of odd ideas about the origins and one full-blown legend. All the available material here is sifted to give a thorough picture of the pattern by Josiah Spode in the late 18th century.
The book is ex-library with a stamp on the title page and a Library Pocket inside the front cover. Best used as a reading or reference copy.