Fabulous covered dish, the base with pattern both inside and out. The Blue Willow pattern was one of the most popular China patterns ever produced. These antique dishes once graced the prettiest tables and are very collectible. Whether on the table for food, or used as art, this beautiful shade of blue has been around for a very long time.
Pattern: Blue Willow
Vegetable Dish with Cover c1920s
Stamp: Semi China England
Made in Great Britain
10 1/8" long handle end to end, 8 1/2" wide minus the handles.
The base is 2" tall, total height to the top of the knob is 6".
The base has two tiny manufacturing faults inside the bowl. Note the chip on the underside of the bowl's rim. There are two hairline fractures but under the glaze. These flaws resulted during firing. a vertical fracture is on the lip of one side of the bowl leading to a horizontal fracture inside of the bowl. The integrity of the piece is however without breaks and is in very good condition. This is a used item and it is being sold as is, as shown and as described. Shipping weight: 3 lbs.
The Story: Blue Willow is an ancient Chinese love story in pictures. The legend is that a young girl betrothed to an older man who had been chosen by her father, was actually in love with a young man. She ran away and married her true love, but the fiancé followed them and killed them. The doves in the pattern represent the souls of the young lovers.