Original Eit Blue Willow 20 Pc Set, Made In England,new For SaleThis is the *True* English Ironstone Handcrafted Blue Willow made by English Artisans in the Historic Pottery Districtof STOKE ON TRENT(The Potteries), in the county of STAFFORDSHIRE, IN ENGLAND.
ENGLISH IRONSTONE TABLEWARE (EIT)*BLUE WILLOW* Full 20pc Set
Four (4) Place Settings: 4 Dinner Plates, 4 Soup/Cereal Bowls, 4 Salad/Bread&Butter Plates, 4 Cups, 4 Saucers
Pattern: BLUE WILLOW. Hand Made in England. English Ironstone Tableware (EIT) Fine Bone China. Description: Famous Blue & White Willow Pattern. (see pattern history below). Impressed: EIT England. Condition: *NEW* Never used. No chips, No cracks. In Original Packaging.MSRP: $270.00 This is the *True* Blue Willow English Ironstone Handcrafted Transferware made by English Artisans in the Historic Pottery District of STOKE ON TRENT (The Potteries), in the county of STAFFORDSHIRE, IN ENGLAND. Please do not confuse with the many imitations on the market such as printed-ware made of pottery or regular china, or the cheap imports of earthenware made in China, Malaysia, etc. EIT Blue Willow is HAND MADE, not machine made - This is true quality dinnerware. The ironstone manufacture method is too expensive to manufacture today and EIT has closed its doors and its doors and its products are now collectibles.
I have sold over 300 of these sets to happy customers worldwide. Four (4) Place Settings (20 pieces): 4 Dinner Plates, 4 Soup/Cereal Bowls, 4 Salad/B&B, 4 Cups, 4 Saucers *Please contact me if you have any questions. I will be happy to answer any and all questions* International Buyers – Please Note:
*Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
*Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying.
Pattern History:In the late 18th/early 19th century any blue printed design imitating Chinese porcelain was often described as Willow. The main features of the true Willow pattern are the bridge with three persons crossing it, the willow tree, the boat, the main teahouse, the two birds and the fence in the foreground of the garden.
THE WILLOW LEGEND:
Long ago in China, in a magnificent palace surrounded by trees, lived a Mandarin, his daughter, Koong-shee, and his secretary, Chang. Chang and Koong-shee fell in love, but Chang was a commoner and she the daughter of a noble. Still their love grew as they met beneath a willow tree in the garden. When the Mandarin discovered their secret, he banished Chang & imprisoned Koong-shee by encircling the palace with a zigzag fence. Then he promised her hand to another. He had a feast to celebrate and after, when all fell asleep, Chang crept into the palace and fled with Koong-shee, The Mandarin awoke and pursued them across the little bridge that spans the river. The lovers escaped, but soon the Mandarin discovered where they were hiding and sent his men to kill the couple. They came upon Chang as he was working his fields and killed him. Koong-shee, who had seen the entire scene from afar, rushed into the pavilion and set it afire. She was determined to be with Chang in death as she had been in life. The gods, looking down on the tragedy, took pity on the lovers and transformed their souls into a pair of immortal lovebirds to forever live in the pagoda. We can still see Chang & Koong-shee, flying over the willow tree where they first pledged their love. Their story lives forever on the Willow pattern
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. What is the difference between Stoneware and Earthenware?
* Stoneware is non-vitreous made primarily from non-refractory fire clay. It is fired at very high temperatures and is named stoneware because of its dense, stone like quality after firing. Stoneware is very strong, durable, and will not scratch or chip easily.
* Earthenware is a ceramic material. It is fired at lower temperatures and is not impervious to liquids (i.e. is not dishwasher safe, may be damaged by acids in foods, etc.) Earthenware is less strong, less tough, and more porous than stoneware - its low cost is one of the reasons it remains on the market. Earthenware may sometimes be as thin as bone china and other porcelains, though it is not translucent and is more easily chipped.
2. How does EIT Blue Willow compare to Johnson Bros Blue Willow?
* EIT Blue Willow is made of ironstone. The Johnson Bros Blue Willow is not made of ironstone, but rather cooked pottery material. It looks nice because it is not made by hand but rather machine made. The ironstone hand made method is too expensive to manufacture today and EIT has closed its doors and all of its products are now collectibles. Ironstone sets manufactured in England sell at retail for about US$540.00. Because most buyers cannot discern the difference in quality, EIT had to close its doors. 3. If EIT BLUE Willow retails for US$500 in England, why am I selling with such a large discount?
* My father has been in the business for over 20 years. He purchased these sets of EIT Blue Willow from the Stoke on Trent factory in England himself. Although we love all of our china, we simply cannot store it all in our house. Since there are many imitations of real English Ironstone and since many buyers do not realize the difference in quality we are forced to lower our price quite substantially in order to liquidate. Our loss is your gain. We have multiple sets of EIT Blue Willow and can ship 4, 8, 12, and 16 place settings.
This is the Perfect Holiday Present!!
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays - Blue Willow looks fabulous for any and all occasions! &amp;lt;div style="text-decoration:none" height="27px" valign="middle" face="arial"
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