Now it is with no intention of directing the public eye to the willow pattern, that I have alluded to this circumstance.
Josiah Spode, about 1784, introduced his under-glaze blue "willow pattern," a copy of the Caughley pattern.
In 1780 he produced the celebrated “willow pattern,” and completed the first blue printed table service made in England.
The dresser was covered with crockery and pipkins, willow pattern plates, and tea-cups and mugs.
The willow pattern, among others, was a favourite design, and most of these printed blue plates are marked.
In fact, it was almost as much copied in stoneware as the "willow pattern" was in blue-printed ware.
Now it is with no intention of directing the public eye to the "willow pattern," that I have alluded to this circumstance.
The blue “willow pattern” painted on it shows the antiquity of that popular design.