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Set of Two Churchill England Willow Blue Tea Cups / Coffee Mug / blue and white porcelain

Set of Two Churchill England Willow Blue Tea Cups / Coffee Mug / blue and white porcelain

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Gift message available
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No returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order. See return policy

Description

This is a vintage set of two Blue Willow pattern tea cups / coffee mugs from one of the older potteries in England. Churchill has been making china since 1750s.

These two are footed, beautiful and traditional. A great addition to your china or perfect replacements. Both cups are marked: CHURCHILL ENGLAND on bottom.

Item measurements: 2 3/4" tall x 3" diameter

In excellent vintage condition. No chips or cracks.

"When buying pre-owned or vintage items, please expect some aging, wear and minor imperfections. Please contact me with any questions."



The Legend of Blue Willow:

Long ago, in the days when China was ruled by emperors, a Chinese mandarin, Tso Ling, lived in the magnificent pagoda under the branches of the apple tree on the right of the bridge, over which droops the famous willow tree, and in front of which is seen the graceful lines of the fence. Tso Ling was the father of a beautiful girl, Kwang-se, who was the promised bride of an old but wealthy merchant. The girl, however, fell in love with Chang, her father’s clerk. The lovers eloped across the sea to the cottage on the island. The mandarin pursued and caught the lovers and was about to have them killed when the gods transformed them into a pair of turtle doves. These are seen gazing into each other’s eyes at the top of the design. A lengthy and old Staffordshire poem of the pattern concludes with the verse: "In the oft quoted plate two birds are perceived, High in the heaven above: These are the spirits of Chang and Kwang-se, A twin pair of ever in love".
This is a vintage set of two Blue Willow pattern tea cups / coffee mugs from one of the older potteries in England. Churchill has been making china since 1750s.

These two are footed, beautiful and traditional. A great addition to your china or perfect replacements. Both cups are marked: CHURCHILL ENGLAND on bottom.

Item measurements: 2 3/4" tall x 3" diameter

In excellent vintage condition. No chips or cracks.

"When buying pre-owned or vintage items, please expect some aging, wear and minor imperfections. Please contact me with any questions."



The Legend of Blue Willow:

Long ago, in the days when China was ruled by emperors, a Chinese mandarin, Tso Ling, lived in the magnificent pagoda under the branches of the apple tree on the right of the bridge, over which droops the famous willow tree, and in front of which is seen the graceful lines of the fence. Tso Ling was the father of a beautiful girl, Kwang-se, who was the promised bride of an old but wealthy merchant. The girl, however, fell in love with Chang, her father’s clerk. The lovers eloped across the sea to the cottage on the island. The mandarin pursued and caught the lovers and was about to have them killed when the gods transformed them into a pair of turtle doves. These are seen gazing into each other’s eyes at the top of the design. A lengthy and old Staffordshire poem of the pattern concludes with the verse: "In the oft quoted plate two birds are perceived, High in the heaven above: These are the spirits of Chang and Kwang-se, A twin pair of ever in love".

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If you want to cancel an item, please do so before it is shipped. I typically don't do returns.

If a refund is requested due to a item arriving damaged, a photograph of damaged item must accompany email. Shipping and handling will not be refunded.

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Most US Domestic shipments are shipped USPS Priority mail with a tracking number emailed to you. Exceptions include fragile, large or high value items that may need special care or insurance added.

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If you want INSURANCE or DELIVERY CONFIRMATION, please let me know. This will affect shipping cost.

I do not ship internationally at this time... sorry.

Additional policies

When buying pre-owned or vintage items, please expect some aging, wear and minor imperfections. Please contact me with any questions.

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