The Chinese fable of an eloping couple transforming into doves became one the most identifiable design elements of 18th and 19th century crockery, known as the Willow Pattern. The Willow Pattern was designed in 1780 by Minton and intended to add a touch of Oriental magic to eartherware. Unfortunately for true romantics, the story of the lovers is English in origin, and has no links to China. Many manufacturers at the time produced their own version of the Willow Pattern. I believe this to be a Homer Laughlin Willow series plate.


This funky silver metal ring is made of a plated zinc alloy.
This round ring is 30mm across and 5mm deep.
The ring is fully adjustable to fit all sizes.

Blue and white, Willow pattern, vintage china square ring