Gaston's Blue Willow: Identification and Value Guide

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A history of the Blue Willow pattern begins the book with descriptions of the many border and center patterns of this china. Dating Blue Willow and collecting Blue Willow are discussed, and all known marks are illustrated. Over 650 color photographs of bowls, ashtrays, plates, pitchers, vases, platters, sugar bowls, and much more are included. A special feature in this edition highlights the variations in the Willow pattern, which are often mixed in with the traditional Willow patterns and confuse collectors. ...
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Overview

A history of the Blue Willow pattern begins the book with descriptions of the many border and center patterns of this china. Dating Blue Willow and collecting Blue Willow are discussed, and all known marks are illustrated. Over 650 color photographs of bowls, ashtrays, plates, pitchers, vases, platters, sugar bowls, and much more are included. A special feature in this edition highlights the variations in the Willow pattern, which are often mixed in with the traditional Willow patterns and confuse collectors. Gaston makes identification easy, separating not only pattern variations but Willow produced in other colors. There are also several helpful indexes provided: objects, patterns, English manufacturers, Japanese items, American manufacturers, and origins other than England, Japan, and the United States. 2007 values.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574323467
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Frank Gaston's study of antiques began during the mid-1960s when she and her husband lived in New England which is so rich in our nation's history. She has authored many titles, with subjects including Flow Blue China, Blue Willow, English China, Limoges Porcelain, R.S. Prussia, Antique Brass & Copper, Knowles, Taylor & Knowles China, and Art Deco. Most of her books have seen multiple editions and/or volumes, as her books are extremely popular among collectors.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Preface 6
Collecting Blue Willow 7
The Blue Willow Legend 7
History of the Blue Willow Pattern 7
Blue Willow Patterns 8
Dating Blue Willow 10
Advice for Collectors 12
Marks 14
English 14
Japanese 22
American 24
Miscellaneous Foreign 26
The Traditional Blue Willow Pattern 27
English Examples 27
English Manufacturers 28
Unmarked English China 89
Japanese Manufacturers 116
American and Other Manufacturers 148
The Traditional Pattern in Other Colors 162
Other Willow Patterns 183
Booths 183
Burleigh 194
Canton 200
Mandarin 205
Turner 213
Two Temples I 216
Two Temples II 218
Worcester 239
Pictorial Border Patterns 242
Variant Willow Patterns 246
Reproductions 255
Glossary 263
Bibliography 265
Index to Manufacturers 267
English 267
General Japanese Marks or Unmarked Japanese 268
American 268
Origin Other than England, Japan, United States 269
Index to Objects 269
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