Collectible CHURCHILL Blue Willow Tea/Coffee Pot - Made in Staffordshire England. Embossed on bottom MADE IN ENGLAND. Lid is notched to hold it on when pouring.
It is 9 1/2 inches tall and approximately 9 inches from handle to spout. 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 zig-zag 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.Excellent condition--no chips or cracks. Great for the Staffordshire, Transferware, Blue Willow and English China Collector! Thank you for shopping here!
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