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This famous English porcelain factory was established c. 1795 in Coalport, Shropshire, moving to Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire around 1926. In 1967 the firm became part of the Wedgwood group.

Chinese Willow

We have a few items in the Chinese Willow range, which look identical to the Crown Staffordshire pattern of the same name. These are bone china (porcelain) and are slightly transparent when held up to the light.


We specialise in the colourful oriental-style Canton pattern from the 1930s, now becoming quite hard to find, and much collected. These are earthenware (not porcelain) and are opaque when held up to the light.

As far as we know there are three versions of the pattern, all on a creamy-coloured body:

Red & Black CANTON – tea and coffee ware
(cups etc)

  Red & Black CANTON – dinner ware
(plates and bowls)

 Pale and Blue CANTON

  Chinese Willow

The Different Varieties of the Canton pattern

RED & BLACK version

The most common variety has hand-painted red, green, yellow and blue flowers on a black transfer.


PALE version

Also on a black transfer, the second version is painted in paler colours with subtle colour-shading on the red and blue flowers.




BLUE version

The third version is similar to the first, but the background transfer is blue.



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