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Coloured Willow

The items shown below by the firms of AJ Wilkinson and John Maddock & Sons are handpainted versions of the traditional WILLOW pattern, sometimes known as Gaudy Willow.

These two firms both manufactured very similar Coloured Willow items in the early years of the C20th, featuring dark blue, green, red and gold colouring on an orange transfer.

John Maddock & Sons Ltd

This firm was established in Burslem, Staffordshire in 1855, continuing from the previous firm of John Maddock (est 1842). 'Ltd' was incorporated in marks from the year 1896 onwards.

Dessert plate
9 ins



The impressed mark (right) features a crown and the letters E.VII, indicating that this plate was produced during the reign of King Edward VII, ie: 1901-10.

Together with the pattern name ROYAL WILLOW this mark could also imply that this pattern was endorsed by the Royal Family.

The lavish gold detailing is best seen when viewed at an angle, as shown in the photo below left.



AJ Wilkinson Ltd

This firm was established in Burslem, Staffordshire in 1885, trading under the name ROYAL STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERIES. The company is best known as the maker of Clarice Cliff designs. We regret we do not stock any of these.

Dessert plate
9 ins

c. 1911






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