WOOD & SONS - Yo-San
Dating from 1931, this pattern is very similar to MANCHU (qv), but is distinguished by the presence of two pagodas (and the absence of a stork). It was designed by JACK BUTLER, Frederick Rhead's successor as art director at Woods from 1929.
Note the Chinese characters which have been added to the left and right of the "figure with banner" mark. The mark also bears the imprint of WARING & GILLOWS, the London retailers through whom it was sold.
Incongruously, the pattern also features what look like English HOPS, painted in green on the top left of the design:
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