Homer Laughlin Blue Willow saucer & no name matching creamer
Blue willow story .. One of the most renowned dinnerware and giftware traditional blue print patterns in the world, the famous Willow pattern is steeped in history... Blue Willow is one of the most popular patterns of dinnerware ever made. The Blue Willow pattern was inspired by a Chinese legend about two young lovers. A wealthy man's daughter (Hong Shee) fell in love with her father's secretary (Chang). The father did not approve of the romance. So he confined the girl to the palace. With help from her sympathetic maid, Hong Shee escaped. The two lovers ran over a bridge to a boat and sailed away together. A terrible storm developed, the boat sank and the two lovers were drowned. Legend says that two lovebirds appeared in the sky-the spirits of Hong Shee and Chang happily together at last.... Discontinued in about 1947, here is a saucer from Homer Laughlin in the Blue Willow pattern. Sorry that it appears to have a hole in it in the photograph-it does not(possible flash spot). The only sign of damage to this saucer is the light age cracks on the back. Other than this, there is no other noticeable damage. The saucer measures approximately 5 7/8 inches in diameter. Offered here also is a small creamer in the Blue Willow pattern. It has no markings on it so I cannot say for sure who the manufacturer of this piece is. It has a small round handle and it does have a blue pattern on it, too. The spout has a little staining on it and the bottom side shows wear. Other than that, its free of any chips, dents, or cracks. It holds approximately 6 ounces. It measures approximately 5 ½ inches from spout to handle.