27 Pieces of Willow Ware Blue Royal-Ironstone China by Royal China, made in USA
- Source: eBay
The set includes 1 Platter 10 3/4" 1 Creamer 1 Sugar Bowl w/Lid 4 Dinner Plates, 10" 4 Desert Plates, 6 1/4" 4 Salad Bowls, 5 1/2" across, 1 1/4" deep
4 Soup Bowls, 8 1/2" across, 1 1/2" deep 4 Cups & 4 Saucers 6"
All pieces are in very good condition, no chips or cracks.
The larger pieces are labeled the smaller ones are not.
ROYAL CHINA COMPANY WAS STARTED IN JUNE OF 1934 IN SEBRING OHIO. THE COMPANY WAS STARTED TO PRODUCE PREMIUMS AND SOUVENIRS FOR GAS STATIONS AND GROCERY STORES. THE CHINA IT PRODUCED QUICKLY CAUGHT ON WITH CONSUMERS FOR ITS UNIQUE STYLE AND COLORFUL ARTWORK. IN THE EARLY STAGES OF OPERATION, ROYAL CHINA COMPANY PRODUCED MAINLY DECAL CHINA PLATES,TEAPOTS AND GLASSES. IN THE 1950'S, IT CHANGED TO UNDER GLAZE PRODUCTION METHOD WHICH THEY PIONEERED. THERE WAS A FIRE AT THE FACTORY IN
EARLY 1970 WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE COMPANY'S IMMINENT DECLINE.
Blue Willow, The Legend...Once there lived a very wealthy mandarin who had a beautiful daughter named Hong Shee, who fell in love with her fathers secretary, a man named Chang. To keep them apart, the father imprisoned his daughter in the palace. One day she... read more