(8) CHURCHILL BLUE WILLOW SOUP MUGS/CUPS

These delightful Churchill, England Blue Willow mugs measure 3-1/4" h and 4" w and are in excellent condition without chips or scratches. Use them for your favorite beverage or soups and stews. Originating in England, circa 1780, the Blue Willow design depicts the famous Chinese legend of a wealthy man whose daughter falls in love with his clerk. The young couple elopes and the father pursues them through his garden and onto the bridge where they transform into lovebirds and fly off beyond his reach. Central components to the story are the weeping willow, pagoda, bridge and lovebirds which are shown on every piece. Enjoy!