- Churchill Blue Willow china range
- Embroiled in history having originally been made in 1820
- Inspired by a romantic Chinese fable which is illustrated in the Churchill Blue Willow oriental pattern
- Quintessentially British heritage collection
- From Stephensons catering equipment suppliers
Churchill Blue Willow is arguably the most distinctive china range ever produced. Originally made in 1820, this heritage china collection has been constantly manufactured for almost 200 years.
Embroiled in history, Churchill Blue Willow china is as popular now as it ever has been. This fantastic collection of china is perfect for afternoon tea and is well suited for superb food and drink presentation.
The elaborate pattern of Churchill Blue Willow stands out against the tabletop whilst the rich blue and white colourway is easily recognisable and guaranteed to impress guests.
Not only is Churchill Blue Willow stylish and distinctive, it is also well suited to meet the rigorous demands of the catering and hospitality industry.
Churchill Blue Willow products are microwave safe, dishwasher safe and have been made with super vitrified bodies to ensure maximum strength.
The pattern of Churchill Blue Willow takes inspiration from an ancient Chinese fable which is depicted across the range in the Blue Willow pattern.
The legend of Blue Willow:
Once in ancient China, there lived a rich Mandarin man whose beautiful daughter was betrothed to a wealthy old merchant. Her affections, however, lay elsewhere – on her father’s poor but handsome secretary. When their secret meetings were discovered the girl was imprisoned in her father’s pagoda. From there she concealed messages in coconut shells and floated them downstream to her lover.
The Mandarin man, sensing something was going on, hastened the wedding arrangements, but the secretary and daughter promptly eloped.
In a small boat, right in the middle of the sea, the Mandarin man caught them. In his parental wrath he decided to beat them to death when divine intervention caused them to turn into a pair of turtle doves.
The Mandarin man, his plans foiled, returned to his pagoda, whilst the turtle doves flew freely above.
This Chinese fable is depicted in the pattern of Churchill Blue Willow and offers a charming recount of this thrilling tale.
The Stephensons Churchill Blue Willow range includes plates, bowls, cups, saucers and teapots.