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Spode's Willow Pattern and Other Designs After the Chinese Hardcover – 9 Sep 1999


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  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated; 3rd Revised edition edition (9 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 028980177X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0289801772
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.4 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,657,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By heretic666 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
I own ten books on blue and white so I might be considered a reasonable judge. With few exceptions this comes close to being the perfect format for a reference book.
One of the best features of the book is in the second half of the title; not just willow pattern.In fact the chapter is only twelve pages out of one hundred and eighty. The two temples, buffalo and rock patterns get nearly as much coverage.
I do not like the numbering of the illustrations for each chapter starting again at one, especially when a nunber one of a previous chapter is placed at the start of the new chapter.
But one great strength of this book is in the middle and on the inside of the dust jacket. A coloured strip of the various shades of blue employed by the company. I wish every book on blue and white had such a strip so you could tell whether the printing was bad or the colour of the blue was actually pale. Mandarin being the palest and midnight the darkest and the names of the six colours inbetween was like a revelation and I was really impressed by it.
A good selection of items with a text and chapter notes written by what would have to be one of the best sources make this an essential book for the collector.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. S. Litten on 12 Oct. 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Really good informative book about willow pattern and other chinese patterns and how they evolved at Spode and elsewhere. Highly recommended
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
A Must for Willow Collectors 21 April 2009
By Nash Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
When you attend a show, visit a flea market, or browse an antique store you will see customers reach for examples of willow patterned china. You will hear the comment, "Oh, my grandmother had this pattern."
For many this begins the life long joy of collecting willow pattern china. Mr. Robert Copeland, a former president and now member of the board for the Spode Company has made two visits to the yearly meeting of the International Willow Collectors Society. His visits have always been fountains of information about this beloved pattern and other patterns of oriental design.
SPODE'S WILLOW PATTERN is a must have volume for any collector whose love or interests tend to the oriental. Authors also use the information, so far a mention of willow has occurred in each of our mysteries.
Nash Black, author whose books are also available in Kindle editions.
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A must for the collectors of Willow and Spode 9 Jan. 2009
By J. Sampson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a must have for people who deal with willow or Spode. As an appraiser I'm happy to have this on my reference shelf. Loaded with b/w photos and illustrations. Packed with information on the company, its marks and the history of blue willow.
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