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During the 1780s various engravers including Thomas Lucas and Thomas Minton were producing chinoiserie landscape scenes based on Chinese ceramic originals for the Caughley 'Salopian China Manufactory' (near Broseley, Shropshire), then under the direction of Thomas Turner.The technique was copied at various centres such as Liverpool, London, Bristol, Wincanton, Glasgow and Belfast.These factories produced tablewares,apocothery related pieces and decorative items.Relief-moulded tiles were introduced to the Minton range from the 1860s'.Minton produced some of the finest examples of Parian ware, a marble-like unglazed porcelain body developed during the 1840s and used most successfully for sculptural pieces.These highly decorated wares replaced pewter and set the future course of ceramic manufacture in Britain.
The mid 18th century period saw the emergence of the Staffordshire potteries.
The Willow pattern became the most popular and persistent of them, and in various permutations has remained in production to the present day.
Characteristically the background colour is white and the image blue, but various factories have used other colours in monochrome tints and there are Victorian versions with hand-touched polychrome colouring on simple outline transfers.
He made Minton ware famous - a cream-coloured and blue-printed earthenware majolica, bone china, and Parian porcelain; his factory was outstanding in the Victorian period for its "art" porcelains.
He also popularized the famous so-called Willow pattern.
The Willow pattern is a distinctive and elaborate chinoiserie pattern used on ceramic kitchen/housewares.