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Plate - After Willow

After Willow

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dawson, Robert (designer)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone china, transfer-printed in enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 12, shelf 2

The Willow Pattern was first developed in England around 1800. It remains one of the most popular and immediately recognisable ceramic designs. Here, architectural ceramicist Robert Dawson takes elements from the iconic pattern – pagodas, Chinese figures crossing a bridge, two lovebirds – and uses digital technology to distort and make us look afresh at the familiar imagery.

Physical description

Bone china plate transfer-printed in blue with a detail taken from the 'Willow' pattern.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


2005 (made)


Dawson, Robert (designer)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Bone china, transfer-printed in enamel

Marks and inscriptions

Wedwood trademark of a 'W' framing the Portland vase, below which 'WEDGWOOD' with the registered trademark symbol of a circled 'R', and 'No. 4 BRIDGE / BONE CHINA / DISHWASHER AND / MICROWAVE SAFE' / the copyright symbol of a circled 'C' and 'WEDGWOOD' and 'ROBERT DAWSON / AFTER WILLOW PATTERN / ORIGINAL 1806', followed by the approved for food use symbol of a glass and fork, the complete mark printed in black on the plate back


Diameter: 27 cm

Descriptive line

Plate, bone china, transfer-printed in enamel, 'Bridge', designed by Robert Dawson, made by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Stoke-on-Trent, 2005.


Bone china




Ceramics Collection

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