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willow pattern

a. a pattern incorporating a willow tree, river, bridge, and figures, typically in blue on a white ground, used on pottery and porcelain
b. (as modifier): a willow-pattern plate
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There were quite specific design transfers, such as the acanthus leaf to the East and the dragon and willow-pattern and mango feature to the West.
According to next day's Times, she purchased an Axminster rug for five shillings, a leather handbag for 1s 11d, a willow-pattern teapot for 1s and a 21-piece tea service for 6s.
The name of the willow-pattern plate is given to the design because the flight of the lovers took place during the season when the willow begins to shed its leaves.
It's like drifting through the serenity of a willow-pattern plate as people with tanned limbs crouch in bamboo hats on skinny plinths over the waters.