Vintage Blue Willow Chinoiserie Transferware English Nesting Hen Lidded Egg Basket Tureen
Brand Crown Devon
Here is a charming nesting chicken basket or tureen perfect for egg storage. It is a nice white ironstone or stoneware with a blue transfer in one of the worlds most loved patterns, Blue Willow. Beautiful for your blue and white decor or kitchen!
What a great piece this is and will be to either an ironstone, transferware collector or a a hen collector, or all!
Measures: appx 9" across x 8" wide x8" tall at tallest point
Condition: no chips or cracks
Far away within the East,
A monarch kept his state.
And near him, just across the bridge,
There lived a prince (see plate).
The monarch had a daughter fair.
The prince in love was he.
"No, no, good man," the monarch said,
"My daughter stays with me."
Across the bridge the lovers fled.
The king pursued irrate.
They tied them to a little boat,
And sailed away (see plate).
Alas the stormy winds did blow
As cruel as cruel could be.
They dashed the boat upon the rocks,
and drowned them in the sea.
But changed to bird by fairies kind
Their spirits rose elate.
And even now about the king
They hover still (see plate).