The blue and white Chinese Willow Pattern design was introduced to England by Thomas Minton in the late eighteenth century, and for over two hundred years has been a much-loved pattern used by nearly every pottery manufacturer. This ceramic tile has some of the quality of carved ivory. It is based on one of the early Willow Pattern designs, with the two doves, formalised apple trees and a typical Chinese pagoda type building intricately modelled into the surface. With the lovely sentiment “He who plants a garden plants Happiness” (translated from a traditional Chinese proverb), this charming garden plaque makes perfect outdoor garden decor and would grace any courtyard wall. Makes a perfect present for gardeners everywhere.
Fixing Points: the hole just above the roof of the house
Dimensions: 9.7cm x 11cm