The Legend of the Blue Willow China is the story about
2 "Love Doves" Koong and Chang....
This pattern was produced in England in the 1700's but probably was copied from a Chinese pattern. The legend about the china began around 1849 when it was printed in an English magazine as a very romantic story about a young couple.
A wealthy young woman named Koong fell in love with Chang who was just a poor secretary. She was forbidden to marry him or even see him. Her father demanded she stay at home and quickly made arrangements for her to marry a man of financial security.
No wonder we love this pattern so much - maybe your mother had it?
Reposted from 2009!