The Willow Pattern and Blue Dragon Designs

  • 17 Jan 2012
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The son of a Rector of Comberton, Thomas Turner, apprenticed to the Worcester Porcelain Works at Warmstrey House, introduced the 'Willow Pattern' into England, and also the 'Blue Dragon' designs. He mastered his craft, was made a freeman of the City, then by marriage, acquired the china works at Caughley, in Shropshire. Specialising in blue decoration upon a white background, the business was a marked success. He was succeeded by a former apprentice, John Rose, who in 1814, transferred it to Coalport as 'John Rose'.