Canton from Antiques and Fine Art
Canton from Kenneth Van Blarcom Auctioneers
Double Happiness from Horchow
Double Happiness from 1st Dibs
Double Happiness from Wisteria
Hawthorne from Les cahiers d'Alain Truong
Hawthorne from Red School House
Hawthorne from Petrie-Rogers Gallery
As you know, I'm a huge fan of blue and white porcelain. That does not make me an expert though, by any means. I would like to learn more about patterns and their sequence, and have been reading and learning online some recently. I need to find a good book on the subject to have on hand. The three patterns above are easily recognizable and I love them all. Canton and Blue Willow are very closely related, and I think that's my favorite. Double Happiness is growing on me, though. Below are some iPhone photos I took around my house. Everything is Canton with the exception of the last photo. I'm seeing that pattern referred to by several different names. Does anyone know what it's called? What is your favorite pattern?
I found plates, platters and bowls of the above and below at an antique mall here in Dallas about 15 years ago for around $2 each. I used them for a big wall display in my kitchen after I purchased them, but now they're in the family room in bookcases.
This beautiful photograph is from marksikes.com, and is on the amazing Pinterest board of Debbie McEntire. It's called Blue and White and you can see it here.