One of the quintessential English Transferware patterns is Asiatic Pheasant. Not one, but many, manufacturers produce this pattern. And in my mind, they all go together well.
It is interesting to note, that not all blues are alike!!!! For the manufacturers and their blues differ substantially!
Dinner plates -- made by Johnson Brothers. They're new and they're the typical deep blue and white of so many of the transferware patterns. The "Blue Willow" blue so to speak. I've not had them long -- bought because I adore anything blue and white and I was afraid that I may be short a blue and white plate or two if I didn't get them!!!! They are new (because they're "dishwasher" safe!)
A teacup and saucer by Burleigh. It's a paler blue -- a soft blue. It has some age on it but not much. Asiatic Pheasant is still being produced today and still by many different manufacturers. I only have 3 and would love to have more -- I have my eye on a source or two so I may be able to fill any Burleigh Asiatic Pheasant cup and saucer voids in the near future!
Wedgwood teapot, sugar and creamer. It's more of a teal and it came with tea plates and cups and saucers as well. It's older and I've had it a while. In fact, it was my first Asiatic Pheasant.
These pieces still hold a place in my heart!
Here are all three manufactures and they go well together because they're all the same pattern even if different hues. I love to mix and match my blues and I also have my eye on some salad plates . . . .
It's Tuesday and I'm joining Tam at The Gypsy's Corner for Three or More Tuesday -- because I have three different varieties of Asiatic Pheasant!