The Collector's edition plate is one of 200 that have a unique reference number on their back below the backstamp. We have produced this edition for the collector of blue and white china or of political pottery. The rim is finished with a hand painted band of cobalt blue - a quality finish.
The 'Weeping Willow' side plate is the first product in our Brexitware range of blue and white china recording our times. It records the situation in the early days after the referendum in both Britain and northern continental Europe. Adapting the traditional 'Willow Pattern' story of thwarted love, it tells the contemporary story of an island separating from the European Continent, storm clouds brewing over Britain, refugees in an enclosure south of Calais and the prospect of sealed borders. Each plate comes with a list of features to look for in the design, and a map of where to find them.
Some features that may be spotted (see the picture with arrows):
1 The coasts of Britain and north western Europe
2 Storm clouds brewing over Britain
3 Britons with wrecking bar and sledge hammer walking away from a wrecked bridge between the UK and Europe
4 Refugee parent and child in an enclosure south of Calais
5 Westminster shaken by the outcome of the referendum
6 Politics in Brussels
7 Positive EU legislation represented by better access for disabled around Europe
8 Changing trade rules between the UK and other EU member states
9 Angela Merkel watching over events as they unfold
10 A boat full of EU nationals leaving the UK to return to continental Europe
11 New trading alliances for the UK outside the EU
12 The 12 stars of the EU flag reconfiguring
Product details: 8 1/4 inches diameter small plate
Display Only: not for microwave or dishwasher due to enamel customisation on back
Made in Stoke-on-Trent
Weeping Willow Side Plate: collectors' edition
The Collectors' Edition is for display only, because it is marked with enamel on the back with customised, unique codes and information. This means that it is NOT for use and is not microwave and not dishwasher safe. For everyday use plates that stimulate discussion at any table, the open edition is also available.