Churchill Blue Willow

Churchill Blue Willow China Crockery from Stephensons

Churchill Blue Willow is an iconic collection of vintage Churchill china.


  • Churchill Blue Willow

  • Blue and white vintage Churchill china

  • Distinctive and charming collection of plates, bowls, cups, saucers, teapots and jugs

  • Churchill Blue Willow is perfect for afternoon tea presentation

  • Embroiled in history, originally made in 1790 and still popular today

  • From Stephensons catering equipment suppliers


Churchill Blue Willow China has been in constant manufacture for over 220 years and is the most recognisable and enduring china print in the Churchill collection. Designed by Thomas Minton in 1790, the Churchill Blue Willow pattern depicts a romantic fable of ancient Chinese culture.

The trend for vintage chic is thriving and Churchill Blue Willow is the perfect choice. Not only is this china collection stylish and distinctive, Churchill Blue Willow is also resilient and durable. Built to withstand the rigours of commercial use, this collection is microwave and dishwasher safe as well as being hardwearing. The super vitrifed body of Churchill Blue Willow china ensures maximum strength.

The Stephensons catering equipment Churchill Blue Willow range includes: plates, bowls, cups, saucers, teapots, teacups and sugar bowls.

Churchill Blue Willow is still as distinctive as ever and is sure to catch the eye or spark a conversation. Embroiled in history, Churchill Blue Willow took inspiration from a thrilling backstory which is depicted in the pattern.

The legend of the Blue Willow:

Once in ancient China, there lived a rich Mandarin man whose beautiful daughter was betrothed to a wealthy old merchant. Her affections, however, lay elsewhere – on her father's poor but handsome secretary. When their secret meetings were discovered the girl was imprisoned in her father's pagoda. From there she concealed messages in coconut shells and floated them downstream to her lover.

The Mandarin man, sensing something was going on, hastened the wedding arrangements, but the secretary and daughter promptly eloped.

In a small boat, right in the middle of the sea, the Mandarin man caught them. In his parental wrath he decided to beat them to death when divine intervention caused them to turn into a pair of turtle doves.

The Mandarin man, his plans foiled, returned to his pagoda, whilst the turtle doves flew freely above. 

This Chinese fable is depicted in the pattern of Churchill Blue Willow and offers a charming recount of this thrilling tale.


Key features:

  • Churchill Blue Willow

  • Iconic china collection

  • Stylish, on trend collection

  • Originally designed in 1790

  • Embroiled in history

  • Been in manufacture for over 220 years

  • Thrilling romantic story behind the Churchill Blue Willow collection

  • Blue and white vintage Churchill china

  • Distinctive and charming crockery collection

  • Perfect for afternoon tea presentation

  • Microwave and dishwasher safe

  • Strong, resilient range

  • Super vitrified body

  • Plates, bowls, cups, teapots, sugar bowls

  • From Stephensons catering equipment suppliers



Churchill China Crockery

Churchill China is a world renowned manufacturer of china tableware and crockery. Browse thought the Churchill Alchemy, Super Vitrified and Art de Cuisine collections for an extensive choice on high quality, strong and durable catering crockery.


Catering Crockery

Here at Stephensons catering equipment suppliers, we stock and supply a wide range of professional catering crockery. Designed for use in busy catering environments, choose from an extensive selection of crockery sets.

Contact our Customer Services team on 0161 483 6256 for more advice or information.

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