William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug
William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug William Morris Willow Bough English china mug
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William Morris Willow Bough English china mug

Willow Bough was one of William Morris's most successful early designs and was inspired by walks in the country. The quotation on this mug, 'Protect what is left, recover what is lost of the fair earth', is from Morris's 1881 address to potters entitled  'Art and the Beauty of the Earth'. Like present-day environmental activists he appealed for the preservation of natural beauty and decent surroundings and against the wilful destruction of the natural world. 

Specifications: English fine bone china mug made in Stoke-on-Trent and hand printed and glazed at Stokes Croft China, Bristol. This large Balmoral mug measures 8.9cm height, diameter 8.4cm, capacity 350ml. Glossy white glaze & back stamp underneath with informative description of design.