The Popular Service Suits All Tastes 1913 - Poster

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The Popular Service Suits All Tastes 1913 - Poster. Size 476mm x 763mm (18.25in x 30in)

Size: 18.25 x 30 inches

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Commissioned by the Underground in 1913, the image is instantly recognisable as a pastiche of Willow Pattern, a popular china decoration adapted from a Chinese design in the 18th century. The features that this version shares with the original Willow Pattern are three figures crossing a bridge, a characteristic tree to the right, two doves, and a pagoda. The boat and teahouse have been replaced by a train and station building. The combination of elements tells the mythical story of a Chinese maiden and her forbidden lover who elope. Pursued and killed by her enraged father, the couple are reincarnated as doves and find eternal happiness. The text below provides a witty play on words, with a punning reference to the popularity of the 'service', referring to the china dinner service and the train service.
SKU 21883
Product Name The Popular Service Suits All Tastes 1913 - Poster
Supplier Mosaic
Shipping Method Mosaic
Dimensions 18.25 x 30 inches
Weight 0.150000
Decade 1910s
Size UK 6.5
Width (cm) 47.6
Length (cm) 76.3
Credit Unknown
Date 1913
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