Blue and white pottery are iconic hand-painted ceramics by artisans in China and typically costly, using locally sourced kaolin and cobalt oxide. By the end of the 18th century, starting in the 1780s, it became massively popular in Europe as well. Then England began producing Blue Willow china. This is known as chinoiserie—European interpretations of fashionable Chinese decorative styles for products such as jewelry, fabric, wallpaper and decor. These motifs often depict willow trees, boats, pagodas, teahouses, bridges with people crossing them, latticework fences, and birds in flight. These enthralling Blue Willow pieces make for a quintessentially classic 1928 Jewelry® collection.