I assume the 2) "Indo Chinese" pattern name mark is on the back of the willow pattern plate pictured. The S. C. R. could be the initials used by Societa Ceramica Richard in Milan, Italy noted in Kovel's NEW DICTIONARY OF MARKS, a pottery they date from 1735 to the present (1986). Not all standard willow patterns have that name in the mark. Evidently this maker chose a different name unique to that factory. It is a good willow pattern plate but nothing extra ordinary. 3) The mark is a take-off on the Royal Arms mark used by Great Britain. The name means nothing to me, but the mark looks like a reproduction -- especially if it claims to be Italian. Other countries did did not use that mark. I doubt if the piece it is on has the exact same willow pattern as the one you show in your Flickr link. "WILLOF" is just part of the fake mark. Your old Italian Auntie found some different willow pattern pieces, so they may have been interesting to her and fun to collect. Thanks for contacting the Message Board.
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