Enlarge Text
A A A
Tea Leaf Ironstone
Tea Leaf Ironstone

Tea leaf ironstone dishes are named for their decorations. There was a superstition that it was lucky if a whole tea leaf unfolded at the bottom of your cup. This idea was translated into the pattern of dishes known as tea leaf. By 1850 at least twelve English factories were making this pattern, and by the 1870s it was a popular pattern in many countries. The tea leaf was always a luster glaze on early wares, although now some pieces are made with a brown tea leaf. There are many variations of tea leaf designs, such as Teaberry, Pepper Leaf, and Gold Leaf. The designs were used on many different white ironstone shapes, such as Bamboo, Lily of the Valley, Empress, and Cumbow. The tea leaf pattern pictured a luster tea leaf on a white dish. 

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2018-04-25T06:06:19.883Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 273165780270
                            [title] => Alfred Meakin Tea Leaf Ironstone Square Fluted Edge Scalloped Top Serving Bowl
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 2808
                                    [categoryName] => Meakin Alfred
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mqe69aU42Ko5enz0HFw507g/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-leaf-ironstone&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=273165780270
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 43206
                            [location] => Columbus,OH,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => FreePickup
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 9.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 9.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT5H17M45S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-18T11:24:04.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-25T11:24:04.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 192511568025
                            [title] => Antique Mellor Taylor England Tea Leaf Ironstone Plate England
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1043
                                    [categoryName] => Other British Pottery
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mMswGU1Ob914_ptCtTyXQBQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-leaf-ironstone&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=192511568025
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 92028
                            [location] => Fallbrook,CA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 0.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 0.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT11H35M33S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-15T17:41:52.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-25T17:41:52.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 302706360330
                            [title] => Antique Alfred Meakin Royal Ironstone China Tea Leaf 7 Cup Coffee Pot Teapot
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 2808
                                    [categoryName] => Meakin Alfred
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mBeYz7aSu02PnzQWxw06ySA/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-leaf-ironstone&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=302706360330
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 32164
                            [location] => Palm Coast,FL,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 5
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 21.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 21.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT18H54M22S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-16T01:00:41.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-26T01:00:41.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                    [watchCount] => 1
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 163007836238
                            [title] => Antique Oval Platter TEA LEAF Burgess Burslem Ironstone China 18 ¾ x 13 5/8 huge
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 2808
                                    [categoryName] => Meakin Alfred
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mJiXvnv_05VNc93-fuGmn3w/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-leaf-ironstone&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=163007836238
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => true
                            [postalCode] => 60514
                            [location] => Clarendon Hills,IL,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 35.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 35.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P1DT15H36M10S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 65.0
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 65.0
                                    [startTime] => 2018-04-19T21:42:29.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2018-04-26T21:42:29.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 11
            [totalEntries] => 44
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=tea-leaf-ironstone&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DTea%2BLeaf%2BIronstone%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:tea-leaf-ironstone
metakey:Tea Leaf Ironstone
870,20081
Price Guide Listing for Tea Leaf Ironstone
Login or Register to View Prices.
These items are part of the online price guide and not for sale.

You can sort by any title. Click on any of the top titles to sort. If you want to see how it works, click on “Year Priced.” All prices are reviewed by experts, but not every price has an image.

ImageCategoryPattern or ItemDescriptionYear PricedPrice
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamerGrape Octagon, Pinwheel, 5 1/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamerLily-Of-The-Valley, Anthony Shaw, 5 1/4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamerSunburst, Wilkinson2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCup & SaucerWhite, Gold, 4 In., 6 Piece2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneDishPickle, Mitten, Desoto Shape, Anthony Shaw, 9 x 5 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy BoatCrewel, Alfred Meakin, 4 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneLadleSauce, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Anthony Shaw2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneMugCable, Furnival, 4 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneMugTulip, Cobalt Blue Plumes, Elsmore & Forster2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneNappyPaneled Grape, Pinwheel, 4 Piece2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePitcherHot Water, Bow Knot, Wilkinson, 8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePitcherMorning Glory, Portland Shape, Elsmore & Forster, 8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePitcherTeaberry, New York Shape, Clementson Bros., 8 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateBread & Butter, Classic Shape, Fluted Edges, Adams, 6 In., 2 Piece2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateNiagara Fan, Anthony Shaw, 8 1/4 In., 4 Piece2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateSoup, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Anthony Shaw, 9 5/8 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateSoup, Plain, Round, Alfred Meakin, 9 In., 6 Piece2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterChinese Shape, Anthony Shaw, 14 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterNiagara Fan, Anthony Shaw2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSaucerNew York Shape, White, Clementson, 6 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugarCable, Anthony Shaw, 5 x 4 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugarCover, Chelsea, Alfred Meakin, 5 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugarCover, Fishhook, Alfred Meakin2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugarCover, Hexagon, Anthony Shaw2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugarCover, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Anthony Shaw, 7 1/2 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price


Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium