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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. 

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 Tea Leaf IronstoneSaucerMeakin1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterOval Anthony Shaw 17 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateEmpress, Copper Trim, Adams, +6 1/4 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneDishPickle Cable Shape Anthony Shaw2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateChinese Shape Anthony Shaw 9 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugarCable Shape Anthony Shaw Lid2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSoap Dish Alfred Meakin, Royal Ironstone, 5 3/4 x 4 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateCopper Trim, Adams, +7 3/4 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterOval Anthony Shaw 15 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateBread & Butter, Red Cliff, 6 1/2 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateMeakin, 9 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSaucerEmpress, Copper Trim2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlate Bread & Butter, Red Cliff, 6 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneButter ChipMellor Taylor, 2 1/2 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneButter ChipButter Chip1995Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCup & Saucer Empress, Adams,2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlate Salad, Red Cliff, 8 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCup & SaucerAdams2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateGold Leaf, Sb & S2005Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy Boat Empress, Adams 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterGrindley Favorite/2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBakerOval Alfred Meakin 9 5/8 x 7 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateHanging Leaves Anthony Shaw 9 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateCable, Oval, Anthony Shaw, 2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSaucer Wedgwood, 6 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price


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