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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 IronstoneVase Brush, Fish Hook, Alfred Meakin, 5 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy Boat Bullet, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamer Bullet, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugar Cable Shape, Anthony Shaw2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneMug Cable, Anthony Shaw,2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneEwer Cable, Anthony Shaw, 13 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneRelish Cable, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Cable, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneChamber Pot Cable, Shaw,2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSoap Dish Cable, Shaw, 3 Piece 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneShaving Mug Cable, Shaw, Large 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamer Cable, T. Furnival 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamer Cable, Thomas Furnival, 6 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlate Center Brown Border & Center Leaf, Alfred Meakin2012Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy Boat Chelsea, Johnson Bros. 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBaker Chelsea, Johnson Bros.,2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamer Chelsea, Meakin 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePitcher Chelsea, Meakin 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCoffeepot Chinese, Clementson 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneShaving Mug Chinese, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneRelish Chinese, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneButter Chinese, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamer Chinese, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatter Copper Luster Stripe Border, A.J. Wilkinson, c.1896, 10 x 14 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy Boat Copper Trim, Alfred Meakin,2016Login / Create Account for Price


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