Enlarge Text
A A A
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. 

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 IronstoneBowlFruit, Empress, Copper Trim, Adams, 5 3/8 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBowlOval2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBowlVegetable, Cover, Oval2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBowl PitcherCopper Lustre, Alfred Meakin2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBread PlateBamboo Handle, Square, Alfred Meakin, 9 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateEmpress, Handle, Copper Trim, Adams, 11 3/4 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCasseroleCover, Lustre, Alfred Meakin, 9 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneChamber PotLid, Meakin2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCoffeepotCover, Empress, Copper Trim, Adams2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCoffeepotCover, Empress, Lid Only, Copper Trim, Adams2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCoffeepotCover, Red Cliff2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCoffeepotGold Leaf Center, Red Cliff Chine2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCompoteBurgess, 9 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamerCopper Trim, Adams2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamerEmpress, Copper Trim, Adams2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCreamerShaw, 6 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCup SaucerCopper Trim, Adams2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCup SaucerEmpress, Copper Trim, Adams2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCup SaucerGold Trim, Flintridge2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy BoatAttached Underplate, Flintridge2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy BoatEmpress, Underplate, Copper Trim, Adams2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy BoatStand, Adams2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy BoatUnderplate, Daisy & Chain2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneJugMeakin, 6 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePitcherEmpress, Copper Trim, Adams2000Login / 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