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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 IronstoneSugarFishhook, Meakin1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugarHexagon, Shaw1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneTea SetHexagon, Shaw, 3 Piece1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneTea SetRound, Wilkinson, 3 Piece1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneTea SetSquare, Ridged, Powell & Bishop, 3 Piece1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneTeapotBamboo, Meakin1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneTeapotSquare, Burgess1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneToothbrush HolderTeaberry, Clementson, 4 1/2 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneTureenSauce, Cover, Underplate, Ladle, Meakin, 4 Piece1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneTureenSauce, Ladle, Square, Ridged, Mellor, Taylor1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneVegetable DishCover, Fishhook, Meakin1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneWashbowlLily Of The Valley1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneWashbowlMeakin1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneWaste BowlHanging Leaves, Shaw1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBowlServing, 10 X 10 In.1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBowlVegetable, Cover, Cable Shape, Anthony Shaw1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBowlVegetable, Cover, Square Ridged, Mellor Taylor1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBrush BoxRed Cliff1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneButterCover, Wilkinson1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneButterLiner, Bamboo, Meakin1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateMayer1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneChamber PotCorn & Oats1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCoffeepotChinese Shape, Anthony Shaw ~illus1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneGravy BoatUndertray, Malkin1997Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneLadleSauce1997Login / Create Account for Price


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