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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 IronstoneCake Plate Hexagon, Shaw 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Brocade, Meakin 2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateGrindley Favorite/2008Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Daisy ’N Chain, Wilkinson,2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Empress, Adams,2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateHexagonal Pierced Handles Anthony Shaw 12 x 9 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateAugusta, J. Clementson2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateBerry Cluster Botanical, Jacob, Furnival2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateFig Cousin, Davenport2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateRose, Washington Shape, Powell & Bishop2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateSimple Pear, Alfred Meakin, 10 In.2013Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateBullet, Anthony Shaw, 8 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateCable, Oval, Anthony Shaw, 2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateFleur-De-Lis, Oval, Mellor Taylor, 2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlatePeerless, John Edwards2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake PlateSimplicity, Anthony Shaw, Round, 2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Brocade, Alfred Meakin, 9 1/4 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Hexagon, Anthony Shaw2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Woodland, W. & E. Corn2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Brocade, Alfred Meakin, 9 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake Plate Handles, Adams, 11 3/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCake StandRed Cliff2003Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCasseroleCover, Pedestal Base, 6 1/2 X 11 In.1996Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCasseroleCover, Lustre, Alfred Meakin, 9 In.2000Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneCasseroleCover, Gold Leaf Center, Red Cliff, 7 3/4 In.2002Login / Create Account for Price


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