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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 IronstoneNut DishSquare, Red Cliff, 4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePitcherAdams, 32 Oz.,2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePitcherRed Cliff, 40 Oz., 7 3/8 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateBread & Butter, Red Cliff, 6 1/2 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateDinner, Adams, 10 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateDinner, Anthony Shaw, 9 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateDinner, Cumbow, 10 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateDinner, Grindley, 10 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateLuncheon, Mellor Taylor, 9 1/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateLuncheon, Wedgwood, 8 3/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateLuncheon, Wilkinson, 9 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlateSalad, John Edwards, 7 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterAnthony Shaw, 16 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterRectangular, Alfred Meakin, 15 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterRectangular, Furnivals, 13 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstonePlatterRectangular, Mellor Taylor, 14 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneRelishAlfred Meakin, 8 x 4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSalt & PepperAdams2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSoupDish, Royal Cauldon, 7 1/2 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugar & CreamerAlfred Meakin2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneSugarLid, Square, Wilkinson, 4 3/4 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneTureenLid, Handles, Adams2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneVegetableOval, Adams, 9 In.2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneAshtray Red Cliff, 4 x 4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Tea Leaf IronstoneBone Dish Red Cliff, 7 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price


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