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Body Styles Handbook

 

 

Acknowledgements

There would be no authoritative documents on Tea Leaf Ironstone that could exist without two very special women pioneers on the subject of ironstone:  Jean Wetherbee and Annise Heaivilin.

  • Jean Wetherbee, the author of several scholarly reference books on white ironstone.  Jean, in association with the 1990 Education Committee Chair, Dale Abrams, provided the members of Tea Leaf Club International with the first formal classification of the common body styles found decorated with Tea Leaf family motifs.
  • Annise Heaivilin, author of Grandma’s Tea Leaf Ironstone (Wallace-Homestead, 1981) introduced collectors to the potters of Tea Leaf Ironstone.  This book continues to inspire collectors today.

 

There would also be no updated authoritative document on Tea Leaf Ironstone without the dedication of several Tea Leaf Club International members.

  • The 1994-1995 Education Committee members:  Chair, Nancy Upchurch; members, Mary Bertram, Tom Chadwick, and Bob Skinner.  This team researched marks, dates and potters and provided many of the names for the newly introduced body styles.
  • The 1994-1995 Editorial Review Board:  Chair, Dale Abrams; members, Adele Armbruster, Dick Brackin, and Gale Frederick.  This team not only reviewed the factual material in the original TLCI Handbook of Tea Leaf Body Styles but also contributed to the databank of information within.
  • The writer and contributors to the 2003 American Tea Leaf Handbook:  author, Julie Rich; contributors, Jim and Nancy Gaines, Nancy Upchurch, Dale Abrams, Chris Weinbrenner, and Richard Brackin.  Julie championed American made Tea Leaf and educated members on the various potters and body styles of those wares.
  • All former Education Committee Chairs:  Dale Abrams, Nancy Upchurch, and Adele Armbruster.  Their efforts in continuing to educate club members and the general public on Tea Leaf ironstone potters, body styles and marks have kept the club strong.
  • The 2015-2016 Education Committee members:  Chair, Michael Compton; members:  Dale Abrams, Marie Compton, Annalea Robeson and John and Sue Chrisman.  Their dedication to compiling the materials for and entering data into the TLCI Online Identification Guide is much appreciated.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who continue to bring new information on Tea Leaf family ironstone to our attention and for your continuous efforts towards making our club smarter and stronger.

 

Preface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tea Leaf Story: A Brief History

Copper lustre decorated ceramic ware has been known for over a thousand years.  In the 7th century, Arabic potters decorated wares with pigments derived from metallic oxides.  Twelve centuries later, many different forms of metallic decorated ceramics were in vogue, primarily all-over treatments of copper, silver, or pink lustre.  By the 1840s, all-over lustre patterns had given way to a more restricted use where white ware was decorated with lustre bands and/or simple motifs.  Thus was born, Tea Lea Ironstone.

The name “Tea Leaf” is actually a 20th century invention.  Original names for this ware included “Lustre Band and Sprig,” “Edge Line and Sprig,” and “Lustre Spray.”  W.P. Jervis, in his Dictionary of Pottery Terms published in 1917, lists the name “Lustre Band and Sprig” and describes it as a “pattern with a band of lustre at edge and a flower spray in center.”  When, where, or why the nickname “Tea Leaf” came about is not known.  However, there is evidence that it has been in use since the 1920s, so it is well documented as the popular 20th century name for this collectible 19th century ware.

White ironstone bodies with lustre band decoration first made their appearance on the ceramic scene in the 1840s and 1850s.  These were products of the neo-classic revival and were featured on body styles such as Gothic and Grape Octagon.  Potters then began experimenting with designs to complement or augment the basic copper banding.  One of the most notable was Edward Walley whose early wares are found with copper lustre decorations featuring banding, spokes, scallops, and the winding vine motif we call “Pre-Tea Leaf.”  Another early motif is the very delicate Teaberry design found on wares potted by Jacob Furnival and Joseph Clementson.  Other popular designs included various styles of Pomegranates, a copper lustred Pinwheel, and several Botanical motifs.

Anthony Shaw gets the credit for designing the original Tea Leaf motif.  His Niagara Fan and Chinese Shape design body styles registered in 1856 are considered to be the first in a long line of traditional Tea Leaf ware.  There are examples bearing the Shaw Tunstall mark (1851-1856) that are decorated with stylized versions of what eventually evolved into the Shaw Tea Leaf; thus the controversy surrounding the actual date that the traditional Tea Leaf first appeared.  Shaw’s simple motif must have been an instant success for in the 1850s, he followed with a plethora of body styles all decorated with his distinctive Tea Leaf.

Meanwhile, other potteries were busy producing wares in competition with Shaw’s output.  Rather than adopt the Shaw motif, these potters preferred variations of the basic copper lustre design.  Jacob Furnival and Joseph Clementson used motifs featuring Teaberry, Cinquefoil or Coral designs.  Elsmore and Forster experimented with several variations, decorating their popular Portland Shape with a copper lustre Morning Glory motif and also with a berry motif called Reverse Teaberry which utilized green as well as copper lustre.  Other variations from this factory are the foliated Pepperleaf and Tobacco Leaf motifs.

By the 1870s, the Staffordshire district of England was awash in potteries producing white ware decorated with copper or gold lustre.  More than 25 English firms were turning out tons of dinner and toilet wares.  Such venerable names as John Edwards, Thomas Furnival, Alfred Meakin and Enoch Wedgwood were in full production putting out a variety of body styles decorated with the traditional “Lustre Band and Sprig” motif.  Their names and the names of their contemporaries are found in the list of Potters given with each body style entry.

Who were the buyers of these durable wares?  Not the good folk of the English croft or village; they preferred gaudily decorated polychrome lines.  The Tea Leaf produced in the heart of England was packed in barrels and loaded in the holds of the great sailing ships where it served as ballast for the journey across the “pond.”  Its destinations were the coastal towns of Nova Scotia and Maine and the great ports of the Eastern Seaboard.  From there it found its way to eager housewives in Eastern river towns and bustling farmwives in New England, Ohio, Ontario, and points west.  Many a dewy-eyed Missouri bride set up housekeeping with this practical but beautiful dishware, the pride and joy of her kitchen.

In the latter part of the 19th century, body styles were changing.  The Neo-Classic gave way to the Victorian.  Simple unadorned round or square styles were mass produced for use as hotel ware.  In contrast, the household trade was presented choices ranging from fanciful animal touches to elegantly embossed floral or embellished fluted designs, sure to bring out the romantic in even the most harried of housewives.

The traditional “Lustre Band and Sprig”, the Tea Leaf, was at the height of its popularity.  American potteries challenged the monopoly of the British imports by offering a variety of body styles and motifs.  Many of these were copies of popular English favorites but there were innovative styles introduced as well.  The American companies used both gold and copper lustre decorations, often with very stylized motifs, some mimicking their English cousins, others strictly original.

By the turn of the century, the Victorian age was soon to be concluded.  The public taste, influenced by the dawning of a new century, turned to newer styles in the decorative arts.  The angular lines of the Arts and Crafts Movement replaced the soft roundness of the Victorian scene.  The Age of Tea Leaf had come to its end.  Perhaps it is fitting that the firm credited with producing the first ware decorated with the traditional copper “Lustre Band and Sprig” motif, Anthony Shaw and his successor, Shaw & Sons, closed its doors in 1899, signaling the end of an era.

 

Epilogue
Even though production of Tea Leaf ironstone had ceased by 1910, many sets graced the tables of city and country folks alike for years to come.  By the 1920s and 30s, Grandma’s Tea Leaf dishes were cherished by new generations.  Tea Leaf became an avidly sought-after collectible.  By the mid 20th century, a Tea Leaf revival was in full swing.  The Adams Pottery of England and the American Red Cliff Pottery were the principal players in the production of the modern version of this old favorite.

Popularity of the century old Tea Leaf continued unabated.  The back-to-country movement in home decoration highlighted the simplicity of this beautiful white ware with a splash of lustre.  With renewed interest in Tea Leaf, two outcomes were inevitable.  First, that a book would be published; second that a collectors club would be formed.  The book Grandma’s Tea Leaf Ironstone by Annise Heaivilin was published by Wallace-Homestead in 1981.  And in 1980 an enthusiastic group of collectors formed what we know today as Tea Leaf Club International (TLCI).

 

 

Body Style: Acanthus

Description

Johnson Brothers' elaborate Acanthus features embossed elongated leaves.  Even flatware pieces such as ordinary plates and bowls are decorated with triangular shaped leaves on the rim border.  Holloware pieces such as the ewer and the sugar bowl have deeply ruffled melon ribs.  This body style is sometimes confused with Chelsea.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Johnson Bros.
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Johnson Brothers - Acanthus - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

A beautiful ewer and wash bowl in the Ancanthus body style.

Johnson Brothers - Acanthus - TL - Ewer and BasinA
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Johnson Bros.
Location: Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Johnson Bros Royal Arms Mark
 

Body Style: Arabesque

Description

Pieces feature delicately embossed designs reflecting the influence of mid-eastern cultures.  It was potted during the period of the British rule in Northern Africa, perhaps to celebrate the expansion of the British Empire.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Livesley & Davis
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Livesley and Davis - Arabesque - LB - Bowl (Waste)

Description:

The beautiful embossed designs on this body style reflect the influence of mid-eastern cultures.

Livesley Davis - Arabesque - Lustre Band - Waste Bowl
Item(s): Bowl (waste)
Potter: Livesley & Davis
Location: Eastwood, Hanley
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Arched Forget-Me-Not

Description

Embossed clusters of flowers and leaves hang from loops near the rims of hollowware pieces.  This is a popular Elsmore & Forster body style and is found with many types of decoration including transfer designs and mulberry patterns.  

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
Motifs:
Botanical
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Elsmore and Forster - Arched Forget Me Not - LB - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Covered container usually 5 or 6 inches in height.  Used to store sugar.  Part of a Coffee or Tea Set. 

Note Forget-Me-Not embossing.

Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Arched Wheat

Description

This is a beautiful pattern with thumbprint impressions surrounding the base of pieces and arched panels along the sides with embossed spriggs of wheat flaring upwards and out.  Copper lustre or polychrome with copper lustre highlights the wheat shafts and other embossed elements on these pieces.

Naming Source: Unknown Naming Source
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
R. Cochran
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Cochran - Arched Wheat - LB - Teapot

Description:

Pouring vessel for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.

Item(s): Teapot
Potter: R. Cochran
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Other
 

Body Style: Augusta Shape

Description

Crescent arches embossed near the top rims of holloware and flatware pieces identify this body style.  It is usually found with only banding but examples with teaberry motif are known.  The impressed oval mark verifies that the potter's name for this body style is Augusta Shape.  Many pieces are found simply marked "J. Clementson, Sheldon." 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Clementson Bros.
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Clementson - Augusta Shape - LB - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Covered container approximately 5 to 6 inches in height for storing sugar.  Part of a coffee or tea set.

Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Aurora

Description

The Aurora body style by Wick China Company is often marked with a circular mark that says Aurora China and has a "T" a "W" and a "C" overlayed in the middle.  This body style has an oval footprint and flares out slightly from the neck of serving pieces to a mid-level waist, then tapers down to the scalloped base.  It has verticle lines that divide the front and back into three sections.  Heavy embossed scrolls accent these indented lines as well as the rims.  The "C" shaped hanldes also feature scrolling making them more elegant and easier to hold..

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Wick China Company
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wick - Aurora - TL - Teapot

Description:

The lid is lost byt the teapot lives on!  If it had a lid, it would sport a non-symetrical open loop finial.

Wick - Aurora - Tea Leaf - Teapot - no lid
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Wick China Company
Location: Wickboror (Kittaning), Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Body Style: Balanced Vine

Description

The foliage embossed center front and center back of hollowware pieces covers a large portion of the surface.  The clever decorators used this feature to advantage by painting not one but two Teaberry motifs on each side of the embossed design.

Registered in 1867.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Clementson Bros.
Motifs:
Pomegranate
Teaberry
Clementson - Balanced Vine - TB - Bowl (Wash) - Reg 1867

Description:

A wash bowl or basin in the Balanced Vine body style.  This body style was registered in 1867.

Clementson - Balanced Vine - Teaberry - Bowl (Wash) - Reg 1867
Item(s): Bowl (Wash)
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Balanced Vine - TB - Mug, Shaving

Description:

This shaving mug would delight any collector.

Clementson - Balanced Vine - Teaberry - Mug, Shaving
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Balloon

Description

This sturdy body style is smooth and round resembling an inflated balloon.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Homer Laughlin (Kitchen Kraft)
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft - Balloon - TL - Casserole

Description:

A covered casserole dish.

Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft - Balloon - Tea Leaf - Casserole
Item(s): Covered Casserole
Potter: Homer Laughlin (Kitchen Kraft)
Location: Newell, West Virginia
Origins: American
Type of Company: Decorator
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Bamboo

Description

A square style with handles and finials resembling bamboo stalks, this was one of the most widely produced body styles.  Holloware pieces were available in straight-sided style as well as a slightly bulbous version.  Bath set pieces such as ewers and master waste jars are often round and bulbous.

Registered in 1873.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Round
Potters:
Blakeney Pottery Ltd
Henry Burgess
W.H. Grindley
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Bamboo - TL - Ewer and Basin
Alfred Meakin - Bamboo - TL - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
Blakeney Pottery - Bamboo - TL - Sauce Tureen

Description:

Sauce tureen shown with matching undertray.

Blakeney Pottery - Bamboo - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Blakeney Pottery Ltd
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bamboo Arch
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Bamboo - TL - Pitcher

Description:

A 7 inch vessel for holding liquids

Burgess - Bamboo - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular, Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Burgess Mark Burslem
Grindley - Bamboo - TL - Ewer and Basin
Grindley - Bamboo - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: W.H. Grindley
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Banded Round

Description

The Davis' utilized Clementson's popular Teaberry as the motif on their wares.  The name of this very plain round shape, typical of the 1870's, is derived from the bands of the C-shaped handle of the teapot and repeated on the upturned handles of the sugar bowl.

A vanity box with the same banding was marked Livesley and Davis , evidently a transition piece made at the time the pottery was changing ownership. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
J. H. Davis
J. H. & J. Davis
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Teaberry
J H and J Davis - Banded Round - TB - Creamer

Description:

Pouring vessel usually 4 to 5 inches in height.  Part of a tea or coffee set. 

Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: J. H. & J. Davis
Location: Eastwood, Hanley
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
J H and J Davis - Banded Round - TB - Teapot

Description:

Vessel uses for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.

Item(s): Teapot
Potter: J. H. & J. Davis
Location: Eastwood, Hanley
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Livesley and Davis - Banded Round - LB - Soap Dish

Description:

Covered container for storing soap.  Part of a bath set.

Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: Livesley & Davis
Location: Eastwood, Hanley
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Basketweave

Description

This late square style has intricate basketweaving embossed in the lower third of holloware bodies.  Basketweave has become one of the most collectible of the late Shaw products.

Registered in 1887.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Basketweave - TL - Cake Plate

Description:

Registered 1887

Anthony Shaw - Basketweave - TL - Cake Plate -  1887
Item(s): Cake Plate
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Basketweave - MR - Mug Shaving
Unmarked - Basketweave - MR - Mug Shaving
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Potter: Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Body Style: Beaded Band

Description

The simple lines of this bulbous round style are relieved by the bands of beads found at the handle arch and on the finial.  Dressed up with a bold teaberry motif, it has a plain but pleasing look.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Clementson Bros.
Motifs:
Teaberry
Clementson - Beaded Band - TB - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Notice the bands of embossed beads placed on the handle arch and top of finial that give this body style its name.

Clementson Brothers - Beaded Band - Teaberry - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Beaded Band - TB - Teapot - 1870s

Description:

A very simple body enhanced with bands of beads on the finial and handle arch.

Clementson - Beaded Band - Teaberry - Teapot - 1870s
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Beaded Bow

Description

The Thomas Hughes and Son, England, mark tells us that this late body style was potted between 1895 and 1910.

 

The square lines of the sugar bowl reflect the Eastlake style of architecture popular at the end of the 19th century. 

 

The most distinctive feature of Beaded Bow is the bow finial and the beading on both the finial and on the bracket style handles.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Rectangular
Potters:
Thomas Hughes
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Hughes - Beaded Bow - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

This vegetable tureen is identified as Beaded Bow by the bow finial and beading at the finial and handles.

Thomas Hughes - Beaded Bow - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Thomas Hughes
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bow
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Beaded Tracery

Description

Styled after the Johnson Brothers Tracery body style, these pieces feature beading near the base of the cups and a botanical vine design embosed on the saucers and plates.

Holloware pieces feature both the Tracery-style beading and the botanical design.

Usually found in white ironstone, these Tea Leaf decorated examples are rare indeed.

After 1897.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Beaded Tracery - TL - Cup and Saucer

Description:

Cup and saucer

Alfred Meakin - Beaded Tracery - Tea Leaf - Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handled)
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
 

Body Style: Beehive

Description

This predecessor of Tea Leaf ware is tastefully decorated with several pomegranite motifs interspersed with leaves and sprigs, all in lustrous copper.  The classical form is typical of this period.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Unknown
Motifs:
Pomegranate
Unknown - Beehive - POM - Teapot

Description:

This piece is very rare.

Unknown - Beehive - Pomegranate - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Beehive
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pomegranate
 

Body Style: Bellflower

Description

An embossed floral design characterizes this unusual square body style.  Stamped Royal arms mark reads:  "Ironstone china, W & E Corn, Burslem" indicating a pre-1891 mark.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Potters:
W & E Corn
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Corn - Bellflower - TL - Gravy
Item(s): Gravy Boat
Potter: W & E Corn
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Berry Cluster

Description

The name for this oval body style is derived from the berry-like clusters on the finials of covered holloware pieces.  Embossing on the body resembles tall stalks with leaves and berries at the upper end.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Berry Cluster - LB - Platter

Description:

This body style is hard to find.  This body style is attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival - Berry Cluster - Lustre Band - Platter Oval
Item(s): Platter (various sizes)
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
Jacob Furnival - Berry Cluster - TB - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A sugar bowl decorated with the teaberry motif.  This piece is usually attributed to Jacob Furnival.  Notice the embossing on the base which resembles tall stalks with leaves and berries - just lovely.

Jacob Furnival -  Berry Cluster - Teaberry - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Blanket Stitch (Piecrust)

Description

Embossed bands on holloware pieces resemble blanket hemstitching or piecrust rims, features sure to have appealed to the Victorian housewife.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Henry Alcock
Sampson Bridgwood
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Bridgwood - Blanket Stitch - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

Notice the medallion in the center of the finial.

Bridgwood - Blanket Stitch - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Sampson Bridgwood
Location: Longton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Henry Alcock - Blanket Stitch - TL - Pitcher - 8.5 tall

Description:

This Blanket Stitch (or Piecrust) pitcher stands 8.5 inches tall.

Henry Alcock - Blanket Stitch - Tea Leaf - Pitcher - 8.5  tall
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Henry Alcock
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Bordered Fuchsia

Description

This is the same blank as Hanging Leaves but with added embossing of fuchsia leaves which cover the entire body of the holloware pieces. This blank is so heavily embossed, the decorators had difficulty finding an appropriate place to paint the Tea Leaf.  Even plate rims and cup sides are adorned with embossed leaf and flower sprigs.

Registered in 1865.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Bordered Fuchsia - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Notice how low on the body the Tea Leaf motif is placed.  This body style is so highly embossed it was hard to find a perfect place for the motif.

Anthony Shaw - Bordered Fuschia - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Bow Knot

Description

A bulbous body style with embossed bowtie-like designs at the handle terminals.  This style has only been found in chamber/bath sets.  The ewer is unique in that it does not have a true pouring spout.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Bow Knot - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

This piece is part of a bath set.

Wilkinson - Bow Knot - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Rectangle/Bracket
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock - Bow Knot - MR - Chamber Pot

Description:

A Bow Knot chamber pot decorated with the Moss Rose motif.  

Wilkinson Late R. Alcock - Bow Knot - Moss Rose - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Potter: Wilkinson Late R. Alcock
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock - Bow Knot - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

A beautiful ewer and basin in the Bow Knot body style.

Wilkinson Late R. Alcock - Bow Knot - Tea Leaf -  Ewer Basin Bowl
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Wilkinson Late R. Alcock
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock - Mark
 

Body Style: Bow Tie

Description

The lids of holloware pieces feature fleur-de-lis streamers and wreaths culminating in the tied bow finial.  This style is listed as Bow Knot in Dieringer's White Ironstone China Plate Identification Guide.  Since the name "Bow Knot" has been used as the title for WIlkinson's bath set body style, we have modified it to "Bow Tie."

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
J & G Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
J and G Meakin - Bow Tie - TL - Soap
J and G Meakin - Bow Tie - Tea Leaf - Soap
Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: J & G Meakin
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bow
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Brocade

Description

Elegantly embossed near the base and surrounding the finial, this body style was the perfect complement to the table linen of the period.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Brocade - TL - Creamer

Description:

A creamer decorated with copper lustre with brocade-like embossing.

Alfred Meakin - Brocade - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Bullet

Description

This is a square body style utilizing the same blank as the Daisy body style but with a bullet-shaped finial and a fan-shaped design at handle terminals.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Potters:
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Bullet - TL - Sauce Tureen with Ladle

Description:

This set would be complete if it also had the appropriate undertray.

Anthony Shaw - Bullet - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen with Ladle
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bullet
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Red Cliff - Bullet - TL - Sauce Tureen

Description:

This is missing the undertray and ladle.

Red Cliff Bullet Tea Leaf Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bullet
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Cable Shape

Description

One of the most popular and available bulbous body styles, it is said to have been potted to commemorate the laying of the Trans-Atlantic cable.  

Note the differences in the lustre decorations of various makers.  Burgess can be distinguished by the elaborate beading while Shaw's version has a V-shaped line and a solid lustre on the ring.  Furnival has lustre decoration that is almost a carbon copy of Shaw's - it can be identified by the very distinctive Furnival tea leaf motif that has the extra buds off of the tea leaf stem.

This style is sometimes referred to as "Cable and Ring."  Note that there are examples of pieces marked "Cable Shape" so this is a potter named body style.  Some Shaw plates are marked "cable."

Fell and Thropp used an unuusal Tea Leaf variant that was a bit larger with the leaves all pointing a bit downward.  McNicol, Burton and Company used a gold Tea Leaf that has two open leaves and one closed plus a bud.

The Steubenville Pottery version may be found with the Tea Pum motif.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Christian E. Brockmann
Henry Burgess
E&C Challinor
Chelsea China
Cook and Mareck
D & D China
Etruria Pottery
Fell and Thropp
Thomas Furnival
Goodwin Bros. Pottery
Harker Pottery
J & E Mayer
Burton McNicol
J & G Meakin
Anthony Shaw
Steubenville Pottery
Willets Manufacturing Co
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
Morning Glory
Pomegranate
Tea Leaf
Tea Plum
Anthony Shaw - Cable Shape - TL - Ewer and Basin
Anthony Shaw - Cable - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Brockmann Pottery - Cable Shape - MR - Gravy Boat

Description:

A serving vessel for gravy and sauces.  This one is decorated in a pretty Moss Rose motif.

Brockmann Pottery - Cable - Moss Rose - Gravy Boat
Item(s): Gravy Boat
Potter: Christian E. Brockmann
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Burgess - Cable Shape - TL - Teapot

Description:

This is a Burgess Cable teapot.  Notice the elaborate decorations emanating from the inside of the handle.

Burgess - Cable - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burton McNicol - Cable Shape - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: Burton McNicol
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): N/A
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Cook and Mareck - Cable Shape - MR - Soap Dish

Description:

This shape was created by many different potters.  This soap dish would have also had a inside drainer.

Cook and Mareck - Cable - Moss Rose - Soap Dish
Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: Cook and Mareck
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
D and D - Cable Shape - MR - Gravy Boat

Description:

The distinctive rope ring at the top of the handle identifies this as Cable Shape.

D and D - Cable - Moss Rose - Gravy Boat
Item(s): Gravy Boat
Potter: D & D China
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
Etruria Pottery - Cable Shape - MR - Hot Water Pitcher

Description:

Hot water pitchers have a longer, more sleek neck than pitchers in the same body style.  They are a hard-to-find item.

Etruria Pottery - Cable - Moss Rose - Hot Water Pitcher
Item(s): Hot Water/Service Pitcher
Potter: Etruria Pottery
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
George Scott - Cable Shape - MR - Punch Bowl

Description:

A punch bowl decorated with the Moss Rose motif.

George Scott - Cable - Moss Rose - Punch Bowl
Item(s): Bowl (Punch/Posset)
Potter: George Scott
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
George Scott - Mark
Goodwin Brothers - Cable Shape - MR - Sugar Bowl

Description:

The distinctive finial assists in identifying this body style.

Goodwin Brothers - Cable - Moss Rose - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Goodwin Bros. Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Cable Shape - MR - Teapot

Description:

A moss rose decorated teapot in the Cable body style.

Knowles Taylor Knowles - Cable - Moss Rose - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Eagle & Star Mark
Thomas Furnival - Cable Shape - TL - Ewer and Bowl

Description:

Cable is one of the most popular of the bulbous styles. 

Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Thomas Furnival
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Thomas Furnival - Cable Shape - TL - Teapot

Description:

A teapot by Thomas Furnival in the popular Cable Shape.

Thomas Furnival - Cable Shape - TL - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Thomas Furnival
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Willets - Cable Shape - MR - Waste Jar Master

Description:

A master waste jar in the cable shape decorated with the Moss Rose motif.

Willets - Cable - Moss Rose - Waste Jar Master
Item(s): Waste Jar (Master w/lid)
Potter: Willets Manufacturing Co
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Body Style: Cameo Rose

Description

The only body style produced by Bahl China, to date only small bowls have been found.  1940-41.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Ware: Novelty
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
John Bahl
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Bahl China - Cameo Rose - TL - Bowl 2

Description:

A closer look at the unique embossed banding that decorates this small bowl.  The pottery was only in business for one year and to-date small bowls are the only known pieces decorated with the tea leaf motif.

Bahl China - Cameo Rose - Tea Leaf - Bowl 2
Item(s): Bowl (nested various sizes)
Potter: John Bahl
Location: Carrolton, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Bahl China Mark
 

Body Style: Cattail

Description

To date, only bath pieces have been found in Cattail.  It features an oblong body style adorned with cattail like lines eminating from the handle terminals. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Cattail - TL - Cake Plate
Anthony Shaw - Cattail - Tea Leaf - Cake Plate
Item(s): Cake Plate
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Ceres Shape

Description

Elsmore & Forster's very popular wheat style was widely copied by other potters, both British and Amrican.  It is an extremely well potted line which is found in many elegant decorations.  In addition to the copper lustre enhanced version, there are examples with cobalt, a lighter blue, green and gold lustre, a mustard yellow and even in a Rockingham glaze. 

Registered in 1859.

 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre, Green and Gold, Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
James Wileman
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Morning Glory
Elsmore and Forster - Ceres Shape - LB - Coffee Pot
Elsmore and Forster - Ceres Shape - Lustre Band - Coffee Pot
Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Elsmore and Forster - Ceres Shape - LB - Sugar Bowl
Elsmore and Forster - Ceres Shape - Lustre Band - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Wilkinson - Ceres - LB - Creamer

Description:

There is lots of copper lustre on this Ceres shaped creamer.

Wilkinson - Ceres - Lustre Band - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Chain Link

Description

Chain Link is named for the unusual handle of the ewer that has been found.  It is completed by the trefoil embossing at the upper handle terminal.  The rim is gracefully sculptured lending a refined quality to the overall body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Chain Link - TL - Ewer
Alfred Meakin - Chain Link - TL - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Chantilly

Description

This body style is identified by lacy embossing and lustre decoration.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Alfred Meakin - Chantilly - LB - Ewer

Description:

The ewer has delicate embossing and decoration that is reminiscent of Chantilly lace.

Alfred Meakin - Chantilly - Lustre Band - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Chelsea

Description

Fluted corners on an otherwise plain surface characterize this beautiful body style.  Fancy finials and handles provide added embellishment to an otherwise simple form.  When comparing the different manufacturers you will notice the following:

 

Alfred Meakin - Has a skewered finial and oval, round or oblong footprints.  Butter pats do not have any noticeable ridging but are scalloped and can be confused with Simple Pear although the latter is always marked Alfred Meakin LTD.

Wedgwood - most pieces are more rectangular or oblong in shape and with a more rectangular finial.

Johnson Brothers - Squared or round shapes but with an elyptical finial.  The ridging is more pronounced and evident even on butter pats, with a slight wave in the ridging.

Powell and Bishop - Again has an off center or skewered finial but found with gold tea leaf motif that feature trianglar leaves.

Burford Brothers decorated their wares with a gold lustre simple tea leaf with no bud.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Oval, Round
Potters:
Bishop & Stonier
Burford Brothers
Dresden Pottery Works
John Edwards
Johnson Bros.
Alfred Meakin
J & G Meakin
Powell & Bishop
Enoch Wedgwood
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Bishop and Stonier - Chelsea - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

Wash bowl and Ewer

Bishop and Stonier - Chelsea - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin / Bowl
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Bishop & Stonier
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Dresden - Chelsea - MR - Sugar Bowl

Description:

This sugar bowl has a large Moss Rose motif and gold lustre accents.

Dresden - Chelsea - Moss Rose - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Dresden Pottery Works
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Dresden Pottery Works Mark
Johnson Brothers - Chelsea - TL - Creamer

Description:

Creamer

Johnson Brothers - Chelsea - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Johnson Bros.
Location: Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Chelsea - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

The fluted corners of this piece identify it as the Chelsea shape and the rectangular finial is indicative of Wedgwood as the potter.

Wedgwood - Chelsea - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Enoch Wedgwood
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Chinese Shape

Description

An elegantly paneled style with leaf embossing at the handle terminals and surrounding the rosebud finial.  Chinese Shape is found decorated with Tea Leaf or Teaberry motifs; even with gold lustre motifs on lighter weight bodies.  Some examples by Anthony Shaw actually are in lustre band only and may be either panelled or smooth.  Red Cliff copied the lines and the distinctive Shaw tea leaf in their mid-20th century reproduction line.

Registered in 1856.

 

 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided), Oval
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Chelsea Grape
Cloverleaf
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Red Cliff - Chinese Shape - TL - Teapot

Description:

A Chinese Shape teapot produced in the 20th century.

Red Cliff - Chinese Shape - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Chrysanthemum

Description

Chrysanthemum features lavish floral embossing on the upper body. This late Victorian bulbous style may be found in copper or gold lustre motifs.

Registered in 1886.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Henry Burgess
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Burgess - Chrysanthemum - TL - Ewer and Basin
Burgess - Chrysanthemum - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Classic Gothic

Description

One of the earliest body styles to be decorated with copper lustre motifs,  Classic Gothic is characterized by its octagonal shape.  Pitchers and teapots have bracket handles, while sugar and vegetable dishes have spiraled ear handles.

Classic Gothic can be distinguidhed from its cousin, Full Panelled Gothic, by the eight panels which extend downward to a deep indentation just above the base.

 

 

 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Potters:
Broughham and Mayer
Joseph Clementson
Jacob Furnival
Livesley & Powell
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Edward Walley
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Pinwheel
Scallops
Teaberry
Thistle & Berry
Livesley and Powell - Classic Gothic - TB - Basin and Ewer

Description:

This set is dated to the 1850's.

Livesley and Powell  - Classic Gothic - TB - Basin and Ewer
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Livesley & Powell
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Teaberry
Red Cliff - Classic Gothic - LB - Pitcher

Description:

Classic Gothic is characterized by its octagonal shape and bracket handles on pitchers and teapots.  This pitcher is a later rendition of an early body style.

Red Cliff - Classic Gothic - Lustre Band - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Unknown - Classic Gothic - LB - Teapot

Description:

The body style of this teapot is identified by its octagonal shape and bracket handle.

Unknown - Classic Gothic - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Walley - Classic Gothic - PAL - Teapot

Description:

A highly decorated teapot in the Classic Gothic shape.

Walley - Classic Gothic - Palissy - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Edward Walley
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Finials: Acorn
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Palissy
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Walley - Palissy Mark
 

Body Style: Classic Shape

Description

The T & R Boote pottery is primarily known for its early Sydenham Shape lines.  The Classic Shape is a rare example of this famous pottery's later work.

About 1868.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
T&R Boote
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Boote - Classic Shape - TL - Bone Dish
Item(s): Bone dish
Potter: T&R Boote
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Cockscomb Handle

Description

The fancy cockscomb handle and high pedestal base make this an outstanding example of the body style sometimes called "Lantern."  Usually found in mulberry or flow blue, they also made lines with Teaberry or copper lustre bands.  It is attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Potters:
Jacob Furnival

Motifs:
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Cockscomb Handle - TB - Creamer

Description:

This early body style is often attributed to Jacob Furnival althugh pieces are typically unmarked.  The teaberry motif and intricate handle make this a favorite among collectors.

Jacob Furnival - Cockscomb Handle - Teaberry - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Teaberry
Unknown - Cockscomb Handle - TB - Sugar Bowl

Description:

The ornate cockscomb handle and teaberry motif make this sugar bowl popular with collectors.

Unknown  - Cockscomb Handle - Teaberry - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Columbia Shape

Description

This Sydenham-related body style was potted by several makers, each adding their own individual touch by varying the finials.  Livesley and Powell used a cone-shaped knob; Elsmore & Foster used an acorn on top of the child's pieces, and a  nut finial on their adult pieces.  Children's sets by Elsmore & Foster sport Morning Glory or Tpbacco Leaf motifs.   Registered in 1855.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Elsmore & Foster
Livesley & Powell
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Morning Glory
Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Columbia Shape - TOB - Child's Teapot

Description:

Child's pieces are a favorite among collectors.

Elsmore and Forster - Columbia Shape - Tobacco Leaf - Child's Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
Livesley and Powell - Columbia Shape - LB - Sugar Bowl (with pinstripes)

Description:

An elegantly simple sugar bowl with uplift handles adorned with copper lustre and blue and red pinstripes.

Livesley and Powell - Columbia Shape - Lustre Band - Sugar Bowl (with pinstripes)
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Livesley & Powell
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with red and blue pinstripes
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Corinthian

Description

Corinthian columns with intricate capitals graced the architecture of ancient Greece.  The stately columns dividing this elegant pitcher into quarters are the inspiration for the adaptation of the Corinthian name.  A crimped and scalloped rim tops the colonaded body.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
E&C Challinor
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Challinor - Corinthian - TL - Pitcher

Description:

This beautiful pitcher with large tea leaf comes in at least two sizes.

Challinor - Corinthian - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: E&C Challinor
Location: Lane Delph, Fenton
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Coronet

Description

Coornet is a plain round style characterized by a crown-like finial on covered holloware pieces.  Note that some pieces like gravy boats and covered vegetables feature an unusual scalloped footprint. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
W & E Corn
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Corn - Coronet - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

This lovely vegetable tureen is topped off with a crown-like finial.

Corn - Coronet - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: W & E Corn
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Crown
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Crewel

Description

Embossed designs on the lower section of holloware pieces resemble fine crewel embroidery.  The oval bodies are divided into four somewhat bulbous sections.  Handles are attached at the widest portion of the body and appear to be out of proportion with the overall size, a trademark of the late Victorian period.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Crewel - TL - Creamer

Description:

The beautifully embossed designs on the bottom of this creamer resemble fine crewel embroidery.

Alfred Meakin - Crewel - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Crystal Shape

Description

Crystal is a very plain bulbous style potted by two famous producers of Tea Leaf ironstone.  The only difference in the teapots is the rim style.  Clementson used a flanged simple rim while Elsmore & Forster scalloped their flanged rim.  Elsmore & Forster uses a heavily lustred knob finial.  

 

The basic body shape is similar to the Plain Uplift pieces potted by many companies in the 1870's and 1880's.  Elsmore & Forster's version is usually found with a six-leafed Pepper Leaf motif but there are examples with only five leaves.  Clementson Brothers used Teaberry and other motifs.  A pitcher by Clementson is on display at Har-Ber Village in Grove, Oklahoma.

 

Note that on Elsmore & Forster pieces the word "Crystal" is often found impressed as a backstanp.  The mark of this potter-named body style does not include the word "Shape." 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Clementson Bros.
Elsmore & Forster
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Morning Glory
Pepperleaf
Teaberry
Tobacco Leaf
Clementson - Crystal Shape - TB - Teapot

Description:

This Cystal Shape teapot is elegant in its simplicity.

Clementson - Crystal Shape - Teaberry - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Elsmore and Forster - Crystal Shape - PEP - Teapot

Description:

A teapot in the Crystal shape by Elsmore & Forster.

Elsmore and Forster - Crystal Shape - Pepperleaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pepperleaf
 

Body Style: Daisy

Description

A square style from the same blank as Bullet, Daisy features a square faceted knob finial and daisy rosettes at handle corners.  It has a very pronounced flared shape which indents sharply to the bracket foot base.

Registered in 1884.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Edward Clarke
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Daisy - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

A complete four-part soup tureen in the Daisy body style includes a base, lid, undertray and ladle.  A beautiful set.

Anthony Shaw - Daisy - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Daisy - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

A complete four-part soup tureen in the Daisy body style includes a base, lid, undertray and ladle.  A beautiful set.

Anthony Shaw - Daisy - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Undertray (soup)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Daisy - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

A complete four-part soup tureen in the Daisy body style includes a base, lid, undertray and ladle.  A beautiful set.

Anthony Shaw - Daisy - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Ladle (soup)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Daisy & Tulip

Description

Almost a Wdgwood trademark, the Daisy & Tulip rosette is prominent on the steeple finial and the arch of the handles.  In this round body style, Wedgwood flanked the rosette with stylized tulips.

Registered in 1877

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Enoch Wedgwood
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Daisy & Tulip - TL - Teapot

Description:

Daisy rosettes are flanked with stylized tulips on the steeple finial.

Wedgwood - Daisy & Tulip - Tea Leaf -  Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Enoch Wedgwood
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Steeple
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Daisy 'n' Chain

Description

Daisy 'n' Chain is a slighly bulbous square style featuring rosettes at the handle corners and in the arch finial.  The chain decorations are found at the handle terminals and under the finial arch.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Daisy 'n' Chain - TL - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Dallas Shape

Description

An early Sydenham-type body style, there are examples which feature copper lustred leaves (not embossed) in pairs hanging from the lustre band.  Registered in 1855.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with copper plumes
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Clementson - Dallas Shape - LB - Creamer

Description:

This creamer is 5 inches tall.  It was registered in 1855.  The embossing on this particular piece is stunning.

Clementson - Dallas Shape - Lustre Band - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Dangling Tulips

Description

Dangling Tulips is the nickname of a body style registered by Edward Pearson.  A firm named Pearson, Farrall & Meakin operated a pottery in Shelton in 1854.  The firm did not last very long for there is no record of a notice of dissolution for the partnership.  Mr. Pearson and Mr Farrall evidently went their separate ways, both potting the same shape under their individual names.  (The Meakin in this partnership was James Meakin, not one of the Tea Leaf Meakins.)

Dangling Tulips has embossing on each side of the upper handle terminals, and copper lustre banding outlining the flutiing, the rims and handles.

Registered in 1854.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
John Farrall
Pearson, Farrall & Meakin
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Farrall - Dangling Tulips - LB - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

 

A beautifully embossed and decorated vegetable tureen.

Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: John Farrall
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Delphi

Description

The Greek city of Delphi is our inspiration for this Thomas Elsmore & Son body style.  The geometric figures in the finial, squares and circles and a rosette medallion, recall the grandeur of the ancient civilization where Geometry was born.  The handles reflect this same design.  

This body style is basically plain but the embossing on the finial and handles of the sauce tureen adds a sense of strength to this spartan style.

Thomas Elsmore's Ginger-Jar Round dishes were usually potted with a creamy colored ironstone while this body style is normally found in white ironstone. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Thomas Elsmore
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Elsmore - Delphi - TL - Sauce Tureen

Description:

A complete four-part sauce tureen set.  Notice all the copper banding on the handle of the ladle.

Thomas Elsmore - Delphi - TL - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Thomas Elsmore
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: DeSoto Shape

Description

The mitten relish is the only known piece decorated with Tea Leaf.  In the event that other examples are located, this will be added to our identification guide and updated accordingly.  A complete line of white ironstone in teh DeSoto shape was potted by Thomas Hughes. 

Registered in 1855.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - DeSoto Shape - TL - Pitcher

Description:

A pitcher with lovely embossing at the throat. A rare find.

Anthony Shaw - DeSoto Shape - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Diamond Simplicity

Description

Diamond Simplicity is a variation of the Simplicity body style.  It features an embossed diamond prominently displayed on teh handles and finials.

We know that Powell and Bishop decorated this shape with a Rose motif while Anthony Shaw used lustre bands.  It is possible that other motifs will be found on this body style in the future.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Powell & Bishop
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Rose
Powell & Bishop - Diamond Simplicity - Rose -Teapot - with additional lustre

Description:

A pretty Diamond Simplicity teapot adorned with additional lustre banding. Notice the embossed diamond on the top of the finial and handles.

Powell & Bishop - Diamond Simplicity - Rose -Teapot -  NOTE   with additional lustre
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Rose
 

Body Style: Dignity

Description

Dignity is a bulbous body style of the late 19th century.  Its shape is reminiscent of a Victorian matron in her heyday.  The fluted body is embellished with a botanical embossing emanating from the upper handle terminals.  Teapots also show this embossing on the opposite side of the handle terminal high above the spout.  

The circular arch finial and C-shaped handles are other attributes on holloware pieces.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Thomas Hughes
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Hughes - Dignity - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

Note the botanical embosing that emanates from the upper handle termianl with a repeat of the design on the opposite side above the spout.

Thomas Hughes - Dignity - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Thomas Hughes
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Dimpled Round

Description

The bodies are "dimpled." Items such as the chamberpot and soap dishes are dimpled on from two to four sides.  Sometimes the dimpling extends right through the tea leaves!

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Dimpled Round - TL - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Double Banded Loop

Description

Double bands surround the loops of this body. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Beardmore & Dawson
Motifs:
Botanical
Beardmore & Dawson - Double Banded Loop - BOT - Sugar Bowl - with repaired lid

Description:

A sugar bowl decorated with a copper lustre banding and botanical motif.  The finial has been repaired on this piece.  It is not clear if this is the way the original finial should have looked.

Beardmore & Dawson - Double Banded Loop - Botanical - Sugar Bowl - with repaired lid
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Beardmore & Dawson
Location: N/A
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Botanical
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Beardmore & Dawson Mark
 

Body Style: Draped Fern and Leaf

Description

Another of Hughes' lavishly embossed body styles, it features ferns and leaves at handle terminals.  

It is very similar to a body style potted in white ironstone identified as Hawthorn's Fern in White Ironstone: A Collector's Guide, Wetherbee, 1996. 

John Hawthorn liquidated his business in 1887.  Is it possible that the Hughes pottery bought these molds for this piece?

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Thomas Hughes
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Hughes - Draped Fern and Leaf - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: Thomas Hughes
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: N/A
 

Body Style: Draped Leaf

Description

Although the Baker pottery was not a prolific producer of Tea Leaf wares, they did decorate their handsome Draped Leaf style with a classic copper lustre Morning Glory motif.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
William Baker
Motifs:
Morning Glory
Baker - Draped Leaf - MG - Creamer

Description:

An elegant creamer in the draped leaf body style.

Baker - Draped Leaf - Morning Glory - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: William Baker
Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Morning Glory
Baker - Draped Leaf - MG - Teapot

Description:

This potter was not a prolific producer of Tea Leaf wares.

Baker - Draped Leaf - Morning Glory - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: William Baker
Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Gourd
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Morning Glory
 

Body Style: Elegance

Description

Elegance is a round style with fancy scroll-like embossing at handle terminals and at the finial.  The distinctive double C-scroll finial is quite unusual and is the inspiration for the name "Elegance."  Registered in 1884.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Clementson Bros.
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Clementson - Elegance - TB - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Notice the double "C" scroll finial on this lovely sugar bowl.

Clementson - Elegance - Teaberry - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Double C Scroll
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Elegant Drape

Description

The body style name is based on the only known piece that has been seen which is a cake stand.  The scalloped draping hangs from the edge of the stand.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Elegant Drape - TL - Cake Stand

Description:

This is the only known Tea Leaf embellished cake stand. It has scalloped edges under the rim and a gracefully fluted pedestal.  It is a substantial piece of ironstone.  This photograph was taken before the piece was cleaned.  A new photo will be added in the future.

Anthony Shaw - Elegant Drape - TL - Cake Stand
Item(s): Cake Stand
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Embossed Ridges

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Unknown - Embossed Ridges - MR - Mug Mustache

Description:

Mustache mugs are a rare find.

Unknown - Embossed Ridges - Moss Rose - Mug Mustache
Item(s): Mug (Moustache)
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Body Style: Embroidered Chelsea

Description

This Burgess product is an oval Chelsea style with added embossing near the rims which resembles embroidery.  The scalloped and scrolled edges of the cake plate and relish dish are quite elegant.  Registered in 1884.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Henry Burgess
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Burgess - Embroidered Chelsea - TL - Teapot

Description:

This body style is idetnified by the delicate embossing near the rims that resembles embroidery.

Burgess - Embroidered Chelsea - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Empress Shape

Description

Empress Shape features a squatty ribbed body style.  It was produced by the Adams pottery during the mid-20th century Tea Leaf revival.  Technically, it is not a reproduction since it does not resemble any 19th century body style.  It was often marked with the word "Micratex."

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Potters:
William Adams & Sons
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Adams - Empress Shape - TL - Teapot

Description:

The body of this teapot is more squat than the coffeepot in this body style.

Adams - Empress Shape - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: William Adams & Sons
Location: Tunstall and Stoke, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Domed Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Adams - Empress Shape - Mark
 

Body Style: Erie

Description

A body style by Wick China Company, Erie features medium ribbing emanating from the upper body of serving pieces down to the base.  The pitcher has a low flared spout and a "C" shaped handle.  

Naming Source: N/A
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Wick China Company
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wick - Erie - TL - Shaving Mug
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Potter: Wick China Company
Location: Wickboror (Kittaning), Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Fancy Fern

Description

This fancy body style features a bulging, bulbous mid-section with ring handles that attach just above the bulge and face downwards.  The ring finial is shaped with a somewhat clover shaped opening. To date, only two sugar bowls and a plate have been discovered.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
U. S. Pottery
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
U. S. Pottery - Fancy Fern - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: U. S. Pottery
Location: Wellsville, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Fancy Pie Crust

Description

This body style by Chelsea China Company sports elyptical finials, a stepped lid and uplifted handles.  The gold-lustre Tea Leaf has no bud but may have extra stem extensions.  

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Chelsea China
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Chelsea China - Fancy Pie Crust - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: Chelsea China
Location: New Cumberland, West Virgnia
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Fanfare

Description

The flourish of brilliant copper lustre which completely covers the finials, coupled with the prominent flare of the tea service pieces, evoke thoughts of blaring trumpets.  Pieces are sometimes found with an impressed "No. 2", a mark found on other Elsmore & Forster body styles.  Examples of Fanfare pitchers have been found sporting botanical motifs and having air holes near the upper handle joints and in the base - a puzzle to learn more about!

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
Motifs:
Botanical
Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Fanfare - TOB - Chamber Pot

Description:

A covered vessel used for personal hygiene.

Item(s): Chamber Pot
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Domed Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Fanfare - TOB - Creamer

Description:

A vessel used to store cream. Part of a tea or coffee set. 

Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Fanfare - TOB - Milk Pitcher

Description:

The prominent flare of the rim was part of the inspiration for this body style name.

Elsmore and Forster - Fanfare - Tobacco leaf - Milk Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Fanfare - TOB - Teapot

Description:

The teapot shows all the traits that gave this body style its name - a finial completely covered in copper lustre and prominent flare to the rim.  The scallop in the rim identifies it as being made by Elsmore & Forster.

Elsmore and Forster - Fanfare - TOB - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
 

Body Style: Favorite

Description

Favorite is a square body style with rounded sides and ribbed lower body sections.  Handles and finials resemble twined rope giving these features a barbershop pole effect.  It is found with many other types of decoration including transfer patterns and blue overlay - thus the name "Favorite."  Registered in 1886.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
W.H. Grindley
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Grindley - Favorite - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

A large basin (wash bowl) and ewer (pitcher) to be used for personal hygiene. A ewer is generally 10 to 12 inches tall.

Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: W.H. Grindley
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Grindley - Favorite - TL - Pitcher

Description:

A vessel used to contain liquids. This pitcher has a distinctive blue band around the pitcher over the tea leaf motif.

Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: W.H. Grindley
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Grindley - Favorite - TL - Soap Box with Blue Band

Description:

A soap dish that is decorated with light blue polychrome and copper lustre motif and banding.

Grindley - Favorite - TL - Soap Box with Blue Band
Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: W.H. Grindley
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Grindley - Favorite - TL - Soap Box with Blue Band

Description:

A soap dish that is decorated with light blue polychrome and copper lustre motif and banding.

Grindley - Favorite - TL - Soap Box with Blue Band
Item(s): Drainer - soap
Potter: W.H. Grindley
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): N/A
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: N/A
 

Body Style: Fiddlehead

Description

This body style name was derived from the embossing on the top of the finial and on the top edge of the handles that resembles a fiddle head.  Additional embossing resembling fiddlehead fern leaves appears on the curve of the handle and at the handle terminals.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Mercer Pottery Co.
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Mercer - Fiddlehead - MR - Teapot

Description:

A simple teapot topped off with beaded finial.  This piece has been dated to 1879-1885 based on its associated mark.

Mercer - Fiddlehead - MR - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Mercer Pottery Co.
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Medallion
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Mercer Mark
 

Body Style: Fig Cousin

Description

The addition of pink lustre makes this basic fig-leaved blank a very elaborate and showy body style.  Note that the pink lustre detail even extends to the lids of children's pieces.  Fig Cousin is one of the  most prized of Tea Leaf body styles.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
William Davenport
Thomas Hughes
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Hughes - Fig Cousin - TL - Child's Teapot

Description:

A hard-to-find piece by an unexpected potter.

Thomas Hughes - Fig Cousin - Tea Leaf - Child's Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Thomas Hughes
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Fig Cousin - TL - Child's Teapot

Description:

This is a rare piece and highly coveted by most collectors.

William Davenport - Fig Cousin - Tea Leaf - Child's Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Fig Cousin - TL - Ewer

Description:

This ewer stands a regal 10.5 inches tall.  To be a complete set it would have a matching wash bowl or basin.

William Davenport - Fig Cousin - Tea Leaf - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Potter: William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Impressed
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
William Davenport - Fig Cousin - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

The pink lustre outlines on the fig leaves on this sugar bowl blend beautifully with the brilliant copper lustre on this body style.

William Davenport - Fig Cousin - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Fig Cousin - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

This piece is dated to 1853.

William Davenport - Fig Cousin - TL - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Fig Union (Union Shape)

Description

Davenport named this shape Union Shape but ironstone collectors fondly called it Fig.  Sometimes found with extensive copper lustre covering the handles, rims, foot and fig motif, it can be a very showy piece!  About 1856.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Henry & William Davenport
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Davenport - Fig Union (Union Shape) - LB - Gravy Boat
Davenport - Fig Union (Union Shape) - Lustre Band - Gravy Boat
Item(s): Gravy Boat
Potter: Henry & William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Fishhook

Description

One of the most widely produced of Tea Leaf ironstone body styles, this square style with fluted corners and flared bodies that flare to a slightly indented base was evidently extremely popular.  It is named for the hook-type lustre treatment on the handles and finials. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Fishhook - TL - Teapot

Description:

This pattern is idetnified by the fish hook like designs at the ends of the finial and on the handles.

Alfred Meakin - Fishhook - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Fleur-de-lis Chain

Description

This is a simple yet refined body style with bands of floral-embossed ribbon circling the base and rims of holloware pieces.  The edge is rimmed with a chain of fleur-de-lis, symbols of an ancient kingdom.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Enoch Wedgwood
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Fleur-de-lis-Chain - TL - Pickle-Relish

Description:

This body style is identified by the rim of fleur-de-lys embossing around the edge.

Wedgwood - Fleur-de-lis-Chain - Tea Leaf - Pickle-Relish
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Potter: Enoch Wedgwood
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Fleur-de-lys

Description

This body style features pleated corners on lids of holloware pieces such as covered vegetables which are repeated on the body and on the foot.  Vertical handles on covered vegetables are an interesting twist to what is often seen.  It is named Fleur-de-lys to acknowledge the embossing at the finial, reminiscent of French chilvaric emblems;  this the French spelling of this royal symbol.  Registered in 1891.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Rectangular
Potters:
Mellor, Taylor
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Fleur-de-lys - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A sugar bowl in the Fleur-de-lys body style so named for the embossing at the finial, reminiscent of French chilvaric emblems.

Mellor Taylor - Fleur-de-lys - TL - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Mellor, Taylor
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Body Style: Full Panelled Gothic

Description

The vertical panels of this Gothic body style flow gently outward to the wide base.  The collar is widely flared above the neck.  Pitchers and teapots have bracket handles while covered pieces are found with ear-style lug handles.  This Gothic style does not have a deeply indented arc near the base that characterizes the Classic Gothic.

 

 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Livesley & Powell

Edward Walley
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
Lustre Band
Pinwheel
Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Full Panelled Gothic - LB - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

A lustre band decorated vegetable tureen in the Full Panelled Gothic body style.  While it is not marked, it is attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival - Full Panelled Gothic - Lustre Band - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Trumpet Flower
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Unknown - Full Panelled Gothic - LB - Teapot

Description:

A vessel for hot liquids such as tea or coffee.

Unknown - Full Panelled Gothic - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Unknown - Full Panelled Gothic - TB - Creamer

Description:

Adorned with the desireable teaberry motif this is a lovely example of a Full Panelled Gothic Creamer.

Unknown - Full Panelled Gothic - Teaberry - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Teaberry
Walley - Full Panelled Gothic - CG - Coffee Pot

Description:

A covered container for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.

Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Edward Walley
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Chelsea Grape
Walley - Full Panelled Gothic - LB - Vegetable Tureen - small

Description:

A covered vegetable in the Full Panelled Gothic body style.  This piece has an unusual trumpet flower finial.

Walley - Full Panelled Gothic - Lustre Band - Vegetable Tureen - small
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Edward Walley
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Trumpet Flower
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Full Ribbed

Description

This is a gold-lustre decorated body style.  Full Ribbed pieces are usually of porcelain or other lightweight china.  In purist measure, it does not fit with the Tea Leaf Club International definition of wares that the club promotes, but is included here for educational purposes.  The Bridgwood firm has been in existence for almost two centuries, so it's hard to say exactly when they made Full Ribbed.  Godden states that this company produced porcelain wares prior to 1887;  semi-porcelian wares in the first half of the 20th century.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Sampson Bridgwood
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
Morning Glory
Bridgwood and Sons - Full Ribbed - CL - Creamer

Description:

 

A Full Ribbed creamer. It is difficult to determine when this particular body style was potted since the Bridgwood firm has been in existence for nearly two centuries.

Bridgwood and Sons - Full Ribbed - Clover Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Sampson Bridgwood
Location: Longton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Cloverleaf
 

Body Style: Gentle Square (Rooster)

Description

Gentle Square, named for the rounded contours of its basic square shape, is probably best known for its whimsical handle and finial treatment.  The body has corner fluting similar to Meakin's Fishhook body style.  Some collectors have nicknamed this style "Rooster," while others feel the design resembles a fish rather than a fowl.

Registered in 1876.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Thomas Furnival
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Furnival - Gentle Square - TL - Butter Dish

Description:

A covered container for butter.

Item(s): Butter Dish
Potter: Thomas Furnival
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Thomas Furnival - Gentle Square - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

A covered container for cooked vegetables or starches.

Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Thomas Furnival
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Gently Panelled

Description

Developed by Wallace and Chetwynd, Gently Panelled has lines that divide the body of its serving pieces into four lobes.  The front and back lobes protrude further out than do the side panels.  The bracket handles sport beeding along each handle side, and the steepled finial is quite impressive.  The Tea Leaf motif is more like two leaves and a bud and very streamlined.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Wallace & Chetwynd
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wallace & Chetwynd - Gently Panelled - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: Wallace & Chetwynd
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: N/A
 

Body Style: Ginger-Jar Round

Description

Unlike his predecessors, Elsmore & Forster, Thomas Elsmore used the standard Tea Leaf motif on his wares.  While it is usually found in creamy yellow shades of ironstone, there are known pieces in the traditional white color.  The shape is essentially a very bulbous round with high domed lids on the lidded tea set pieces.  The oriental flavor of the shape is reminiscent of the ginger-jars of ancient China.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Thomas Elsmore
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Elsmore - Ginger Jar Round - TL - Teapot

Description:

This body style is usually cream colored rather than stark white.

Thomas Elsmore - Ginger Jar Round - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Thomas Elsmore
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Golden Drape

Description

Golden drape is a bulbous body style that features a smaller base and a flared neck on pitchers.  The handles are of a "C-scrolled" design.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Sebring Pottery
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Other
Sebring Pottery - Golden Drape - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: Sebring Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Golden Scroll

Description

Golden Scroll is a basic square shape with rounded ends.  It features embossed scrolling at the lower corners.  In some pieces, this scrolling is emphasized with gold lustre outlines.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Bishop & Stonier
Powell & Bishop
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Bishop and Stonier - Golden Scroll - LB - Soup Tureen

Description:

This set would be complete with a matching ladle and undertray.

Bishop and Stonier - Golden Scroll - Lustre Band - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Potter: Bishop & Stonier
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Gothic Cameo

Description

The cameo heads distinguish Walley pieces from other Gothic examples.  Davenport also produced a seldom found mitten-shaped relish or pickle specimen of the Gothic Cameo body style.  The Davenport pickle is the same deign as other Gothic Cameo relishes.  

The fluted shell design with the elaborate cameo handle is most attractive.

Registered in 1847.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided), Oval
Potters:
John Alcock
Henry Davenport
Henry & William Davenport
William Davenport
Edward Walley
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Davenport - Gothic Cameo - TL - Relish

Description:

Notice the beautifully embossed cameo in the handle.

Davenport - Gothic Cameo - Tea Leaf - Relish
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Potter: Henry & William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Walley - Gothic Cameo - LB - Covered Vegetable
Walley - Gothic Cameo - Lustre Band - Covered Vegetable
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Edward Walley
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Domed Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Gothic Shape

Description

Many potters produced goods in the Gothic style, such as Classic Gothic, Full Panelled Gothic, etc.  To our knowledge, only Elsmore and Forster actually marked their wares with the "Gothic Shape" name.  

The mark has appeared on a relish dish that has also been found marked "Portland Shape."  

Plain Tobacco Leaf plates have been found maked "Gothic Shape" also.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided), Other, Oval, Round
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Morning Glory
Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Gothic Shape - MG - Mug Shaving

Description:

A shaving mug decorated with the morning glory motif.  Although unmarked this piece is attributed to Elsmore & Forster.

Elsmore and Forster - Gothic Shape - MG - Mug Shaving
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Decagon (10-Sided)
Motifs: Morning Glory
 

Body Style: Grand Loop

Description

This round style is characterized by deeply incised loops covering the entire surface of holloware pieces.  The loop design is also adapted to handleless cups.  Grand Loop is found with a variety of copper lustre treatments including unusual botanical motifs.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Botanical
Cinquefoil
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Grand Loop - CINQ - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A graceful old body style decorated in the cincquefoil motif.

Jacob Furnival - Grand Loop - Cinquefoil - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pod/Seed
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Cinquefoil
Unknown - Grand Loop - CG - Coffeepot

Description:

The lilac-colored grape motif on this coffeepot has hints of copper lustre shining through.

Unknown - Grand Loop - Chelsea Grape - Coffeepot
Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Finials: Pod/Seed
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Chelsea Grape
 

Body Style: Grape Octagon

Description

One of the most popular of the early body styles, Grape Octagon has fluted octagonal panels and grape embossing at handle terminals and finials.  Pitchers and teapots have distinctive B-shaped handles.   

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided), Round
Potters:
Broughham and Mayer
Joseph Clementson
Elsmore & Forster
John Farrall
Jacob Furnival
Thomas Hughes
Livesley & Powell
Edward Walley
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Pinwheel
Pomegranate
Pre-Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Thistle & Berry
Farrall - Grape Octagon - LB - Covered Vegetable

Description:

A covered vegetable dish.

Farrall - Grape Octagon - Lustre Band - Covered Vegetable
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: John Farrall
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Grape Cluster
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
John Farrall - Stamped Mark
Livesley and Powell - Grape Octagon - LB - Ewer and Basin

Description:

A Grape Octagon ewer and basin or wash bowl.

Livesley and Powell - Grape Octagon - Lustre Band - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Livesley & Powell
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Unknown - Grape Octagon - THIST - Sauce Tureen

Description:

A gorgeous example of a Grape Octagon sauce tureen.  It is complete with a matching ladle and associated undertray.

Unknown - Grape Octagon - Thistle and Berry - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Grape Cluster
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Thistle & Berry
Walley - Grape Octagon - LB - Sauce Tureen

Description:

 

A ladle would complete this four-part sauce tureen.

Walley - Grape Octagon - LB - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Edward Walley
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Grape Cluster
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Walley - Grape Octagon - POM - Teapot

Description:

A lovely example of a Grape Octagon teapot decorated with an unusual motif.  Notice the "B"-shaped handle.

Walley - Grape Octagon - Pomegranate - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Edward Walley
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Grape Cluster
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Pomegranate
 

Body Style: Grape Vine

Description

A rare body style with copper lustre and Teaberry motif.  There is grape embossing surrounding the finial of tureens and unusual spiral handles on handled pieces.  Livesley and Powell produced this ware in the 1850's but Clementson may have produced their version later.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Clementson Bros.
Livesley & Powell
Motifs:
Teaberry
Clementson - Grape Vine - TB - Soup Tureen

Description:

This is a stunning example of a rare item.  To be complete the set would have an undertray and ladle.

Clementson - Grape Vine - Teaberry - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pretzel
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Grenade Shape

Description

This body style is rarely found in copper lustre decorated ironstone.  However, Burgess did produce a relish/pickle with copper lustre band.  In plain white ironstone, collectors will also find pieces of Granade Shape produced by T. & R. Boote.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Henry Burgess
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Burgess - Grenade Shape - TL - Relish-Pickle

Description:

This relish/pickle is dated to the 1860's.  This piece is unusual because it is decorated with a Tea Leaf and copper lustre.

Burgess - Grenade Shape - Tea Leaf - Relish-Pickle
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Hanging Leaves

Description

Hanging Leaves is an embossed body style depicting leaves at the base of vertical ridges which divide the holloware pieces into four sections.  Tea service pieces are gently flared to a low bulbous waist, then indent sharply to the shaped base.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Hanging Leaves - TL - Pitcher

Description:

This is a beautiful example of a Hanging Leaves pitcher.  Notice the copper lustre outlines of the leaves at the throat and handle terminal.

Anthony Shaw - Hanging Leaves - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Hawthorn

Description

Wilkinson's round body style is embellished with stylized hawthorn leaves at the handle and finial terminals.  Because of the three-toed lustre treatment on the leaves, some collectors nicknamed this style "Claw."

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Hawthorn - TL - Vegetable Tureen - Round

Description:

A round covered container for cooked vegetables or starches.

Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wilkinson and Hulme - Hawthorn - TL - Relish-Pickle

Description:

A small oblong plate (dish) for pickles and relishes. 

Wilkinson and Hulme - Hawthorn - Tea Leaf - Relish-Pickle
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Potter: Wilkinson & Hulme
Location: N/A
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Heavy Square

Description

This late Clementson Brothers bulbous square body style presents a very sturdy appearance.  The angular lines and wide horizontal band at the terminals of the bracket handles are a precursor of the Arts and Crafts movement that supplanted Victorian fussiness.

Registered in 1885.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Clementson Bros.
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Clementson - Heavy Square - TB - Ewer and Basin
Clementson - Heavy Square - Teaberry - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round, Square
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Hebe Shape

Description

Hebe Shape children's pieces are tiny replicas of adult-sized dinnerware of the mid-nineteenth century.   So named because of it's similarity to the adult-sized Hebe Shape of John Alcock, the detail of the lobed body shape and lavish use of copper lustre compliment the distinctive Davenport early Tea Leaf motif.

These pieces are extremely delicate and fragile which probably explains why so few examples are found in 21st century collections.

Registered in 1853 by John Alcock.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
William Davenport
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Davenport - Hebe Shape - TL - Child's Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Henry & William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Hexagon

Description

Holloware pieces are six-sided with distinctive sunburst finials.  Shapes on some serving pieces have scalloped feet while the tea service items have plain bases.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided), Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Hexagon - TL - Master Waste Jar

Description:

A master waste jar in the Hexagon shape.

Anthony Shaw - Hexagon - TL - Master Waste Jar
Item(s): Waste Jar (Master w/lid)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Sunburst
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Hexagon - Banded Handle

Description

A club named body style featuring a hexagonal footprint and bracketed handles with some bands impressed on the handle sides.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Potters:
Green & Clay
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Green and Clay - Hexagon - Banded Handle - MR - Creamer

Description:

This interesting creamer is decorated with the Moss Rose motif and gold lustre banding.

Green and Clay - Hexagon - Banded Handle - Moss Rose - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Green & Clay
Location: Longton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Green & Clay Mark
 

Body Style: Hidden Motif

Description

The tiny foilage motif is found embossed six times around the rim of plates.  Holloware pieces such as the covered vegetable dish have heavily embossed foilage in addition to the tiny motifs

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Botanical
Jacob Furnival - Hidden Motif - BOT - Soap Dish

Description:

This soap dish is adorned with many different copper lustre botanical motifs.  Although this piece is not marked, the body style and motif are attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival - Hiddent Motif- Botanical - Soap Dish
Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pod/Seed
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Botanical
 

Body Style: Hill Shape (Medallion Scroll)

Description

Embossed scrolling highlights this body style.  Note the alternating wide and narrow ribs that punctuate the necks of pitchers, sugar bowls, teapots, etc.  These are repeated on the shaped base.  

Registered in 1860.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Motifs:
Coral
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Clementson - Hill Shape - TB - Brush Box

Description:

A covered horizontal container for brushes or razors.

Item(s): Brush/Razor/Utility Horizontal Box
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Huron Shape

Description

Embossed arrowhead shapes located near the rims of both holloware and flatware pieces attest to the origin of the name of this early body style.  Even the ring finial is embelished with an arrowhead.

Registered in 1858.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
William Adams
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
William Adams - Huron - TL - Foot Bath

Description:

A spectacular and rare find.

William Adams - Huron - Tea Leaf - Foot Bath
Item(s): Foot Bath
Potter: William Adams
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Adams - Huron Shape - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

An elegant vegetable serving dish with arrowhead embossing and decorated with copper lustre.

William Adams - Huron Shape - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: William Adams
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Hyacinth

Description

Hyacinth features an embossed hyacynth under the handle near the top where the handle attaches to the rim  The embossing extends across the face of the body on the upper third of pieces such as creamers.    Cochran applied the pre-tea leaf motif in copper lustre to this body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
R. Cochran
Motifs:
Pre-Tea Leaf
Cochran - Hyacinth - PRE - Creamer

Description:

A vessel for cream. (Approximately 4 to 5 inches tall.)

Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: R. Cochran
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pre-Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Ionic

Description

The Ionic body style features deep ribbing or grooves on the top part of the accessory pieces while the bottom half of these pieces are quite bulbous.  The moss rose motiff with gold lustre were applied. 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Ionic - MR - Hot Water Pitcher

Description:

This hot water pitcher has deep grooves on the top half of the piece and a bulbous base.  Hot water pitchers are a prized part of any bath set.

Knowles Taylor Knowles - Ionic - Moss Rose - Hot Water Pitcher
Item(s): Hot Water/Service Pitcher
Potter: Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Ionic Mark
 

Body Style: Iowa

Description

This body style was identified by a printed mark.

A smooth body with tapered base and vertically ribbed neck.  The piece has large ear-shaped handles.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Iowa - MR - Shaving Mug

Description:

A shaving mug in the Iowa shape.

Knowles Taylor Knowles - Iowa - MR - Shaving Mug
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - Scuttle)
Potter: Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Iowa - Mark on shaving mug
 

Body Style: Jumbo

Description

Jumbo is a rare and unusual body style.  The teapot is pear-shaped and very plain except for the addition of chrysanthemum flowers on each side of the handle terminals.  The striking feature, is, of course, the well defined elephant head and trunk on the handles.  This is repeated on the finial with two elephant heads facing away from each other.  Jumbo was Henry Alcck's charming contribution to the animal feature whimsey of the 1880's.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Henry Alcock
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Henry Alcock - Jumbo - TL - Coffeepot

Description:

Very unusual to find decorated with Tea Leaf.  Unusual elephant profile at peak of handle.  Perhaps potted to commemorate Jumbo the elephant (ca. Christmas 1860 – September 15, 1885), the first international animal superstar, and the first African elephant to reach modern Europe alive. Jumbo lived in the London Zoo for about 16 years, where he delighted visitors by taking them on trips around the zoo grounds in the howdah on his back. Jumbo was the biggest elephant in captivity. Due to this, American showman P. T. Barnum wanted Jumbo in his circus, eventually buying the elephant in 1882 for $10,000. Jumbo's sale initiated public outrage inBritain, and drew notice around the world. The British objected to the sale, and wrote letters to Queen Victoria urging that Jumbo remain in London. The courts ruled in Barnum's favor however, and the elephant was shipped to the United States. "Jumbomania", a fad for all things Jumbo, was born at this time. The civilized world was flooded with Jumbo neckties, jewelry, soaps, and other ornaments and souvenirs (and maybe irtonstone?). Jumbo debuted in the United States on Easter Sunday 1882 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. His death was met with worldwide grief and sorrow.

Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Henry Alcock
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Elephant
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Henry Alcock - Jumbo - TL - Coffeepot (Close Up)

Description:

Detail of the elephant feature

Henry Alcock - Jumbo - Tea Leaf - Coffeepot (Close Up)
Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Henry Alcock
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Body Style: King Charles II

Description

This body style mirrors the age of the dashing cavalier Charles Stuart II, King of England, in the late 17th century.  The bulbous base and upright neck are typical of the pouring vessels of that period. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
J & E Mayer
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer - King Charles II - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

A large basin (wash bowl) and ewer (pitcher) to be used for personal hygiene. A ewer is generally 10 to 12 inches tall.

J and E Mayer - King Charles II - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: J & E Mayer
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Body Style: Knoble

Description

This is a simple body style featuring "C" shaped handles and a distinctive rim with a recessed line running just under the rim.   Pieces flare out a bit at the top of holloware pieces and then taper down to the lightly smaller base.  

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Wick China Company
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wick - Knoble - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: Wick China Company
Location: Wickboror (Kittaning), Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Lafayette Shape

Description

The lavishly embossed Lafayette Shape was a name that would appeal to the average housewife.  Strangely, the plates and platters in this body style are plain in conrast to the hollowware pieces. 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Morning Glory
Tobacco Leaf
Clementson - Lafayette Shape - LB - Covered Veg

Description:

A beautiful covered vegetable adorned with brilliant copper lustre.

Clementson - Lafayette Shape - Lustre Band - Covered Veg
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Flower
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
Type of Mark:
Impressed
Clementson - Lafayette Shape -  Covered Veg Mark
 

Body Style: Laurel Wreath

Description

Elsmore & Forster's bulbous style with embossed laurel wreaths is lavishly decorated with brilliant copper lustre.  The neck is marked with vertical ribs and thumbprints while only ribbing marks the lower body and shaped base.  Copper lustre adorns the twisted rope finials and upturned handles of holloware pieces.  The copper lustre dotted bands on the necks and lids of holloware pieces can also be found on the rims of plates, platters, relish/pickle dishes, cups and other flatware.  

NOTE:  The "Laurel Wreath" name is impressed in the Elsmore & Forster mark without the word "Shape."  Some"Victory Shape" in the mark.

Registered in 1867.

 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Elsmore and Forster - Laurel Wreath - LB - Coffee Pot

Description:

A highly decorated coffeepot.  Coffeepots are uncommon. 

Elsmore and Forster - Laurel Wreath - Lustre Band - Coffee Pot
Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knot
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Lily-of-the-Valley

Description

Embossed Lily-of-the-Valley designs cover the body surface forming a frame for the Tea Leaf motifs.  This is undoubtedly one of Shaw's most beloved styles.  Some accessory pieces, especially parts of chamber sets, are found with copper lustre bands but no motifs.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Oval, Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

Shown with matching undertray and ladle.

Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Ladle (soup)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

Shown with matching undertray and ladle.

Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Lily
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

Shown with matching undertray and ladle.

Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Undertray (soup)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Lion's Head

Description

This square body style is found in two versions:  one is slightly bulbous while the other is quite flared.  Both styles are characterized by leonine facial features in a medallion at handle corners and in the arch finial.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Mellor, Taylor
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Lion's Head - TL - Teapot

Description:

 

Pouring vessel for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.

 

 

Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Mellor, Taylor
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Medallion
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Little Cable

Description

Little Cable is a square shape with a simple cable design without the ring.  The pyramidal finial is square with lines radiating from the apex, circus-tent fashion.  These lines are repeated on handles, spouts and throats of pitchers.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Thomas Furnival
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Furnival - Little Cable - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

This covered vegetable has a multiple tea leaf motifs and lots of spiky copper lustre lines.  

Thomas Furnival - Little Cable - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Thomas Furnival
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pyramidal Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Thomas Furnival & Sons - Mark
 

Body Style: Loop & Line

Description

A close cousin to Grand Loop, Loop and Line features a horse-shoe shaped line decoration on the flange of underplates.  Covered dishes have a split pod finial encircled with foilage.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with red and blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Cinquefoil
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Loop and Line - LB - Sauce Tureen Undertray

Description:

Attributed to Jacob Furnival, this sauce tureen undertray is decorated with lustre band and cobalt plumes with red and blue pinstripes.

Jacob Furnival - Loop and Line - Lustre Band - Sauce Tureen Undertray
Item(s): Undertray (sauce)
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with red and blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Maidenhair Fern

Description

Holloware pieces in Maidenhair Fern feature embossed fern designs at the handle terminals.  The same embossing is found at the strap finials.  Although basically a rectangular shape, it is softly rounded.  Tea service pieces and pitchers have scalloped rims above a very pronounced neck.  They are very high waisted, then taper to a scallopd base.  Note that some bath pieces have a roiund footprint.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Round, Square
Potters:
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Motifs:
Tea Plum
Wilkinson - Maidenhair Fern - TL - Butter Diah

Description:

This butter dish could have an inside drainer.

Wilkinson - Maidenhair Fern - Tea Leaf - Butter Diah
Item(s): Butter Dish
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Many Panelled Gothic

Description

Anthony Shaw made this variation of the usually octagonal Gothic body style.  The adult sugar bowl has a shaped base and eared handles.  Some pieces have a very stylized tea leaf.  The children's teapot has a large ringed handle and the child's creamer has a familiar C-shaped handle.  The child's sugar bowl has eared handles like the adult version.

Pieces may be 12 sided or less, and varies, but always panelled or sided as you would expect for this body style!

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Many Panelled Gothic - LB - Coffee Pot
Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Melon Rib

Description

The bulbous waist of this body style is embossed with ribbing that resembles a melon.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
William Brunt
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Brunt - Melon Rib - MR - Syrup Pitcher - 8.5 inch

Description:

The ribbed throat on this piece identifies it as Melon Rib body style.  The pewter lid and Moss Rose motif make this 8.5 inch syrup pitcher a wonderful decorative piece.

Brunt - Melon Rib - Moss Rose - Syrup Pitcher - 8.5 inch
Item(s): Syrup Pitcher
Potter: William Brunt
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Body Style: Nautilus

Description

This body style is characterized by a diamond shape footprint on pieces such as covered vegetables and a distinctive finial shaped like a chambered spiral which resembles a Nautilus.  The spiraled handles continue the nautical theme.  Lustred tendrils at the finial and handle terminals resemble seaweed.  The relish/pickle is also chambered and features the seaweed tendrils at the handles. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Diamond Shaped
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Clementson - Nautilus Shape - LB - Tall Open Compote

Description:

Unusual and early body style.  Note the dolphin handles on these interesting pieces.

Clementson - Nautilus Shape - Lustre Band - Tall Open Compote
Item(s): Compote (footed)
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Diamond Shaped
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Nautilus Shell

Description

The spoon warmer (or vase) is the only piece known in this body style and is typically referred to as "Nautilus."  We've added the word "Shell" to distinguish this from Clementson's Nautilus body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Nautilus Shell - TL - Spoon Warner

Description:

Rare and unusual

Alfred Meakin - Nautilus Shell - Tea Leaf - Spoon Warner
Item(s): Spoon Warmer
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: New York Shape

Description

Clementson's New York Shape is characterized by a tapered bulbous body with embossed leaf designs sometimes referred to as phoenix.  The distinctive base has a thumbprint design below the low waist.

Registered in 1858.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Motifs:
Coral
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Clementson - New York Shape - LB - Sauce Tureen

Description:

Shown with matching ladle.

Clementson - New York Shape - Lustre Band - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pod/Seed
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Clementson - New York Shape - LB - Sauce Tureen

Description:

Shown with matching ladle.

Clementson - New York Shape - Lustre Band - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Ladle (sauce)
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Niagara Fan

Description

Niagara Fan is thought to be one of the first body styles decorated with the traditional Tea Leaf motif.  The fan designs at the junction of each ridged section resemble Walley's Niagara Shape, thus the name, Niagara Fan.

Registered in 1856.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Niagara Fan - TL - Sauce Tureen
Anthony Shaw - Niagara Fan - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pinecone
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Niagara Fan - TL - Sauce Tureen
Anthony Shaw - Niagara Fan - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Undertray (sauce)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Niagara Fan - TL - Sauce Tureen
Anthony Shaw - Niagara Fan - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Ladle (sauce)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Niagara Shape

Description

Edward Walley decorated this widely popular design with a variety of lustre motifs.  In addition to the Tea Leaf and related motifs, Walley also used Chelsea Grape and other various painted patterns.

The flared round tea service pieces flow to an extremely low waist and then are sharply indented to a shaped base.  The shape of dinner serving pieces can be seen in the Register of Designs, British Patent Office, dated November 29, 1856.

 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Green
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
R. Cochran
Edward Walley
Motifs:
Chelsea Grape
Lustre Band
Pinwheel
Pomegranate
Pre-Tea Leaf
Walley - Niagara Shape - PRE - Brush Vase and Tray

Description:

A beautiful brush vase with an elusive undertray decorated with the pre-tea leaf motif.

Walley - Niagara Shape - Pre-Tea Leaf - Brush Vase and Tray
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase with Undertray
Potter: Edward Walley
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pre-Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Old Dominion

Description

Ths body style was a late comer to the Tea Leaf family.  The squared shape is typical of the English Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Potters:
John Maddock
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
John Maddock - Old Dominion - TL - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Potter: John Maddock
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Old Empress

Description

The ribbing at the base of the chamber pieces may have been the inspiration for the Adams' 20th century Tea Leaf replicas (Empress).  Since Adams called his ware "Empress," we have dubbed this late 19th century product Old Empress.  After all, in the late 1890-'s, Queen Victoria was indeed an "Old Empress."

Note that the potter is C. Challinor who was in business for only four years, from 1892 to 1896.  This firm was the successor of the better known E & C Challinor, 1862-1891.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
E&C Challinor
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Challinor - Old Empress - TL - Ewer

Description:

Note the beautiful ribbing on this ewer.

Item(s): Ewer
Potter: E&C Challinor
Location: Lane Delph, Fenton
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Body Style: Old Regal

Description

This body style is known for its fluted rim and bulbous waist.  Its C-shaped handles are embossed with decorative additions giving it an elegant, regal stance. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Johnson Bros.
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Johnson Brothers - Old Regal - MR - Ewer

Description:

The wash set would have been complete with a matching wash bowl / basin.

Johnson Brothers - Old Regal - Moss Rose - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Potter: Johnson Bros.
Location: Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Johnson Bros Royal Arms Mark
 

Body Style: Palissy

Description

Palissy is a body style developed by Vodrey and Brother Pottery.  It is a square shaped body style with elliptical finials and eared handles.  The gold lustre Tea Leaf on this body style may seem almost to be on its side.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular, Square
Potters:
Steubenville Pottery
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Vodrey & Brother Pottery - Palissy - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: Vodrey & Brother Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Panache

Description

Panache is a fitting name for a body style that is splashed with glittering copper lustre.  The plates sport embossing with swirling copper lustred lines.  The Beardmore & Dawson firm was only in business for four months.  There were other Beardmore partnerships, but the B & D mark is very rare indeed.

Registered in 1863.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Beardmore & Dawson
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Other
Beardmore & Dawson - Panache - LB - Teapot

Description:

This teapot might be the very essence of the word panache - flamboyant confidence of style.  Notice the bold outlined designs on the base and spout as well as the deep embossing.

Beardmore & Dawson - Panache - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Beardmore & Dawson
Location: N/A
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pomegranate
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Panelled Berry With Leaves

Description

Panelled Berry with Leaves was named by Jean Wetherbee in A Collector's Guide, page 86. Potted by J & G Meakin, this body style is likely from the 1850's or 1860's.  The example found - a teapot - is decorated with a copper lustre Pinwheeel variant design.  This variant design of Pinwheel has only been found on one other piece - an unmarked Gothic plate.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
J & G Meakin
Motifs:
Pinwheel
J and G Meakin - Panelled Berry - PIN - Teapot

Description:

Motif is a Variant of Pinwheel.

J and G Meakin - Panelled Berry - Pinwheel - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: J & G Meakin
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pinwheel
 

Body Style: Panelled Decagon

Description

A close relative of the Gothic body styles, Panelled Decagon was potted by Elsmore & Forster.  The ten panelled plates and flatware sport a scalloped rim that defines the ten-panelled flange.  Covered pieces bear a typical Gothic finial with lavish embossing on the finial surround - basically the only decoration on an otherwise plain body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Decagon (10-Sided)
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Elsmore and Forster - Panelled Decagon - LB - Butter

Description:

A covered butter dish in the Panelled Decagon shape.

Elsmore and Forster - Panelled Decagon - Lustre Band - Butter
Item(s): Butter Dish
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Decagon (10-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Panelled Grape

Description

This bulbous body style features embossed grape leaves spreading from the finials and the handle terminals.  It is found with at least two types of finials, the ring finial and also a grape cluster version.  Since it is found with such a variety of treatments, including the unusual Botanical motifs, it was evidently one of the most popular of the early body styles.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Botanical
Cinquefoil
Lustre Band
Pinwheel
Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Panelled Grape - CINQ - Teapot

Description:

A graceful bulbous body style with embossed grape leaves at the handle terminal and spreading from the finial.

Jacob Furnival - Panelled Grape - Cinqefoil - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Cinquefoil
Unknown - Panelled Grape - BB - Creamer

Description:

Pouring vessel usually 4 to 5 inches in height. Part of a tea or coffee set.

 

Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Blackberry
Unknown - Panelled Grape - BB - Teapot

Description:

Pouring vessel for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.

Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Blackberry
Unknown - Panelled Grape - BOT - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Covered container usually 5 or 6 inches in height. Used to store sugar. Part of a Coffee or Tea Set.

Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Botanical
 

Body Style: Pear

Description

Pear is recognized by its squatty bulbous body and the pairs of long narrow leaves at the handle terminals.  The finial is a perky pear atop the domed lid.  Note that there are two styles of bases - one has a shaped base while others are pedestaled.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Pear - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

This sugar bowl is topped with a pear finial and adorned with the Tea Leaf motif.

Anthony Shaw - Pear - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pear
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Peerless Shape (Feather)

Description

John Edwards was provileged to use the three-plumed feather insignia of the Prince of Whales in his trademark, evidence of a visit to the pottery by that emminent gentleman, the future Edward VII.  Dare we assume that Mr. Edwards honored that visit by naming his feather embossed body style "Peerless" in honor of the Prince?

Note:  The impressed mark of this potter-named body style does not contain the word "Shape."

Registered in 1887.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
John Edwards
Edwards Brothers
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Edwards Brothers - Peerless Shape - MR - Cup and Saucer

Description:

The feather-like embossing on the base of the cup and on the rim of the saucer is crisp and distinct.  A beautiful example of the Peerless body style.

Edwards Brothers - Peerless Shape - Moss Rose - Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handled)
Potter: Edwards Brothers
Location: Fenton, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Edwards Bros - Fenton Mark
John Edwards - Peerless Shape - TL - Brush Vase

Description:

Peerless is also referred to as "Feather" for the embossed feather design.

John Edwards - Peerless Shape - Tea Leaf - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Potter: John Edwards
Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
John Edwards - Peerless Shape - TL - Butter Pat

Description:

Terrific feather embossing adorns the inner rim of this butter pat.  This is a small butter pat measuring only 2-1/2 inches square.  Butter pats were used to hold a single serving of butter.

John Edwards - Peerless Shape - Tea Leaf - Butter Pat
Item(s): Butter Pat
Potter: John Edwards
Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
John Edwards - Peerless Shape - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

Peerless is also referred to as "Feather" for the embossed feather design.

John Edwards - Peerless Shape - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Potter: John Edwards
Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Plain Collar

Description

This is a body style featuring a smooth collar without any ribbing or embossing and sporting either no distinct spout or a non-flaring spout formed as part of the collar and not reaching upwards above the collar rim.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Steubenville Pottery
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Steubenville Pottery - Plain Collar - MR - Hot Water Jug

Description:

A large hot water jug.

Steubenville Pottery - Plain Collar - Moss Rose - Hot Water Jug
Item(s): Hot Water/Service Pitcher
Potter: Steubenville Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Steubenville Pottery - MR - Hot Water Jug Mark
 

Body Style: Plain Lily

Description

This body style is identified by the embossed and decorated lily affixed to the top handle terminal.  Otherwise, the body is plain without embossing.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Plain Lily - TL - Mug - Ale or Soda

Description:

A mug for ale or soda in the Plain Lily body style - so named for the embossed and decorated lily at the top handle terminal.

Anthony Shaw - Plain Lily - Tea Leaf - Mug - Ale or Soda
Item(s): Mug (Soda or Tom and Jerry)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Plain Round

Description

Plain Round is a term we use to describe a variety of wares by different potters.  These wares are typically of a simple bulbous shape, unadorned and may have been produced for institutions such as hotels or restaurants and Inns.  Durability was the drawing card, yet there is beauty in the simplicity of the lines.  They were not necessarily manufactured to go with one body style but with many different ones.  Plain Round can be found in children's and adult wares, as well as in bath and dinnerware items.  

Finials may vary from knob to arches and others.  As work progresses with the education committee, some of the body styles previously described as Plain Round may be segregated and given their own name.  So watch this space!

 Plain Round pieces by William Brunt sport bracket handles and finials with raised dots following the shape around the edges.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Anchor Pottery
William Baker
Baker & Chetwynd
William Brunt
Burford Brothers
Henry Burgess
Cartwright Bros.
E&C Challinor
Edward Clarke
Joseph Clementson
Clementson Bros.
W & E Corn
J. H. Davis
J. H. & J. Davis
East End Pottery
John Edwards
Edwards Brothers
Thomas Elsmore
Thomas Furnival
Goodwin Bros. Pottery
W.H. Grindley
Harker Pottery
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Livesley & Davis
J & E Mayer
Alfred Meakin
Mellor, Taylor
J.W. Pankhurst
Powell & Bishop
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Ruth Sayer
Anthony Shaw
T Pottery Works
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
Lustre Band
Morning Glory
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Alfred Meakin - Plain Round - TL - Compote

Description:

Compote with tall base.  The Tea Leaf motif can be found in the bottom of the compote bowl.

Alfred Meakin - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Compote
Item(s): Compote (footed)
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
Anthony Shaw - Plain Round - TL - Jardiniere

Description:

A jardinere is a rare find.  These pieces are rather tall and imposing.

Anthony Shaw - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Jardiniere
Item(s): Jardinere
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Novelty
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Attrib to Steubenville - Plain Round - MR - Compote

Description:

A perfect piece for displaying fresh fruit.

Attrib to Steubenville - Plain Round - MR - Compote
Item(s): Compote (footed)
Potter: Steubenville Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Attrib to Steubenville - Plain Round - Mark
Baker & Chetwynd - Plain Round - TL - Pitcher 6.75 in.

Description:

This is an example of Baker & Chetwynd in a beautiful table pitcher.  It exudes teh simplicity of the Plain Round body styles.

Baker & Chetwynd - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Pitcher 6.75 in.
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Baker & Chetwynd
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Burford Brothers - Plain Round - TL - Bone Dish
Item(s): Bone dish
Potter: Burford Brothers
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Plain Round - TL - Bowl Punch
Burgess - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Bowl Punch
Item(s): Bowl (Punch/Posset)
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Burgess Mark Burslem
Cartwright - Plain Round - TL - Cup and Saucer

Description:

A cup and saucer in the Plain Round body style decorated with gold lustre.

Cartwright - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handled)
Potter: Cartwright Bros.
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Cartwright Bros. - Semi-Granite Mark
Clementson - Plain Round - TB - Brush Vase

Description:

A beautiful brush/toothbrush vase decorated with the teaberry motif.

Clementson - Plain Round - Teaberry - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Plain Round - TB - Cup and Saucer
Clementson - Plain Round - Teaberry - Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handled)
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
East End - Plain Round - TL - Child's Teapot

Description:

Child's pieces are favorites among collectors.

East End - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Child's Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: East End Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Steeple
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Edwards Brothers - Plain Round - MR - Waste Jar Master

Description:

Notice the bamboo handle used to lift this master waste jar.  Master waste jars are treasured by collectors.

Edwards Brothers - Plain Round - Moss Rose - Waste Jar Master - Bamboo handle
Item(s): Waste Jar (Master w/lid)
Potter: Edwards Brothers
Location: Fenton, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Grindley - Plain Round - TL - Bowl (oyster)

Description:

The Tea Leaf motif is hidden on the inside of the bowl.

Grindley - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Bowl (oyster)
Item(s): Bowl (oyster)
Potter: W.H. Grindley
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer - Plain Round - TL - Bone Dish

Description:

A dish for discarded bones.

J & E Mayer - Plain Round - TL - Bone Dish
Item(s): Bone dish
Potter: J & E Mayer
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Plain Round - MR - Syrup Pitcher

Description:

A Moss Rose decorated syrup pitcher with metal lid.  Syrup pitchers are an uncommon find.

Knowles Taylor Knowles - Plain Round - Moss Rose - Syrup Pitcher
Item(s): Syrup Pitcher
Potter: Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Mellor Taylor - Plain Round - TL - Child's Sugar
Mellor Taylor - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Child's Sugar
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Mellor, Taylor
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Red Cliff - Plain Round - TL - Bone Dish

Description:

A dish used for discarded bones.

Red Cliff - Plain Round - TL - Bone Dish
Item(s): Bone dish
Potter: Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent
Motifs: Tea Leaf
T Pottery Works - Plain Round - MR - Brush Vase

Description:

This piece is marked "T Pottery Works" which might mean Trenton Pottery but this has not been verified.

T Pottery Works - Plain Round - Moss Rose - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Potter: T Pottery Works
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Thomas Elsmore - Plain-Round - TL - Pitcher

Description:

A plain round pitcher decorated with the tea leaf motif.

Thomas Elsmore - Plain-Round - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Thomas Elsmore
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Thomas Elmore & Son England - Mark
W P Co - Plain Round - MR - Syrup Pitcher

Description:

Syrup pitchers are hard-to-find.  During this era of production they commonly have pewter lids.

W P Co - Plain Round - Moss Rose - Syrup Pitcher
Item(s): Syrup Pitcher
Potter: W P Company
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Wallace Chetwynd - Plain Round - MR - Platter

Description:

This Moss Rose decorated platter has a large motif in the center of the piece.

Wallace Chetwynd - Plain Round - Moss Rose -  Platter
Item(s): Platter (various sizes)
Potter: Wallace & Chetwynd
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
Wedgwood - Plain Round - TL - Soup Plate

Description:

A soup plate in the plain round body style.

Wedgwood - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Soup Plate
Item(s): Soup Plate
Potter: Enoch Wedgwood
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Plain Round - TL - Doughnut Stand

Description:

The motif will be found on the bottom of the compote bowl.

Wilkinson - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Doughnut Stand
Item(s): Doughnut Stand
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Wilkinson - Plain Round -  Burslem MARK
Wilkinson - Simple Square - TL - Butter Pat - 2.625 in.

Description:

This 2-5/8 inch butter pat was made to hold an individual serving.

Wilkinson - Simple Square - TL - Butter Pat - 2-5/8 inch
Item(s): Butter Pat
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Wilkinson - Mark England
 

Body Style: Plain Uplift

Description

This late 19th century design was used by many potters of that era.  Notable are the Tea Leaf designs by Anthony Shaw and the Teaberry motif examples by Clementson Brothers.  Both examples have knob finials  The Plain Uplift body style has simple lines and the uplifted handles attached to the body.  Sometimes the handles are adorned with a decoration similar to beaded band.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Clementson Bros.
Anthony Shaw
Trenton Pottery
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Anthony Shaw - Plain Uplift- TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A nice sugar bowl in the Plain Uplift body style.

Anthony Shaw - Plain Uplift- Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Clementson - Plain Uplift - TL - Covered Vegetable

Description:

A plain but pleasant body style with uplift handles.

Clementson - Plain Uplift - Tea Leaf -  Covered Vegetable
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Trenton Pottery Co - Plain Uplift - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

Identified by its plain, simple lines and uplift handles.  Notice the sideways Tea Leaf motif.

Trenton Pottery Co - Plain Uplift - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Trenton Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Pleated Swirl

Description

Although the potter for this body style is still a mystery, the impressed mark "Opaque China" and the design of the copper lustre Tea Leaf indicate it may be another product of Anthony Shaw & Sons.

The handles and the finial of this body style are shaped and decorated with lustre to resemble pieces of ribbon.  The entire rim on the base of the covered vegetable also has this ribbon look.

This is a most desirable piece to grace any table.

Registered in 1886.

 

 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Potters:
Unknown
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Unknown - Pleated Swirl - TL - Covered Vegetable

Description:

Notice the swirls in the body of this piece.  Only a competent decorator could have painted a tea leaf on all those swirls.

Unknown - Pleated Swirl - Tea Leaf - Covered Vegetable
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Tudor
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Pleats and Vines

Description

This 1890s body style has been discovered in a ewer and wash bowl set.  The ewer is divided into four bulbous lobes.  There are pleats at the spout and upper rim with vines surrounding the side and front lobes at the neck.  The bottom rim also has the vine motif at the foot of each lobe.  A C-shaped handle complements the piece with embossing on both sides.  

 

This four lobed design is repeated in the bowl with an undulating rim and vines just below.  A fantastic piece! 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Pleats and Vine - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

Deep pleats cinch the top of the ewer and lovely vine embossing appears on the inside rim of the basin.

Alfred Meakin - Pleats and Vine - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
 

Body Style: Plumed Gothic

Description

This body style is named for the plumage embossed below the pouring spout of the pitchers.  The basic lines are typically Gothic with the base similar to the Classic Gothic shape of Edward Walley.

The basic difference, other than the throat embossing, is the lack of a line defining the neck of the vessel.  Both Classic Gothic and Full-Panelled Gothic have a double ridge separating the upper and lower portions of the body.  Shaw's version, with the elegantly embossed throat, has smooth panels from the top rim to the base.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Plumed Gothic - TL - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Polonaise

Description

The color of pale Baltic amber, Edge Malkin's elegant Tea Leaf ironstone would be at home at a palatial feast.  There are two styles of tea services:  one has a high domed lid and the other a flat lid.  The finials of the sauce tureen and the rare lidded pancake server are truly regal.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Edge Malkin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Edge Malkin - Polonaise - TL - Creamer
Edge Malkin - Polonaise - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Edge Malkin
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Edge Malkin - Polonaise - TL - Doughnut Stand
Edge Malkin - Polonaise - Tea Leaf - Doughnut Stand
Item(s): Doughnut Stand
Potter: Edge Malkin
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Edge Malkin - Polonaise - TL - Sauce Tureen

Description:

With Under Tray

Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Edge Malkin
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Black
Finials: Arch - Keyhole
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Portland Shape

Description

This panelled round style boasts distinctive trumpet flower finials.  Portland Shape was potted over a period of thirty years.  It is found decorated with marvelous copper lustre Morning Glory motifs or equally beautiful green and copper Reverse Teaberry designs.  Some tea services have been found with Pomegranate finials. 

 

Note that children's sets were not made in Portland Shape but were made in Columbia Shape.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
Motifs:
Morning Glory
Reverse Teaberry
Elsmore & Forster - Portland Shape - MG - Ewer and Basin

Description:

A wash ewer and basin in the Portland shape.

Elsmore & Forster - Portland Shape - Morning Glory - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Morning Glory
Elsmore and Forster - Portland Shape - MG - Relish/Pickle

Description:

Tear drop shaped serving dish for pickles or relishes.

Elsmore and Forster - Portland Shape - Morning Glory - Relish/Pickle
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Morning Glory
Elsmore and Forster - Portland Shape - MG - Sugar Bowl
Elsmore and Forster - Portland Shape - Morning Glory - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Trumpet Flower
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Morning Glory
 

Body Style: Prairie Flowers

Description

Powell and Bishop decorated the Prairie Flowers blanks of their predecessors, Livesley and Powell, with the fanciful copper lustre Pomegranate design.  Pitchers have a vertical arrangement of wheat and poppy embossing which characterized this body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Powell & Bishop
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Pomegranate
Powell & Bishop - Prairie Flowers - LB - Relish Pickle Dish

Description:

A beautifully embossed pickle or relish dish.

Powell & Bishop - Prairie Flowers - Lustre Band - Relish Pickle Dish
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
Powell & Bishop - Prairie Flowers - POM - Coffeepot

Description:

A stunning coffee pot embossed with prairie flowers and adorned with the pomegranate motif.

Powell & Bishop - Prairie Flowers - POM - Coffeepot
Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pomegranate
 

Body Style: Prairie Shape

Description

Priaire Shape is embossed with wheat sheaves and poppies.  This body style rivaled Elsmore & Forster's Ceres Shape in popularity.  Produced for the American export market, the name and the design had instant appeal.

Registered in 1862.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Motifs:
Cinquefoil
Coral
Lustre Band
Teaberry
Clementson - Prairie Shape - TB - Bowl (Waste)

Description:

A waste bowl decorated with copper lustre and teaberry motif.  Very crisp embossing of the wheat sheaves and poppies that identify the Prairie Shape.

Clementson - Prairie Shape - Teaberry - Bowl (Waste)
Item(s): Bowl (waste)
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Primary

Description

Primary is a generic name for several different body styles of the mid-19th century.  There are many variations of this basic shape.

Some have uninterrupted vertical panels as in the Jacob Furnival child's pieces.  Others may have a single straight line at the waist, or several lines belting the waist;  diamond-styled vertical panels; or split vertical panels.  

 

What they all have in common is a bulbous shape, a pedestal base and a flared rim.  Both the rim and the base reflect the number of panels:  six, eight or ten.  For further information on this body style, refer to the book Mulbery Ironstone by Ellen R. Hill. 

 

 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Decagon (10-Sided), Hexagon (6-Sided), Octagon (8-Sided)
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Edward Walley
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Pinwheel
Unknown - Primary - PIN - Child's Teapot

Description:

No centered pinwheel appears on this child's teapot but the motif is identified by the decorations fanciful scrolls.

Unknown - Primary - Pinwheel - Child's Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Artichoke
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Pinwheel
 

Body Style: Prize Bloom

Description

Prize Bloom is a well named body style.  It features blooms not only on the finial but on the spout and the looping handle.    

With a profusion of copper lustre adorning the blooms, it is a delightful example of this potter's art.

 Registered about 1853.  Only tea sets are currently known in this body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
T. J. & J. Mayer
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Unknown - Prize Bloom - LB - Teapot

Description:

Although unmarked, this Prize Bloom shaped teapot is attributed to TJ & J Mayer.  Notice the embossed blooms featured on the finial, spout and the looping handles.

Unknown - Prize Bloom - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Trumpet Flower
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Quartered Rose

Description

Holloware pieces in this attractive style are divided into four sections by the ridged loops.  Flatware pieces such as plates and platters have six sections while cups are divided into five sections.  The rosebud finial lends its name to this early body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Cinquefoil
Lustre Band
Pinwheel
Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Quartered Rose - LB - Teapot

Description:

This beautiful teapot is topped with a rosebud finial.  Its body is sectioned into quarters by ridged loops. 

Jacob Furnival - Quartered Rose - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with red and blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Unknown - Quartered Rose - LB - Teapot

Description:

A beautiful teapot decorated with lustre band, blue and red pinstripes and cobalt plumes.  Holloware items like this are identified by the rosebud finial and the body divided into quarters by ridged loops.

Unknown - Quartered Rose - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with red and blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Quilted Forget-Me-Not

Description

All over forget-me-not flowers inside diamond squares resembling a quilt.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Sampson Bridgwood
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
Bridgwood and Sons - Quilted Forget-Me-Not - CL - Cup

Description:

A handled cup decorated with a gold cloverleaf.

Bridgwood and Sons - Quilted Forget-Me-Not - Cloverleaf - Cup
Item(s): Cup (Handled)
Potter: Sampson Bridgwood
Location: Longton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Cloverleaf
 

Body Style: Reeded Round

Description

The Reeded Round body style has to date only been found on bath sets.  The style sports a scalloped-shaped basin and graceful ewer with scalloped rim.  The C-shaped handle bears a knob to assist in handling the heavy ewer when filled with water.  Both pieces are decorated with embossed reeding surrounding the base of each.

 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Henry Burgess
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Burgess - Reeded Round - TL - Ewer

Description:

The graceful body and slim base make for a striking body style.

Item(s): Ewer
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Regalia

Description

With very few specimens of this body style found, a soup tureen has provided the most details.  It was potted in semi-porcelain.  The name was derived from the corner embossing that resembles kingly trappings topped by a crown.  Godden lists a Smith, Ford and Jones pottery in business for a short time prior to 1895.  It is possible that the marking we know of as S. F. & J. refers to this pottery as the general characteristivs of this body style are consistent with this era.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Smith, Ford & Jones
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Smith, Ford & Jones - Regalia - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Potter: Smith, Ford & Jones
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Reticulated Lace

Description

The only piece known to this body style is the reticulated compote.  It's a beautiful body style with heavy embosing and reticulated cut outs highlighed with copper lustre and reminiscent of a lace doily.  Hence,  this is how the body style was named.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Reticulated Lace - TL - Compote - Reticulated

Description:

A truly rare find.  The Tea Leaf motif is barely visible in this photo but it is there.  A fancy, reticulated compote that any collector would love to own.

Anthony Shaw - Reticulated Lace - Tea Leaf - Compote - Reticulated
Item(s): Compote (footed)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Ribbed Collar

Description

The body style is identified by the ribbing around its neck.   Pieces have a round waist, modified bracket handles and ribbed neck embossing.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
The Potters Cooperative
Motifs:
Moss Rose
The Potters Cooperative - Ribbed Collar - MR - Hot Water

Description:

This hot water bottle has a very round waist and vertically ribbed neck.  It is adorned with a large moss rose motif.

The Potters Cooperative  - Ribbed Collar - MR - Hot Water
Item(s): Hot Water/Service Pitcher
Potter: The Potters Cooperative
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
The Potters Cooperative - Mark
The Potters Cooperative - Ribbed Collar - MR - Powder

Description:

A small powder holder decorated in the moss rose motif.  A gold lustre band separates a round base from the ribbed throat.

The Potters Cooperative - Ribbed Collar - Moss Rose - Powder
Item(s): Powder Jar
Potter: The Potters Cooperative
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Body Style: Ribbed Daisy

Description

This body style shows extensive ribbing on the lower, bulbous part of the body and daisy embossing on the upper collar.  A beautifully executed ware!

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Enoch Wood
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Enoch Wood - Ribbed Daisy - LB - Pitcher

Description:

A fancy pitcher with a thinly ribbed base and a scalloped rim.

Enoch Wood -  Ribbed Daisy - Lustre Band - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Enoch Wood
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Ribbed Round

Description

A slight variation on some of our plain round and scallopped rim body styles, this design bears a perfectly smooth rim and a segmented or ribbed side.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Ribbed Round - TL - Bowl- Scalloped Sides

Description:

A serving bowl with scalloped sides.

Anthony Shaw - Ribbed Round - Tea Leaf - Bowl- Scalloped Sides
Item(s): Bowl (nested various sizes)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Ribboned Oak

Description

Beribboned and bowed, this body style has beaded handles on tea set pieces and embossed stems and leaves flowing from the handle terminals.  The same embossing is repeated on the lid.  The gold lustre outlining the designs is completed with cloverleaf motifs.

Registered in 1878.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
W & E Corn
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
Corn - Ribboned Oak - CL - Soap Box
Corn - Ribboned Oak - Cloverleaf - Soap Box
Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: W & E Corn
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Bow
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Cloverleaf
 

Body Style: Ribboned Round

Description

Ribboned Round features ribbons that stream from the upper handle terminals of holloware pieces like the teapot and waste jar.  The design is repeated on the lids.  Handles and finials are keyhole arches with splashes of copper lustre.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Mellor, Taylor
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Ribboned Round - TL - Waste Jar
Mellor Taylor - Ribboned Round - Tea Leaf - Waste Jar
Item(s): Waste Jar (Master w/lid)
Potter: Mellor, Taylor
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Keyhole
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Richelieu Shape

Description

The name "Richelieu Shape" evokes thoughts of fancy French rococo designs but the plain bulbous lines of this body style defy that description.  The conical knobs, some with circus tent stripes, is the only relief from a rather simplistic form.  

Two versions of this body style were potted.  The first version is characterized by an elongated C-shaped handle and a graceful attachment of the lower handle to the body of the teapot.  The second version has more circular handles,  a heavier feeling and a much thicker lower handle attachment to the body of the teapot.  These two versions show the same stamped potters mark on the bottom.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
James Wileman
Motifs:
Morning Glory
Wileman - Richelieu Shape - MG - Creamer
Wileman - Richelieu Shape - Morning Glory - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: James Wileman
Location: Fenton Culvert, Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Morning Glory
 

Body Style: Ring Handled Round

Description

The phoenix bird mark on a known sugar bowl reads J. Clementson while a pitcher is marked Clementson Brothers.  Arnold Kowalsky points out that "Many prior Joseph Clementson shapes were reissued by his sons."

The ring-handled shape is consistent with styles of the 1850s, but the mark on a known pitcher indicates a later production date.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Joseph Clementson
Clementson Bros.
Motifs:
Botanical
Teaberry
Clementson - Ring Handled Round - TB - Sugar Bowl

Description:

This is a hard to find body style but has no lid.  

Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Joseph Clementson
Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Body Style: Ring O'Hearts

Description

This early bulbous style is divided into six sections by ridged lines which are extended above the neck to form heart shapes.  Note that Livesley and Powell pieces have a mushroom finial while Jacob Furnival pieces sport a conical knob finial.  

Registered in 1853.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Livesley & Powell
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Pinwheel
Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Ring O' Hearts - LB - Pitcher

Description:

This elegant table pitcher is 10 inches tall.

Jacob Furnival - Ring O' Hearts - Lustre Band - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Livesley and Powell - Ring O' Hearts - LB - Ewer and Basin
Livesley and Powell - Ring O' Hearts - Lustre Band - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Livesley & Powell
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Unknown - Ring O' Hearts - PRM - Coffeepot
Item(s): Coffeepot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Primrose
 

Body Style: Rondeau

Description

The classic lines of this tapered round ware inspired the name "Rondeau."  The name is particularly suitable, as in classic poetry and music, a Rondeau features a repeated line.  Davenport's Rondeau carries this theme out with the wide and narrow copper lustre bands rimming flatware pieces and the rim and collar bands on hollowware pieces.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Henry Davenport
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Rondeau - TL - Compote - Oval

Description:

A footed compote with uplift handles.  

William Davenport - Rondeau - Tea Leaf - Compote - Oval
Item(s): Compote (footed)
Potter: William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Rondeau - TL - Creamer

Description:

Standing 6 inches tall, this particular creamer is taller than most.  It is decorated with thick copper lustre bands indicative of this body style.

William Davenport - Rondeau - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Rondeau - TL - Syrup Pitcher

Description:

This Rondeau syrup with pewter lid is a rare find and would be treasured by any collector.

William Davenport - Rondeau - Tea Leaf - Syrup Pitcher
Item(s): Syrup Pitcher
Potter: William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Rope

Description

Identified by the intricate embossed rope on the handle.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
W & E Corn
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Corn - Rope - TL - Cake Plate 9.5 inch

Description:

The diameter of this pretty cake plate is 9-1/2 inches across.  

Corn - Rope - Tea Leaf - Cake Plate 9.5 inch
Item(s): Cake Plate
Potter: W & E Corn
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Rosetta

Description

The Johnson Brothes became the proprietors of the J. W. Pankhurst potter works at Hanley in 1883.  Thus, the same body styles may be found with either a late Pankhurst mark or the Johnson Brothers' arms mark.

Rosetta is a bulbous round body style with simple lines.  The rosette embossing on the handles of hollowware pieces is characteristic of Johnson Brothers. It is also found on some Wedgwood products which are similarly styled. On Pankhurst hollowware pieces the finials may be mushroom shaped. 

 Hanley Porcelain Company also made this body style - possibly Johnson Brothers farmed this work out to them or they copied this from them - we may never know! Their gold tea leaf was over glaze so it may have been applied after potting.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Hanley Porcelain Company
Johnson Bros.
J.W. Pankhurst
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Johnson Brothers - Rosetta - TL - Creamer

Description:

This Rosetta creamer is identified by the rosette embossing on the handle.

Johnson Brothers - Rosetta - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: Johnson Bros.
Location: Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Pankhurst - Rosetta - TL - Creamer

Description:

Notice the rosette embossing at the handle terminals.  The creamer is dated to the 1880s.

Pankhurst - Rosetta - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: J.W. Pankhurst
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Royal Shape

Description

Royal Shape is a rare example of a body style that features a bulbous round body with embossed leaves at the upper handle terminal.  Note that the impressed mark of this potter-named body style does not contain the word "Shape."

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
John Edwards
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
John Edwards - Royal Shape - TL - Creamer 1

Description:

A rare example of the Royal Shape decorated with the Tea Leaf motif.  This creamer has a bulbous body with leaf embossing at the handle terminals.  Notice the lion's face on the tip of the handle.

John Edwards - Royal Shape - Tea Leaf - Creamer 1
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Potter: John Edwards
Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces

Description

This is a generic category which includes scalloped rim serving pieces, both flat and hollow, that have no specialized embossing.  In addition, it includes the scalloped rim bone dishes, butter pats, and nappies.  

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent, Rectangular, Round, Square
Potters:
Henry Burgess
E&C Challinor
Clementson Bros.
Henry & William Davenport
Jacob Furnival
W.H. Grindley
Alfred Meakin
Mellor, Taylor
Anthony Shaw
Enoch Wedgwood
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Other
Alfred Meakin - Scalloped Rim - TL - Apple Bowl (scalloped) 3

Description:

Scalloped Rim pieces were made to be used with a variety of different body shapes. Meakin made two different sizes of apple bowls; the dimensions are:

Meakin Apple Bowl smaller         9-1/2” diameter by 4-1/4” tall

Meakin Apple Bowl larger            11” diameter by 4-1/2” tall

Alfred Meakin - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Apple Bowl (scalloped) 3
Item(s): Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
Alfred Meakin - Scalloped Rim - TL - Brush Vase - Style 2

Description:

This brush vase in the Scalloped Rim body style is one of two sizes made by Alfred Meakin.  This particular one is larger measuring 4.5 inches tall with an opening of 3.5 inches.  The scallops are more pronounced than the smaller version.

Alfred Meakin - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Brush Vase - Style 2
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
Anthony Shaw - Scalloped Rim - TL - Bone Dish

Description:

A Scalloped Rim bone dish by Anthony Shaw.  Compared to Alfread Meakin's bone dish in this same body style, the scallops are smaller and the corners are more pointed.

Anthony Shaw - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Bone Dish
Item(s): Bone dish
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Scalloped Rim - TL - Apple Bowl (scalloped)

Description:

A beautiful Scalloped Rim apple bowl.

Burgess - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Item(s): Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Davenport - Scalloped Rim - TL - Apple Bowl

Description:

Another view of the Davenport Scalloped Rim Apple bowl.

Davenport - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Apple Bowl
Item(s): Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Potter: Henry & William Davenport
Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Grindley - Scalloped Rim - TL - Bone DIsh

Description:

A scalloped rim bone dish that could be used with many body styles.

Grindley - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Bone DIsh
Item(s): Bone dish
Potter: W.H. Grindley
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Scalloped Rim - TL - Brush Vase

Description:

A Scalloped Rim shaped brush vase decorated with a large tea leaf motif that is indicative of a piece made by Mellor Taylor.

Mellor Taylor - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Potter: Mellor, Taylor
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Scalloped Rim - TL - Apple Bowl (scalloped)

Description:

An apple bowl in the Scalloped Rim shape.

Wedgwood - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Item(s): Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Potter: Enoch Wedgwood
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Scalloped Rim - TL - Apple Bowl (scalloped)

Description:

A Scalloped Rim shaped apple bowl.

Wilkinson - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Item(s): Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Scroll

Description

The scroll body style is thought to be Alfred Meakin's earliest style adorned with the tea leaf motif.  Scroll is identified by the copper lustre decoration found at the finials and handles.  The keyhole arch finial is also an identifying element.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Scroll - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

A vegetable tureen in the Scroll body style.

Alfred Meakin - Scroll - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Keyhole
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
 

Body Style: Serpentine

Description

The throat of this piece is rimmed with a band of beading.  The name, however, comes from the serpent like handle.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Wilkinson - Serpentine - LB - Pitcher

Description:

A pitcher adorned with copper lustre.

Wilkinson - Serpentine - Lustre Band - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Body Style: Shaw's Plumes

Description

Another unusual plate from Anthony Shaw features a slightly scalloped rim with embossed plumes.  According to the mark, this dates to after 1882.

A saucer and a plate are the only known pieces so perhaps there is an entire dinnerware set.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Shaw's Plumes - TL - Plate

Description:

This plate features a slightly scalloped rim with embossed plumes around the edges.

Anthony Shaw - Shaw's Plumes - Tea Leaf - Plate
Item(s): Plate
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Anthony Shaw - Shaw's Plumes - Mark
 

Body Style: Shell Scroll

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Chelsea Grape
Jacob Furnival - Shell Scroll - CG - Relish-Pickle

Description:

A beautiful shell relished.  Unmarked, but attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival - Shell Scroll - Chelsea Grape - Relish-Pickle (2)
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Chelsea Grape
 

Body Style: Shield

Description

A late Shaw body style on a semi-porcelain blank, which is creamy in color.  It is characterized by the outline of a shield created by the vertical ridges.   The backstamp is in brown ink.  Registered in 1889.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Shield - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

A set used for daily bathing. 

Anthony Shaw - Shield - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Simple Pear

Description

This small, squatty style features a bulbous pear-shaped body.  Covered pieces are topped with an elegant round finial;  tea service pieces have huge "C" shaped handles which appear to be out of proportion with the small body.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Alfred Meakin
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Simple Pear - TL - Cake Plate

Description:

Fanciful copper lustre decoration adorn the handles of this pretty cake plate.  Most  Simple Pear pieces are marked Alfred Meakin LTD.

Alfred Meakin - Simple Pear - Tea Leaf - Cake Plate
Item(s): Cake Plate
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Simple Ribbed

Description

A lovely body with an unusually tapered base - made to look even more tapered by veritical ribbing.  

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Johnson Bros.
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Johnson Brothers - Simple Ribbed - TL - Ewer

Description:

A lovely ewer with an unusually tapered base - made to look even more tapered by veritical ribbing.  

Johnson Brothers - Simple Ribbed - TL - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Potter: Johnson Bros.
Location: Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Simple Square - Beaded Handle

Description

This body style features bracket handles, pagoda finials and beading on the handles - hence the name!  

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Round, Square
Potters:
East End Pottery
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
East End - Simple Square - Beaded Handle - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A sugar bowl with lid.  Notice the beading on the edge of the handle and finial.

East End - Simple Square - Beaded Handle - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: East End Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Simple Square - Pagoda

Description

This simple square body style flares gently outward to the low waist, then is abruptly indented to the recessed base.  It is named for the oriental flavor of the arch finials and handles.  The Steubenville Pottery version is often decorated with a Tea Plum also called the Tea Leaf lollypop.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Henry Burgess
J & E Mayer
Steubenville Pottery
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Tea Plum
Burgess - Simple Square Pagoda - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

This is a soup tureen with undertray,

Burgess - Simple Square Pagoda - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Tudor
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Simple Square Pagoda - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

This is a soup tureen with undertray,

Burgess - Simple Square Pagoda - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Undertray (soup)
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer - Simple Square - Pagoda - TL - Teapot

Description:

A vessel for warm beverages.

J & E Mayer - Simple Square - Pagoda - TL - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: J & E Mayer
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Pagoda
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Steubenville Pottery - Simple Square Pagoda - TP - Sugar Bowl
Steubenville Pottery - Simple Square Pagoda - Tea Plum - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Steubenville Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Plum
 

Body Style: Simple Square - Puffy

Description

The bulbous sides of this square style inspire the name "Puffy."  The diamond shaped openwork finial is a unique addition to an interesting form.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Bishop & Stonier
Powell & Bishop
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Powell & Bishop - Simple Square Puffy - TL - Teapot

Description:

The bulbous sides of this square style are indicative of this body style.  Note the diamond shaped open finial.

Powell & Bishop - Simple Square Puffy - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Diamond
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Simple Square - Serving Pieces

Description

This category includes compotes, rectangular platters and side dishes, square nappies and butter pats.  They were made by many of the late period potters in a simple form without added embelishment.  Thus, they could be used with any of the myraid of dinner services in vogue.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular, Square
Potters:
N/A
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Simple Square - TL - Bacon Rasher

Description:

A rectangular bacon rasher to hold breakfast meats.

Alfred Meakin - Simple Square - Tea Leaf - Bacon Rasher
Item(s): Bacon Rasher
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Simple Square - TL - Doughnut Stand

Description:

A pretty doughnut stand that goes well with various body styles.

Anthony Shaw - Simple Square - Tea Leaf - Doughnut Stand
Item(s): Doughnut Stand
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Green and Clay - Simple Square - MR - Baker

Description:

This utilitarian baker would have been used with many different body styles.  Bakers were made in a variety of sizes.

Green and Clay - Simple Square - Moss Rose - Baker
Item(s): Baker
Potter: Green & Clay
Location: Longton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Moss Rose
Pioneer Pottery - Simple Square - Serving Pieces - TL - Butter Pat

Description:

A serving dish for an individual serving of butter.

Pioneer Pottery - Simple Square - Serving Pieces - TL - Butter Pat
Item(s): Butter Pat
Potter: Pioneer Pottery
Location: Wellsville, West Virginia
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Red Cliff - Simple Square - TL - Butter Pat

Description:

Butter pats are cross-collectibles.  This particular pat is 2-7/8 inches square.

Red Cliff - Simple Square - Tea Leaf - Butter Pat
Item(s): Butter Pat
Potter: Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Red Cliff - Simple Square - TL - Doughnut Stand

Description:

The side view of a Simple Square doughnut stand by Red Cliff.

Red Cliff - Simple Square - Tea Leaf - Doughnut Stand
Item(s): Doughnut Stand
Potter: Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Body Style: Simple Square - Wedgwood's Plain

Description

Wedgwood's Simple Square demonstrates a simple style with a recessed base and straight, tapered sides.  The sides of the covered dishes taper gradually to a flat base while pitcher sides flare to a low waist, then indent sharply to the base.  Note that some bath pieces may have a round footprint.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Round, Square
Potters:
Enoch Wedgwood
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Simple Square - Wedgwood's Plain - TL - Ewer and Basin
Wedgwood - Simple Square - Wedgwood's Plain - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Potter: Enoch Wedgwood
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Simplicity

Description

Simplicity is a bulbous round style with uplifted handles.  There is no embelishment other than the prominent Tea Leaf motif featured on the Shaw examples or the distinctive Rose motif of Powell and Bishop wares.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Powell & Bishop
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Rose
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Simplicity - TL - Pitcher

Description:

A Simplicity pitcher with C-shaped handle.

Anthony Shaw - Simplicity - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Powell & Bishop - Simplicity - ROSE - Child's Teapot

Description:

 

A beautiful and hard-to-find piece.  Children's pieces are treasured by most collectors.

Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Rose
 

Body Style: Sonata

Description

A charming variation of the Plain Round styles of the 1870's, Anthony Shaw used lavish copper lustre decoration at the handles and finial surrounds.  The uplifted handles are molded with a tied bow seen both on sugar bowls and on pickle/relish dishes.  The medallion arch typ[e finial seems out of keeping with this style of handles.  Creamers have a slightly scalloped rim and high spout, very similar to Shaw's Cable and Ring body style.  

One collector owns a sugar bowl marked "A. Withmar & Co., Importers, St. Louis, Mo."  This is proof positive that the housewives of midwestern America prized their Shaw Tea Leaf.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Sonata - TL - Pickle-Relish

Description:

A lovely pickle/relish in a hard-to-find body style.

Anthony Shaw - Sonata - Tea Leaf - Pickle-Relish
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Square Ridged - Beaded Handle

Description

Henry Burgess' late entry of a Square Ridged style featured ribbing below the low waist of a flared body which is almost hexagonal.  The upturned bracket handles are decorated with beading on the underside.   The graceful curve of the triangular arch finial softens the vertical lines of this style.  Registered in 1896.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Rectangular
Potters:
Henry Burgess
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Burgess - Square Ridged - Beaded Handle - TL - Soup Tureen
Burgess - Square Ridged - Beaded Handle - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Stepped
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Square Ridged - Beaded Handle - TL - Soup Tureen
Burgess - Square Ridged - Beaded Handle - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Undertray (soup)
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Square Ridged - Hearts

Description

This Square Ridged style was dubbed "Hearts" because of the heart-like lustre decoration on the finials and handles of the serving pieces.  The lids of the teapots and sugar bowls appear to be almost too large for the body.  Mellor Taylor made a complete dinner service in this style including such incidentals as butterpats, square sauce dishes, cups and saucers - everything except plates. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Mellor, Taylor
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Square Ridged - Hearts - TL - Sauce Tureen - 4 Pieces

Description:

A complete 4-piece sauce tureen. 

Mellor Taylor - Square Ridged - Hearts - TL - Sauce Tureen - 4 Pieces
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Potter: Mellor, Taylor
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Tudor
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Square Ridged - Hearts - TL - Sauce Tureen - 4 Pieces

Description:

A complete 4-piece sauce tureen. 

Mellor Taylor - Square Ridged - Hearts - TL - Sauce Tureen - 4 Pieces
Item(s): Undertray (sauce)
Potter: Mellor, Taylor
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Square Ridged - Iona

Description

A complete line of this gold-lustred ware was advertised as "Iona" in an 1895 catalog.  The graceful arc of the finial and the vertical handles add to the attractiveness of this late body style.  Registered in 1886.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Bishop & Stonier
Powell & Bishop
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Bishop and Stonier - Square Ridged - Iona - TL - Soap Dish

Description:

A soap dish with gold lustre decoration and tea leaf motif.

Bishop and Stonier - Square Ridged - Iona - Tea Leaf - Soap Dish
Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: Bishop & Stonier
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Bishop and Stonier - England Mark
Powell & Bishop - Square Ridged - Iona - TL - Soup Tureen
Powell & Bishop - Square Ridged Iona - Tea Leaf - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Square Ridged - Ribbed

Description

Wedgwood's (1880s) version of this body style is probably the best known and the most abundant of the Square Ridged varieties.  Its popularity is attested by Red Cliff's reproduction of it in the 1960's.  Johnson Brothers also made this shape but it is less plentiful.

Teh basic square shape is softened by a slight flare to the waist and the inward curve of the ribbing which extends to the bracket feet.  The bracket handle is also slightly curved.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 20th Century
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Johnson Bros.
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Enoch Wedgwood
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Johnson Brothers - Square Ridge Ribbed - TL - Nappy

Description:

A nappy or sauce dish in the Square Ridged Ribbed body sytle.  Notice the inside ribbing on two sides.

Johnson Brothers - Square Ridge Ribbed - Tea Leaf - Nappy
Item(s): Nappy/Sauce Dish
Potter: Johnson Bros.
Location: Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Red Cliff - Square Ridged Ribbed - TL - Teapot

Description:

A teapot in the Square Ridged Ribbed bodystyle.

Red Cliff - Square Ridged Ribbed - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Pagoda
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Square Ridged Ribbed - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

 

A beautiful chamber pot with lid in the Square Ridged Ribbed shape.

Wedgwood - Square Ridged Ribbed - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Potter: Enoch Wedgwood
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Pagoda
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Square Ridged - Square Pear

Description

Corn's Square Ridged can be distinguished by its odd shape and scalloped rim.  The somewhat facetious nickname "Square Pear" is based on the very wide lower section of the body.  The body flares from a relatively narrow collar to a low waist with a narrow band of ribbing below.  The bud-less gold or copper lustre motif is reminiscent of Davenport's Tea Leaf.  Shaving mugs follow conventional lines but have a band of ribbing near the base.  The gold lustre cloverleaf is an unusual adaptation on an ironstone body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
W & E Corn
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
Tea Leaf
Henry Alcock - Square Ridged - Square Pear - TL - Ewer
Henry Alcock - Square Ridged - Square Pear - Tea Leaf - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Potter: Henry Alcock
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Stitches

Description

This body style was named for it's embossed half-cross "stitches" separated by dots.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Potters:
Powell & Bishop
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Powell & Bishop - Stitches - LB - Butter Pat - 2.875 in_

Description:

This butter pat is 2-7/8 inches square.

Powell & Bishop - Stitches - LB - Butter Pat - 2.875 in_
Item(s): Butter Pat
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Lustre Band
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Powell & Bishop Mark, England
 

Body Style: Sunburst

Description

Named for the finials, this late Wilkinson body style has bulbous sides and a nicely shaped base.  Its simple lines and forthright design combined with the distinctive finials and handles that resemble sunbursts make it very appealing.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Sunburst - TL - Teapot

Description:

A classic example of Sunburst shaped teapot easily identified by the sunburst embossed finial.

Wilkinson - Sunburst - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Sunburst
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Swags & Scroll

Description

This body style was illistrated in Minnie Kamm's book "Old China" (1951).  It  was Mrs. Kamm who coined the motif name "Pre-Tea leaf. "  The body style name is derived from her description: "The embossed pattern consists of light scrolling around the widest part of the body and a slight indentation below the swags;  the collar is slightly wider, with faint scalloping, as shown."  

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Unknown
Motifs:
Pre-Tea Leaf
Unknown - Swags and Scroll - PRE - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Finial on this sugar bowl may be repaired.

Unknown - Swags and Scroll - Pre-Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pre-Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Trilby

Description

An ornate body style with much embossing by Glasgow pottery,

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Potters:
Glasgow Pottery
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Attributed to Glasgow Pottery, John Moses, Trenton, NJ - Trilby - TL - pitcher

Description:

A very ornate pitcher sporting the tea leaf motif.

Attributed to Glasgow Pottery, John Moses, Trenton, NJ - Trilby - TL - pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Potter: Glasgow Pottery
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Triple Border

Description

The Triple Border is divided into six sections with double embossed lines extending from the top rim to the base rim of a cup and to the well of the saucer.  To date, only a cup and saucer has been found.

Naming Source: N/A
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Unknown
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Unknown - Triple Border - LB - Cup and Saucer
Unknown - Triple Border - Lustre Band - Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handleless)
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Tulip Shape (Little Scroll)

Description

Characterized by delicate scroll-like embossing below the top rim, this shape is found with a variety of treatments.  Tea service items are found in both round and oval shapes.  Many pieces are found with an impressed "No. 2."

NOTE:  The impressed name does not include the word "shape."  However, the mark clearly shows this as a potter-named body style.  Registered in 1862.

 

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre with copper plumes
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Elsmore & Forster
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Tulip Shape - LB - Sugar Bowl
Elsmore and Forster - Tulip Shape - Lustre Band - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Flower
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Elsmore and Forster - Tulip Shape - LB - Teapot
Elsmore and Forster - Tulip Shape - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Flower
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Twelve Panel

Description

This is a special body style listing for heavy weight cups and saucers that were evidently used as hotel ware.  The cups have twelve panels while the saucers have 18 panels.  Also noteworthy, the saucers by each of the potters have a double circle defining the well.  

The Clementson Brothers ware are handled or handleless while Mr. Shaw's and Mr. Meakin's are handled.  Guests using the Shaw set had to finish their "good to the last drop" beverage in order to find the Tea Leaf hiding in the bottom of the cup.

These cups and saucers were probably used in conjunction with Plain Round plates, platters and serving dishes.  After 1865.

 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Potters:
Clementson Bros.
Alfred Meakin
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Anthony Shaw - Twelve Panel - TL - Cup and Saucer
Anthony Shaw - Twelve Panel - Tea Leaf - Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handled)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Clementson - Twelve Panel - TB - Cup and Saucer
Clementson - Twelve Panel - Teaberry - Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handleless)
Potter: Clementson Bros.
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Body Style: Universal - Anthony Shaw

Description

This body style is used to describe the identical ladles that Anthny Shaw used with different body styles, including:  Bullet and Daisy.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Bullet - TL - Sauce Tureen with Ladle

Description:

This set would be complete if it also had the appropriate undertray.

Anthony Shaw - Bullet - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen with Ladle
Item(s): Ladle (sauce)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Universal - Mellor Taylor

Description

This body style is used to describe the identical ladles that Mellor Taylor used with different body styles, including:  Lion's Head and Square Ridged - Hearts.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Potters:
Mellor, Taylor
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Square Ridged - Hearts - TL - Sauce Tureen - 4 Pieces

Description:

A complete 4-piece sauce tureen. 

Mellor Taylor - Square Ridged - Hearts - TL - Sauce Tureen - 4 Pieces
Item(s): Ladle (sauce)
Potter: Mellor, Taylor
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Unknown

Description

This body style is not yet named.

Naming Source: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: N/A
Treatments: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Potters:
N/A
Motifs:
N/A
Coxon - Unknown - MR - Hot Water

Description:

A hot water bottle is a prized part of any bath set.

Coxon - Unknown - Moss Rose - Hot Water
Item(s): Hot Water/Service Pitcher
Potter: Coxon & Co.
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Coxon Mark
Elsmore and Forster - Unknown - PEP - Foot Bath

Description:

An extremely hard piece to find.  A foot bath attributed to Elsmore & Forster.

Elsmore and Forster - Unknown - Pepperleaf - Foot Bath
Item(s): Foot Bath
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Pepperleaf
Elsmore and Forster - Unknown - TOB - Spittoon

Description:

A spittoon decorated with the tobacco leaf motif.  Note the flashy drain ornamentation resembling a lion or gargoyle.

Elsmore and Forster - Unknown - Tobacco Leaf - Spittoon
Item(s): Spittoon
Potter: Elsmore & Forster
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
H Pottery Works - Unknown - MR - Mug Shaving

Description:

Shaving mugs are a favorite among collectors.

H Pottery Works - Unknown - MR - Mug Shaving
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Potter: H Pottery Works
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Body Style: Ursilla

Description

A body style developed by Vodrey & Brother Pottery, Ursilla features a round footprint with scrolling embossing on the throats of pieces such as shaving mugs.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
N/A
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Vodrey - Ursilla - TL - Mug

Description:

Jabez Vodrey was a Staffordshire potter who came to America in the 1840s. In 1876 his sons built the Vodry and Brother Pottery. In 1896 the pottery was incorporated as Vodrey Pottery Company.

Vodrey - Ursilla - Tea Leaf - Mug
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Potter: Vodrey & Brother Pottery
Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Victory Shape (Dolphin)

Description

Storybook dolphins grace the handles and finials of this basic square style with fluted corners. Why Mr. Edwards chose the name "Victory Shape" is not known. This style is one of the most collectible of the animal-feature shapes so popular in the 1880s.

NOTE: The word "Victory" is found impressed separately from the Edwards plume backstamp. It does not include the word "shape".  Registered 1884.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Potters:
John Edwards
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Edwards Brothers - Victory Shape - MR - Soap Dish

Description:

A Moss Rose decorated soap dish in the Victory body style nicknamed Dolphin because of the dolphin shaped finial.

Edwards Brothers - Victory Shape - Moss Rose - Soap Dish
Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: Edwards Brothers
Location: Fenton, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Dolphin Arch
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Moss Rose
John Edwards - Victory Shape - TL - Butter Dish

Description:

This Victory shaped butter dish probably had an inside drainer.

John Edwards - Victory Shape - TL - Butter Dish
Item(s): Butter Dish
Potter: John Edwards
Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Dolphin Arch
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Vintage Beauty

Description

Found only in syrup pitchers, it is rare indeed with its graceful melloned bulbous body and its pewter lid.  Anthony Shaw decorated with copper lustre Tea Leaf.

Jacob Furnival is also known to have produced this body style but examples of his with copper lustre decoration have not yet been found. 

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
Anthony Shaw
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Vintage Beauty - TL - Syrup Pitcher - Small

Description:

A rare find.  The smaller version of the Vintage Beauty syrup pitcher with a pewter lid.  This piece stands 5.5 inches tall to the tip of the lip.

Anthony Shaw - Vintage Beauty - Tea Leaf - Syrup Pitcher - Small
Item(s): Syrup Pitcher
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Vintage Shape

Description

This body style is nick named "Grape and Medallion."  It was produced extensively in white ironstone by E & C Challinor.  The plate rim features an embossed outer chain from which grape leaves are suspended.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
William Adams
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
William Adams - Vintage Shape - TL - Plate

Description:

This plate is the only known example of Adams Vintage Shape decorated with a Tea Leaf.

Printed mark: WIlliam Adams, Tunstall.  Also has the name ADAMS impressed on the underside.

William Adams - Vintage Shape - Tea Leaf - Plate
Item(s): Plate
Potter: William Adams
Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Violet and Vine

Description

The embossing at the top of the handle resembles a Bird Foot Violet, a five petal flower with foilage.  The lustre outlining the vines,  which flow from the handle terminals,  is an unusual and pleasing addition to this basically plain, round bulbous body style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Henry Burgess
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Burgess - Violet and Vine - TL - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Henry Burgess
Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Diamond
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Walled Octagon

Description

An early octagonal body style produced by Jacob Furnival, it is rarely found with copper lustre banding.  The basic Gothic lines are interrupted by the wide vertical panels at the lower section of the body.  The only embossing is found at the handle terminals where elaborate foilage relieves the plain lines of the style.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Jacob Furnival - Walled Octagon - LB - Teapot

Description:

This teapot is not marked, but it is attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival - Walled Octagon - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Jacob Furnival
Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Washington Shape

Description

An embossed spray of flowers and foilage emanating from the handle terminals graces the body of the bulbous, rounded serving pieces.   Smaller sprays are found on the rims of plates and platters. 

Many pieces have motifs which are green, some with lustre and some without.  Registered in 1869.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Green
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Powell & Bishop
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Pomegranate
Rose
Powell & Bishop - Washington Shape - LB - Sugar Bowl

Description:

This sugar bowl is beautifully decorated with wheat and poppy embossing and embellished with copper lustre.

Powell & Bishop -  Washington Shape - Lustre Band - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Artichoke
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Wheat

Description

Jacob Furnival's Wheat features wheat stalks embossed at the neck and curved gracefully upward from the lower handle terminals.  Cinquefoil borders can be found on covered serving pieces while central cinquefoil motifs may be seen on other pieces.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
Jacob Furnival
Motifs:
Cinquefoil
Unknown - Wheat - CINQ - Teapot

Description:

 

Embossed wheat stalks at the neck and curving gracefully from the lower handle terminals identify this body style.  This piece is unmarked but is attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Unknown - Wheat - Cinquefoil - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Unknown
Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Cinquefoil
 

Body Style: Wheat in the Meadow

Description

Another of the very popular wheat styles, this one is by Powell and Bishop and features double sprays of wheat sheaves with flowers on a bulbous round shape. Registered in 1869.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Powell & Bishop
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Rose
Powell & Bishop - Wheat in the Meadow - LB - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Potter: Powell & Bishop
Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Body Style: Windsor

Description

A bulbous body style with ribbing that covers the bottom portion of pieces in a "fan" or "shell" pattern.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Potters:
J & E Mayer
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer - Windsor - TL - Soap Dish

Description:

A covered soap dish in the Windsor body style.  This piece may have had an inside drainer.

J & E Mayer - Windsor - Tea Leaf - Soap Dish
Item(s): Soap Dish
Potter: J & E Mayer
Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Woodland

Description

This late Corn body style sports faintly fluted corners on a body that is slighly bulbous.  The embossing at the handle terminals resembles the flora of a forest floor.  The twisted rope handle completes the rustic design.

Naming Source: Club Named
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Potters:
W & E Corn
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Corn - Woodland - TL - Cake Plate 1890s

Description:

The emblossing at the handle terminals resembles flora of a forest floor.

Corn - Woodland - Tea Leaf - Cake Plate 1890s
Item(s): Cake Plate
Potter: W & E Corn
Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Body Style: Wrapped Sydenham

Description

The syndenham body style was introduced by T & R Boote in 1853.  It achieved instant popularity and thus was copied widely.  The three potters (Livesley and Powell, Anthony Shaw and Edward Walley) decorated their Wrapped Sydenham versions with a variety of treatments.  Collectors will find traditional Tea Leaf (Shaw) , Scallops (Walley)  and Lustre Band (Livesley & Powell) motifs.  FInials may also vary - Shaw may have a bud finial ahile Walley feature an acorn finial.  Patton also made wares in this body style.

Naming Source: Factory Named
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Footprints/Shapes: Oval, Round
Potters:
Livesley & Powell
Patton
Anthony Shaw
Edward Walley
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Palissy
Pre-Tea Leaf
Scallops
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Wrapped Sydenham - TL - Vegetable Tureen Small

Description:

A covered butter dish in the popular Wrapped Sydenham body style.  This body style was produced by a variety of potters who used a variety of finials.  Anthony Shaw typically used the bud finial.

Anthony Shaw - Wrapped Sydenham - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen Small
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Potter: Anthony Shaw
Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Walley - Wrapped Sydenham - SCAL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A beautiful sugar bowl decorated with copper lustre scallops.

Walley - Wrapped Sydenham - Scallops - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Potter: Edward Walley
Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Acorn
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Scallops
 

Index

Body Style
Potters
Motifs
Acanthus
Johnson Bros.
Tea Leaf
Arabesque
Livesley & Davis
Lustre Band
Arched Forget-Me-Not
Elsmore & Forster
Lustre Band
Arched Wheat
R. Cochran
Other
Augusta Shape
Joseph Clementson
Lustre Band
Aurora
Wick China Company
Tea Leaf
Balanced Vine
Joseph Clementson
Teaberry
Clementson Bros.
Teaberry
Balloon
Homer Laughlin (Kitchen Kraft)
Tea Leaf
Bamboo
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Blakeney Pottery Ltd
Tea Leaf
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
W.H. Grindley
Tea Leaf
Banded Round
J. H. & J. Davis
Teaberry
Livesley & Davis
Lustre Band
Basketweave
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Moss Rose
Beaded Band
Clementson Bros.
Teaberry
Joseph Clementson
Teaberry
Beaded Bow
Thomas Hughes
Tea Leaf
Beaded Tracery
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Beehive
Unknown
Pomegranate
Bellflower
W & E Corn
Tea Leaf
Berry Cluster
Jacob Furnival
Lustre Band
Jacob Furnival
Teaberry
Blanket Stitch (Piecrust)
Sampson Bridgwood
Tea Leaf
Henry Alcock
Tea Leaf
Bordered Fuchsia
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Bow Knot
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock
Moss Rose
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock
Tea Leaf
Bow Tie
J & G Meakin
Tea Leaf
Brocade
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Bullet
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Tea Leaf
Cable Shape
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Christian E. Brockmann
Moss Rose
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Burton McNicol
Tea Leaf
Cook and Mareck
Moss Rose
D & D China
Moss Rose
Etruria Pottery
Moss Rose
George Scott
Moss Rose
Goodwin Bros. Pottery
Moss Rose
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Moss Rose
Thomas Furnival
Tea Leaf
Willets Manufacturing Co
Moss Rose
Cameo Rose
John Bahl
Tea Leaf
Cattail
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Ceres Shape
Elsmore & Forster
Lustre Band
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Lustre Band
Chain Link
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Chantilly
Alfred Meakin
Lustre Band
Chelsea
Bishop & Stonier
Tea Leaf
Dresden Pottery Works
Moss Rose
Johnson Bros.
Tea Leaf
Enoch Wedgwood
Tea Leaf
Chinese Shape
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Tea Leaf
Chrysanthemum
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Classic Gothic
Livesley & Powell
Teaberry
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Lustre Band
Unknown
Lustre Band
Edward Walley
Palissy
Classic Shape
T&R Boote
Tea Leaf
Cockscomb Handle
Jacob Furnival
Teaberry
Unknown
Teaberry
Columbia Shape
Elsmore & Forster
Tobacco Leaf
Livesley & Powell
Lustre Band
Corinthian
E&C Challinor
Tea Leaf
Coronet
W & E Corn
Tea Leaf
Crewel
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Crystal Shape
Clementson Bros.
Teaberry
Elsmore & Forster
Pepperleaf
Daisy
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Daisy & Tulip
Enoch Wedgwood
Tea Leaf
Daisy 'n' Chain
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Tea Leaf
Dallas Shape
Joseph Clementson
Lustre Band
Dangling Tulips
John Farrall
Lustre Band
Delphi
Thomas Elsmore
Tea Leaf
DeSoto Shape
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Diamond Simplicity
Powell & Bishop
Rose
Dignity
Thomas Hughes
Tea Leaf
Dimpled Round
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Double Banded Loop
Beardmore & Dawson
Botanical
Draped Fern and Leaf
Draped Leaf
William Baker
Morning Glory
Elegance
Clementson Bros.
Teaberry
Elegant Drape
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Embossed Ridges
Unknown
Moss Rose
Embroidered Chelsea
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Empress Shape
William Adams & Sons
Tea Leaf
Erie
Wick China Company
Tea Leaf
Fancy Fern
U. S. Pottery
Tea Leaf
Fancy Pie Crust
Chelsea China
Tea Leaf
Fanfare
Elsmore & Forster
Tobacco Leaf
Favorite
W.H. Grindley
Tea Leaf
Fiddlehead
Mercer Pottery Co.
Moss Rose
Fig Cousin
Thomas Hughes
Tea Leaf
William Davenport
Tea Leaf
Fig Union (Union Shape)
Henry & William Davenport
Lustre Band
Fishhook
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Fleur-de-lis Chain
Enoch Wedgwood
Tea Leaf
Fleur-de-lys
Mellor, Taylor
Tea Leaf
Full Panelled Gothic
Jacob Furnival
Lustre Band
Unknown
Lustre Band
Unknown
Teaberry
Edward Walley
Chelsea Grape
Edward Walley
Lustre Band
Full Ribbed
Sampson Bridgwood
Cloverleaf
Gentle Square (Rooster)
Thomas Furnival
Tea Leaf
Gently Panelled
Ginger-Jar Round
Thomas Elsmore
Tea Leaf
Golden Drape
Sebring Pottery
Tea Leaf
Golden Scroll
Bishop & Stonier
Lustre Band
Gothic Cameo
Henry & William Davenport
Tea Leaf
Edward Walley
Lustre Band
Gothic Shape
Elsmore & Forster
Morning Glory
Grand Loop
Jacob Furnival
Cinquefoil
Unknown
Chelsea Grape
Grape Octagon
John Farrall
Lustre Band
Livesley & Powell
Lustre Band
Unknown
Thistle & Berry
Edward Walley
Lustre Band
Edward Walley
Pomegranate
Grape Vine
Clementson Bros.
Teaberry
Grenade Shape
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Hanging Leaves
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Hawthorn
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson & Hulme
Tea Leaf
Heavy Square
Clementson Bros.
Teaberry
Hebe Shape
Henry & William Davenport
Tea Leaf
Hexagon
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Hexagon - Banded Handle
Green & Clay
Moss Rose
Hidden Motif
Jacob Furnival
Botanical
Hill Shape (Medallion Scroll)
Joseph Clementson
Teaberry
Huron Shape
William Adams
Tea Leaf
Hyacinth
R. Cochran
Pre-Tea Leaf
Ionic
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Moss Rose
Iowa
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Moss Rose
Jumbo
Henry Alcock
Tea Leaf
King Charles II
J & E Mayer
Tea Leaf
Knoble
Wick China Company
Tea Leaf
Lafayette Shape
Joseph Clementson
Lustre Band
Laurel Wreath
Elsmore & Forster
Lustre Band
Lily-of-the-Valley
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Lion's Head
Mellor, Taylor
Tea Leaf
Little Cable
Thomas Furnival
Tea Leaf
Loop & Line
Jacob Furnival
Lustre Band
Maidenhair Fern
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Tea Leaf
Many Panelled Gothic
Anthony Shaw
Lustre Band
Melon Rib
William Brunt
Moss Rose
Nautilus
Joseph Clementson
Lustre Band
Nautilus Shell
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
New York Shape
Joseph Clementson
Lustre Band
Niagara Fan
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Niagara Shape
Edward Walley
Pre-Tea Leaf
Old Dominion
John Maddock
Tea Leaf
Old Empress
E&C Challinor
Tea Leaf
Old Regal
Johnson Bros.
Moss Rose
Palissy
Vodrey & Brother Pottery
Tea Leaf
Panache
Beardmore & Dawson
Lustre Band
Panelled Berry With Leaves
J & G Meakin
Pinwheel
Panelled Decagon
Elsmore & Forster
Lustre Band
Panelled Grape
Jacob Furnival
Cinquefoil
Unknown
Blackberry
Unknown
Botanical
Pear
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Peerless Shape (Feather)
Edwards Brothers
Moss Rose
John Edwards
Tea Leaf
Plain Collar
Steubenville Pottery
Moss Rose
Plain Lily
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Plain Round
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Steubenville Pottery
Moss Rose
Baker & Chetwynd
Tea Leaf
Burford Brothers
Tea Leaf
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Cartwright Bros.
Tea Leaf
Joseph Clementson
Teaberry
Clementson Bros.
Teaberry
East End Pottery
Tea Leaf
Edwards Brothers
Moss Rose
W.H. Grindley
Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer
Tea Leaf
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Moss Rose
Mellor, Taylor
Tea Leaf
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Tea Leaf
T Pottery Works
Moss Rose
Thomas Elsmore
Tea Leaf
W P Company
Moss Rose
Wallace & Chetwynd
Moss Rose
Enoch Wedgwood
Tea Leaf
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Tea Leaf
Plain Uplift
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Clementson Bros.
Tea Leaf
Trenton Pottery
Tea Leaf
Pleated Swirl
Unknown
Tea Leaf
Pleats and Vines
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Plumed Gothic
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Polonaise
Edge Malkin
Tea Leaf
Portland Shape
Elsmore & Forster
Morning Glory
Prairie Flowers
Powell & Bishop
Lustre Band
Powell & Bishop
Pomegranate
Prairie Shape
Joseph Clementson
Teaberry
Primary
Unknown
Pinwheel
Prize Bloom
Unknown
Lustre Band
Quartered Rose
Jacob Furnival
Lustre Band
Unknown
Lustre Band
Quilted Forget-Me-Not
Sampson Bridgwood
Cloverleaf
Reeded Round
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Regalia
Smith, Ford & Jones
Tea Leaf
Reticulated Lace
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Ribbed Collar
The Potters Cooperative
Moss Rose
Ribbed Daisy
Enoch Wood
Lustre Band
Ribbed Round
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Ribboned Oak
W & E Corn
Cloverleaf
Ribboned Round
Mellor, Taylor
Tea Leaf
Richelieu Shape
James Wileman
Morning Glory
Ring Handled Round
Joseph Clementson
Teaberry
Ring O'Hearts
Jacob Furnival
Lustre Band
Livesley & Powell
Lustre Band
Unknown
Primrose
Rondeau
William Davenport
Tea Leaf
Rope
W & E Corn
Tea Leaf
Rosetta
Johnson Bros.
Tea Leaf
J.W. Pankhurst
Tea Leaf
Royal Shape
John Edwards
Tea Leaf
Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Henry & William Davenport
Tea Leaf
W.H. Grindley
Tea Leaf
Mellor, Taylor
Tea Leaf
Enoch Wedgwood
Tea Leaf
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Tea Leaf
Scroll
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Serpentine
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Lustre Band
Shaw's Plumes
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Shell Scroll
Jacob Furnival
Chelsea Grape
Shield
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Simple Pear
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Simple Ribbed
Johnson Bros.
Tea Leaf
Simple Square - Beaded Handle
East End Pottery
Tea Leaf
Simple Square - Pagoda
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer
Tea Leaf
Steubenville Pottery
Tea Plum
Simple Square - Puffy
Powell & Bishop
Tea Leaf
Simple Square - Serving Pieces
Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Green & Clay
Moss Rose
Pioneer Pottery
Tea Leaf
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Tea Leaf
Simple Square - Wedgwood's Plain
Enoch Wedgwood
Tea Leaf
Simplicity
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Powell & Bishop
Rose
Sonata
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Beaded Handle
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Hearts
Mellor, Taylor
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Iona
Bishop & Stonier
Tea Leaf
Powell & Bishop
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Ribbed
Johnson Bros.
Tea Leaf
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Tea Leaf
Enoch Wedgwood
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Square Pear
Henry Alcock
Tea Leaf
Stitches
Powell & Bishop
Lustre Band
Sunburst
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Tea Leaf
Swags & Scroll
Unknown
Pre-Tea Leaf
Trilby
Glasgow Pottery
Tea Leaf
Triple Border
Unknown
Lustre Band
Tulip Shape (Little Scroll)
Elsmore & Forster
Lustre Band
Twelve Panel
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Clementson Bros.
Teaberry
Universal - Anthony Shaw
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Universal - Mellor Taylor
Mellor, Taylor
Tea Leaf
Unknown
Coxon & Co.
Moss Rose
Elsmore & Forster
Pepperleaf
Elsmore & Forster
Tobacco Leaf
H Pottery Works
Moss Rose
Ursilla
Vodrey & Brother Pottery
Tea Leaf
Victory Shape (Dolphin)
Edwards Brothers
Moss Rose
John Edwards
Tea Leaf
Vintage Beauty
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Vintage Shape
William Adams
Tea Leaf
Violet and Vine
Henry Burgess
Tea Leaf
Walled Octagon
Jacob Furnival
Lustre Band
Washington Shape
Powell & Bishop
Lustre Band
Wheat
Unknown
Cinquefoil
Wheat in the Meadow
Powell & Bishop
Lustre Band
Windsor
J & E Mayer
Tea Leaf
Woodland
W & E Corn
Tea Leaf
Wrapped Sydenham
Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Edward Walley
Scallops

 

 

Deciphering Registration Marks

1842 to 1867

chart a

Year Code for Chart A

Letter Year   Letter Year   Letter Year
A  1845   J 1854    1849 
1858    1857    1867 
1844    1856    1848 
1852    1859    1850 
1855    1864    1865 
1847    1862    1842 
1863    1851    1853 
1843    1866    1860 
1846    1861       
 

1868 to 1883

chart b

Year Code for Chart B

 Letter Year    Letter  Year 
A 1871    L 1882 
1870    1877 
1878*    1875 
1881    1874 
1873    1876 
1869    1868 
1872    1879 
1880       
1883       

*W was used during 1-6 March 1878

 

Material Class Code for Both Periods

 Number Material
I Metal
II  Wood 
III  Glass 
IV  Ceramics 
Wallpaper 
VI  Carpets 
VII-XIII  Textiles of various kind including dress and furnishing fabrics 

Month Code for Both Periods

 Letter Year    Letter  Year 
A December   H April 
October    July 
January    K*  November 
September    June 
May    R*  August 
G*  February    March 

*R was used during 1-19 September 1857
*K was used for December 1860
*G was used during 1-6 March 1878

From 1884 on: Wares were marked with a registration number.

Rd # Year  
1 1884  
19756 1885  
40480 1886  
64520 1887  
90483 1888  
Rd # Year  
116648 1889  
141273 1890  
163767 1891  
185713 1892  
205240 1893  
Rd # Year  
224720 1894  
246975 1895  
268392 1896  
291241 1897  
311658 1898  
Rd # Year  
331707 1899  
351202 1900  
 
 

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