Body Style

Ginger-Jar Round

Naming Source

Club Named

Potter

Thomas Elsmore
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Tunstall, Staffordshire

Manufacturing Era

1870s
1880s

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre
Gold Lustre

Footprints/Shapes

Round

Type(s) of Ware

Bath
Dinnerware

Motif(s)

Tea Leaf

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.