Body Style

Sonata

Naming Source

Club Named

Potter

Anthony Shaw
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Tunstall and Burslem, England

Manufacturing Era

1870s

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre

Footprints/Shapes

Oval
Round

Type(s) of Ware

Bath
Dinnerware

Motif(s)

Tea Leaf

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.