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Potters 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).

 

 

Potter: William Adams

Biography

Alternate Names:  WIlliam Adams, William and Thormas Adams, W Adams and Co,. WIlliam Adams and Sons.

In business from 1829-1865

Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Huron Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Adams - Huron Shape - TL - Teapot

Description:

An elegant teapot topped off with a ring finial.

William Adams - Huron Shape - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Huron Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Adams - Huron Shape - TL - Waste Jar - Master - 17 tall

Description:

This master waste jar would make quite an impressive addition to any collection.  A rare find indeed.  It stands 17 inches tall.

William Adams - Huron Shape - TL - Waste Jar - Master - 17 tall
Item(s): Waste Jar (Master w/lid)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Huron Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Vintage Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: William Adams & Sons

Biography

20th Cewntury Tea Leaf potter.  In business from 1963-1972 and famous for their Empress shape.  Manufactured lots of unusual pieces not found in 19th century Tea Leaf like salt & pepper shakers, ash trays, jam jars, etc.

Location: Tunstall and Stoke, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Empress Shape
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Adams - Empress Shape - TL - Coffeepot

Description:

Coffepots are harder-to-find than teapots.

Adams - Empress Shape - Tea Leaf - Coffeepot
Item(s): Coffeepot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Empress Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Domed Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Adams - Empress Shape - TL - Pitcher

Description:

Pitchers come in a variety of sizes.

Adams - Empress Shape - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Empress Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Adams - Empress Shape - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A sugar bowl in the Empress shape.

Adams - Empress Shape - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Empress Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Domed Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Henry Alcock

Biography

1861-1910; Added Ltd to their name in 1901

Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Blanket Stitch (Piecrust)
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: 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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Jumbo
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Jumbo
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Potter: John Alcock

Biography

1850-1861

Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Trent Shape
Motifs:
Lustre Band
John Alcock - Trent Shape - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Body Style: Trent Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Potter: John Bahl

Biography

Bahl Potteries, Inc. was in operation in 1940 and 1941 and only produced one known body style.  The owner's prior work history included being a designer for Edwin M. Knowles Co. (1910) and a partner in an East Liverpool Ohio (ELO) decorating firm.  

To date, the only known Tea Leaf pieces made by this potter are small bowls.

Location: Carrolton, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Cameo Rose
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cameo Rose
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
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
 

Potter: William Baker

Biography

Wm Baker - 1839-1932

Baker & Chetwynd - 1869-1875

Ltd. added 1893

 

Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Draped Leaf
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")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Draped Leaf
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Draped Leaf
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Gourd
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Morning Glory
 

Potter: Baker & Chetwynd

Biography

Wm Baker - 1839-1932

Baker & Chetwynd - 1869-1875

Ltd. added 1893

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Plain Round
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Potter: Beardmore & Dawson

Biography

Also B&D

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.

1863

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

Potter: Bennett

Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Bennett - Unknown - MR - Syrup Pitcher

Description:

Ironstone syrup pitchers are hard-to-find.  They have a metal lid and ironstone body.  This one is decorated with the Moss Rose motif and gold lustre accents.

Bennett - Unknown - Moss Rose - Syrup Pitcher
Item(s): Syrup Pitcher
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Bishop & Stonier

Biography

Bishop & Stonier Ltd.

1891-1939

***See Powell & Bishop***

Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Motifs:
Lustre Band
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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Chelsea
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Blakeney Pottery Ltd

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware, Novelty
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Bamboo
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Blakeney Pottery - Bamboo - TL - Invalid Feeder
Blakeney Pottery - Bamboo - Tea Leaf - Invalid Feeder
Item(s): Other
Type(s) of Ware: Novelty
Body Style: Bamboo
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: T&R Boote

Biography

from 1872-1876

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
Boote - Classic Shape - TL - Bone Dish
Item(s): Bone dish
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Classic Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Sampson Bridgwood

Biography

Alternate Names: Sampson Bridgwood and Son

Location: Longton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Blanket Stitch (Piecrust)
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Christian E. Brockmann

Biography

Brockmann Pottery Company was organized by Christian E. Brockmann in 1887.  Originally the pottery was established by Messrs. Tempest, Brockmann & Co. in 1862 and used the English lion and unicorn mark with T. B. & Co. underneath.  In 1881, the name was changed to Tempest, Brockmann & Sampson Pottery Co.  After 1887 when it became Brockmann Pottery Co., the same English lion and unicorn mark was used; however, beneath the mark appeared the letters B. P. Co.  The pottery was located in the West End of Cincinnati on Richmond Street.  Mr. Brockmann sold his cream and white granite wares along with other goods out of a building on Main street in Cincinnati.  After his death in 1903, the pottery was managed by his son, Christian F. Brockmann.  The pottery closed in 1912.  

 Much of the information in this narrative as well as additional information on Mr. Brockmann and the buildings he owned may be found at http://www.diggingcincinnati.com/2013/03/the-story-of-potter-and-his-bui...

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Cable Shape
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Potter: William Brunt

Biography

William Brunt, Jr. & Co. operated from 1865 to 1878.  The founder began making white ware at the East Liverpool pottery in 1877.  In 1878, his son William and son-in-law, Brad Louthan, joined him and the company name changed to William Brunt, Son & Co.  It operated under this name until 1911.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware, Novelty
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Brunt - Unknown - TL - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Burford Brothers

Biography

Burford Brothers was founded by brothers Oliver, George and Robert Burford.  This potter was in existence from 1882 to 1902.  The pottery became known for the quality of its decorative work.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Burford Brothers - Unknown - CL - Soap Slab

Description:

A soap slab decorated with cloverleaf.

Burford Brothers - Unknown - Clover Leaf - Soap Slab
Item(s): Soap Slab
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Cloverleaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Burford Brothers Mark B.B.
 

Potter: Henry Burgess

Biography

pottery in business from 1864-1892.

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Burgess - Bamboo - TL - Pitcher

Description:

A 7 inch vessel for holding liquids

Burgess - Bamboo - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Bamboo
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
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
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Chrysanthemum - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

A lovely chamber pot in the Chrysanthemum shape.

Burgess - Chrysanthemum - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Chrysanthemum
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Stepped
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: 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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Embroidered Chelsea
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Grenade Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Plain Round - TL - Mug

Description:

A modern shaped mug.

Burgess - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Mug
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Reeded Round - TL - Ewer

Description:

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

Item(s): Ewer
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Reeded Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Simple Square - Pagoda - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A sugar bowl with lid.

Burgess - Simple Square - Pagoda - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Simple Square - Pagoda
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Tudor
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Square Ridged - Beaded Handle - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A sugar bowl in the Square Ridged - Beaded Handle body style.

Burgess - Square Ridged - Beaded Handle - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Square Ridged - Beaded Handle
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Stepped
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Burgess - Violet and Vine - TL - Pitcher - 9.5 inches tall

Description:

The handle is star of this pitcher.  The body style name was derived from the Bird Foot Violet, a five petal flower with foliage resenbling the handle decoration.

Burgess - Violet and Vine - Tea Leaf - Pitcher - 9.5 inches tall
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Violet and Vine
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Cartwright Bros.

Biography

Cartwright Bros. Pottery & Co. was founded by father, William Cartwright Sr., and sons Thomas, William, Jr. and Samuel.  The pottery was in production between 1880 and 1927.  Sometimes this pottery used a unique "lying down" Tea Leaf motif (named such by Annise Heaivilin).  

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Cartwright - Plain Round - TL - Bowl (Waste) - 4 in. tall, 6 in. dia_

Description:

A waste bowl in the plain round body style.  This one is 4 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter.

Cartwright - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Bowl (Waste) - 4 in. tall, 6 in. dia_
Item(s): Bowl (waste)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
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
 

Potter: E&C Challinor

Biography

Alternate Names:  E&C Challinor; Edward Challinor; C. Challinor

Challinor, Edward - 1854-1863

Challinor, E&C - 1862-1891

Challinor, C - 1892-1896

Location: Lane Delph, Fenton
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Challinor - Cable Shape - TL - Shaving Mug

Description:

A shaving mug in the Cable body style.

Challinor - Cable - Tea Leaf - Shaving Mug
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Challinor - Scalloped Rim - TL - Bowl

Description:

The side view of the Challinor scalloped rim serving bowl.  The prize (tea leaf motif) is on the inside.

Challinor - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Bowl
Item(s): Bowl (nested various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Challinor - Victorian Beauty - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Body Style: Victorian Beauty
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): N/A
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: N/A
 

Potter: Chelsea China

Biography

Chelsea China Co. was in production between 1886 and 1896 (different sources state the opening was either a year before or a year after) but all agree it was in the late 1880s.  While no founder names are available, Hugh Robertson was appointed manager whent the pottery opened.  Sources say that the plant changed hands many times during its short history.

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

Potter: Edward Clarke

Biography

1865-1887

Location: Tunstall, Longport, Burslem
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Plain Round
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Edward Clarke - Plain Round - TL - Brush Vase

Description:

A Plain Round brush or toothbrush vase.

Edward Clarke - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Joseph Clementson

Biography

1839-1864

See also: Clementson Bros.

Many of the body styles potted by J. Clementson were continued by Clementson Bros.

Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with cobalt plumes, Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Clementson - Augusta Shape - LB - Teapot

Description:

Pouring vessel for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.

Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Augusta Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with red and blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Balanced Vine
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Chinese Shape - LB - Teapot

Description:

No lustre decorates the finial and spout of this particular teapot.

Clementson - Chinese Shape - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Chinese Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Clementson - Full Panelled Gothic - TB - Teapot

Description:

A teapot in the Full Panelled Gothic body style unmarked but probably made by Joseph Clementson.

Clementson - Full Panelled Gothic - Teaberry - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Full Panelled Gothic
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Heavy Square - TB - Ewer

Description:

An impressive ewer in the Heavy Square body style.

Clementson - Heavy Square - Teaberry - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Heavy Square
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Hill Shape - LB - Sugar Bowl with Polychrome

Description:

A sugar bowl adorned with copper lustre and colorful floral decorations.

Clementson - Hill Shape - Lustre Band - Sugar Bowl with Polychrome
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Hill Shape (Medallion Scroll)
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Clementson - Lafayette Shape - LB - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Lafayette Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Clementson - Nautilus Shape - LB - Sauce Tureen.

Description:

Unusual and early body style.  Note the dolphin handles on these interesting pieces.  Ladle with this set may not be correct for this body style.

Clementson - Nautilus Shape - Lustre Band - Sauce Tureen.
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Nautilus
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Dolphin Arch
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Diamond Shaped
Motifs: Lustre Band
Clementson - New York Shape - LB - Chamber Pot

Description:

A chamber pot which is part of a bath set.

Clementson - New York Shape - Lustre Band - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: New York Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pod/Seed
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Clementson - Plain Round - TB - Egg Cup

Description:

Egg cups are treasured by collectors.

Clementson - Plain Round - Teaberry - Egg Cup
Item(s): Egg Cup
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Prairie Shape - LB - Pitcher 2 with cobalt line and plumes

Description:

Another view of the Prairie Shape pitcher.

Clementson - Prairie Shape - Lustre Band - Pitcher 2 with cobalt line and plumes
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Prairie Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with blue pinstripes and cobalt plumes
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Potter: Clementson Bros.

Biography

1865-1916

Ltd. from 1910

Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Clementson - Balanced Vine - TB - Ewer and Basin

Description:

Basin and Ewer.

Clementson - Balanced Vine - Teaberry - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Balanced Vine
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Beaded Band - TB - Butter Dish - 3 pieces - 2

Description:

This is a three piece set with the unseen liner making it complete.

Clementson - Beaded Band - TB - Butter Dish - 3 pieces - 2
Item(s): Butter Dish
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Beaded Band
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Crystal Shape - TB - Butter Dish

Description:

A beautiful and complete butter dish inlcuding the insert with drain holes.  Note that inside drainers rarely, if ever, had any motif design on them so that they could be used in a variety of wares.

Clementson - Crystal Shape - Teaberry - Butter Dish
Item(s): Butter Dish
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Crystal Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Crystal Shape - TB - Butter Dish

Description:

A beautiful and complete butter dish inlcuding the insert with drain holes.  Note that inside drainers rarely, if ever, had any motif design on them so that they could be used in a variety of wares.

Clementson - Crystal Shape - Teaberry - Butter Dish
Item(s): Drainer - Butter
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Crystal Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Clementson - Elegance - TB - Ewer and Basin

Description:

Aptly named, this ewer and basin are very elegant.

Clementson - Elegance - Teaberry - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Elegance
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Grape Vine
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pretzel
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Heavy Square - TB - Chamber Pot
Clementson - Heavy Square - Teaberry - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Heavy Square
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Heart - Open
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Teaberry
Clementson - Plain Round - TB - Brush Vase & Tray

Description:

A lovely brush vase decorated with the teaberry motif in a shape that was intended to go with many body styles.

Clementson - Plain Round - Teaberry - Brush Vase & Tray
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase with Undertray
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Uplift
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Clementson - Twelve Panel - TB - Child's Cup and Saucer

Description:

Child-sized version of Clementson's adult dinnerware.

Clementson - Twelve Panel - Teaberry - Child's Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handled)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Twelve Panel
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
 

Potter: R. Cochran

Biography

The Cochran pottery of Glasgow, Scotland, utilized the same Pre-Tea Leaf design made famous by Edward Walley.  Whether there was any connection between the Cochran and Walley potteries is not known.  The long-lived Cochran pottery was in business from 1846 to 1918 while the Walley pottery was in production for only a few short years from 1845 to 1856. 

 

Alt Name: R Cochran & Co.

Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Motifs:
Pre-Tea Leaf
Cochran - Arched Wheat - LB - Creamer

Description:

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

Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Arched Wheat
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Cochran - Hyacinth - LB - Teapot - WIth Teal and Pink Polychrome Lustre

Description:

A hard-to-find piece.  A Hyacinth teapot decorated with copper lustre and teal and pink decorations.

Cochran - Hyacinth - Lustre Band - Teapot - WIth Teal and Pink Polychrome Lustre
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Hyacinth
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Finials: Artichoke
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Cochran - Hyacinth - PRE - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A hard body style to find.

Cochran - Hyacinth - Pre-Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Hyacinth
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Artichoke
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pre-Tea Leaf
Cochran - Niagara Shape - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Body Style: Niagara Shape
Collecting Category: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): N/A
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: N/A
 

Potter: Cook and Mareck

Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: N/A
Body Styles:
Cable Shape
Motifs:
Moss Rose
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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: W & E Corn

Biography

formerly Edward Corn (1853-1863)

Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Corn - Bellflower - TL - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Bellflower
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Corn - Coronet - TL - Ewer & Basin

Description:

A elegant ewer and wash basin in the Coronet body style..

Corn - Coronet - Tea Leaf -  Ewer & Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Coronet
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Corn - Ribboned Oak - CL - Soap Box
Corn - Ribboned Oak - Cloverleaf - Soap Box
Item(s): Soap Dish
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Ribboned Oak
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Bow
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Cloverleaf
Corn - Square Ridged - Square Pear - MR - Teapot

Description:

The motif on this teapot is a variant of the Moss Rose design.

Corn - Square Ridged Square Pear - Moss Rose - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Square Ridged - Square Pear
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Coxon & Co.

Biography

According to Marks of American Potters, Barber, 1904, Coxon & Co. was founded in 1863 by Charles Coxon and J. F. Thompson.  Mr. Coxon, a modeler for Edwin and William Bennett, died in 1868 however the pottery continued to be operated by his widow and four sons after his death.  Around 1884 the works were sold to Alpaugh & Magowan and renamed Empire Pottery.

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Coxon - Unknown - MR - Ewer

Description:

A pretty Moss Rose decorated Ewer.

Coxon - Unknown - Moss Rose - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
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
 

Potter: Cumbow China Decorating

Biography

Cumbow China Decorating Co. (1932-1970) was founded by Jacob and Mabel (Cumbow) Ruskin in their home in Abingdon, Virginia.  Mabel was the decorator. They purchased blanks of pottery, both American and English, and decorated them with a variety of lustre paint.  The popularity of the pieces grew and in the 1940's the company moved from their home to a separate business. Of special interest to Tea Leaf collectors is the fact that Mabel Ruskin registered the Tea Leaf motif with the U.S. Patent Office.

Location: Abingdon, Virginia
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Decorator
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware, Novelty
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Cumbow - Unknown - TL - Candleholder for Two Candles

Description:

A unique piece that would go with most Tea Leaf body styles.

Cumbow - Unknown - Tea Leaf - Candleholder for Two Candles
Item(s): Candlestick
Type(s) of Ware: Novelty
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Hand Painted
Cumbow - Unknown - Tea Leaf -  Candleholder for Two Candles - Mark
Cumbow - Unknown - TL - Child's Cup and Saucer

Description:

A handled child's cup and saucer decorated by Cumbow.

Cumbow - Unknown - Tea Leaf - Child's Cup and Saucer
Item(s): Cup and Saucer (Handled)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: D & D China

Biography

Also known as D - D

Also known as Dale & Davis

Messrs. Dale & Davis established Prospect Hill Pottery in 1880 and manufactured semi-porcelain and white granite dinner and bath ware until 1894.  Some marks included their full surnames Dale & Dales and later marks simply used their initials D & D.

Formerly:  Isaac Davis 1872-1879

Subsequently:  Cook Pottery Co. 1894-1959

 

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: N/A
Treatments: N/A
Body Styles:
Cable Shape
Motifs:
N/A
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Henry & William Davenport

Biography

Henry & William Davenport - 1835-1869

William & Davenport & Co - 1869-1881

Henry Davenport Ltd. - 1881-1897

Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Davenport - Fig Union (Union Shape) - LB - Gravy Boat
Davenport - Fig Union (Union Shape) - Lustre Band - Gravy Boat
Item(s): Gravy Boat
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Fig Union (Union Shape)
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
Davenport - Gothic Cameo - TL - Relish

Description:

Notice the beautifully embossed cameo in the handle.

Davenport - Gothic Cameo - Tea Leaf - Relish
Item(s): Relish/pickle
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Gothic Cameo
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Davenport - Hebe Shape - TL - Child's Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Hebe Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: William Davenport

Biography

Alt Name: William Davenport & Company

Henry & William Davenport - 1835-1869

William & Davenport & Co - 1869-1881

Henry Davenport Ltd. - 1881-1897

Location: Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
William Davenport - Fig Cousin - TL - Brush Vase and Tray

Description:

A showy piece of ironstone that would delight nearly every collector especially when paired with its elusive tray.  This brush vase is far fancier than its utilitarian use.

William Davenport - Fig Cousin - Tea Leaf - Brush Vase and Tray
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase with Undertray
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Fig Cousin
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Fig Cousin - TL - Creamer

Description:

Fig Cousin pieces with their pink and copper lustre make this pattern highly desireable.

William Davenport - Fig Cousin - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Fig Cousin
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Rondeau - LB - Teapot - Multi-Lustre Band

Description:

Notice all the bands of copper lustre on the tapered round body of this teapot.

William Davenport - Rondeau - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Rondeau
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
William Davenport - Rondeau - TL - Brush vase & tray

Description:

What lover of copper lustre doesn't like the extra band that Davenport uses to decorate its Rondeau pieces.  This brush vase with tray makes a great addition to the bath set.

William Davenport - Rondeau - Tea Leaf - Brush vase & tray
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase with Undertray
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Rondeau
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Rondeau - TL - Ewer

Description:

The tapered round body of this ewer is accentuated with thick copper lustre banding.  A matching basin or wash bowl would complete the set.


 

Davenport - Rondeau - Tea Leaf - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Rondeau
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Rondeau - TL - Teapot

Description:

Notice the finial on this teapot which is unusual for the Rondeau shape.

William Davenport - Rondeau - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Rondeau
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Acorn
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
William Davenport - Rondeau - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

A elegant oval vegetable tureen in the Rondeau body style.

Davenport - Rondeau - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Rondeau
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: J. H. & J. Davis

Biography

1871-1875

See also J.H. Davis

Location: Eastwood, Hanley
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Banded Round
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Teaberry
J H and J Davis - Banded Round - TB - Teapot

Description:

Vessel uses for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.

Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Banded Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Teaberry
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Potter: Dresden Pottery Works

Biography

According to Pottery Industries in East Liverpool Area 1910-1919 this American pottery was in business between 1912-1914 and then again between 1925-1927.  In their early years they may have operated unter Brunt, Bloor, Martin & Co and the Potters Co-Operative Co.  

 

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Chelsea
Motifs:
Moss Rose
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Chelsea
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
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
 

Potter: East End Pottery

Biography

East End Pottery was built with funds raised by subscriptions promoted by the East Liverpool Ohio Board of Trade.  It was a cooperative composed of Edward Owens, Joseph Deekin, Sampson Turnbull and Gus Trenie.  The pottery was in existence between 1894 and 1909.  In 1909 the pottery was purchased by Gus Trenie and the pottery name was changed to Trenie China Co.

East End was one of the few potters of the time who used copper lustre rather than gold.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
East End - Plain Round - TL - Child's Sugar Bowl
East End - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Child's Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Steeple
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
East End - Simple Square - Beaded Handle - TL - Creamer
East End - Simple Square - Beaded Handle - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Simple Square - Beaded Handle
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Edge Malkin

Biography

1870-1903

Ltd. from 1897

Edge, Malkin & Co.

Potted both white ironstone as well as a cream-colored buttery color ironstone

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Argyle
Polonaise
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Edge Malkin - Polonaise - TL - Brush Vase

Description:

A rare find - a brush vase with a divided cavity topped with the handle.

Edge Malkin - Polonaise - Tea Leaf - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Polonaise
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Edge Malkin - Polonaise - TL - Cake Plate
Item(s): Cake Plate
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Polonaise
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Edge Malkin - Polonaise - TL - Pancake Server

Description:

Edge Malkin's Polonaise is the color of pale Baltic amber.

Item(s): Pancake (covered)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Polonaise
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Crown
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Type of Mark:
Impressed
 

Potter: John Edwards

Biography

In business 1847-1900; appears to have made Tea Leaf only in the 1870s and 1880s.

Location: Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
John Edwards - Camille - TL - Ewer

Description:

A lovely ewer with soft fluting that rises up from the base and cascades down from the rim.

John Edwards - Camille - Tea Leaf - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Camille
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
John Edwards - Peerless Shape - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

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

John Edwards - Peerless Shape - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Peerless Shape (Feather)
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular, Round
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")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Royal Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
John Edwards - Victory Shape - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

Note the dolphin that graced the tip of the Ewer handle.

John Edwards - Victory Shape - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Victory Shape (Dolphin)
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Edwards Brothers

Location: Fenton, England
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Edwards Brothers - Peerless Shape - MR - Brush Vase

Description:

A brush vase is a welcome addition to any bath set.  This particular one is decorated with a delicate Moss Rose motif.

Edwards Brothers - Peerless Shape - Moss Rose - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Peerless Shape (Feather)
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Edwards Bros - Fenton Mark
 

Potter: Thomas Elsmore

Biography

1872-1887

Also Thomas Elsmore & Son

Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Elsmore - Delphi - TL - Covered Vegetable

Description:

A covered serving dish.  

Thomas Elsmore - Delphi - Tea Leaf - Covered Vegetable
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Delphi
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Elsmore & Forster

Biography

Sometimes printed as Elsmore & Foster on children's pieces.

Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s, 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Copper Lustre with cobalt plumes, Copper Lustre with copper plumes, Green and Gold, Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Morning Glory
Pepperleaf
Reverse Teaberry
Teaberry
Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Arched Forget Me Not - LB - Teapot

Description:

Vessel for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.  This piece is not marked but it is attributed to Elsmore & Forster.

Note Forget-Me-Not embossing on this piece.

Elsmore and Forster - Arched Forget Me Not - Lustre Band - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Arched Forget-Me-Not
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Elsmore and Forster - Ceres Shape - LB - Sauce Tureen

Description:

Shown with undertray.

Elsmore and Forster - Ceres Shape - Lustre Band - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Ceres Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Elsmore and Forster - Columbia Shape - MG - Child's Teapot

Description:

Children's sets are a favorite among collectors.

Elsmore and Forster - Columbia Shape - Morning Glory - Child's Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Columbia Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Morning Glory
Elsmore and Forster - Crystal Shape - PEP - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A Crystal shape sugar by Elsmore & Forster with scalloped rim.

Elsmore and Forster - Crystal Shape - PEP - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Crystal Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pepperleaf
Elsmore and Forster - Fanfare - TOB - Chamber Pot

Description:

A covered vessel used for personal hygiene.

Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Fanfare
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Domed Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Fanfare - TOB - Sauce Tureen

Description:

A covered vessel with ladle and undertray to contain and dispense sauces.

Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Fanfare
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Domed Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
Elsmore and Forster - Laurel Wreath - LB - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

This vegetable bowl is a stunning example of the brilliant copper lustre that adorns pieces in the Laurel Wreath body style.

Elsmore and Forster - Laurel Wreath - Lustre Band - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Laurel Wreath
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knot
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: N/A
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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tobacco Leaf
 

Potter: Etruria Pottery

Biography

William Bloor founded Bloor, Ott & Booth in 1863 which operated under that name until 1865.  Then the company became known as Ott, Brewer & Bloor from 1865-t0 1870.  Then, in 1870 in the hopes of capitalizing on the popularity of English ironstone and earthenware, the factory was named Etruria Works and the company was known as Etruria Pottery & Co. (of Ott & Brewer Co.).  This company was in operation until 1893.

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Cable Shape
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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: John Farrall

Biography

1854

Also Jacob Farrall & Co.

(Pearson, Farrall & Meakin)

Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Farrall - Dangling Tulips - LB - Relish-Pickle

Description:

A relish or pickle dish in the Dangling Tulips body style.

Item(s): Relish/pickle
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Dangling Tulips
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Potter: Jacob Furnival

Biography

1845-1870

Also Jacob Furnival & Co.

Location: Colbridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Jacob Furnival - Berry Cluster - TB - Sauce Tureen

Description:

A beautiful sauce tureen and undertray decorated with the teaberry motif.  While not marked this piece is usually attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival -  Berry Cluster - Teaberry - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Berry Cluster
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Berry Cluster - TB - Sauce Tureen

Description:

A beautiful sauce tureen and undertray decorated with the teaberry motif.  While not marked this piece is usually attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival -  Berry Cluster - Teaberry - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Undertray (sauce)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Berry Cluster
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Teaberry
Jacob Furnival - Cockscomb Handle - Polychrome with CL Seaweed - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A highly decorated sugar bowl with copper lustre and blue seaweed motif.  This cockcomb handled piece is unmarked but attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival - Cockscomb Handle - Polychrome with Copper Lustre Seaweed - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cockscomb Handle
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Treatment(s): Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Finials: Mushroom
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Seaweed
Jacob Furnival - Grand Loop - CINQ - Teapot

Description:

This particular teapot is deeply embossed.

Jacob Furnival - Grand Loop - Cinquefoil - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Grand Loop
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pod/Seed
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Cinquefoil
Jacob Furnival - Grape Octagon - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Body Style: Grape Octagon
Collecting Category: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): N/A
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: N/A
Jacob Furnival - Hidden Motif - BOT - Hot Water

Description:

A vessel used to carry hot water.  While this piece is unmarked, the body style and motif are attributed to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival - Hidden Motif - Botanical - Hot Water
Item(s): Hot Water/Service Pitcher
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Hidden Motif
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Botanical
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Panelled Grape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Cinquefoil
Jacob Furnival - Primary - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Body Style: Primary
Collecting Category: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): N/A
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: N/A
Jacob Furnival - Quartered Rose - PIN - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A highly decorated sugar bowl in the Quartered Rose body style.

Jacob Furnival - Quartered Rose - Pinwheel - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Quartered Rose
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pinwheel
Jacob Furnival - Walled Octagon - CG - Brush Box

Description:

A brush vase is a treasured addition to any bath set.  This particular one is not marked but it is attibuted to Jacob Furnival.

Jacob Furnival - Walled Octagon - Chelsea Grape - Brush Box
Item(s): Brush/Razor/Utility Horizontal Box
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Walled Octagon
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Chelsea Grape
Jacob Furnival - Wheat - CINQ - Coffeepot

Description:

This coffeepot embossed with wheat stalks at the neck is unmarked but attributed to Jacob Furnival.  This particular piece is decorated with the cinquefoil motif.

Jacob Furnival - Wheat - Cinquefoil -  Coffeepot
Item(s): Coffeepot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Wheat
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Cinquefoil
 

Potter: Thomas Furnival

Biography

1871-1874

Also: Thomas Furnival and Sons  1875-1890

Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Thomas Furnival - Cable Shape - TL - Butter Dish

Description:

This piece would have an inside liner.

Item(s): Butter Dish
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Thomas Furnival - Cable Shape - TL - Hot Water Jug

Description:

 

Hot water jugs are identified by their long sleek necks.  This piece is hard to find.

Item(s): Hot Water/Service Pitcher
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Thomas Furnival - Gentle Square - 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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Gentle Square (Rooster)
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Thomas Furnival - Gentle Square - TL - Teapot

Description:

A covered vessel for hot liquids such as tea and coffee. 

Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Gentle Square (Rooster)
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Thomas Furnival - Little Cable - TL - Teapot

Description:

Notice the copper lines on the finial, handle and spout of this pretty teapot.

Thomas Furnival - Little Cable - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Little Cable
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
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 - Name Above
 

Potter: Glasgow Pottery

Biography

Glasgow Pottery was established by John Moses in 1863.  John, along with Isaac Weatherby and Samuel K. Wilson constructed the factory on a site of a very old pottery that had been razed.  John's brother, James, joined the company for a short time as well.  While the pottery was in existence between 1863 and 1905, Tea Leaf decorated ironstone was created between 1893 and 1895.  During its operation, this pottery was considered to be of a quality equal to that of English potteries.

The pottery produced hotel, steamboat and government ware along with pieces made for home use.  Many Glasgow Pottery pieces carry the backstamp of "Trilby."

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Trilby
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Goodwin Bros. Pottery

Biography

This pottery was formed by three brothers, James H., George, and Henry S. Goodwin after the death of their father, John, in 1875.  John was a long time potter in East Liverpool Ohio and Trenton New Jersey.  The pottery was in business from 1875 through 1913 but only produced Tea Leaf decorated ironstone between 1885 and 1898.

In additon to making pieces for home use, this pottery produced hotel ware.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Goodwin Brothers - Cable Shape - MR - Creamer

Description:

A large Moss Rose motif adorns this creamer.

Goodwin Brothers - Cable - Moss Rose - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Green & Clay

Biography

A Green and Clay mark found on Tea Leaf dates the production form 1888-1891.  Ironstone wares by Green and Clay decorated with non-Tea Leaf designs are found on a body style similar to Fishook by Alfred Meakin.

Location: Longton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Green & Clay - Unknown - MR - Soup Tureen & Ladle

Description:

A soup tureen & ladle adorned with the Moss Rose motif.

Green & Clay - Unknown - Moss Rose - Soup Tureen & Ladle
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Stepped
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Moss Rose
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Green & Clay Mark
Green & Clay - Unknown - MR - Soup Tureen & Ladle

Description:

A soup tureen & ladle adorned with the Moss Rose motif.

Green & Clay - Unknown - Moss Rose - Soup Tureen & Ladle
Item(s): Ladle (soup)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: W.H. Grindley

Biography

1880-1960

Ltd added in 1925

Also: W.H. Grindley & Co.

Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Grindley - Bamboo - TL - Teapot
Grindley - Bamboo - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Bamboo
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bamboo Arch
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Grindley - Favorite - TL - Hot Water Jug

Description:

A container for hot water that is part of a bath set. Usually about 8 inches in height in same shape as the matching ewer which is approximately 12 inches in height.

Item(s): Hot Water/Service Pitcher
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Favorite
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Favorite
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: H Pottery Works

Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Thomas Hughes

Biography

1855-1894

Also: Thos. Hughes & Son 1805-1909

Location: Burslem and Longport, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Thomas Hughes - Beaded Bow - TL - Teapot

Description:

This body style is identified by the bow finial and embossed beading on both the finial and handles.

Thomas Hughes - Beaded Bow - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Beaded Bow
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bow
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Thomas Hughes - Dignity - TL - Teapot

Description:

The body of this teapot is embellished with botanical embossing from the upper handle terminal.  The design repeats on the opposite side above the spout.

Thomas Hughes - Dignity - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Dignity
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Thomas Hughes - Draped Fern and Leaf - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Draped Fern and Leaf
Collecting Category: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: N/A
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Fig Cousin
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with added Pink Lustre
Finials: Fig
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: J M & Company

Biography

John Moses & Sons Co.  1900-1905

John Moses & Co.

Previously Glasgow Pottery Co.

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
J M & Co - Unknown - MR - Brush Vase
J M & Company - Unknown - Moss Rose - Brush Vase
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Johnson Bros.

Biography

1883-1968

Location: Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Johnson Brothers - Acanthus - TL - Creamer

Description:

This lovely creamer has deep ribbing and embossed leaves at the edges.

Johnson Brothers - Acanthus - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Acanthus
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Johnson Brothers - Chelsea - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

Ewer and basin

Johnson Brothers - Chelsea - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Chelsea
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Knowles, Taylor, Knowles

Biography

Founders Isaac Knowles, his son Homer S. Knowles, son-in-law John N. Taylor, began a pottery that became the largest pottery in the United States, selling to every state in the union. Isaac was the originator of many improvements in the pottery industry. K.T.K. was the first pottery in the U.S. to use natural gas to fire the kilns. By 1887, K.T.K. operated 16 kilns, 12 decorating kilns, and employed six hundred workers. The company produced a finished cask of product every ten minutes of working time. Ironstone was produced in five shapes, “Tacoma” being the name given to Tea Leaf pieces.

 

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware, Novelty
Treatments: Gold Lustre, Sunderland (Pink) Lustrerland Lustre
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Basketweave - MR - Mug Shaving
Unmarked - Basketweave - MR - Mug Shaving
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Basketweave
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Plain Round - LB - Child's Sugar Bowl

Description:

Lidded sugar bowl is part of child's tea set.

Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Knowles Taylor Knowles - Unknown - MR - Pitcher

Description:

This pitcher has a pewter lid.  The piece stands 11 inches tall.

Knowles Taylor Knowles - Unknown - Moss Rose - Pitcher with Pewter Lid
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Homer Laughlin (Kitchen Kraft)

Biography

As far as Tea Leaf is concerned, Homer Laughlin China Co. (Kitchen Kraft) denies that they ever made or decorated with Tea Leaf but there are many pieces of Kitchen Kraft (which they did make) decorated with gold Tea Leafs.  The exact decorator of those Kitchen Kraft pieces is not known; however, the recently discovered Bahl Pottery Tea Leaf motif closely resembles that used on Kitchen Kraft pieces, and John Bahl was a decorated in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Brothers Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin formed a partnership in 1871 to make pottery ware in their hometown of East Liverpool Ohio.  The pottery prospered.  In 1897 Homer Laughlin retired and sold the business to Mr. Wells, manager of the factory, and another partner.  The partners felt a need to expand their business but there was no more room in East Liverpool Ohio.  In the early 1900's, land was purchased in what became Newell, West Virginia and a pottery was built.  Ownership has changed hands many times over the years, but the company still exists.

Location: Newell, West Virginia
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Decorator
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Balloon
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft - Balloon - TL - Batter Jug

Description:

Kitchen Kraft items are decorated with gold lustre.  Batter jugs are hard-to-find.

Homer Laughlin Kitchen Kraft - Balloon - TL - Batter Jug
Item(s): Batter Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Balloon
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Livesley & Davis

Biography

1867-1871

Location: Eastwood, Hanley
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Arabesque
Banded Round
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Livesley and Davis - Arabesque - LB - Mug - Shaving

Description:

Beautiful mid-eastern influenced embossing identifies this body style.  Shaving mugs are popular among collectors.

Both of the marks attached to this photo were found on this mug.

Livesley Davis - Arabesque - Lustre Band - Mug Shaving
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Arabesque
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Type of Mark:
Impressed
Livesley and Davis - Arabesque - Mug Impressed Mark 1867-1871
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Livesley and Davis - Arabesque - Royal Arms Mark 1867-1871 on Arabesque mug
 

Potter: Livesley & Powell

Biography

1851-1865

Also: Livesley & Powell & Co.

Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Polychrome with Copper Lustre
Livesley and Powell - Columbia Shape - LB - Mug Shaving (with pinstripes)

Description:

A shaving mug in an early body style.  Shaving mugs are a favorite among collectors.

Livesley and Powell - Columbia Shape - Luster Band - Mug Shaving (with pinstripes)
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Columbia Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre with red and blue pinstripes
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Livesley and Powell - Grape Octagon - LB - Child's Teapot

Description:

A charming and elegant Grape Octagon child's teapot.

Livesley and Powell - Grape Octagon - Lustre Band - Child's Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Grape Octagon
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Grape Cluster
Adults/Child's Pieces: Child's
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Livesley and Powell - Ring O' Hearts - LB - Vegetable Tureen
Livesley and Powell - Ring O' Hearts - Lustre Band - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Ring O'Hearts
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Flower
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Potter: M & Company

Biography

Morley (& Son) or (& Sons) & Co

1879-1891

Location: Wellsville, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
M & Co - Unknown - MR - Creamer

Description:

This Moss Rose decorated piece has an oversized spout.

M & Co - Unknown - Moss Rose - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: John Maddock

Biography

1880-1887

Also: John Maddock & Son(s) (Ltd)

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Old Dominion
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
John Maddock - Old Dominion - TL - Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Old Dominion
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: J & E Mayer

Biography

The brothers, Joseph and Ernest Mayer who founded the J. & E. Mayer pottery (1881-present), were British potters from a long line of Staffordshire potters.  They knew Tea Leaf and produced it in large quantities with copper lustre covering the brown underglaze motif, a rarity in American Tea Leaf.  Their Tea Leaf was called 'Luster Band and Sprig' as they had known it in England.  In early 1900 Tea Leaf production ceased and the company was purchased by Shenango Pottery who retained the name of Mayer Pottery and is, today, the largest produccer of restaurant china in the United States.

 

Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre, Polychrome with Copper Lustre
J & E Mayer - King Charles II - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

A covered container for personal hygiene.

J and E Mayer - King Charles II - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: King Charles II
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer - Plain Round - MR - Spittoon

Description:

Spitoons are hard-to-find.

J and E Mayer - Plain Round - Moss Rose - Spittoon
Item(s): Spittoon
Type(s) of Ware: Novelty
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
J & E Mayer - Simple Square - Pagoda - TL - Creamer

Description:

This creamer stands 5-1/4 inches tall.

J & E Mayer - Simple Square - Pagoda - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Simple Square - Pagoda
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer - Windsor - TL - Ewer

Description:

This ewer has a very bulbous body and graceful handle.

J & E Mayer - Windsor - Tea Leaf - Ewer
Item(s): Ewer
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Windsor
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
J & E Mayer - Windsor - Mark
 

Potter: Burton McNicol

Biography

McNicol, Burton & Co. was founded by Adolph Fritz, William McClure, John McNicol, Patrick McNicol, William Burton Sr., William Burton Jr. and John Dover.  Within 6 months Fritz and McClure withdrew.  Later John Dover retired and John McNicol sold his interest to his sons, D. E. and H. A.  The company was a very successful pottery, expanding to the point where it employed 40 workers.  The company ceased to exist as McNicol, Burton & Co. on the death of Burton Sr. and the retirment of Burton Jr.  In 1892 it became the D. E. McNicol Pottery Co.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Burton McNicol - American Delphi - TL - Vegetable tureen

Description:

A vegetable tureen named recently by the club as American Delphi.

Burton McNicol - American Delphi - TL - Vegetable tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: American Delphi
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Burton McNichol - American Delphi - Mark
 

Potter: Alfred Meakin

Biography

Began in 1875 at Royal Albert, Victoria and Highgate Potteries.  One of the Staffordshire potteries.  After 1897, added "LTD" to the name.  After 1930, "LTD" was not used in the marks.   The mark often incorporates a lion, unicorn, and a coat of arms, athough other marks were also used.

Location: Tunstall, England
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Alfred Meakin - Bamboo - TL - Chamber Pot
Alfred Meakin - Bamboo - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Bamboo
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bamboo Arch
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
Alfred Meakin - Brocade - TL - Butter Dish

Description:

A covered butter dish in the Brocade shape.

Alfred Meakin - Brocade - Tea Leaf - Butter Dish
Item(s): Butter Dish
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Brocade
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Stepped
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Chelsea - TL - Ewer and Basin
Alfred Meakin - Chelsea - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Chelsea
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
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 - Crewel - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Notice the embossed designs on the lower section of the sugar bowl that resemble fine crewel embroidery.

Alfred Meakin - Crewel - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Crewel
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Fishhook - TL - Bowl (Punch/Posset) and Ladle

Description:

This is a rare find.

Alfred Meakin - Fishhook - Tea Leaf - Bowl (Punch/Posset) and Ladle
Item(s): Bowl (Punch/Posset)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Fishhook
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Fishhook - TL - Bowl (Punch/Posset) and Ladle

Description:

This is a rare find.

Alfred Meakin - Fishhook - Tea Leaf - Bowl (Punch/Posset) and Ladle
Item(s): Ladle (soup)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Universal - Alfred Meakin
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Nautilus Shell
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Plain Round - TL - Boston Egg Cup

Description:

A hard-to-find Boston egg cup decorated with the tea leaf motif.

Alfred Meakin - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Boston Egg Cup
Item(s): Egg Cup (Boston)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin - Plain Round - TL - Egg Cup

Description:

Boston egg cup.

Alfred Meakin - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Egg Cup
Item(s): Egg Cup (Boston)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
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 - Scroll - TL - Teapot

Description:

The c-scroll handles, keyhole arch finial and copper lustre decorating the finial and handles are all indicative of the Scroll body style.  This body style is thought to be Alfred Meakin's earliest Tea Leaf decorated ironstone.

Alfred Meakin - Scroll - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Scroll
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Keyhole
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
royal ironstone china - alfred meakin, england
 

Potter: J & G Meakin

Biography

1851-1870.  J & G Meakin was in business from 1851 through the 20th century (later became part of the Wedgwood group).

Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s, 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Panelled Berry With Leaves
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Ring
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pinwheel
 

Potter: Lewis H. Meakin

Biography

1853-1855

Location: Shelton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
True Scallop
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Lewis Meakin - True Scallop - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: True Scallop
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Potter: Mellor, Taylor

Biography

1880-1904

Also: Mellor, Taylor & Co.

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Mellor Taylor - Fleur-de-Lys - TL - Cake Plate

Description:

An oblong plate (usually 8 or 9 inches in width) to hold cookies or petit fours.

Item(s): Cake Plate
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Fleur-de-lys
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Lion's Head - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

A covered vessel used for personal hygiene.

 

Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Lion's Head
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Medallion
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Plain Round - TL - Bacon Rasher
Item(s): Bacon Rasher
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Mellor Taylor - Square Ridged - Hearts - TL - Mug Shaving

Description:

Shaving mugs are popular among collectors.

Mellor Taylor - Square Ridged - Hearts - Tea Leaf - Mug Shaving
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Square Ridged - Hearts
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Mercer Pottery Co.

Biography

Mercer Pottery Co. was founded in 1868 and in operation until the 1930's.  The head of the company was John Moses who claimed to have made the first semi-porcelain ware in the United States.

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
American Coronet
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Fiddlehead
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
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
 

Potter: J.W. Pankhurst

Biography

1850-1878

Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s, 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Plain Round
Rosetta
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
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")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Rosetta
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Pioneer Pottery

Biography

Pioneer Pottery Co. (1884-1900) was founded by Hamer Michaels, I. B. Clark and George Morley.  Before 1884 they operated a two kiln pottery in Wellsville, West Virginia as Morley & Co.  Morley withdrew in 1884 and the pottery continued under the name Pioneer Pottery until 1890 when the pottery closed.  Then this pottery becamee known as Wellsville China Co.

Location: Wellsville, West Virginia
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Pioneer Pottery - Unknown - TL - Teapot

Description:

An unknown body style by Pioneer Pottery Works in Wellsville, West Virginia.

Pioneer Pottery - Unknown - TL - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
Pioneer Pottery - Unknown - TL - Mark - Teapot
 

Potter: Powell & Bishop

Biography

1866-1878

Also see Powell, Bishop & Stonier

 

Location: Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Powell & Bishop - Diamond Simplicity - POM - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A sugar bowl decorated with the pomegranate motif.

Powell & Bishop - Diamond Simplicity - POM - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Diamond Simplicity
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pomegranate
Powell & Bishop - Plain Round - TL - Punch Bowl

Description:

Punch bowls are hard to find.

Powell & Bishop - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Punch Bowl
Item(s): Bowl (Punch/Posset)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Powell & Bishop - Square Ridged - Iona - TL - Sugar Bowl
Powell & Bishop - Square Ridged - Iona - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Square Ridged - Iona
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Powell & Bishop - Washington Shape - ROSE - Ewer and Wash Bowl

Description:

A floral embossed ewer and basin/wash bowl decorated with a copper lustre rose motif.

Powell & Bishop - Washington Shape - ROSE - Ewer and Wash Bowl
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Washington Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Rose
 

Potter: Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)

Biography

Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China) began production in 1903 and continues to this day.  Tea was produced by this firm between 1957 and 1977.  The Tea Leaf produced by this potter is actually a reproduction.  Fred Clifford of Red Cliff Co. purchased old pieces of English Tea Leaf and had it reproduced by Hall China Co. of East Liverpool Ohio.  Hall is a very old company and continues making ironstone and china to this day.  Red Cliff stopped producing Tea Leaf because they could not produce a lustre that wouldn't come off in the dish washer.  To maintain the lustre, this ironstone must be washed by hand.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware, Novelty
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Red Cliff - Chinese Shape - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

A good 20th century version of a Chinese Shape sugar bowl.

Red Cliff - Chinese Shape - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Chinese Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Red Cliff - Square Ridged Ribbed - TL - Sauce Tureen

Description:

A complete four-piece sauce tureen.

Red Cliff - Square Ridged Ribbed - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Square Ridged - Ribbed
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Pagoda
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: William Ridgway & Co

Biography

William Ridgway & Company was not known as a producer of Tea Leaf decorated wares, but if  "Tea Leaf" is defined as "Lustre band and Sprig" then the two floral motifs flanking a nosegay decoration would qualify.    One of the earliest examples of "Tea Leaf" decoration, their marks can be traced to the period 1834 to 1854.  

Location: Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Nosegay Florals
Ridgway - Unknown - NF - Pitcher

Description:

Pieces with this particular copper lustre motif have been attributed to Ridgway.

(atrib) Ridgway - Unknown - NF - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Nosegay Florals
 

Potter: Ruth Sayer

Biography

In the 1980's former Tea Leaf Club, International member, Ruth Sayer began decorating odd pieces of ironstone made by different potters with copper lustre and theTea Leaf motif.  The original pieces were not marked but eventually she began identifying pieces with marks on the underside.  Marks include her initials "RS" or a Tea Leaf or an RS with a Tea Leaf design.  Later Ruth and her husband also made their own decorated pieces.

 

Location: Morton, Illinois
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Decorator
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware, Novelty
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Unknown
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Ruth Sayer - Unknown - TL - Bell - 1980s

Description:

A handbell decorated with copper lustre and the Tea Leaf motif.

Ruth Sayer - Unknown - Tea Leaf - Bell - 1980s
Item(s): Other
Type(s) of Ware: Novelty
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Ruth Sayer - Unknown - TL - Bud Vase - Swirl - 9 Inches Tall - 1980s

Description:

This swirled bud vase stand 9 inches tall.

Ruth Sayer - Unknown - TL - Bud Vase - Swirl -  9 Inches Tall - 1980s
Item(s): Vase
Type(s) of Ware: Novelty
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Ruth Sayer - Unknown - TL - Cream Soup and Saucer

Description:

Note the jumbo ear-shaped handles on the cream soup bowl

Ruth Sayer - Unknown - Tea Leaf - Cream Soup and Saucer
Item(s): Cream Soup
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Ruth Sayer - Unknown - TL - Cream Soup and Saucer

Description:

Note the jumbo ear-shaped handles on the cream soup bowl

Ruth Sayer - Unknown - Tea Leaf - Cream Soup and Saucer
Item(s): Saucer
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: George Scott

Biography

George and Rachel Scott emigrated to Cincinnati from Staffordshire England where both of their families had a long association with ironstone potteries.  Their factory was a converted tavern and sat on the land now occupied by the Cincinnati ball park.  The pottery was very successful making much undecorated white ware and some decorated with the Tea Leaf motif.  George Scott was a very successful potter and his products were widely distributed.  After his death, his daughter, Sarah, inherited the business and ran it with her husband who was also a potter by trade.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Circle and Dot
Unknown
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
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
 

Potter: Sebring Pottery

Biography

Sebring Pottery Co. (1887-1940) was founded by the five Sebring brothers.  The five kiln pottery was successful enough to add a second plant of six kilns built in the East End of East Liverpool Ohio called the Klondike facility because of its distrance from the center of town.  Sebring Pottery was so successful that the brothers bought land in Ohio in 1898 and built their own city, christened Sebring, which became the site of their potteries.  Tea Leaf products were made in East Liverpool not Sebring Ohio.

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

Potter: Anthony Shaw

Biography

Began in 1851 - 1856 in Tunstall, and later at Burslem, part of the Staffordshire Potteries.  Used names such as Anthony Shaw, A. Shaw, Anthony Shaw and Sons, and Anthony Shaw and Company.  The royal coat of arms was often used in their marks.  The firm was taken over by Arthur J. Wilkinson in about 1900 according to Godden.  Anthony Shaw was one of the more prolific potters of copper lustre decorated ironstone.

Tunstall - 1851-1858

Burslem - 1858-1900

Anthony Show & Son(s) - 1882-1900

Location: Tunstall and Burslem, England
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Anthony Shaw - Basketweave - TL - Teapot

Description:

A teapot (notice the seep hole in the lid) with beautiful basketweave embossing.

Anthony Shaw - Basketweave - TL - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Basketweave
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Tudor
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Bordered Fuchsia - TL - Pitcher

Description:

This is about an 8" pitcher.

Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Bordered Fuchsia
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
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 - Bullet - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

A chamber pot with lid in the Bullet body style which is easily identifiable by it's bullet-shaped finial.

Anthony Shaw - Bullet - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Bullet
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bullet
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Hexagon (6-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Cable Shape - TL - Covered Posset with ladle

Description:

A Cable shape covered posset with ladle.

Anthony Shaw - Cable Shape - Tea Leaf - Covered Posset with ladle
Item(s): Bowl (Punch/Posset)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Cable Shape - TL - Covered Posset with ladle (2)

Description:

A posset is a nice addition to a collection.  This photograph shows the bowl of the ladle.

Anthony Shaw - Cable Shape - Tea Leaf - Covered Posset with ladle (2)
Item(s): Bowl (Punch/Posset)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Cable Shape - TL - Covered Posset with ladle (2)

Description:

A posset is a nice addition to a collection.  This photograph shows the bowl of the ladle.

Anthony Shaw - Cable Shape - Tea Leaf - Covered Posset with ladle (2)
Item(s): Ladle (soup)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Universal - Anthony Shaw
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Cattail - TL - Brush-Razor Horizontal
Anthony Shaw - Cattail - Tea Leaf - Brush-Razor Horizontal
Item(s): Brush/Razor/Utility Horizontal Box
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Cattail
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Chinese Shape - TL - Teapot

Description:

This Chinese Shape teapot has extra lustre designs enhancing the spout.

Anthony Shaw  - Chinese Shape - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Chinese Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Bud
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Daisy - TL - Cake Plate

Description:

This square cake plate has daisy rosettes impressed on the handles.

Anthony Shaw - Daisy - Tea Leaf - Cake Plate
Item(s): Cake Plate
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Daisy
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Desoto Shape - TL - Brush Vase with undertray

Description:

A unique-shaped brush vase with an elusive undertray.  This pattern is Desoto.

Anthony Shaw - Desoto Shape - Tea Leaf - Brush Vase with undertray
Item(s): Brush Vase/Toothbrush Vase with Undertray
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: DeSoto Shape
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Dimpled Round - TL - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Dimpled Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Hanging Leaves - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

A covered vegetable tureen with embossed leaves at the base of vertical ridges that divide the body into sections.

Anthony Shaw - Hanging Leaves - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Hanging Leaves
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Hexagon - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

This is a Hexagon bowl and ewer.  Note that the bowl is shaped and easily identifiable as Hexagon.

Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Hexagon
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
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 - Lily-of-the-Valley - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

A beautifully embossed chamber pot.

Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Lily-of-the-Valley
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Lily
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - TL - Pitcher
Anthony Shaw - Lily-of-the-Valley - Tea Leaf - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Lily-of-the-Valley
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
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 - Many Panelled Gothic - LB - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Many Panelled Gothic
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Anthony Shaw - Niagara Fan - TL - Creamer
Anthony Shaw - Niagara Fan - Tea Leaf - Creamer
Item(s): Creamer (4", 5")
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Niagara Fan
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Pear - LB - Cake Plate

Description:

Cake plates are not only functional but are often used when decorating.

Anthony Shaw - Pear - Lustre Band - Cake Plate
Item(s): Cake Plate
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Pear
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1860s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Lustre Band
Anthony Shaw - Plain Round - TL - Doughnut Stand

Description:

This compote has a short pedestal stand.

Anthony Shaw - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Doughnut Stand
Item(s): Doughnut Stand
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Plain Uplift - TL - Teapot

Description:

A teapot in the plain uplift body style.  A wonderful high domed lid.

Anthony Shaw - Plain Uplift - Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Uplift
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Scalloped Rim - TL - Apple Bowl (scalloped) 1

Description:

This is the side view of Anthony Shaw's Scalloped Rim apple bowl. 

Anthony Shaw - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Apple Bowl (scalloped) 1
Item(s): Apple Bowl (scalloped)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
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 - Shield - TL - Chamber Pot

Description:

The vertical ridges in the body of this chamber pot resemble the outline of a shield.  

Anthony Shaw - Shield - Tea Leaf - Chamber Pot
Item(s): Chamber Pot
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Shield
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw - Simplicity - TL - Cake Plate

Description:

Cake plates are a favorite among collectors.

Anthony Shaw - Simplicity - Tea Leaf - Cake Plate
Item(s): Cake Plate
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Simplicity
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Type of Mark:
Stamped/Printed
 

Potter: Smith, Ford & Jones

Biography

Also: S F & J

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Regalia
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Smith, Ford & Jones - Regalia - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Regalia
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong, Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Soho Pottery Limited

Biography

Under the name of Soho Pottery Ltd. from 1901 to 1944.  However the pottery had a varied history which is hightlighted below.

According to Grace's Guide to British Industrial History, the company was established in 1843 by Henry Alcock. From 1883 to 1897 the company was known as Rathbone, Smith and Co. which operated from the Soho Pottery works in Tunstall.  In 1897, ownership changed and the firm was renamed to Smith and Binnall.  In 1901 the name was changed to Soho Pottery Ltd.  The company moved in 1906 to Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent and operated there until 1944.  In 1944 ownership changed again and the firm became known as Simpsons Potters Ltd.  Under that name it was in operation until 2004.

Location: Cobridge, England
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Plain Uplift
Motifs:
Cloverleaf
Soho Pottery Limited - Unknown - CL - Covered Vegetable - Plain Uplift maybe

Description:

A cloverleaf decorated covered vegetable.  The body style, while yet unnamed, the handles lead us to think it may be Plain Uplift.  Once a consensus is reached this page will be updated.  Based on its mark this piece was made between 1906 and 1922.

Soho Pottery Limited - Unknown - Cloverleaf - Covered Vegetable - Plain Uplift maybe
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Cloverleaf
 

Potter: T Pottery Works

Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Plain Round
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: The Potters Cooperative

Biography

The Potters Cooperative (aka TPC) was started by a group of disgruntled potters who had been locked out of their potteries after trying to form a Pottery Workers Union.  The facility operated from 1882 to 1925.  The facility used was at the Dresden Works which accounts for the number of pieces marked with Dresden's backstamp.  H. A. McNicol (see McNicol, Burton and D. E. McNicol) became President when the other potters returned to their original works.  

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Tea Plum
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
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Ribbed Collar
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
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 - Unknown - TP - Platter

Description:

An American-made platter decorated with a copper lustre tea plum.

/The Potters Cooperative - Unknown - Tea Plum -  Platter
Item(s): Platter (various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Rectangular
Motifs: Tea Plum
 

Potter: Trenton Pottery

Biography

Trenton Pottery Co. (1852-1890) was founded by James Taylor and Henry Speeler.  Originially the pottery was named Taylor & Speeler until 1860 when Speeler sold his interest in the company.  It became the Trenton Pottery Co. in 1865.  In 1875, Isaac Davis became the sole owner and although the pottery was still called Trenton Pottery, it was actually J. Davis Pottery.  Trenton Pottery is NOT the same company as Trenton Potteries.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Plain Uplift
Unknown
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Uplift
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Circular
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: U. S. Pottery

Biography

In 1890, Robert Hall Sr., Silas Ferguson, and John J. Purinton built a six kiln pottery that became known as U. S. Pottery.  A disastrous fire forced the pottery to become part of the East Liverpool Potteries Co. which disbanded in 1900.  After that U. S. Pottery again became an independent company.

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

Potter: Vodrey & Brother Pottery

Biography

Jabez Vodrey was a Staffordshire potter who came to American in the 1840's working in New Jersey, Kentucky and Indiana potteries before settling in East Liverpool Ohio.  His first pottery there was established in 1847, but it was in 1876 that his sons, William, James and John, built the Vodrey & Brother Pottery and began the production of white ware.  In 1896 the pottery was incorporated as Vodrey Pottery Company.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Cable Shape
Ursilla
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Vodrey & Brother Pottery - Palissy - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Palissy
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: W P Company

Location: N/A
Origins: N/A
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Plain Round
Unknown
Motifs:
Moss Rose
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Wallace & Chetwynd

Biography

Founded by a Mr. Wallace and Joseph Chetwynd, the Wallace & Chetwynd Co. (1881-1901) operated in the former Harker "Wedgewood" pottery.  The facility was renamed "Colonial."  Mr. Chetwynd was a Staffordshire potter who had been employed as a manager and modeler in the Cockson & Chetwynd Pottery.  The Colonial Pottery was noted for the excellence of their ironstone.

Location: East Liverpool, Ohio
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Wallace & Chetwynd - Unknown - MR - Pitcher

Description:

This 7.5 inch tall pitcher is the same sleek body style as another one by Wallace & Chetwynd but the motifs are slightly different.

Wallace & Chetwynd - Unknown - Moss Rose - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Unknown
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Edward Walley

Biography

Edward Walley - 1845-1858

Also: Edward Walley & Son - 1858-1862

Location: Cobridge, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s, 1860s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Green, Polychrome with Copper Lustre, Sunderland (Pink) Lustrerland Lustre
Motifs:
Chelsea Grape
Lustre Band
Palissy
Pomegranate
Pre-Tea Leaf
Scallops
Scroll
Star & Garter
Tea Leaf
Teaberry
Other
Walley - Classic Gothic - LB - Brush-Razor Horizontal Box

Description:

A simple but elegant piece that is also very hard to find.

Walley - Classic Gothic - Lustre Band - Brush-Razor Horizontal Box
Item(s): Brush/Razor/Utility Horizontal Box
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Classic Gothic
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Elliptical
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Octagon (8-Sided)
Motifs: Lustre Band
Walley - Full Panelled Gothic - LB - Mug Shaving

Description:

A sturdy shaving mug with thick copper lustre banding.

Walley - Full Panelled Gothic - Lustre Band - Mug Shaving
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Full Panelled Gothic
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1840s, 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Walley - Niagara Shape - LB - Teapot

Description:

 Pouring vessel for hot liquids such as coffee or tea.

 

Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Niagara Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Pod/Seed
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Walley - Wrapped Sydenham - PRE - Teapot

Description:

A beautiful teapot decorated with the pre-tea leaf motif.

Walley - Wrapped Sydenham - Pre-Tea Leaf - Teapot
Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Wrapped Sydenham
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1850s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Acorn
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Pre-Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Enoch Wedgwood

Biography

Wedgwood & Co.

Location: Tunstall, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Wedgwood - Chelsea - TL - Soup Tureen

Description:

This set would be complete with the appropriate ladle and undertray.

Wedgwood - Chelsea - Tea Leaf -  Soup Tureen
Item(s): Soup Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Chelsea
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Daisy & Tulip - TL - Sugar Bowl

Description:

Daisy rosettes are flanked by stylized tulips on the steeple finial of this lid.

Wedgwood - Daisy & Tulip - Tea Leaf - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Daisy & Tulip
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Steeple
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Fleur-de-Lis Chain - TL - Vegetable Tureen

Description:

A covered container for cooked vegetables or starches.

Wedgwood - Fleur-de-Lis Chain - Tea Leaf - Vegetable Tureen
Item(s): Vegetable tureen (covered - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Fleur-de-lis Chain
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Loop (Open)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Plain Round - TL - Bone Dish
Wedgwood - Plain Round - Tea Leaf - Bone Dish
Item(s): Bone dish
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Plain Round
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Crescent
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Scalloped Rim - TL - Bowl - Square

Description:

Square Scalloped Rim bowl were made in a variety of sizes.

Wedgwood - Scalloped Rim - Tea Leaf - Bowl - Square
Item(s): Bowl (nested various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Simple Square - TL - Doughnut Stand

Description:

A plain doughnut stand easily used with a variety of body styles.

Wedgwood - Simple Square - Tea Leaf - Doughnut Stand
Item(s): Doughnut Stand
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Simple Square - Serving Pieces
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wedgwood - Square Ridged Ribbed - TL - Bowl (Posset)

Description:

A posset bowl is very hard to find.

Wedgwood - Square Ridged Ribbed - Tea Leaf - Bowl (Posset)
Item(s): Bowl (Punch/Posset)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Square Ridged - Ribbed
Collecting Category: High-end
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Pagoda
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Wick China Company

Biography

John Wick Jr. founded Wick China Company (1889-1913) as well as the town of Wickboro in Pennsylvania.  Prior to forming this pottery, Mr. Wick was one of the operators of Ford China company in Ford City, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Wick built a pottery, a school and donated land for commercial enterprises all to make the town that bore his name a viable entity.  The pottery. which was located on North Water Street in Wickboro, was destroyed in a fire in 1914.

Location: Wickboror (Kittaning), Pennsylvania
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Gold Lustre
Body Styles:
Aurora
Erie
Knoble
Motifs:
Tea Leaf
Wick - Erie - TL - Shaving Mug
Item(s): Mug (Shaving - various sizes)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Erie
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wick - Knoble - No Available Photo
Item(s): N/A
Type(s) of Ware: N/A
Body Style: Knoble
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: N/A
Footprints/Shapes: N/A
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: James Wileman

Biography

1870-1892.

Location: Fenton Culvert, Fenton, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Richelieu Shape
Motifs:
Morning Glory
Wileman - Richelieu Shape - MG - Sugar Bowl

Description:

An unmarked sugar bowl decorated with the morning glory motif.  This piece is attributed to James Wileman.

Wileman - Richelieu Shape - Morning Glory - Sugar Bowl
Item(s): Sugar Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Richelieu Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Conical Knob
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Morning Glory
 

Potter: Arthur J. Wilkinson

Biography

1885-1898

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Wilkinson - Daisy 'n' Chain - TL - Sauce Tureen

Description:

With Ladle

Wilkinson - Daisy 'n' Chain - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Sauce Tureen
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Daisy 'n' Chain
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Daisy 'n' Chain - TL - Sauce Tureen

Description:

With Ladle

Wilkinson - Daisy 'n' Chain - Tea Leaf - Sauce Tureen
Item(s): Ladle (sauce)
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Universal - Wilkinson
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Other
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Hawthorn - TL - Teapot

Description:

A covered vessel for hot tea or coffee.

Item(s): Teapot
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Hawthorn
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Maidenhair Fern - TL - Ewer and Basin

Description:

Lovely fern embossing accentuate the handle terminals of the ewer.  The ewer is also topped off with a scalloped rim.

Wilkinson - Maidenhair Fern - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Basin
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Maidenhair Fern
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Tea Leaf
Wilkinson - Sunburst - TL - Ewer and Bowl
Wilkinson - Sunburst - Tea Leaf - Ewer and Bowl
Item(s): Ewer and Basin/Bowl
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Sunburst
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1880s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round, Square
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Wilkinson & Hulme

Location: N/A
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Hawthorn
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oval
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Wilkinson Late R. Alcock

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Bath, Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre, Gold Lustre
Motifs:
Moss Rose
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock - Daisy 'n' Chain - TL -Soap Dish
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock - Daisy 'n' Chain - Tea Leaf -Soap Dish
Item(s): Soap Dish
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Daisy 'n' Chain
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1890s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: Arch - Horizontal Flattened
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Oblong
Motifs: Tea Leaf
 

Potter: Willets Manufacturing Co

Biography

According to Marks of American Potters by Barber, Willets Manufacturing Co. purchased works formerly operated by Wm Young & Sons in 1879.  On stone china the stamped mark of the Arms of Great Britain.  In 1884 a monogram was adopted.  The company was in operation until 1909.

Also W. M. Co.

formerly William Young & Sons (1857-1879.

Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Origins: American
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s, 1890s, 20th Century
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: N/A
Treatments: N/A
Body Style:
N/A
Motifs:
N/A
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)
Type(s) of Ware: Bath
Body Style: Cable Shape
Collecting Category: Mid-Level
Manufacturing Era: 1870s, 1880s
Treatment(s): Gold Lustre
Finials: Rope/Cable (Ring 'n Cable)
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Moss Rose
 

Potter: Enoch Wood

Biography

1818-1845

Location: Burslem, Staffordshire
Origins: British
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Type of Company: Potter
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Treatments: Copper Lustre
Body Styles:
Ribbed Daisy
Unknown
Motifs:
Lustre Band
Tea Leaf
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
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Ribbed Daisy
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: N/A
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
Enoch Wood - Seashell - LB - Pitcher

Description:

A pitcher with copper lustre outlines and horizontal draping on the base.

Enoch Wood -  Seashell - Lustre Band - Pitcher
Item(s): Pitcher/Jug
Type(s) of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Seashell
Collecting Category: Common
Manufacturing Era: 1840s
Treatment(s): Copper Lustre
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Motifs: Lustre Band
 

Index

Potter
Body Styles
Motifs
William Adams
Huron Shape
Tea Leaf
Vintage Shape
Tea Leaf
William Adams & Sons
Empress Shape
Tea Leaf
Henry Alcock
Blanket Stitch (Piecrust)
Tea Leaf
Jumbo
Tea Leaf
John Alcock
Trent Shape
Lustre Band
John Bahl
Cameo Rose
Tea Leaf
William Baker
Draped Leaf
Morning Glory
Baker & Chetwynd
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Beardmore & Dawson
Panache
Lustre Band
Bennett
Unknown
Moss Rose
Bishop & Stonier
Chelsea
Tea Leaf
Blakeney Pottery Ltd
Bamboo
Tea Leaf
T&R Boote
Classic Shape
Tea Leaf
Sampson Bridgwood
Blanket Stitch (Piecrust)
Tea Leaf
Christian E. Brockmann
Cable Shape
Moss Rose
William Brunt
Unknown
Tea Leaf
Burford Brothers
Unknown
Cloverleaf
Henry Burgess
Bamboo
Tea Leaf
Cable Shape
Tea Leaf
Chrysanthemum
Tea Leaf
Embroidered Chelsea
Tea Leaf
Grenade Shape
Tea Leaf
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Reeded Round
Tea Leaf
Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Tea Leaf
Simple Square - Pagoda
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Beaded Handle
Tea Leaf
Violet and Vine
Tea Leaf
Cartwright Bros.
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
E&C Challinor
Cable Shape
Tea Leaf
Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Tea Leaf
Chelsea China
Fancy Pie Crust
Tea Leaf
Edward Clarke
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Joseph Clementson
Augusta Shape
Lustre Band
Balanced Vine
Teaberry
Chinese Shape
Lustre Band
Full Panelled Gothic
Teaberry
Heavy Square
Teaberry
Hill Shape (Medallion Scroll)
Lustre Band
Lafayette Shape
Lustre Band
Nautilus
Lustre Band
New York Shape
Lustre Band
Plain Round
Teaberry
Prairie Shape
Lustre Band
Clementson Bros.
Balanced Vine
Teaberry
Beaded Band
Teaberry
Crystal Shape
Teaberry
Crystal Shape
Lustre Band
Elegance
Teaberry
Grape Vine
Teaberry
Heavy Square
Teaberry
Plain Round
Teaberry
Plain Uplift
Tea Leaf
Twelve Panel
Teaberry
R. Cochran
Arched Wheat
Lustre Band
Hyacinth
Lustre Band
Hyacinth
Pre-Tea Leaf
Cook and Mareck
Cable Shape
Moss Rose
W & E Corn
Bellflower
Tea Leaf
Coronet
Tea Leaf
Ribboned Oak
Cloverleaf
Square Ridged - Square Pear
Moss Rose
Coxon & Co.
Unknown
Moss Rose
Cumbow China Decorating
Unknown
Tea Leaf
D & D China
Cable Shape
Moss Rose
Henry & William Davenport
Fig Union (Union Shape)
Lustre Band
Gothic Cameo
Tea Leaf
Hebe Shape
Tea Leaf
Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Tea Leaf
William Davenport
Fig Cousin
Tea Leaf
Rondeau
Lustre Band
Rondeau
Tea Leaf
J. H. & J. Davis
Banded Round
Teaberry
Dresden Pottery Works
Chelsea
Moss Rose
East End Pottery
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Simple Square - Beaded Handle
Tea Leaf
Edge Malkin
Polonaise
Tea Leaf
John Edwards
Camille
Tea Leaf
Peerless Shape (Feather)
Tea Leaf
Royal Shape
Tea Leaf
Victory Shape (Dolphin)
Tea Leaf
Edwards Brothers
Peerless Shape (Feather)
Moss Rose
Thomas Elsmore
Delphi
Tea Leaf
Elsmore & Forster
Arched Forget-Me-Not
Lustre Band
Ceres Shape
Lustre Band
Columbia Shape
Morning Glory
Crystal Shape
Pepperleaf
Fanfare
Tobacco Leaf
Laurel Wreath
Lustre Band
Unknown
Pepperleaf
Unknown
Tobacco Leaf
Etruria Pottery
Cable Shape
Moss Rose
John Farrall
Dangling Tulips
Lustre Band
Jacob Furnival
Berry Cluster
Teaberry
Cockscomb Handle
Seaweed
Grand Loop
Cinquefoil
Hidden Motif
Botanical
Panelled Grape
Cinquefoil
Quartered Rose
Pinwheel
Walled Octagon
Chelsea Grape
Wheat
Cinquefoil
Thomas Furnival
Cable Shape
Tea Leaf
Gentle Square (Rooster)
Tea Leaf
Little Cable
Tea Leaf
Glasgow Pottery
Trilby
Tea Leaf
Goodwin Bros. Pottery
Cable Shape
Moss Rose
Green & Clay
Unknown
Moss Rose
W.H. Grindley
Bamboo
Tea Leaf
Favorite
Tea Leaf
H Pottery Works
Unknown
Moss Rose
Thomas Hughes
Beaded Bow
Tea Leaf
Dignity
Tea Leaf
Fig Cousin
Tea Leaf
J M & Company
Unknown
Moss Rose
Johnson Bros.
Acanthus
Tea Leaf
Chelsea
Tea Leaf
Knowles, Taylor, Knowles
Basketweave
Moss Rose
Plain Round
Lustre Band
Unknown
Moss Rose
Homer Laughlin (Kitchen Kraft)
Balloon
Tea Leaf
Livesley & Davis
Arabesque
Lustre Band
Livesley & Powell
Columbia Shape
Lustre Band
Grape Octagon
Lustre Band
Ring O'Hearts
Lustre Band
M & Company
Unknown
Moss Rose
John Maddock
Old Dominion
Tea Leaf
J & E Mayer
King Charles II
Tea Leaf
Plain Round
Moss Rose
Simple Square - Pagoda
Tea Leaf
Windsor
Tea Leaf
Burton McNicol
American Delphi
Tea Leaf
Alfred Meakin
Bamboo
Tea Leaf
Brocade
Tea Leaf
Chelsea
Tea Leaf
Crewel
Tea Leaf
Fishhook
Tea Leaf
Universal - Alfred Meakin
Tea Leaf
Nautilus Shell
Tea Leaf
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Scroll
Tea Leaf
J & G Meakin
Panelled Berry With Leaves
Pinwheel
Lewis H. Meakin
True Scallop
Lustre Band
Mellor, Taylor
Fleur-de-lys
Tea Leaf
Lion's Head
Tea Leaf
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Hearts
Tea Leaf
Mercer Pottery Co.
Fiddlehead
Moss Rose
J.W. Pankhurst
Rosetta
Tea Leaf
Pioneer Pottery
Unknown
Tea Leaf
Powell & Bishop
Diamond Simplicity
Pomegranate
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Iona
Tea Leaf
Washington Shape
Rose
Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)
Chinese Shape
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Ribbed
Tea Leaf
William Ridgway & Co
Unknown
Nosegay Florals
Ruth Sayer
Unknown
Tea Leaf
George Scott
Cable Shape
Moss Rose
Sebring Pottery
Golden Drape
Tea Leaf
Anthony Shaw
Basketweave
Tea Leaf
Bordered Fuchsia
Tea Leaf
Bullet
Tea Leaf
Cable Shape
Tea Leaf
Universal - Anthony Shaw
Tea Leaf
Cattail
Tea Leaf
Chinese Shape
Tea Leaf
Daisy
Tea Leaf
DeSoto Shape
Tea Leaf
Dimpled Round
Tea Leaf
Hanging Leaves
Tea Leaf
Hexagon
Tea Leaf
Lily-of-the-Valley
Tea Leaf
Many Panelled Gothic
Lustre Band
Niagara Fan
Tea Leaf
Pear
Lustre Band
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Plain Uplift
Tea Leaf
Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Tea Leaf
Shield
Tea Leaf
Simplicity
Tea Leaf
Smith, Ford & Jones
Regalia
Tea Leaf
Soho Pottery Limited
Unknown
Cloverleaf
T Pottery Works
Plain Round
Moss Rose
The Potters Cooperative
Ribbed Collar
Moss Rose
Unknown
Tea Plum
Trenton Pottery
Plain Uplift
Tea Leaf
U. S. Pottery
Fancy Fern
Tea Leaf
Vodrey & Brother Pottery
Palissy
Tea Leaf
W P Company
Plain Round
Moss Rose
Wallace & Chetwynd
Unknown
Moss Rose
Plain Round
Moss Rose
Edward Walley
Classic Gothic
Lustre Band
Full Panelled Gothic
Lustre Band
Niagara Shape
Lustre Band
Wrapped Sydenham
Pre-Tea Leaf
Enoch Wedgwood
Chelsea
Tea Leaf
Daisy & Tulip
Tea Leaf
Fleur-de-lis Chain
Tea Leaf
Plain Round
Tea Leaf
Scalloped Rim - Serving Pieces
Tea Leaf
Simple Square - Serving Pieces
Tea Leaf
Square Ridged - Ribbed
Tea Leaf
Wick China Company
Erie
Tea Leaf
Knoble
Tea Leaf
James Wileman
Richelieu Shape
Morning Glory
Arthur J. Wilkinson
Daisy 'n' Chain
Tea Leaf
Universal - Wilkinson
Tea Leaf
Hawthorn
Tea Leaf
Maidenhair Fern
Tea Leaf
Sunburst
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson & Hulme
Hawthorn
Tea Leaf
Wilkinson Late R. Alcock
Daisy 'n' Chain
Tea Leaf
Willets Manufacturing Co
Cable Shape
Moss Rose
Enoch Wood
Ribbed Daisy
Lustre Band
Seashell
Lustre Band

 

 

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  
 
 

Body Style Language Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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