Potter

Red Cliff Ironstone (Hall China)

Location

East Liverpool, Ohio

Origins

American

Manufacturing Era

20th Century

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre
Gold Lustre

Type(s) of Ware

Dinnerware
Novelty

Motif

Tea Leaf

Description

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.