You have just inherited your grandmother's fine china. It is a simple pattern of tea leaves on a white piece of china, called ironstone. You may not have realized the significance of what you have inherited, but after some research you may realize that you have just inherited a piece of history. Ironstone was one of the most popular types of china to come out of England in the early to late 1800s. There were many patterns, from mulberry to historical blue. The plain white ironstone became very popular in the 1840s. Though it was nowhere near as popular as the tea leaf ironstone that was introduced into production in the 1850s. This pattern was the most popular until the late 1800s. Sadly, there have been fake reproductions on the market for years. However, the reliable sellers on eBay have a great selection of the genuine china for you to choose from. You know that when you purchase these true pieces of ironstone china, your grandmother's authentic collection will be complete.