The Jewel Tea Company of Chicago, Illinois reached a national market for its household products through salesmen and mail order catalogs from 1901 until 1981. the company's Autumn Leaf Pattern china-featured throughout the text-was widely distributed and frequently graced dinner tables earlier this century. It is fondly remembered and sought by today's collectors. Rarely seen Autumn Leaf wares are explored along with a brilliant assortment of better known pieces. A combination of modern color and historic black and white photographs chronicle the staggering array of Jewel Tea wares including china, cookware, coffee and teapots, premium products, children's toys, and more. There is something for everyone in this impressive, photograph-filled and thoroughly researched text with price guide.