John Bloomfield, Robert Armstrong and David McBirney started construction in 1858 on the Belleek Factory for the production of earthenware. It was not until 1863 that the egg-shell thin porcelain we know today as Belleek was born. A porcelain in a subtle creamy color and wonderful pearl-like luster.
This lovely "Shamrock" pattern vase is decorated with an embossed design of daisies surrounding the top of the gently flared-out vase. Embossed hand-painted shamrocks that seem to sway in the breeze surround the lower portion of the vase. The vase measures 5 5/8" in height and is stamped with the brown/gold Belleek mark. The mark is the 7th mark or the 1st brown/gold mark registered and was used from April 1980 - December 1992. The mark consists of a Castle tower, Wolfhound and Harp & "Belleek Ireland". There are no cracks,chips or repairs. Lovely vase.