This Irish Belleek posy vase is exquisite in form, craftsmanship and beauty. The thinly-potted vase is a swirling shell form that sweeps up to form points like the opening of a flower.
The vase is bisque color inside and out. It bears the mark of 4th/1st Green, which dates the piece to 1946 - 1955.
Measurements: 4 1/4" top diameter, 3 5/8" height and a base of 2 1/4" diameter.
This little Belleek gem is in pristine condition. There are no chips, cracks or blemishes.
HISTORY: Belleek Pottery was founded in 1858 after John Caldwell Bloomfield ,an amateur mineralogist with a particular interest in ceramics, inherited his father's estate and found the ground rich in minerals. The porcelain factory was opened in the village of Belleek as a way to provide a sustainable living for the Irish farmers who had been subject to the potato famine. Bloomfield went into partnership a London architect and a Dublin merchant.
The factory was able to create a very fine thin porcelain heralded as the finest, thinnest ever made. Today, collectors around the world, seek out pieces of this legendary pottery.