A lovely pearly white Parian porcelain Irish Belleek teapot in a basket weave texture and adorned with little green shamrocks. There is a vine shaped handle with delicate stems extending out to each sweet shamrock. Beautifully detailed.
The interior walls of the spout and the band winding around its exteriors are whisper cob yellow lustre. The lid has a loop twig shaped finial and the handle depicts a curved branch or limb.
Back marked with 3rd BLACK Mark - 1926-46. It has the words Deanta in Eireann – Reg. #0857. This pot dates to the late 1920s.
Sits 4 inches high. 5 inches across widest girth. 8-1/4 inches from spout to handle.
Excellent condition with no damage. Slight wear to black back mark.
The three leaves of a shamrock are said to stand for faith, hope and love. The Shamrock series is one of the most classic and popular designs Belleek has made.
Sure to be a treasured gift or addition to a fine Belleek collection.
HISTORIQUE: Irish Belleek (The Enchanted Porcelain of Ireland) – Belleek Pottery was founded in 1858 after John Caldwell Bloomfield, an amateur mineralogist with a particular interest in ceramics, inherited his father's estate. The grounds of the estate were 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 fine thin pearly white Parian porcelain, so named for its smooth finish akin to the luminous marble from ancient Paros, Greece. Belleek complemented this finish with richly intricate patterns in their designs of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Gracing the quarters of Queen Victoria to the tables of today, authentic Irish Belleek pottery exudes an unrivaled delicacy. Belleek is a beloved collector’s item in the contemporary market thanks to both its brilliant beauty and fascinating legacy that traces back to one of the darkest moments in Irish history.
Though Belleek is still in production today, it is its antique and vintage pieces that are the most desired, particularly when they survive in exceptional condition