Dating belleek baskets

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This exceptional Belleek porcelain basket is an outstanding example of the delicate artistry for which this Irish company is known.

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Belleek differs from English pottery such as Staffordshire pottery, Royal Doulton, and the like.

This pottery is delicate, thin to the touch, and luminous whereas various types of English ceramics are more durable.

Belleek Flowers of the Spring Basket | Featuring exquisite floral detaling aptly inspired by the local wild Irish spingtime flowers the Belleek Flowers of the Spring basket has been handcrafted at The Belleek Pottery in Ireland.

Belleek is widely known for its association with Irish culture and decorative Irish based symbolism.

Named Belleek Pottery Works Company Ltd., the ceramics have a unique shape, delicate ceramic body, and characteristic designs featuring shamrocks, harps, punched out forms, detailed floral decoration, and Irish motifs. John Bloomfield, an amateur ceramist, inherited land rich in kaolin, feldspar, and flint which would later be the site of the Belleek factory.

By the 1870s, the luminous parian china called Belleek was popular all over the world.

Queen Victoria commissioned pieces as did members of the European upper classes and social elite.

Designed by Claire Rowe & crafted by master craftsman John Doogan in Belleek its inspirationn comes from the multitude of wildflowers, honeybee's and butterflies found throughout the countryside in Ireland.

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