Belleek (Ireland) Porcelain Shamrock Cup with Saucer Set

$ 20.00

A cup and saucer set featuring hand-painted green shamrocks on an embossed basketweave textured base.  The cup measures 3 3/4" across the rim and sits 2" high.  The saucer measures 5 1/2" across.  The bottoms are both marked with the Belleek backstamp and their condition is excellent, with no flaws or hint of use.

The Enchanted Porcelain of Ireland

This piece of Belleek Parian China has been crafted entirely by hand at the Belleek Pottery in County Fermanagh, Ireland, and is one of the finest porcelains in the world today.  Winning international competitions since its introduction in 1857, Belleek has been prized by royalty and heads of state for well over a century, and can be found in many outstanding museum and private collections around the world.

The precious nature of Belleek rests in its tradition of painstaking artistry.  Among experts in fine porcelain, a Belleek object is instantly recognized for its delicacy, translucent ivory tint and unique Parian finish.  Every handle, finial, flower, and stroke of paint is applied by hand.  Although beautiful, this porcelain possesses a strength and resilience that can withstand daily use.


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