Stunning assembled Collection of three wonderful early Irish Black Mark Belleek Items to include a quite rare seldom seen rope handled small bowl.
All pieces are Second Period Black Mark for 1863-1891
Medium size Aberdeen Ewer or Pitcher of baluster fluted form with superb applied flowers to include Roses, Carnations, Sunflowers and Forget-me-nots set with bands of raised medallions and beading, unusual luster outside glaze.
Boat shaped single table salt dish of naturalistic oval form.
Rare Basker weave twin handle bowl or centerpiece with lavish applied decoration of flowers and leaves.
Condition: Superb condition for such early pieces, with no evidence of any restoration anywhere, impressed mark to base of each with Irish Wolfhound, Round Tower and a Harp.
Aberdeen Jug: Height: (entire) 7.5" (23.5cm). Diameter: (of body) 5” (12.75cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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The production of Belleek began in 1863, after W.H. Kerr and Robert Williams Armstrong approached David McBirney of Hibernian House, Aston Quay, Dublin to finance the venture. At the Dublin International Exhibition of 1865, Belleek displayed mainly stoneware and tableware, but also parian statuary and earthenware. During the initial stages, links with Staffordshire & Worcester Potteries are evident in design.