A small round dish with shamrocks hand-painted onto a basketweave design from the "Shamrock Collection" from Belleek. The dish measures 4 3/4" across the scalloped rim and sits 1" high. The side of the rim contains the Belleek backstamp and the condition is excellent.
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.