Belleek dating piece
The second mark, black, dates from 1891 to 1926 and includes the words .
Like many manufacturers of ceramics such as the Fulper and Alamo potteries, Belleek started out making utilitarian earthenware such as hospital fixtures, floor tiles, and telephone insulators along with items for household use.
By 1863, after a number of failed attempts making fine porcelain, the factory was finally producing Belleek Parian China when recruiting several skilled artisans to get the new lines up and running proved to be fruitful.
“Standards were set so high, that in the early days it is said that barrel loads of inferior porcelain was dumped into the Erne River,” according to information shared on About
From the midst of a most promising career, he was induced by Mr Bloomfield, the landlord of Belleek, to come to this country to construct the pottery, and to add his artistic talents to the factory.
Up to almost his last days, he was still engaged in his scientific researches.
“As Belleek’s reputation spread, it received commissions from Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales and members of the nobility.