This is a gorgeous vintage set of 2 iob nos belleek parian china pottery "shamrock collection" carafe and cup set. The set is used by some as a night set beside but can be in an office, workspace, or wherever you wish.
The set was hand painted made in ireland circa 1980's. The set is very beautiful and has the icon shamrock and stem design front and back of the pieces. The porcelain has an embossed basket weave pattern that makes the piece stand out and give a great comforting feel and look. The basket weave makes for an easy grip which is helpful.
The set has a creamy ivory, yellowish tan, and green coloring. The colors are vibrant because they are new and have never been out the box expect for pics. The set is in its original box and is new old stock and never used. The carafe measures approximately 7 inches tall by 5-1/2 inches wide and is a 1.25 quart capacity.The tumbler/cup measures approximately 3-3/4 inches tall by 3-1/4 inches wide and is a 12 ounce cup capacity. Both of the pieces are marked on the underside with belleek green back stamp and artist's mark. There is a difficult to see in pictures incised "l" or "7" mark on both pieces. The carafe has it's sticker as well.
Use my pictures to determine condition for yourself. Promoting over 160 years of craftsmanship, belleek pottery is located in the quaint village of belleek in co. Fermanagh on the banks of the river erne. This neo-georgian building is home to ireland's oldest working fine china pottery. Established in 1857, belleek pottery holds a very special place in ireland's cultural and commercial heritage.The belleek group comprises world renowned gift and tableware brands of belleek classic, belleek living, galway irish crystal and aynsley china. Their mission statement is to develop a culture of total customer care through excellence in product and service with quality sustained by focused teamwork and the ongoing development of all employees. We have a worldwide reputation for quality and craftsmanship. Each piece of traditional belleek passes through 16 pairs of hands from design to finished piece. The process is meticulous, any piece with even the slightest flaw is destroyed.
Our product range include china, crystal, cutlery - tableware, wedding, homeware, lighting, christmas and personalized gifts. Handcrafted & handmade products made in ireland. Original and unique pieces are designed and handcrafted using skill and craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation for over the last 160 years. Winning a gold medal at the l'exposition de paris exhibition in 1900, the international centre piece takes pride of place in the foyer of the belleek visitor centre. Designed by frederick slater in 1893, it is reported to have taken him seven weeks to create this intricate masterpiece.This accolade placed belleek on the map as a center of design excellence. Today, belleek is exported world-wide and can be found in the homes of celebrities and royalty. The international centre piece can be found here. This item is made of ceramic.