How to identify Authentic Belleek Merchandize?
Though the first item of Belleek was made in 1857 in Ireland, all Belleek items need not always be Irish. There are pieces made by companies such as Lenox, Knowles, Willlets and other American companies that are also called Belleek and have a similar creamy yellow glaze that can confuse.
In 1929, a court order made it compulsory that the word Belleek with a capital ‘B’ can only used by the Irish company. Other companies have to use the lowercase ‘b’ and hence their products are always marked and advertised by a small ‘b’. With this ruling in effect, now you can easily identify the authentic “Belleek” which is from Ireland. It isn’t that the other products are not good but, they might be equally good but they are not carved in Ireland. Belleek may have subsidiaries in other country than Ireland too.
Belleek china is authentic and was made in Ireland. Other European countries, and the United States also produced Belleek China whose glaze was creamy yellow and the finish appeared wet.
In your view are Belleek products worth collecting?
WriterArtist, Thank you for practical information, pretty pictures and product lines.
It's helpful and thoughtful of you to provide us with information about such attractive and functional ideas for March 17th. In particular, it makes those of us who have some Belleek to bring it out on St. Patrick's Day, like putting out the better dinner- and glass- and silver-ware for special family, friends and guests. And it reminds those of us who have not to get some, for ourselves and for our descendants.
Which Belleek creation would you most prefer?
My grandmother (from Ireland) had a collection of Beleek pottery. They are really beautiful.
@ologsinquito - Belleek has several religious sculptures and collectibles. Virgin Mary statue looks so authentic and beautiful. The baskets are very lovely too.
@younghopes - I have always loved artistic home decor and collectibles. Belleek has a collection worth looking into.
Thanks for pinning.
These are so beautiful. I love the Virgin Mary statue and the baskets especially.
This is such an exhaustive list of gifts, surely anyone will love it, in fact you have done a wonderful selection of all these collectibles, pinned to my st patrick board