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267. Irish Belleek Porcelain Pair Aberdeen Ewers Second Period Black Mark 1891-1926
Stunning Pair of Early Irish Belleek Porcelain Flower Encrusted “Aberdeen” Ewers or Pitchers with interesting Luster glaze finish, of large size.
Second Period Black Mark for 1863-1891
Each 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.
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.
Height: (entire) 9.25" (23.5cm). Diameter: (of body) 6” (15.25cm).
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.