Stunning Example of an extremely rare Irish Belleek Porcelain Flower Encrusted Four Strand Basket of oval form. Nineteenth Century.
This exceptional Belleek porcelain basket is an outstanding example of the delicate artistry for which this renowned Irish factory is famous. Carefully formed with a four-strand woven base, this basket features a delicate double “twig handle” and radiating latticework, and is adorned with a bouquet of intricate flowers. with slight iridescence to the glaze allover.
Known for being extremely dainty and lightweight, Belleek porcelain is among the finest in the world. Belleek baskets are among the company's most recognizable and most complex achievements, and to find one of these lace-like items in such excellent condition is rare. A very similar example is featured in Belleek: Irish Porcelain written by Marion Langham.
Condition: Superb allover untouched condition, except for loss of one bud which is difficult to find, see final image at right of picture.
Base Marks BELLEEK Co. FERMANAGH which dates 1865-1889.
Height: (overall as shown image one) 5” (12.75cm). Width: (at widest) 11.5” (29cm). Depth: (at base) 9.75” (25cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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