Dating belleek wares
Though when it first opened the factory relied on its manufacture of earthenware.
This included everyday pieces such as transfer printed and hand painted tableware.
More on the Applied Art Collection (TO BE LINKED) This is one of the most important pieces of Belleek in the Ulster Museum collection.
It belonged to Canon Grainger, a clergyman from County Antrim.
A date on which the Field Club made one of two recorded trips to Belleek.
The Belfast museum was established in 1831 by the Belfast Natural History Society. Patterson's father Robert was a founding member if the Society.
Some pieces, designed and made in the First Period, are still made today.
This little acorn bowl was the first piece of Belleek to enter the Museum, which was later to become Ulster Museum. Instructions can sometimes be found on the inside of teapot lids.
They also made floor tiles and telegraph insulators.
More people were able to buy Belleek goods because of cheaper techniques like transfer printing.
The Belleek Pottery marks its pieces with the emblem of a harp, round tower and Irish hound.
The date of a piece is identified by the style and colour of the mark.
This piece cannot be found in any text on the Belleek pottery. Dimensions: height : 10.8cm width : 11.9cm Belleek not only made art pieces in porcelain, but also made a selection of tea wares. They advise heating the pot with blood warm water so the porcelain does not crack.