We carry several very interesting lines of ceramic and pottery ware, all
originating in Ireland or Scotland.
One of the most famous of the "high art" of china wares is the
of Belleek, County Fermanagh, Northern
Since 1857, Belleek fine Parian China has been internationally
known for the quality of its porcelain
and the hand-made decorations upon
Parian china from Belleek combines a delicate ivory, translucent tint with
See our examples in the table below.
And it is quite sturdy and serviceable for high tea
or daily use, in spite of all its seeming delicacy.
We stock and can
procure any and all styles and pieces of Belleek presently being made.
For antique pieces of Belleek, please contact an art dealer, as these are
Nicholas Mosse Pottery, of Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny,
Ireland, is known worldwide for its spongeware pottery.
Its artists specialise in hand thrown and hand painted "rustic" dishware
and other pieces
featuring delightful and whimsical images on sturdy,
Less well known is the fact that the facility is powered by water from the
making it both a
unique and "green" business.
Pieces are typically hand made in lots after
order, and shipping is now ex works to hasten delivery.
We will carry some pieces, and are willing to order any others per your
needs and wishes. Contact us for your special orders.
If there was ever a wonder about the beauty of this
delicate yet durable,
translucent china, just click the link to see what light does to it.
Note: Even the glaze is translucent, and the hand-painted shamrocks glow with amber
delicate shamrocks, twine around the "creel woven" vase, and rustic
Rock of Cashel Vase
|8-1/4" tall, and
gorgeous. Arches, like stained windows and shamrocks distinguish this
style of Belleek.
Marriage Blessing Plate
|8-3/4" diameter, wishes the newlyweds
all good things, an unforgettable keepsake. Green and black lettering,
and a gold tone pair of wedding bells complete the message of sharing.
Irish Blessing Plate
||8-3/4" a blessing as only the Irish can
give them. Green and black lettering, and a rustic cottage add to the
well-wishes. Another wonderful keepsake. "May the road rise" indeed.
Kylemore Baby Mug
||3-1/2" tall, with "baby" in gold, and
shamrocks on a creel-woven surface, what more splendid gift for baby's
first lessons with liquids. Remember Belleek is tough china.
||5" tall with good
volume, this castle-motif pot will be the hit of any tea party, or use
Shamrock Trellis Vase
||10" high, this is the one glowing above
in the "translucent china" link. Isn't it graceful?
Thatched Cottage Votive
||Comes complete with votive candle.
Imagine, the sweet translucent glow it gives off as the flame flickers
through the walls, windows and open door.
||Lovely. Comes with a votive candle.
flickers seductively through the small holes at the top
and the translucent body.
||7" tall, and very
sweet. Same shamrocks and woven details as the baby mug. A very
graceful matching of pattern and proportion.
Shamrock Jar w/lid
||In the popular Shamrock design. 4.5"
tall. Beautiful accents to the lid and handle.
Dalriada Cache Pot
|A huge "pot" to
store something of
importance. Named for the ancient northern Irish kingdom of the
piratical "Scoti", who had plenty of booty to put in their
cache pots. 6" Tall x 7" wide.
Shamrock Honey Pot
|Like honey? So do the bees on this
delightful piece in the Shamrock design. Perched atop three legs, the
top comes off and there is a slot for your honey spurtle or spoon. A very rare piece and only available to a few in the trade. What a
great conversation piece!
Nicholas Mosse Pottery
From the sublime parian china of
Belleek, to the whimsical and rustic delights of Nicholas Mosse,
covered the full spectrum
of the beauty available in Irish ceramic wares.
Mosse pottery looks like the best spongeware pottery from home
potters, but its attention to detail leads to a consistency of size,
proportion and artwork that rivals the best china makers. This is both
keepsake, and everyday pottery. Enjoy.
Note: The repetitive themes, such as Clematis, Old Rose and other florals,
are slightly less expensive than the "scenes" or "animal" designs.
||A wonderful design, deep purple
clematis is the theme. Available in all pieces.
Old Rose Series
||A very stylised Rose of the antique or
wild variety, for that old-fashioned touch.
||A wonderful design to bring out for
your Christmas decorating. Also available "Reindeer" "Winter Wreath"
and "Poinsettia" not shown.
||One of the most popular "animal
designs". A must have for the equestrian on your list.
||What is more Irish than sheep? A
blackfoot woolly spring ewe frolics here.
||Who doesn't love dogs, and this hound
||Cats are a ubiquitous creature in the
countryside, and these farm cats are delightful.
||Chickens are at home on the farm - and
on these pieces, seen here strutting about.
||A line of the Clematis in square
platter, and larger bowls for serving and display.
Old Rose, Square
||Like the Clematis above, a square line
for special events.
Feel free to contact us for other designs - we have
displayed only a few of these wondrous and delightful pieces.
Pricing for individual pieces follows.
Note: "scenes" and "animal" designs
average $5-10 (more labour than "floral" or "repetitive" designs.)
Not all designs will be made in all pieces, so we will contact you if
there are any issues with your order.
Mosse Pottery Prices
by the Piece
(Note: First price is for "floral
repetitious" design; second one is for "scene" or "animal" designs.
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