Established in 1857 Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and commercial heritage of County Fermanagh. Nestling on the banks of the River Erne this imposing building is home to the world famous Belleek Fine Parian china and also to one of Irelands top five visitor attractions.
Is Belleek a pottery?
Promoting over 160 years of craftsmanship, Belleek Pottery is located in the quaint village of Belleek in Co. Fermanagh on the banks of the River Erne. This Neo-Georgian building is home to Irelands oldest working fine china pottery.
Is Belleek pottery still made?
The company changed ownership again in 1990. Dundalk-born US-based George G. Moore remains the owner, though the company is run locally by four directors. Since then Belleek Pottery has expanded its factory space, acquisitions of other companies, staff and turnover.
What is Belleek Pottery worth?
Belleek china can sell from anywhere between $500 to $10,000 and beyond. Prices vary based on quality, rarity, and the period in which the piece was made.
How can you tell Belleek China?
Belleek is recognized by its sleek and thin ceramic body and its pearl-like iridescence. The style, shape, and decoration of the body of a piece of Belleek are important to assessing the authenticity and value. There are fifteen (15) different marks that have been used by the Belleek factory over the years since 1863.