Collectors know the value of Belleek China, but they prize its distinct qualities far more than its price. Hand-painted, colored like creamy pearls, softly undulating Belleek porcelain really glitters on your table.
True Belleek China was first fired in Ireland in the mid 1860s. Its delicate elegance became a hit in England and, by the early 1880’s, began to be made in the US, in the major potteries of southern New Jersey.
Back in the day, tea sets manufactured in the British Empire bore the portraits and crests of Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth, while the US was treated to porcelain tumblers featuring the insignia of the Sons of the Revolution. Belleek China is still in production, and supports a collector’s club, too.