Belleek International Collectors Society
United Kingdom Group

September 2016

 

 
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BELLEEK WEB SITES

click on the above icon to visit
UK Group Member Ian Gower's site

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click on the above image to visit Del Domke's Belleek Chapter Co-Ordinator website

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click on the above image to visit
the Fowler Collection website

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The United Kingdom Group. For those who do not know us, we are a group based in the United Kingdom for
collectors of Irish Belleek porcelain. The pottery was founded in 1857 and producing wares today from Belleek village. Most prized and collected are early 'Black Mark' First Period pieces.

Rare Belleek Fan Tray Second Black Mark

Rare Belleek....Fan Dejeuner Tray for a Fan Tea Service. A very hard to find item to find these days. Second Black Mark. Our thanks to ebay seller amphora_art_ antiques.

Shamrock Plate Third Period Mark

Rare Belleek....Above. Rare Art Deco Inspired 'Square' Tea Plates decorated with hand painted shamrocks with Third Black Period Marks to base. Our thanks to E Bay seller Tommysdad. Top.Extremely Rare to find Fern Jardiniere with intact lustre glaze detailing....Second Black Mark

Our Last UK Group Meeting...Was our Summer AGM hosted by Chris and Bev Marvell in Derbyshire. Here is Chris who baked a few home made pizzas for us to enjoy on Saturday fresh from an outdoor pizza oven. As usual, we had a great party with plenty of food.

It was good to see Glenda and Paul Norman, below' who had travelled all the way from New Zealand to be with us. Paul also gave a talk '50 Shades of White' at the meeting further below, group photo

Our Next UK Group Meeting...Will be our much anticipated trip toDublin on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016 where the group will spend time in the city. The meeting will include a trip to the Collins Barracks housing the National Museum to view their extensive Belleek collection including items currently in store. This is a joint meeting between the UK and Northern Ireland collectors. Sunday is mainly a leisure day with time to meet up together for lunch and then farewells for those returning home that day.

Las Vegas sign at dusk

2013 The Last International Belleek Convention... The Eleventh International Convention was held in Las Vegas at the Flamingo Hotel from 10 to 13th October. Below is a group photo of all attendees. The UK Group was well represented with members who made the journey to the States. The 2013 convention was arranged by members from several chapters. As usual, an exciting schedule of events was enjoyed by all the attendees. Please click HERE to visit our special 2013 Convention page

Belleek Conventions from 1993 to 2013 To view images and news from each and every International convention please click on ' Convention Home Page' in main menu left

Belleek Gathering May 2016 New Orleans Since 2013 the Belleek Collectors Society has organised more informal 'gatherings' Our most recent event was based at the Marriott over the 27th and 28th May 2016. Several collectors arrived earlier to explore New Orleans. First event on Friday night was a cocktail party Then on Saturday there were several Belleek themed presentations, followed by dinner. There was also an opportunity to buy and sell. Below time for group photo



UK Group Newsletter...most recent newsletters can only be viewed through subscribing to the UK Group either as full or if overseas as an associate member. Please click on our Join Us page to find out more. New online issue to be added shortly

Rare Belleek Archive ... can be accessed left from menu options. These have been sub-divided into several areas and can be accessed using key headings, Crested, Painted, Tea Ware, Earthenware and Decorated. We will continue to add images firstly to our 'RARE Belleek Page' and then later to our individually themed pages. Below very rare Flowered Tazza First Black Mark

Comport First Period

Eugene Sheerin Gallery Hard to believe that it is over twelve months since the 100th centenary events at Trillick to mark the passing of perhaps the best Belleek painter, Eugene Sheerin. Please view our gallery with pieces devoted to his work. Below view of Gap of Dunloe, Killarney on Greek Dessert Plate second period

Painted Plate by Eugene Sheerin

Mix and Match Tea Ware Service...launched during 2015, Elaine Ewings, our co-ordinator says the service is going well, some sucessful matches this year putting members in touch to follow up. The aims of 'Mix and Match' is to unite collectors who may want to buy or swap tea ware pieces to match and complete sets. Use our 'Contact Us' link for more information....Below Hand Painted Hexagon Cup seeks saucer for lasting relationship!!

Belleek Videos.. page recently launched. Link to page added to main menu left. We have discovered
some interesting Belleek related short films on You Tube .Now available... link to Jason Fowler's six videos of
his collection and an interesting link to a UTV programme called 'Lesser Spotted Ulster' which visits Belleek plus
an interesting look at a museum in Geelong, Australia with what is billed as the largest collection of Belleek
in the southern Hemisphere..unless of course, you know differently!

Belleek Videos..'Hands' Belleek Pottery commissioned a special one hour video film in 1987. Although
copies occasionally appear for sale on E Bay or Amazon, they are not found easily. Fortunately, there is a
copy held 'on line' and is an excellent snapshot of how Belleek was produced back in the 80's. It is great
to see so many familiar faces including Jim Flanagan, Albert, Fergus Cleary, John Doogan, Liam McCauley,
Vincent McCauley and Hugh O'Reilly to name a few. The video was shot before George Moore purchased
the pottery and invested in rebuilding the works. The pottery was still virtually untouched and remained
that way through the 1980's. The film is well worth watching and lasts for an hour. Unfortunately
there are adverts that pop up during the film. Without the adverts, historic films such as 'Hands' would not
be available on the web.

Click here for 1980's Belleek Video 'Hands'

Belleek UK Collectors Group Subscription
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AND FINALLY.....OUR PIECE OF THE MONTH..Rare Third Black Mark
'Low' Ring Handle Cup and Saucer, Flowers and Garland Pattern D143 Special Thanks to ebay seller Rosecrest Antiques

'Low' Ring Handle Cup and Saucer

 

 

 

 
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