Thursday, April 10, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Belleek Tea Party

Teacup, Saucers & Small plate

These delicate items, once owned by my great aunt, look just perfect for a tea party and I am tempted to brew a pot of tea but I keep them safely in my glass front cabinet. At one time there must have been more cups but just this one cup remains. I wonder if my aunt and her sisters used these pieces or just displayed them.

Sugar Bowl & Creamer

These all belonged to my great aunt, Kathleen G Coyle. I believe my aunt bought her various Belleek items during her trips to Ireland. I have passenger lists showing Kathleen visiting Ireland in August 1928 & September 1935.  These pieces of pottery all have the' Third Mark' which means they were made between 1926 - 1946. 

When my daughter and I visited Ireland in 2012 we enjoyed our tour of the Belleek factory and shop. Naturally, I bought a few items of my own!

Belleek Shop, Ireland

Outside the Belleek Shop with my purchases. 

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Wendy said...

OK, you need to buy a replacement tea cup. Surely there's one on eBay!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Ha! Yes there are. :)