Category Archives: Belleek

Belleek "Himself" Coffee Mug

This stunning Himself Coffee Mug from Belleek is the perfect Irish gift for that special man in your life.  Imported directly from Ireland, this classic tea and coffee mug features Belleek’s world famous basketweave pattern on the beautiful china.  This mug is further accented with handpainted shamrocks and the word “Himself”.  Truly a wonderful gift for any man of Irish descent!

Belleek Pottery has been making stunning pieces of china since 1863, and the craftsmanship is known the world over.  The parian china made by Belleek is a prized possession, and has been used as gifts for both nobility and royalty.

CelticByDesign.com carries a full range of beautiful Belleek items, so you’re sure to find the perfect Belleek Irish gift for any occasion.  Visit our Belleek department today – we are sure you’ll not be disappointed!

Irish Gifts For The Home

One of my favorite ranges of Irish gifts has always been the fine china offered by Belleek Pottery. What makes Belleek ware so unique is the combination of iridescence, thinness, and frit. When all three are combined, the result is a spectacular range of pottery that is sure to be treasured.

A beautiful example of Belleek’s ware is this wonderful Claddagh plate. This delicately designed plate features the Irish Claddagh symbol. The Claddagh is accented by an inlaid gold circle, outside of which are the three words that define the Claddagh – Love, Loyalty, and Friendship.

This stunning plate has a wonderfully contemporary design, and measures 9″ in diameter. It is presented in a charming gift box.

CelticByDesign.com is your source for Irish gifts and Irish jewelry. Be sure to browse our store to see our entire catalog of wonderful Irish items.

Belleek Shamrock Teapot

One of the classic and best-known Irish gifts has to be Belleek China. This beautiful style of pottery, famous for its thinness and slightly iridescent surface, was first made around 1858 by John Caldwell Bloomfield. Bloomfield’s quality standards were fastidious, and he declared that and flawed piece of Belleek China would be immediately destroyed. That high level of quality is still found today with each piece of Belleek Parian China.

By 1865 Belleek Parian China was well on its way to worldwide fame. It was now known for its quality and design throughout Ireland, England, Canada, Australia, and the US.

From this wonderful line of Irish pottery comes this beautiful Belleek Shamrock Teapot. Immediately noticeable is the cluster of shamrocks emanating from the forest twig-inspired handles. More subtle is the beautiful basket-weave pattern on the body of the teapot.

CelticByDesign.com offers a full range of this famous Irish China for your browsing and gift-giving pleasure. Whether you are looking for fine Irish gifts or Irish jewelry, we are your one-stop shop for all things Irish.