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National Museums NI’s art collections include fine and applied art (decorative art) of national and international significance.

We hold more than 15,000 historical and contemporary artworks. This includes painting, sculpture, works on paper, glass, ceramics, silver and metalwork, jewellery, furniture, costume, and textiles.

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FLASK; Belleek scent flask and case

FLASK; Belleek scent flask and case

Oriental inspired trellis gilt buts and blue enamel spots. The scent is contained in the circular rim of the piece. Gilt metal mounts and chain. Velve...

KETTLE; hot water kettle or tea pot and lid

KETTLE; hot water kettle or tea pot and lid

'Grass' pattern teapot with cream nacreous glaze. Grass relief decoration picked out in green / purple iridescent enamel. Loop handle over main tea p...

Two Male Figure Studies; Sketch of Boat

Two Male Figure Studies; Sketch of Boat

Two Male Figure Studies; Sketch of Boat...

Volunteer jug

Volunteer jug

description: volunteer jug transfer, black printed, painted over in colour. One side 2 soldiers and "Hunter and Fox" on other. Mounted soldier and "Un...

Vase

Vase

A white stoneware glazed vase with bulbous body fine neck and flared rim at lip. Around lip is a bronze band of glaze which runs into white glaze. Som...

Three Male Figure Studies: Verso, Figure Study of Man Seated on a Stool; Four Associated Sketches

Three Male Figure Studies: Verso, Figure Study of Man Seated on a Stool; Four Associated Sketches

three male figure studies (verso : figure study of man seated on stop; four associated sketches)...

Female Figure Study, 7 March (squared): Verso, Female Figure Study

Female Figure Study, 7 March (squared): Verso, Female Figure Study

female figure study, 7 March (verso : female figure study)...

Greenland Falcon

Greenland Falcon

production method :watercolour...

Two Male Figure Studies: Verso, Male Figure Study; Child’s Head Study

Two Male Figure Studies: Verso, Male Figure Study; Child’s Head Study

Two Male Figure Studies: Verso, Male Figure Study; Child’s Head Study...

Golden Eagle Soaring

Golden Eagle Soaring

production method :watercolour...

cup & saucer

cup & saucer

decoration: cup - inside painted, peaches, grapes outside, totally gilded, except base. Saucer - similar painting, gold central indent and rim. Unders...

Four Male Figure Studies

Four Male Figure Studies

Four Male Figure Studies...

Cheese dish

Cheese dish

Cheese dish in white earthenware with mauve lustre and black bands; consisting of wide base, from which rises a cylindrical cavity formed of five ring...

Three Male Figure Studies; Two Associated Sketches

Three Male Figure Studies; Two Associated Sketches

Three Male Figure Studies; Two Associated Sketches...

Female Figure Study

Female Figure Study

female figure study...

Three Male Figure Studies; Two Associated Leg Studies: Verso, Male Head Study; Male Torso Study; Two Male Leg and Arm Studies

Three Male Figure Studies; Two Associated Leg Studies: Verso, Male Head Study; Male Torso Study; Two Male Leg and Arm Studies

three male figure studies; two associated leg studies (verso : male head study : male tone study :two male and arm studies)...

Spoon : Seal top

Spoon : Seal top

bowl rounded at end, pointed towards handle, which meets it in a short triangular tail. Straight hexagonal section stem with baluster seal top...

Dish

Dish

Moulded cream and yellow body. Dish moulded as head and shoulders of woman playing harp. Rim pierced....

Two Seated Male Figure Studies: Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study

Two Seated Male Figure Studies: Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study

Two Seated Male Figure Studies: Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study...

CUP; Drinking cup

CUP; Drinking cup

Turned cup shaped wooden bowl joined to foot by rod, soldered to disc in base of bowl with S.I.P. Silver band with inscription around lip. Engraved an...

Jay

Jay

production method :watercolour...

Three Studies of Policeman with a Cape: Verso, Study of Policeman

Three Studies of Policeman with a Cape: Verso, Study of Policeman

three studies of policeman with cape (verso: study of policeman)...

PLAQUE; ceramic

PLAQUE; ceramic

White ground, biscuit. Gilding. Centre piece, glazed. Flower group, painted enamels. Moulded pattern. Grotesques. 4 inset panels with hares, partridge...

Puffin over the Water

Puffin over the Water

production method :watercolour...

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