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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...

Male Figure Study: Verso, Unidentifiable Line Drawings

Male Figure Study: Verso, Unidentifiable Line Drawings

Male Figure Study: Verso, Unidentifiable Line Drawings...

Figure Study of Soldier Sitting on a Park Bench

Figure Study of Soldier Sitting on a Park Bench

figure study of soldier setting on park bench...

Still Life for Sarah

Still Life for Sarah

This is one of a number of still life works which the Belfast sculptor Bob Sloan has worked on since the mid-1980s and which are in part autobiographi...

Three Male Figure Studies: Verso, Six Male Figure Studies

Three Male Figure Studies: Verso, Six Male Figure Studies

Three Male Figure Studies: Verso, Six Male Figure Studies...

Male Figure Studies: Verso, Three Male Figure Studies

Male Figure Studies: Verso, Three Male Figure Studies

Male Figure Studies: Verso, Three Male Figure Studies...

Heron and Wigeon

Heron and Wigeon

production method :watercolour...

Figure Study of Soldier

Figure Study of Soldier

figure study of soldier...

Bog Oak brooch

Bog Oak brooch

design : oval brooch, thistle, rose swag, shamrock and leaf in an open frame of shamrocks....

Teapot

Teapot

Porcelain teapot, squashed spherical body white tinged pink, coral handle and lid. Broad spout splashed pink. On base in circle "The Ulster Pottery Co...

Study of Chair; Study of Rifle

Study of Chair; Study of Rifle

study of chair; study of rifle...

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis

production method :watercolour...

Figure Sketch of Man Sitting on a Chair; Male Head Study: Verso, Two Male Head Studies

Figure Sketch of Man Sitting on a Chair; Male Head Study: Verso, Two Male Head Studies

Figure Sketch of Man Sitting on a Chair; Male Head Study: Verso, Two Male Head Studies...

posset pot & lid

posset pot & lid

design: bulbous with scroll handles and spout on which are blue dashes. All decoration in u/g blue in chinese style. Lid has mushroom shaped knob and ...

Lonhgi Lily

Lonhgi Lily

production method :watercolour...

Girl over Jumps — the Huntress

Girl over Jumps — the Huntress

conor collection girl over jump / the huntress...

Figure Study of Man Seated on a Wooden Stool; Male Leg Study: Verso, Male Leg Study

Figure Study of Man Seated on a Wooden Stool; Male Leg Study: Verso, Male Leg Study

Figure Study of Man Seated on a Wooden Stool; Male Leg Study: Verso, Male Leg Study...

Sketch

Sketch

A pen and ink sketch, by Irish artist John Carey (1861-1943). Two studies of a woman in simple everday dress, dancing. One of a number of studies o...

Ceramic basin

Ceramic basin

3 fish, iridescent glaze, pollen, brown trout and perch...

Two Shawlies; Male Figure Study, 27 Dec.: Verso, Male Figure Study

Two Shawlies; Male Figure Study, 27 Dec.: Verso, Male Figure Study

two shawlies, male figure study, 27 dec (verso: male figure study)...

Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasant

production method :watercolour...

Getting Ice Cream, 26 Dec.

Getting Ice Cream, 26 Dec.

getting ice cream, 26 dec...

Kidney dish

Kidney dish

green, overglaze, white ground. 2 Chinamen and shamrock. "W.H.Patterson, Belleek Oct. 8 1868"...

cup & saucer

cup & saucer

decoration: gold rims, gilt bordered panels on dark blue, 3 large panels each has bird of paradise alternating with 6 small panels at rim and base of ...

Figure Study of Seated Man; Male Leg Study: Verso, Figure Study of Seated Man; Male Leg Study

Figure Study of Seated Man; Male Leg Study: Verso, Figure Study of Seated Man; Male Leg Study

Figure Study of Seated Man; Male Leg Study: Verso, Figure Study of Seated Man; Male Leg Study...

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