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Glass and Ceramics

The glass collection consists of mainly two areas: Historic glass collection and Contemporary glass collection. The historic collection is made up of mainly English and Irish 18th and 19th century glass. Highlights of the collection include drinking glasses showing their development since the end of the 17th century, and a comprehensive collection of decanters which includes many rare marked Irish pieces.

The main strengths of the ceramics collection lie in British and European historic ceramics, Irish ceramics, Oriental and the contemporary. The Irish collection, is representative of all the major potteries in Ireland, including excavated material from the Downshire pottery, Belfast, and First Period and Second Period Belleek porcelain (as well as pieces from the contemporary Belleek ‘Living’ range).

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Ulster Will Fight

Ulster Will Fight

stencil, blue, black and green. Cream ground. Base "Ulster will fight". 5 blue crowns with green shamrocks....

Bowl

Bowl

Blue enamel with celtic design panels inside, some iridescence. Black outlined and black line designs round rim outside....

Tureen & cover & stand

Tureen & cover & stand

Transfer, blue - black on white ground. Stylised leaf, plant and ornamental design. Rim of stand pierced....

plate

plate

Cream ground, "sunray" pattern, moulded. Pierced rim. Gilded. ESM monogram....

Jug

Jug

transfer...

mug

mug

transfer, brown-black subject on white ground...

cup and saucer

cup and saucer

Raised marine form pattern, cream exterior, yellow/cream interior. Gilt rim. Handle of cup divides at top....

URN; covered urn : with lid

URN; covered urn : with lid

glazed, gilding in wide band around body, narrow band on neck and foot, also to finial. Applied flowers and leaves on shoulders, lid, central gilded p...

VASE; thistle vase

VASE; thistle vase

cream ground. Body as large centralthistle, with 3 smaller thistles. Applied rose-buds and shamrocks...

Bottle vase

Bottle vase

Rich iron glazed square sided pot with wax resist decoration through to body colour on all sides. Neck is flared out into small mouth of vessel....

"VERTEX 1"

"VERTEX 1"

A glass box vessel with lid in the shape of a pillow. It has a rectangle of diachromatic glass in two tones which forms the lid when slotted into the ...

Vase

Vase

A slab built earthenware vessel vase with flat front back and sides. Decorated with geometric design on front with blue, white, yellow, brown and turq...

Ribbon Of Life

Ribbon Of Life

Blown, cased, cut and acid-treated glass. Tall vase form with swelling at the middle. Orange glass cased in gree and blue, then comes out to reveal b...

Shattered Cycle

Shattered Cycle

A large, cast glass sculpture in the form of a geode split in half. Green in colour with added white/clear glass nodules to outer surface....

Cup with disc form

Cup with disc form

Small cup shaped form on a cone shaped base with central disc below cup. Buff stoneware with dark brown dry glaze to base and disc. Inpressed HC in ba...

Bittern comport

Bittern comport

Bittern comport...

Pedestal dish (comport)

Pedestal dish (comport)

transfer, green, white ground. Continuous coiled ribbon, shamrocks and flowers...

tea pot and lid

tea pot and lid

Cream ground, octagonal, prunus blossom. handle and feet as coral, pink. Pink, black, gilding, overglaze. Crest, negro's head on crown....

"Pax"

"Pax"

decoration: white body screenprinted with design by Paul Wunderlich. process: screenprinted....

cup & saucer

cup & saucer

decoration: both have 4 lobes, gilt borders, painted with coloured flowers. Scroll handle, gilt on cup. Gold fancy border on inside rims....

Volunteer Jug

Volunteer Jug

decoration: black TRANSFER printed decor. Below spout "The Rev. John Wright/Chaplin..." One side death of Wolfe, reverse panel supported by volunteers...

plate : soup

plate : soup

design: blue printed chinese design of pagodas in landscape. Deep with butterfly scale and diaper border with gold edged rim....

BASKET; Belleek basket and cover

BASKET; Belleek basket and cover

Trellis work basket with twig handles, the rim of the basket and the cover decorated with leaves and flowers. condition : Perfect...

plate

plate

Transfer, black on white ground. Leaves and stylised flowers on rim and centrepiece....

dish

dish

decoration: eight sided, white glazed. Underglaze blue decor of flowers, trees, etc in oriental style....

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