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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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plate

plate

Cream ground. Spider web pattern. Raised, blue and gilding. Raised blossom and branches....

plate

plate

design: all over flowers in u/g blue, red enamel and gilding possibly in Japanese taste....

tea bowl & saucer

tea bowl & saucer

decoration: Meissen flower and butterfly design is on both. Two lines round rim inside on both with single flower motif in bowl. All decoration in blu...

Prince of Wales Ice Pails

Prince of Wales Ice Pails

Prince of Wales ice pails, two large bucket shaped vases on tall feet. All in parian porcelain with nacreous glaze to highlight waves and water around...

tea pot and lid

tea pot and lid

white ground, spout as foreparts of dragon. Impressed scale pattern. Moulded and overglaze colours - brown, purple, sea-green, gilding. 3 feet clawe...

jam pot

jam pot

White ground. Body and lid as acorn. Moulded design. Leaves, some pink....

mug

mug

transfer, light maroon, white ground. 3 scenes, one of Gothic ruin, 2 of country houses...

Flask with stopper

Flask with stopper

Belleek flask with stopper, enamelled with rose, shamrock, thistle, Star of David and monogram, no mark....

mug

mug

description: Coronation mug, Edward VII June 26th 1902. One side picture representing proclamation of peace after Boer War; other, portraits of Edward...

Coffee cup and saucer

Coffee cup and saucer

Belleek coffee cup and saucer, "CELTIC" band of Celtic interlacings, exterior cream ground, interior ground iridescent, ring handles....

charger

charger

decoration: u/g blue with central bust portraits of William and Mary, curtains draped above them and initials below, scroll below. condition: rim chip...

Teapot and lid

Teapot and lid

'Bamboo' design teapot in plain cream. Overall shape made from short cut lengths of bamboo....

Pouring vessel

Pouring vessel

Plain black glazed pouring vessel with white rim and single handle to one side. Simple pulled pouring lip and throwing rings are visible on sides. LR ...

plate

plate

decoration: painted, Chinese lady under tree, in madder, blue, green and yellow. Criss-cross design, with flower sprays in between on rim. glaze: tin....

FIRING; Glass : commemorative : firing or toasting : Williamite

FIRING; Glass : commemorative : firing or toasting : Williamite

bowl: ovoid. stem: short. foot: deep, hollow. decoration: bowl engraved with classical bust wearing toga and laurel wreath, could be George III but st...

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl - cream ground / iridescent glaze. Everted scalloped rim with applied flowering. Three feet moulded stylized shell pattern. On base second Bellee...

mug

mug

transfer, flowers, white ground. Pink background, white petals...

Bottle

Bottle

Dark brown stoneware bottle vase with white glaze line decoration on front and back. Square form body with long neck with rectangular flat rim at mout...

Teapot and lid

Teapot and lid

Pumpkin shaped teapot with green vertical indented panels. Green handle in the form of letters '5 O'C'. It is from 5 O'Clock design tea service....

plates

plates

design: flat rimless base, rims rise in curling ogee, blue-white glaze with unglazed bird on base. U/g blue with duck in stream near rocks and flowers...

tea pot

tea pot

Ivory ground. Leaves and grasses, blue-green. Raised and underglaze colouring. Finial of lid as thistle. Spout as bird's head....

tea pot & lid

tea pot & lid

decoration: red pottery with enamel sprigs of flowers in blue, pink, yellow and green. Black lines round lip, handle, foot and on knop. Bulbous and an...

wall plaques

wall plaques

2 wall plaques, one with painting of Herons in a reed bed the other of a landscape with two figures of Glengariffe Cove, Co Cork. The landscape plaqu...

mug

mug

description: white glazed, tapering sides, slight foot. Transfer printed in black with Crystal Palace. "1851 The Great Exhibition, London" Gold line r...

mug

mug

transfer, black, white ground. A. Deer and hounds, chase. B. Stag at bay, 2 hounds....

Jar

Jar

Barrel shaped jar with high shoulders and small foot with two small loop handles. Olive coloured glaze of Yueh type....

pin tray

pin tray

description: dark green ground, painted purple flower sprays with gilt wavy edge. Oblong. condition: gilding worn....

cup & saucers

cup & saucers

decoration: fluted, blue and gilt borders, coloured flowers etc. Cup has lake scene, saucers lake, classical ruins, windmill. No handles on cup. One s...

plate

plate

description: undulating border with oak wreath and arms with OBSTANTIA DISCINDO and JOSIAH WEDGEWOOD FRS in rococo border. Centre portrait of Josiah W...

Erin Awakening from her Slumbers

Erin Awakening from her Slumbers

female figure, unglazed, standing draped. Harp and cross and some details of drapery glazed. "Belleek Pottery" on stand...

Shadow

Shadow

A solid glass panel is held upright in a metal stand. The glass has been cast using the thermocollage technique with various coloured oxides added to...

Plates

Plates

Two plates, shallow, press moulded with attached rims and three stud feet. Patterns pressed into surfaces and covered all over with blue glazes and pi...

The Fate of the Children of Lir

The Fate of the Children of Lir

Eight beaded stained glass panels. Fitted into iron window frame....

Bowl

Bowl

description: on short double ringed stem, wide lip spreading up. Coloured slips in greens, browns, red and purples, all made from local materials appl...

platter/dish

platter/dish

Platter or dish with floating base rim and wall sides. Uneven circular shape with dented and pinch rim. Covered in all over duck egg blue celadon glaz...

Teapot and lid

Teapot and lid

A porcelain teapot and lid, white and grey dry body with pinprick design of leaves all over body and lid. Has six feet that form branches extending up...

Rhoda opening the door to St Peter

Rhoda opening the door to St Peter

Stained glass panel in wooden frame with stand...

plates

plates

decoration: white ground, pair pheasants, foliage, 3 insects painted on each. Scroll moulded, rim in gold, pink and pale blue. Pheasants on one stand ...

flower holder

flower holder

Body as water lily, base as leaves of same, and buds. Cream ground. Pink, green and blue....

BOWL; Ceramic bowl

BOWL; Ceramic bowl

Cream body. Body, nautilus shell, feet, whelks. Green edging...

cup and saucer

cup and saucer

Ivory ground. Leaves and grasses, blue-green. Raised and overglaze colouring. Handle divides at top. Gilding....

cup

cup

Red, black and gold pattern on lip, raised. White ground, exterior. Yellow ground, interior....

Sculpture

Sculpture

Two pieces in wire mesh, porcelain granite and other materials, various small parts attached by wire. Touching of colour....

kettle stand

kettle stand

white ground. Body as contorted dragon with outspread wings. Gilding. Base supported on 4 feet, as claws...

plate

plate

decoration: octagonal , grey "tortoiseshell" with green, yellow and red splashes, rim with border of applied strips laid crosswise. Base cream with gr...

Jug

Jug

Cream ground. Body, nautilus shell, feet, whelks. Cream edging, coral handle....

cup & saucer

cup & saucer

decoration: brown tortoiseshell, green splashes, cup more intensely coloured. Both have slight base stand of glazed cream. Cup handleless. condition: ...

The Three Graces

The Three Graces

description: oval, 3 figures in relief. Middle woman stands with back forward, nude, arms around shoulders of forward facing women either side. Atten...

Tile

Tile

Transfer printed is green circular image of grey hound, harp and tower, surrounded by leaf and flower circular motif. Four edge motifs of flowers in d...

plate

plate

decoration: blue TRANSFER printed in strawberry or pinecone pattern. Foot rim triangular in section. Typical Worcester border. condition: one chipped ...

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