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Shamrock Basket: C.7-1994

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Shamrock Basket


Belleek Co (Factory)


Parian porcelain Shamrock Basket, glazed, hand-modelled and painted overglaze in pink and green enamels.

Parian porcelain Shamrock Basket, hand-modelled, clear-glazed and enamelled in pink and green. Trefoil-shaped with sloping sides, the flat base woven with four strands in each direction; the sides woven with one-strand diagonal trellis. Round the edge of the base there is a double 'rope' edging; round the rim, a single rope edging coloured pink; and round the junction of the sides and base inside, another pink rope edging. Apllied to the rim on each foil, there is a small green leaf, and between each foil, a rose with three leaves and two green buds.

Legal notes

Given by Mr James Richardson

Measurements and weight

Height: 7 cm
Width: 14 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Fermanagh ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994-10-10) by Richardson, James


End of 19th century to mid 20th century
Circa 1880 CE - 1954 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( pink and green)

Materials used in production

Glaze Parian (porcelain)

Techniques used in production

Hand-modelling : Parian porcelain, glazed, hand-modelled and painted overglaze in pink and green enamels
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Impressed on two relief ribbons
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.7-1994
Primary reference Number: 75917
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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