Construction began on what would become the Belleek Pottery in 1857, although the first objects to bear the characteristically Irish-themed Belleek trademark were not shipped until 1863. Built on the River Erne in what is now Northern Ireland, the Belleek Pottery initially specialized in earthenware, from floor tiles and dinnerware to mortars and pestles. But by the 1920s, porcelain painted with creamy and lustrous glazes began to take hold,...Continue Reading