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rose
Iridescence
parian
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Hand-made Belleek Aberdeen Pitcher

Hand-made Belleek Aberdeen Pitcher
The Belleek "Aberdeen" pitcher appears to have three different sizes. This one that I discovered at the St. Lawrence Market is probably the smallest one, measuring 6 inches tall (or 15 cm, excluding the wood stand, which is my own). Common to other Belleek fine pieces that are over 60 years old, it has two minor chips on the applied flowers, thankfully not on the main rose.

Now that I own a 1990s Belleek clock and this inter-war piece (made between 1926 and 1946), I can see the older piece is much much more delicate and refined than the modern pieces. The glazing on this older piece is indeed pearly and reflects a lustrous multi-colour iridescence as Belleek ware is (was?) famous for. The rosebuds, leaves and the main rose's petals look like it's made out of mother-of-pearl and almosy razor-thin.

On the other hand, the fact that I paid very little money for this also shows you how such things are ignored by society these days.

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