Dating belleek wares
Dimensions: height 12 cm; length 17.5 cm Parian porcelain gets its name because it looks like marble from the Greek Island of Paros.Popular sculptures could be mass made because of the quality of the slip casting technique. Halahan Dunbar was the minister at Belleek from 1865 to 1867.This meant Victorians could buy sculpture for their own homes. He also worked with clay and probably made this piece.
It belonged to Canon Grainger, a clergyman from County Antrim.The Belleek Pottery marks its pieces with the emblem of a harp, round tower and Irish hound.The date of a piece is identified by the style and colour of the mark.A date on which the Field Club made one of two recorded trips to Belleek.The Belfast museum was established in 1831 by the Belfast Natural History Society. Patterson's father Robert was a founding member if the Society.