- a fragile Irish porcelain with a bright luster.
Origin of Belleek
First recorded in 1865–70; after Belleek, town in Northern Ireland where it is made
Also called Belleek ware.
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Examples from the Web for belleek
Porcelain of a rare and unique quality is manufactured at Belleek.Romantic Ireland; volume 1/2
M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
At Belleek it forms a considerable waterfall and is here well known to sportsmen for its good salmon fishing.
Come to Belleek, a little village with one of the finest water-falls I remember anywhere to have seen; viewed it from the bridge.A Tour in Ireland
We asked if we might help a bit, and give a little teapot of Belleek ware and a linen doily trimmed with Irish lace.Penelope's Irish Experiences
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Yet from here to Belleek, a distance of four miles, there is nothing whatever being done with it.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
- a kind of thin fragile porcelain with a lustrous glaze
- (as modifier)a Belleek vase
named after Belleek, a town in Northern Ireland where such porcelain is made
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