A charming set of an open sugar bowl and cream jug, this porcelain pair was made by the famed Belleek Pottery in County Fermanagh, Ireland. The shape of each is based on a cauldron, a three-footed cooking pot that hung over the peat fire in the hearth. The pattern of course is shamrocks, four apiece on each side of the pot, with their tendrils leading to handles designed to resemble the stems of the shamrocks. The ivory color bodies are translucent, quite thin and very durable.
The creamer stands 3 1/2 inches tall and measures 2 3/4 inches across the mouth, including the spout. The sugar bowl is 3 1/4 inches tall and 3 inches across the top. Each is marked clearly on the bottom with Belleek's 6th Mark (Third Green Mark) which dates the pieces to the years 1965-1980. Absolutely perfect in every way, this Belleek set will be a cherished addition to your collection---or the beginning of one.