From Belleek’s collection of decorative occasional plates, our Belleek Classic Mother’s Blessing Plate is a beautiful way to show your mother how much she means to you. It’s no secret that mothers fail to get the recognition they deserve for bearing and raising children, or how they graciously accept the forgotten phone calls, advice not taken, or that awkward summer you spent in Ibiza, but this commemorative plate will certainly go a long way towards demonstrating your appreciation for her love. These plates are an ideal gift for Mother’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary, or for any occasion you can think of in order to show your mother or a motherly figure in your life just how much they mean to you. There is no question that the moment they lift this plate out of the box our excellent plate will become a treasured keepsake for the rest of her life, especially after she realizes she will never receive another gift quite like this one.
Our Belleek Classic Mother’s Blessing Plate is full of little details that make this item so special. The natural white color set behind the green and purple color themes make it so pleasing to the eye and the hand painted lettering is easy to read. Any house guest who sees this beautiful plate standing on a shelf or hanging from a wall will be so impressed with its detail and quality, they will realize they’re in the home of a mum who is held in high esteem by her friends and family. The nine delicate shamrocks that adorn the outer perimeter of our plates are what make this piece instantly recognizable as an Irish-made keepsake. There is nothing quite as iconic as the three-sided shamrock sprigs when it comes to representing Irish culture and heritage. It is widely held that the arrival of St. Patrick in 431 is the source of the shamrock’s popularity, as it was used as a teaching tool to convey the meaning of the Christian holy trinity: the father, son, and holy spirit. The embossing lining the outer diameter of the plate, adding a textured detail that is truly remarkable and could be accomplished only by an artisan from Belleek.
This entire piece is made by hand at Belleek Pottery, Ireland’s oldest and most renowned manufacturer of fine china and giftware. Each of our plates passes through the hands of over a dozen Belleek artisans who have been carefully trained in the same methods of the generations of craftsmen who have come before them. No two of our amazing plates are the same, so this is a wonderful opportunity to give the mum in your life a unique item that is truly one-of-a-kind.
The inscription reads:
There is but one and only one,
Whose love will fail you never.
One who lives from sun to sun,
With constant fond endeavour.
There is but one and only one,
On earth there is no other.
In heaven a noble work was done,
When god gave us a Mother.
This blessing has been a favorite of Irish mother’s for many generations, and is well known throughout the Emerald Isle. This is just one of the reasons we are so excited Belleek decided to include this blessing on our plate, because we know how much it is cherished by those living in Ireland. Don’t forget, these fine china items are very fragile and while they are soundly made, we highly recommend hand washing them only in order to preserve their color and durability. And don’t forget, we offer free 3-day shipping anywhere in the United States, so with an order today your plate will arrive just in time to give as a special gift.