Belleek Galway Weave 15oz Mugs (Set of 2)
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Our Belleek mugs are crafted in Ireland by skilled artisans and a company that has a long history of creating premium porcelain products. When you buy Belleek, you know you are getting the very best.
Belleek’s beautiful Galway Weave design is carefully embossed onto each mug, creating an extra special image that resembles carved marble.
The distinctive Galway Weave pattern is meant to pay tribute to the arts of knitting and hand weaving that were highly popular during the 17th century. When you sip from our mugs, you hold Irish culture in your hands.
Beveled rims provide a subtle, ergonomic touch to prevent spills and splatters, and the fine porcelain keeps your favorite beverage hot, just the way you like it.
Not only are our mugs beautiful, but they are also durable. Easy to care for, they are dishwasher safe. They are also microwave-safe if you find it necessary to rewarm your drink.
Manufacturer: Belleek China
Coming to a tea time routine near you, our Belleek Galway Weave Mugs are sure to please everyone. Perfect for your favorite warm beverage, with distinguished details to accent the delicate porcelain, our mugs add a level of charm to your tableware. And since they come from the master artisans of Belleek, you know you are getting the absolute best in every cup.
Inspired by traditional knit and hand weaving designs that originated in the west of Ireland, our Belleek Galway Weave mugs are the perfect answer to your everyday dishes. Traditional crafts have been popular since the 17th century. While weaving was originally a utilitarian craft (important to create baskets used in farming and at the market), the designers are Belleek was soon inspired by the rustic beauty in the patterns found in hand weaving and hand knitting. Each weaving pattern is unique, originating from different families and having its own name.
Crafted in Ireland by the finest porcelain artisans in the business, you know that you’re getting the absolute best of the best when you buy Belleek. It is the attention to detail that really sets our mugs apart from the rest of the field. Beveled rims curve just enough to help prevent spills and splatters, and gently curved handles are perfect for all sizes. Each mug is hand embossed from base to rim with the beautiful Galway weave pattern, providing a distinguished and elegant take on a timeless tradition.
Available in a set of two, our mugs are durable as well as beautiful--both microwave and dishwasher safe. And since they hold 15 ounces each, you have plenty of room for milk or cream with your tea and coffee--a proper mug of Irish tea!
Since 1857, Belleek has become synonymous with the finest, most beautiful china in the world, and boasts its Irish heritage with pride. Belleek is a small village in County Fermanagh and was devastated by the Great Famine in the mid-1800s, much like the rest of Ireland. John Caldwell Bloomfield began searching for a way to help the remaining local population when he inherited his father’s estate in 1849 and discovered that the geological area around the village was rich in clay, shale, flint, and other minerals needed to create high-quality pottery. The power of the nearby River Erne was harnessed to grind the raw materials into liquid so that they could be transformed into pottery--and the company was born in 1857, about a decade after the worst year of the Famine.
Belleek’s earliest products were practical items for the kitchen and home like tableware, mortars and pestles, and floor tiles. However, they quickly began exploring the more artistic side of their craft, and Belleek quickly gained a reputation for beautiful, high-quality products as they began exporting their distinctly Irish crafts to the US, Canada, and Australia while serving a booming market at home in Ireland and the UK. Queen Victoria herself was an early customer of the company.
Today, Belleek features a range of beautiful products, from teapots and tea sets, jewelry boxes, picture frames, flower vases, Christmas ornaments, and elegant dishes. This sophisticated bread plate is an example of the careful craftsmanship that goes into every piece Belleek manufactures, Irish pottery that stands as a shining light on a world class scale.
Product Features We Adore
A subtle, ergonomic touch to prevent spills and splatters
Galway Weave Pattern
Inspired by 17th century knit patterns from the west of Ireland
Expertly finished by ceramic artisans in unique patterns