Shamrock Cup & Saucer
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- The hand-painted shamrock motif runs seamlessly into the cup’s handle.
- Hand-wash only; do not use a dishwasher.
- The detail of the weaves can be felt on the porcelain cup and saucer.
- 6-ounce cup with 6.5 inches diameter saucer.
- Made by Belleek located in County Fermanagh.
Manufacturer: Belleek China
The drinking of tea, whether solitary or with friends, is one of Ireland’s favorite pastimes. It is a way to catch up friends and family on the events of the day, to warm up to each other with a nice cup of hot delicious tea. Whether you are looking for a personal gift or something to elevate your restaurant or dinner parties, the Shamrock Cup and Saucer from Belleek Pottery is a great way to add sophistication and class to the occasion. It is painted with great precision by its long and rich lineage. The details on the cup and saucer display their beautiful intricate design. With its basket weave design, based on traditional Irish wickerwork baskets that used to be a mainstay of the island and first developed by Belleek for ceramics in the 1880s, the cup and saucer carry on the proud Irish heritage. The detail of the weaves can be felt on the cup and saucer. The hand-painted shamrock motif runs seamlessly into the cup’s handle, creating a unique detail, in its signature green tone. The shamrock has a rich and significant tradition in Irish culture embedded with great religious influence. St. Patrick used the young green sprig as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit). The word shamrock comes from a fitting Irish word seamróg or seamair óg meaning “young clover”. St. Patrick, arriving in a pagan land from the United Kingdom, preached to a crowd filled many pagan believers, held up the shamrock to the crowd and explained the philosophy and role of the Holy Trinity. This lead to the bridge of a new faith, from paganism to Roman Catholicism. Since then, St. Patrick’s teachings of his faith have had a significant influence on Ireland for centuries to come. When people come to visit the Emerald Isle, one of the first symbols they recognize is the beautiful green shamrock. Not only the symbol of the shamrock is used in Ireland for religious settings such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral ( County Armagh), it is still used throughout many other settings in the Emerald Isle. Kildare Street Club (County Dublin), the Parnell Monument (Dublin), and the O'Connell Monument (Dublin) display the shamrock prominently. The shamrock is very much the versatile and essential sprig. The shamrock is used for medicinal uses and ailments such as Hypertension, boosting your immune system, and lowering bad cholesterol. Quite the little herb. It shows the importance and influence the symbol has on the Emerald Isle. Founded in 1849, Belleek is the oldest fine china pottery in Ireland and has been producing distinguished Parian porcelain since 1863. Located in County Fermanagh, Belleek was a favorite of Irish and British nobility, including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Shamrock Cup & Saucer is meant to be hand washed only; do not use a dishwasher. 6 ounce cup with 6.5 inches diameter saucer. Sip with comfort and warmth on this beautiful ceramic cup. It is truly a unique sight to hold.
Product Features We Adore
Shamrock stems come together to create handle features
Inspired by traditional Irish wickerwork baskets
A subtle, ergonomic touch to prevent spills and splatters