The timing was right; Belleek found an insatiable market, both domestic and foreign.It was purchased again in 1985 by another Irishman and continues today to be a genuine Irish product.
Belleek was born on the banks of the river Erne (pronounced Aaron) in the County of Fermanagh (pronounced Fir-man-ah) in Ireland, the brainchild of John Caldwell Bloomfield.
He battled to keep the company from being sold, but with his death in 1884, the factory was put up for auction.
The factory was sold and managers came and went, although the porcelain itself continued to gather honors.
The next three marks are green, lasting until approximately 1980, and the following mark was gold.
Pieces with an early stamp bring prices almost double that of a similar piece of a later period.