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A Belleek 'Chinese' teapot and cover

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A Belleek 'Chinese' teapot and cover the compresseed globular body moulded with a scale pattern, the spout formed as a dragon, the straight-sided loop finial and handle formed as tied bamboo branches, supported in three claw feet, enriched in gilt, the cover marked D McBIRNEY & Co BELLEEK FERMANAGH IRELAND in a roundel enclosing a hound, harp and tower mark aboe the inscription FILL WITH WATER/BLOOD WARM AND/ALLOW IT TO STAND/A FEW MINUTES/EMPTY AND USE/WITH BOILING/WATER -- 6in. (15.2cm.) high, late 19th century (chip to one foot, some minor firing faults) See illustration

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Cf. Belleek Irish POrcelain by Marion Langham, p. 106 for an illustration on items from this service

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