American Belleek - (Ceramics United States)

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American Belleek - (Ceramics, United States) American Belleek is porcelain made in the United States that copied the Irish Belleek porcelain style. It was made at several factories; Ott & Brewer was the first to copy it in 1872 with assistance from William Bromley that had worked at Belleek in Ireland. Lenox, American Art China Company, Ceramic Art Company and Willets Manufacturing Company copied it, Knowles, Taylor & Knowles also produced some similar porcelain under the name of Lotus Ware. American Belleek is more richly modeled and decorated that the Irish wares.

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