Dating back over 140 years, the Wickerwork basket was once the main way of carrying everything from potatoes to turf in Ireland; and indeed these baskets were used in the Belleek factory to carry pottery from one department to another. This timeless design was first introduced in the 1880's when Belleek designer Michael Maguire came up with the idea of using the basketweave pattern along with Shamrocks to create the now world famous Belleek Shamrock pattern. Gold lines were introduced to give this range that extra premium look and effect.
This timeless handcrafted, handpainted collection has been re-introduced in 2018, exclusively for Belleek.com customers.
Why not mix & match with Belleek's Classic Shamrock collection
Shamrock Tableware, with its basketweave, is a timeless design first created in the 1880s. The simplicity of the pattern is based on the weave used in wickerwork baskets, once a common feature of both town and country. The design also cleverly uses the stems of the shamrocks to shape such features as the handles and details of the design. It remains an iconic collection, one symbolic of Belleek's long craft tradition.