The pig was always highly praised by the Irish for its succulent meat, and in legend it was the favorite meat of gods and heroes at their feasts in the other world. The pig was also respected for its bravery and ferocity in defending itself against attack, and so was seen as a symbol of the warrior spirit.
In some parts of Ireland it was considered good luck to drive a pig into the house on May morning, to ensure good luck for the coming summer. Pigs were believed to be able to see the wind, and thus forecast the weather. It was also thought that pigs had such acute hearing that they could hear the grass growing.
The small pottery village of Belleek in Fermanagh County, Ireland had local clay deposits the produced exceptionally translucent goods. It became known as Parian, a soft, mother of pearl glow that became associated with Belleek China. The world took notice and since 1853, Belleek has been prized.
Measurements: 4" long, 3" high and 2.25" wide.
This adorable, all beige piece is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks or crazing. We do not sell damaged items. You may buy with confidence.
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Do not wash any of the china in the dishwasher. It may cause crazing if boiling water is poured directly into the cup. These are not made for microwave use either.
We do not know the exact materials used in the china. We are selling them as decorative items.
We offer free gift wrapping on most items. It is mentioned in the listing.
Oct 24, 2023
Delighted with my purchase! It arrived super well packaged for protection, gift wrapped with a lovely hand written note. Thank you. 😊