||B0266 : Irish Belleek,||
|Category : Pottery and Porcelain||
|Sub Categories : Belleek, Irish, Limited edition|
|The 8 ¼” limited edition plate was issued to commemorate the Statue of Liberty centennial. It is entitled “First Sight of Miss Liberty”. The design focuses on the first immigrant to be registered at the newly opened Ellis Island. An Irish lass named Annie Moore was the first newcomer to set foot on the island and to pass through the Great Hall, and sign her name on the official entry book on New Years day, 1892. The plate is numbered 301. Degenhardt D1882.
You may find more information on this plate and Annie Moore by going to the Belleek site, joining the Collector Society for free. Then clicking on the Collector
Society, then Newsletter and then going to Vol. 8 number 2, 1986, page 4. More information also in Vol. 9, double issue, number 1 & 2, 1987, pages 2, 4, and 5.
This plate continues to be in demand as can be seen by the prices it has brought at a auctions. It is in mint condition.
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