The mark is identical to its predecessor in every way except the colour.
First Period Black Mark - 1863 - 1890 A capital "R" in a circle was added in 1955 to signify that the trademark had been registered in the United States.
This change was made due to purely technical reasons.
There were a lot of problems with the first blue mark with parts of the mark burning off during firing.
This blue mark was based on the old second mark but due to its small size and difficulty in firing it successfully, it was decided to replace it in 1997 with a second blue mark larger and with a new representation of the Wolfhound, Round Tower and Harp.
In 2000 Belleek celebrated the Millennium by issuing a black trademark for that year only.
Second Black Mark - 1891 - 1926 The Second mark used from 1891- 1926 reflects the addition of a ribbon surrounding the lower half of the design for the first mark on which appears the words "CO FERMANAGH IRELAND" The change in the trademark occurred in 1891 in compliance with the 1891 Mc Kinley Tariff Act and the 1887 British Merchandise Act as amended in 1891,requiring the country of origin to be specified on the article. Wherever impressed marks were used, particularly with figurines the word "IRELAND" is added.
Belleek already had a large export market in the United States among the many Irish emigrants and they immediately saw the benefits of marking Belleek products with "Made in Ireland" This second mark remained in place until 1926 when Belleek introduced its third mark probably to coincide with the Wembley Exhibition of 1926.Some pieces of Belleek also carry the British Patent Office registration mark which gives the date of registration, not the date the piece was manufactured.During this period Belleek also used impressed mark, with the words "Belleek, CO.All of our Belleek's Giftware marks, with minor exceptions, include symbols which are unmistakably Irish – The Irish Wolfhound with head turned to face the Round Tower believed to be modelled on Fermanagh's own Devenish Round Tower, the Irish Harp and sprigs of shamrock which border the ends of the banner at base of each design and carries the single word Belleek.Select your required mark for more detailed information: The colour of the mark during this period was predominantly black but other colours were used, amongst them red, blue, orange, green, brown, and pink.