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Welcome to our E Swann Gallery

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Swann Cabaret Set

 

One first gallery for 2008 features an extremely rare bone china tea service which was recently sold in Ireland at Viewback Auctions 'Manor House Hotel' Belleek Auction held shortly after the International Belleek Convention in April 2007. The attention to detail on this set is fantastic. Each bird has been painted with such fine detail. At the present time, this is the only known, signed set attributed to this amazing painter. The set has been bought for the nation by the National Museum of Ireland and is now housed at the Collins Baracks Museum in Dublin

Gallery One

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Gallery Two...added March 2008

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'Information on E W Swann'

This set was first mentioned in the 'Corrigan Manuscript' which was released following the discovery of previously unseen material relating to the pottery. The written works by Mrs Jenks date, it is believed to the mid 1960s. The manuscript was discovered by the late Tom Corrigan and published by the Los Angeles Chapter in 1992. There were no illustrations or photoraphs with the manuscript, but the accurate description of a set , hand painted by E Swann leaves no doubt that this is the one and same set that was described in the 1960's. The 'Swann' set is featured in the new book, 'Belleek in Context' by Neville Maguire plus research on E W Swann can be found in an article by UK Group Member, Paul Tubb which can be accessed below or via our Research Page

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50th Meeting Plate

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