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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.
The additional mark is placed immediately above the right hand tip of the banner with the words "CO FERMANAGH IRELAND" the mark is Green.
In April 1980 the seventh mark was introduced to commemorate the centenary of Gold medal won at the Melbourne Exhibition of 1880.
This resulted in a lot of pieces having to be re-fired with obvious added costs.
New artwork for Belleek packaging had been developed around the same time and it was decided to use the opportunity to match both together.
Down through the years Belleek have introduced numerous variations on the original trademark introduced by the founders in the 1860s.
The previous mark was earmarked to be changed in 1990 but due to changes and personnel this date was missed and the mark was not changed until 1993.
Blue was chosen as the colour to differentiate it from other marks and it is similar to the second mark in style with the addition of the "R" above the harp.
On Earthenware the stamp Belleek changed to "Melvin Ware" in 1936 probably to distinguish it from the more prestigious Parian China.
The Pottery resumed full production in 1946 In tests carried out on backstamps, green was felt to be less obtrusive than black at showing through the translucent China and thus it was decided to change the colour from black to green.