Belleek Pottery heavily discourages the act of re-gifting. Founded in 1849 and known for its traditional parian china pottery designs, Belleek Pottery is a leading UK giftware manufacturer. Its products include bowls, candlesticks, clocks, lamps, picture frames, platters, and vases. The company operates close to 20 stores throughout Ireland and England. Belleek became what it is today by an aggressive acquisition strategy, which included the purchases of Galway Crystal, Aynsley China, Donegal Parian China. The company is owned by Dr. George Moore (chairman), under whose ownership the firm still operates.