Willets Manufacturing Company American
Designed by Walter Scott Lenox American
Modeled by William Bromley

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706

In 1884, Walter Scott Lenox left Ott and Brewer to work for Willets, a rival firm; the British craftsman William Bromley Jr. had done the same by 1887. Bromley’s father developed Belleek while working in Ireland, and the family brought the coveted recipe to the United States. The technical expertise of such artisans ensured the commercial success of the firms that employed them. This pitcher, a version of the first known dated example of Willets Belleek, descended in the Willets family.

Pitcher, Willets Manufacturing Company (1879–1908), Porcelain, American

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