Beswick porcelain manufactory

Ceramic Fish Plates Wall Art Composition, Mid Century Modern Period.
Ceramic Fish Plates Wall Art Composition, Mid Century Modern Period.

Beswick figurines. English stamps

Manufacturer of original ceramics and porcelain from England. Beswick figurines for collectors. Factory in Longton, James Wright Beswick. He began his porcelain production around 1890. Around 1895, the company confidently entered the market with original, handmade ceramic figurines. And today, Beswick porcelain makes collectors crane their necks and empty their wallets. Masterfully created copies of birds and horses have always enjoyed particular success. Of these, as it later turned out, there were quite expensive specimens.

Beswick Pottery, Art Deco Satin Matt Sherbet Palette Glaze Carved Globe Vase.
Art Deco Satin Matt Sherbet Palette Glaze Carved Globe Vase.

History of manufactory

In 1960, the company’s heirs sold the share capital to the well-known company Doulton & Co. After this, Doulton & Co continued to produce products under the Beswick brand, but in small quantities. And from the beginning of 1989, Doulton stopped using the trade name “Beswick”. Doulton & Co later stopped producing Beswick models entirely. The interesting company’s website and brand were sold out. The new owner made a number of attempts to restore production. Enesco helped him in this. Until 2011, Beswick-inspired products continued to be sold on the market. And after that it was no longer released.

John Beswick Midcentury Ceramic Tennis Set in the Prancing Horses Design.
John Beswick Midcentury Ceramic Tennis Set in the Prancing Horses Design.
Albert Hallam for Beswick, Zebrette Series Zebra Stripe Décor Modernist Vase.
Albert Hallam for Beswick, Zebrette Series Zebra Stripe Décor Modernist Vase.

Marks on Beswick porcelain

The mark of the original brand itself changed several times. The earliest are the printed stamp “James Beswick England” or handwritten “Beswick”, as well as “ENGLAND BESWICK”. Moreover, the stamp was either oval or round in shape, and the color was green. After 1936, this brand disappeared forever. In the new version, the stamps were added, as expected, “IN ENGLAND” or “Made Ware in England”. The prints were placed in the middle of the product. They say that on Fridays the stamp might not have been placed at all. On original products there are also often numbers in the test and handwritten notes by the artists.

Pair of Vintage Mantle King Charles Spaniels Miniature Beswick Dog Figurines.
Pair of Vintage Mantle King Charles Spaniels Miniature Beswick Dog Figurines.
BESWICK POTTERY 'The Christmas Carol' Collectors Intl. Mug U.K. Circa 1982.
‘The Christmas Carol’ Collectors Intl. Mug U.K. Circa 1982.
Art deco wall mask Beswick Marlene Dietrich.
Art deco wall mask Marlene Dietrich.
Beswick Brown and White Ceramic Hereford Bull, England, 1950s.
Brown and White Ceramic Hereford Bull, England, 1950s.
Pair of English Beswick Pottery Staffordshire Small Mantle Dogs.
Pair of English Beswick Pottery Staffordshire Small Mantle Dogs.
Old English Sheepdog Model by Beswick Pottery 'Fireside Model'.
Old English Sheepdog Model by Beswick Pottery ‘Fireside Model’.
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