This sculptural work brings with it a seamless blending of Atomic era and Modernist design and is by British Pottery Beswick, a firmly celebrated name in British ceramics design. The sleek form is reminiscent of the Chemosphere house that was so iconic to Space Age Atomic design.
Complimenting the futuristic design is the silky semi-matte satin glaze décor applied in earthy graduating brown tones of Powdered Terracotta, Mocha Cream and Raw Umber for the central supporting pillar. This refined piece is stylistically timeless and yet also prominently of its era, the combination of the form with the colour palette makes it a rare find. This would suit a Minimalist inspired room as a standalone display piece or for functional use, such as a succulent planter.
Excellent. There are no chips or repairs. The most significant wear is light use marks on the interior and movement marks on the underside of the base. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears the inscription 'BESWICK, ENGLAND' and the model number '2337'.
Height: c. 8.3" / 21 cm. Width: c. 5.1" / 13 cm (across widest point). Rim opening: c. 3.7" / 9.5 cm Base measurements: c. 3.1" / 7.8 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.6 kg / 615 g
Planter vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Beswick Pottery 1892 - 2002
The Beswick firm was founded as 'J W Beswick' in 1892 by James Beswick and his sons in Staffordshire and originally produced tableware and ornaments. The pottery was chiefly known for producing high-quality porcelain figurines such as animals and Beatrix Potter characters that have become highly sought after in the collectables market.
Following James Beswick's death in 1921, his grandson John took over and continued to expand the business. In 1934, introduced a new range of jugs, bowls and vases decorated with new matte glazes. Responding to the Modernist design influence of the time, many of these highly distinctive shapes were designed by Mr Symcox. These works were often decorated in 'satin-matte' glazes using soft pastel colours running into each other or arranged in striking modern geometric blocks and lines. Beswick would go on to become known for their ceramic animal figures before being taken over by Royal Doulton in 1969 and finally closing in the early 2000s.