This charming mid-century piece is by British company Beswick Pottery. This piece combines the Ovoid silhouetted shape, a popular design influence from the Atomic Design movement with the colourful and stylised handpainted leaf design in colours inspired by Scandinavian colour schemes of the 1950s.
This piece suits display as a standalone piece, a vase for a flower display or a succulent planter.
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.
Very Good - Excellent. There is mild crazing all over and faint use wear on the interior and most evidently on the underside of the foot that is commensurable with the age of the piece. There is a single flake to the glaze on the base which measures c. 0.4 mm. The underside of the base is stamped with Beswick's 'Beswick Ware, MADE IN ENGLAND' and the impressed 'BESWICK, ENGLAND' and the model number '1650' in use around 1954 to 1971. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.
Height: c. 11" / 28 cm tall (from base to arch) x c. 7.3" / 18.5 cm in width (across widest point) x depth: c. 3.5" / 8.8 cm. Base width: c. 5.6" / 14.2 cm x depth: c. 3.5" / 8.8 cm. Unpackaged weight: 0.9 kg / 915 g
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