This beautifully sculptural work of Art Deco design is by British Pottery Beswick, a firmly celebrated name in British ceramics design. The sleek pitcher jug form showcases the highly tactile and sculpturally undulating bands that finishes in a flourish of very Art Deco accents of an accentuated rim and softly geometric handle.
The glaze decor is Beswick's popular semi-matte Satin glaze, with a base of sumptuous Powdered Cerulean blue that is interspersed with dapplings of white and dustings of Cocoa brown. The base glaze is overlaid with a hand-painted, stylised Daisies in Milk white, Butter and Bumblebee yellow.
This stylistically timeless and refined piece also proudly displays its Art Deco design influences of the 1920-30s, the combination of the form with the colour palette and condition makes it a rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips or repairs. The most significant wear is age-related crazing all over and water staining on the interior that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears the faint inscription 'MADE IN ENGLAND', the model number '162' and the Beswick stamp.
Height: c. 11" / 28 cm. Width: c. 8.3" / 21 cm (across widest point). Depth: c. 4.3" / 11 cm (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 3.9" / 10 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 1.2 kg / 1,185g
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.