This elegant work of Art Deco design is by British Pottery Beswick. Beswick The abstract cone form is even and well balanced, accented by the lightly geometric, asymmetrical 'ear' detail on opposing sides. The semi-matte glaze decor is a sumptuous and warm blend of browns, from Cinnamon, Gingerbread to Caramel, with paler tones at the rim graduating to deeper hues at the centre. The brown-toned glazes meet the lighter tones of Caramel Cream at the base that is edged with a zig-zagging band of Aqua Sky blue.
The application of the rich glaze is in a marbled manner that gives the impression of the moments when liquids rush and fuse together. This refined piece is stylistically timeless and the combination of the form with the colour palette makes it a rare find.
Very Good. There are no chips or repairs. The most significant wear is crazing and a single chip to the glaze that is on the underside of the vase, both of which are 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 a faintly inscribed stamp 'MADE IN ENGLAND, BESWICK, 191'
Height: c. 9" / 23 cm x c. 6" / 15.2 cm rim diameter. Width: c. 6" / 15.2 cm (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 4.4" / 11.3 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.8 kg / 795 g
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.
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