This elegantly sculptural work is of late Art Deco design and by British Pottery Beswick, a firmly celebrated name in British ceramics design. The even and well balanced form showcases stylised organic scrolling as well as gently exaggerated arches and curves.
The hand-painted semi-matte satin glaze décor is a base of sumptuous Vanilla Cream that is overlaid with brush-stroked bands of pastel Powdered Mint, Lemon yellow, Wisteria lilac and Lake blue.
This piece is stylistically timeless and yet also prominently of the 1920-30s English Art Deco period, the combination of the form with the colour palette makes it a rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips or repairs. There is negligible age-related crazing all over that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Mentioned for completeness: there is a mocha-brown glaze spot on the underside of the belly that came from the glazing process and is not damage. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears the inscription 'MADE IN ENGLAND' and the model number '136'.
Height: c. 4.25" / 10.8 cm. Width: c. 6.3" / 16 cm (across widest point of spout to handle). Rim measurements: c. 2.4" / 6 cm. Base measurements: c. 2.4 " / 6 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.3 kg / 330 g
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.