This gorgeous work of Art Deco design is by British company Beswick Pottery. From the lobed neck that creates the staggered rim to the finishing accents of the soft-geometric handle; the form of this piece is clean, elegant and classically Art Deco. The timelessly styled design is complimented by with Beswick's Satin Matt glaze in Powdered Mint Green and Pale Lemon Yellow. The glaze has been applied in a seamlessly blended manner with colours washing into each other like that of watercolour brush strokes.
This beautiful work is stylistically timeless, contemporary but yet also very Art Deco making this work suitable for standalone display.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is light use wear on the interior and underside of the base that is commensurate with the age of this piece. The underside of the base is inscribed with 'BESWICK' and the Beswick model number '177/1'.
Height: c. 10.8" / 27.5 cm tall (from rim to base) x c .5.5" / 14 cm wide (across widest point). Rim measurements: c. 4.9" / 12.5 cm x c. 4.5" / 11.5 cm. Base diameter: c. 3.5" / 9 cm. Weight: c. 1 kg / 1,030 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
The Beswick firm was founded around the 1890s by John Beswick in Staffordshire, UK. His son James would take over upon his death, introducing a new range of jugs, bowls and vases decorated with new matt glazes. Responding to the modernist influence in design, many of these highly distinctive shapes were designed by Mr Symcox and decorated in 'satin matt' 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.
Though it is said these pieces will never be worth thousands, still, there is revived and growing interest in these Art Deco pieces as they survive in very good condition.