This gorgeous work of original Art Deco design is by the British company Beswick Pottery. From the softly geometric, chasing triangles in raised relief decor to the classic ginger urn form with the twist of added depressions of 'dimples', the form of this piece is clean and elegant and classically Art Deco. The excellent form is complimented by a semi-matte Pale-Grey dappled on Stone base glaze complimented by the handpainted, stylised flora decor in powdered tones of Teal, Buttercup, Cornflower and Lilac.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is natural and mild crazing all over and light use wear on the interior of the vase that is commensurate with the age of this piece. The underside of the base is inscribed with 'Beswick Ware, MADE IN ENGLAND' and the impressed model number '70'.
Height: c. 7" / 18 cm tall (from rim to base) x c. 5.3" / 13.5 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter: c. 3.5" / 9 cm. Weight: c. 0.8 kg / 750 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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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.