Learn about Beswick

From the establishment of the Beswick factory in Longton, Stoke on Trent in 1894, animal figures of a very high quality and at an affordable price to the collector with a modest budget. have been represented in Beswick sales catalogues and advertising material. The production of Beswick figures can be divided into two periods.

From the 1890's to the mid 1930's the Beswick factory produced, in the Staffordshire traditional form, a combination of table ware, decorative porcelain, majolica and a range of figures and animals such as generals, milkmaids, mantle dogs, cattle and horses. Critics of the time described their models to be of a higher quality than those of their precursors. Unfortunately for collectors, Beswick followed the early Staffordshire tradition of not marking their figures and as a consequence, it is very difficult to identify the names of the modellers, designers and artists from that period until the 1930's.

In 1934 after the death of his father, John (Ewart) took over as managing director and moved the company away from the production of tableware to placing a greater emphasis on figurines. more...

Learn about Beswick Figurines

From the establishment of the Beswick factory in Longton, Stoke on Trent in 1894, animal figures of a very high quality and at an affordable price to the collector with a modest budget have been represented in Beswick sales catalogues and advertising material.

The production of Beswick figures can be divided into two periods.

From the 1890's to the mid 1930's the Beswick factory produced, in the Staffordshire traditional form, a combination of tableware, decorative porcelain, majolica and a range of figures and animals such as generals, milkmaids, mantle dogs, cattle and horses.

Critics of the time described their models to be of a higher quality than those of their precursors.

Unfortunately for collectors, Beswick followed the early Staffordshire tradition of not marking their figures and as a consequence, it is very difficult to identify the names of the modellers, designers and artists from that period until the 1930's. more...

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Rare Beswick Dog playing Accordion 1940-1970, Mr Watkins

Four vintage Beswick 'Rupert & Friends' figures comprising Rupert, Pong and Ping, Algy Pug and Bill Badger

A Beswick figure of an Irish setter 'Champion sugar of Wendover

Beswick German shepherd porcelain figurine 'C.H. Ulrica of Brittas' 14 cm high approx., together with a Beswick beagle 'C.H. Wendover Billy' porcelain figurine

Beswick red setter porcelain figurine 'Sugar of Wendover' 14 cm high approx., together with a Beswick pug dog 'Cupmil Cupie' porcelain figurine

Beswick St Bernard porcelain figurine 'Corna Garth Stroller' 14 cm high approx., together with a Beswick basset hound porcelain figurine

Two Beswick terrier dog figurines, with lady bug on their tails, 9 cm high approx (tallest)

Two Beswick dog figurines, with ladybird on tail and nose, model 805, 804, designed by Mr Watkin

Royal Doulton Doberman Pinscher Dog Figurine, HN2645, 'Ch Rancho Dobe's Storm', 15.5 cm high approx. repair to right front leg, together with a black Beswick scottie dog

Three Beswick & 1 German dachshund figurines, 16.5 cm high (tallest)

A Beswick model of a Corgi 'Black Prince', approx 14 cm high, 16 cm long

A Beswick porcelain plaque in the form of a dog in high relief, English, early 20th century, 19 cm high

Beswick figure of an Old English Sheepdog, 29.5 cm high approx

Four various dog figures, including Midwinter English sheepdog; Beswick dachshund; brass dachshund; and pekinese. Height 10 cm (average)

A large Beswick figure of a seated alsation dog. Printed mark and original paper label. Height 34.5 cm

Porzellanfabrik Carl Scheidig porcelain animal groups, together with Beswick ram, Lyndale dog and another German group (6) largest 17 cm high

Two bulldog models, one by Beswick, mark to base 'Ch. Basford British Mascot', brown and white and another seated 'Made in England', black finish with glass eyes

Two matching Beswick dog figurines with paper labels attached, 10 cm wide

Beswick porcelain figurine designed as a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. L: 5 cm, high 4 cm.

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