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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A group of four Beswick Hereford Cow figures. Second half 20th century, including 'Champion of Champions' bull, 'Champion of Champions' cow, a calf, and a Connoisseur model in bisque of a Hereford cow and her calf upon a timber display stan

A Beswick champion Hereford cow, modelled by Arthur Gredington, produced 1954-97. Length 17 cm

A Beswick porcelain Hereford Cow, after 1950, model 948, designed by Arthur Gredington, in roan and cream with a gloss glaze, the naturalistically posed second version model with the horns pointing forward; with black circular Beswick mark underside. Heigh

Three various Beswick animal figures. Brown horse; brown newborn foal; & cow. Height 13 cm (horse)

A trio of three Beswick animal figures, a bull, a ram and a Ewe, second half 20th century, comprising a Friesian bull, 'Ch Coddington Hilt bar', model 1439A, designed by Arthur Gredington, issued from 1956; a black faced ram model 3071 designed by Chawner,

Beswick 'Ch of Champions' hereford figurine with original paper label, 11 cm high, 19 cm long

A Beswick Jersey Cow 'Newton Tinkle' model No. 1345. Made 1954-1997.

Beswick hand painted porcelain farm animal figure 'Friesian Cow'. Model 1362A. Height 12 cm

Beswick hand painted porcelain animal figures, group of 3 - fawn, kid and a Friesian Calf.

Beswick hand painted porcelain figure 'Hereford bull' model No. 949. Height 14.5 cm

Beswick porcelain farm animal figure 'Hereford Cow' model 948. Height 12.5 cm

Beswick porcelain farm animal figure 'Guernsey Cow'. Model 1248A. Height 11 cm

Beswick model of a bull terrier, the Champion Romany rhinestone

A porcelain Beswick Collie dog together with a Beswick porcelain Jersey cow

A Beswick figurine of a highland Cow, modelled by Arthur Gredington manufactured 1961 - 1990

Beswick china bull Poll Hereford Bull with Nose Ring 1970-1990

Beswick Hereford Champions series marked Beswick England cm. Of Champions. Height 12 cm. Length 19.5 cm

Beswick Guernsey bull. Sabrina's Sir Richard XVI. Height 12 cm

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