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...

Learn about Bewsick

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...

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A Beswick horse figurine, after 1945, depicting a dapple grey horse with a swishing tail in a gloss finish; with a circular black post war Beswick England mark underside. Height 21.5 cm. Width 26 cm. Depth 7 cm

Beswick style light brown Clydesdale with short tale, approx 22 cm high, 29 cm long

Beswick figure of a mare and foal, 26.5 cm wide, 15 cm high approx

Beswick lying foal, with Beswick sticker, model no 915, 12.5 cm long, 8 cm high

Beswick horse and foal figurines height 17.5 cm and 8 cm

A Beswick figurine of the world Champion jockey, Lester Piggot on Nijinsky, 1970 winner of the English triple Crown, in matt finish on a wooden base with label. Printed mark and information to base of horse, designed by Albert Hallam, 1971-1982.36 x 34 cm

A Beswick figurine of a jumping horse and rider, designed by Arthur Gredington 1941-1965, small professional restoration, 27 x 7 x 26 cm

Two Beswick equestrian figures of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and H.R.H, the Duke of Edinburgh at the Trooping the colour 1957. Height 27 cm

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