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...

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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Beswick porcelain figure of a Shire horse, approx 21 cm high

Two Beswick horses, 14 cm & 8 cm high approx

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 'Black Beauty' horse figure with matt finish

Beswick Arab 'Xayal' horse on base from the connoisseur collection

Beswick thoroughbred horse on timber base, from the connoisseur collection

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

A Beswick Clydesdale horse, 20th century, the horse with trimmed tail and white feet marked with Beswick stamp to the base. Height 22 cm

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