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 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...
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

Beswick tiger figure painted with a matte finish, stamped 'Beswick England' to the feet. condition good, minor wear to the feet. Length 30 cm

Beswick polar bear figure having a mat ivory finish & standing on a pedestal base. Stamped 'Beswick Ware Made in England', with impressed stamp 'Made in England 417'. Condition good, some crazing. Length 17 cm

A Beswick polar bear figure, 20th century, model 1533, the naturalistic model of a polar bear, marked Beswick to the two front paws. Height 12 cm. Length 20 cm. Width 8 cm

Two Beswick figurines Lion & Lioness, models 1506 & 1507, designed by Colin Melbourne 1957-67, lion 26 cm long & 14 cm high

Large Beswick cheetah, 30 cm long, 12 cm high approx

Beswick polar bear figure with blue gloss glaze, no 417, designed by Mr. Owen. 1936-1954, 17 cm high, 27 cm wide (hairline)

Colin Melbourne for Beswick, stylised bison figure with hand painted abstract decoration, circa 1950's. Height 22.5 cm

A Beswick china model of a polar bear, in the manner of Skeaping. Length 28 cm.

A Beswick boxer dog, the standing boxer with tiger striped body and white paws. Beswick stamp to foot. Height 13 cm

A Beswick fox, mid 20th century, the fox with pricked ears, prowling body and trailing bushy tail, with Beswick stamp to base. Height 13 cm

A Beswick tiger. Mid 20th century, the large creature depicted growling and standing upon four paws. Original sticker to side. Height 18.5 cm. Length 29 cm.

A Beswick stag. Mid 20th century, the male deer depicted with impressive antlers. Stamped to base and with original sticker. Height 20 cm. Length 16 cm.

Set of five Beswick porcelain musical monkey figurines, including a saxophone, guitar, tuba, banjo and drum player

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