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 retired koala figurine, holding fruit, no.1089 designed by Miss Jones 1947 -1971, 9 cm high approx

Two Beswick koala figurines joey on branch No.1039, seated joey No. 1040 6 cm high approx

Beswick Koala figure model no 1038, designed by Arthur Gredington, issued 1945-71, 9 cm high approx.

Beswick Kookaburra, 14.5 cm high approx., with damage to wing

Beswick koala figure, model no 1038, designed by Arthur Gredington, issued 1945-71, 9 cm high approx

A Shelley porcelain kingfisher a Beswick porcelain kookaburra, and two display stands in the form of tree trunks, 20 cm high; 14 cm high 32 cm wide (4) 32 cm wide (4)

Beswick hand painted porcelain wild animal figure 'Kangaroo' model No. 1160 impressed. Height 15 cm

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