how much are beswick birds worth

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Since the Beswick factory opened in Longton, Stoke on Trent, in 1894, collectors on a modest budget have been able to purchase animal figures of exceptional quality at a reasonable cost. have been represented in Beswick sales catalogues and advertising material. There are two distinct periods in the history of Beswick figure production.

Following his father’s death in 1934, John (Ewart) assumed the role of managing director and shifted the company’s focus from tableware production to figurines. Most significantly for collectors, Beswick also introduced a shape book and an organized numbering catalogue that listed the impressed mark and backstamp on all of their products.

Between the 1890s and the mid-1930s, the Beswick factory created a variety of tableware, decorative porcelain, majolica, and Staffordshire-style figures and animals, including generals, milkmaids, mantle dogs, cattle, and horses.

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how much are beswick birds worth

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What is the most valuable Beswick?

This rare Beswick shire horse is (to our knowledge) a world record for a Beswick figure sold at auction! Lot 267 was a rare variant of the model 818 Beswick Shire horse in a Painted White Gloss colourway that sold at our November 2022 Fine Art sale for a record breaking £11,300!

Is Beswick Pottery still made?

The John Beswick factory was sold to Royal Doulton in 1969 and would finally close in 2002 – but not before the Beswick Collectors Circle has been formed in 1985. More recently in 2005, a company called John Sinclair (Sheffield) Ltd have been producing pieces carrying the Beswick name.

Is John Beswick the same as Beswick?

John Beswick Ltd, formerly J. W. Beswick, was a pottery manufacturer, founded in 1894 by James Wright Beswick and his sons John and Gilbert in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. In 1969, the business was sold to Doulton & Co. Ltd. The factory closed in 2002 and the brand John Beswick was sold in 2004.

When did Royal Doulton buy Beswick?

In 1969, the Beswick factory was sold to Royal Doulton and 2002 saw the final closure of the site. However, in its time of production, Beswick pottery grew many fans and collectors. Some of the most recognisable Beswick figures are from the Beatrix Potter collection.