1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape

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1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic
1950s-60s Beswick Pottery, Flower on Leaf Pastel Glaze Ceramic Dish | British | Rare Shape - Anye's Attic

THE ITEM
This charming 1950s piece is by British company Beswick Pottery. The shape is the more difficult to find design of a single bloom resting on a leaf. 

The glaze decor is in a Pastel colour scheme which was hugely popular in the 1950s. The dappled glazing gives the variegated effect found on leaves and consists of pastel peach-pink, turquoise, yellow, and blue.

This piece suits display as a standalone piece or as a serving dish. 

A BIT OF HISTORY
Beswick Pottery 1892 - 2002
The Beswick firm was founded as 'J W Beswick' in 1892 by James Beswick and his sons in Staffordshire and originally produced tableware and ornaments. The pottery was chiefly known for producing high-quality porcelain figurines such as animals and Beatrix Potter characters that have become highly sought after in the collectables market.

Following James Beswick's death in 1921, his grandson John took over and continued to expand the business. In 1934, introduced a new range of jugs, bowls and vases decorated with new matte glazes. Responding to the Modernist design influence of the time, many of these highly distinctive shapes were designed by Mr Symcox. These works were often decorated in 'satin-matte' glazes using soft pastel colours running into each other or arranged in striking modern geometric blocks and lines. Beswick would go on to become known for their ceramic animal figures before being taken over by Royal Doulton in 1969 and finally closing in the early 2000s.

CONDITION
Very Good - Excellent. There is mild crazing all over that is commensurable with the age of the piece. There is a minor hairline crack that is an imperfection from the manufacturing process. The underside of the base is stamped with Beswick's 'Beswick Ware, MADE IN ENGLAND'. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.

MEASUREMENTS
Height: c. " / 6.3  cm tall (from base to rim) x c. " / 24 cm in width (across widest point) x length: c. " / 32 cm (from flower to leaf tip). Unpackaged weight: 0.8 kg / 803 g

NOTES
Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.