This work of sculptural excellence is of Art Deco design and by British Pottery Beswick, a firmly celebrated name in British ceramics design. The sleek pitcher jug form showcases the abstract musical note on both faces that has been shaped by a combination of 'so very Art Deco' softened geometric angles and curves. The overall form is even and well balanced and carries further accents of geometric angles and curves throughout.
The hand-painted semi-matte satin glaze décor is a base of sumptuously blended Powdered Blue. The base glaze is overlaid with a hand-painted arrangement of abstract dappling, reminiscent of the Impressionist painting style and in a palette of Sienna, Buttercream, and Dark Chocolate brown.
This refined piece is stylistically timeless and yet also prominently of the 1920-30s English times, the combination of the form with the colour palette makes it a rare find.
Excellent. There are no chips or repairs. The most significant wear is movement marks that is on the underside of the base and a negligible hairline fracture that are commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside of the base bears the inscription 'MADE IN ENGLAND' and the model number '125.
Height: c. 7.1" / 18 cm. Width: c. 7.1" / 18 cm (across widest point). Depth: c. 2.8" / 7.2 cm (across widest point). Rim measurements: c. 4.3" / 11 cm x c. 2" / 5.2 cm. Base measurements: c. 4" / 10.1 cm x c. 2.6" / 6.5 cm. Unpackaged weight: c. 0.7 kg / 740g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured. Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
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.