This gorgeous work of Art Deco design is by British company Beswick Pottery.
From the softly geometric, ridged rim to the accents of the soft-geometric handle, the form of this piece is clean and elegant and classically Art Deco. The classically designed form is complimented by with a semi-matte dappled glaze of pale blues, pastel golds and muted lilacs, the colour palette is reminiscent to that found in Monet's paintings.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is natural and mild crazing all over and light use wear on the interior of the vase that commensurates with the age of this piece. The underside of the base is inscribed with 'MADE IN ENGLAND' and the Beswick model number '177/1'.
Height: c. 10.5" / 27 cm tall (from rim to base) x c .5.5" / 14 cm wide (across widest point). Base diameter: c. " / cm. Weight: c. 1 kg / 1,033 g
Vase will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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A BIT OF HISTORY
The Beswick firm was founded around the 1890s by John Beswick in Staffordshire, UK. His son James would take over upon his death, introducing a new range of jugs, bowls and vases decorated with new matt glazes. Responding to the modernist influence in design, many of these highly distinctive shapes were designed by Mr Symcox and decorated in 'satin matt' 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.
Though it is said these pieces will never be worth thousands, still, there is revived and growing interest in these Art Deco pieces as they survive in very good condition.