This deliciously tactile work of mid-century design by British company Beswick Pottery. The seemingly simple form is of stylised ripples like that of its art glass counterpart, the Fazzoletto handkerchief form.
The glaze décor is a satin, semi-matt gloss with a pale Butterscotch cream that is overlaid with variegated deep Chocolate brown that graduates into a base of deep Mint Grin. The combination of the form, colour palette, and condition makes this piece a rare find. This work would suit a vintage-inspired room as a standalone display piece or functionally as a succulent planter.
Superb. There is mild use wear on the underside of the base and interior of the planter that is commensurable with the age of the piece. The underside of the base is stamped with 'MADE IN ENGLAND' and Beswick's model number '808'. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report.
Height: c. 6.5" / 16.5 cm tall (from base to rim). Width c. 12.1" / 30.8 cm in width (across widest point) x depth: c. 5" / 12.6 cm. Base measurements: c. 4.8" / 12.3 cm x c. 3.5" / 9 cm. Unpackaged weight: 0.7 kg / 725 g
Planter bowl 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.