Although it is not uncommon to come across Beswick Ruskin style dimple vases, however an iridescent palette in dripware form is. With varying shades of deep green, petrol teal, maroon and off-white, offset by the iridescence in the glaze, this pair of vases make for magnificent pride of place display pieces or for their intended use as vases.
A BIT OF HISTORY
The Beswick firm was founded around the 1890's 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 2000's.
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. They also justify Beswicks' boast in a 1930's advertisement of "a sound body, with a brilliant, non-crazing glaze fashioned in hundreds of shapes".
Excellent condition. Apart from the natural crazing that comes with the age of these pieces, there are no chips, scratches or cracks.
c. 7" / 18 cm tall (from centre of rim to base) x c 3.5" / 9 cm wide (across its widest points)
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.4 kg / 1,392 g
Vases will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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