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Beswick Pottery

A landmark in porcelain figurine making, Beswick pottery enjoyed over a century as one of the most popular producers in England. Still sought after today by savvy collectors, Beswick pieces allude to a rich history committed to high quality workmanship.

Founded by James Wright Beswick in 1892, J.W. Beswick Pottery made its home in Stoke-on-Trent, nestled in north central England. Part of the Staffordshire region, the locale proved promising, and the geological makeup of the area included the essential mineral materials for porcelain production.

Over the subsequent decade, Beswick grew into an incredibly popular producer by generating figurines modeled after culture’s most popular characters and also by rendering each with utmost craftsmanship. Though Beswick production came to a decisive halt in 2004, the love of their pieces lives on in the vast number of collectors who crave them today.


Quick Facts

  • One of Beswick’s most elaborate series was designed by Arthur Gredington in 1939. Incorporating almost 200 different versions of rearing horsemen, Gredington’s series proved to be one of the Beswick’s most successful
  • In the late '40s and early '50s, Beswick developed characters conjured from popular culture. First was a series of figurines modeled after the characters taken from the pages of Beatrix Potter’s books. Soon after were figurines based on Disney characters including Mickey Mouse and Snow White
  • When Beswick closed up shop in 2004, the "Beswick" name was put up for sale. It was purchased the year following for $2,320,050 by pioneering antique dealer John Sinclair, who rekindled several Beswick limited-edition designs

Recommended Items at Auction

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Rare Beswick Porcelain Figurine, Running Hare 1024
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Rare Beswick Porcelain Figurine, Running Hare 1024
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $400- $800
$401 Bid
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Beswick Porcelain Figurine, Arkle 2084
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Beswick Porcelain Figurine, Arkle 2084
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $300- $800
$301 Bid
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Beswick Kitty MacBride Figurine, The Racegoer 2528
Nov 29, 9:00 AM EST
Beswick Kitty MacBride Figurine, The Racegoer 2528
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$50 Bids
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3pc Beswick Decorative Plates, Scenes From Beatrix Potter
Nov 29, 9:00 AM EST
3pc Beswick Decorative Plates, Scenes From Beatrix Potter
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$50 Bids
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Beswick for Norman Thelwell Figurine, Pony Express
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Beswick for Norman Thelwell Figurine, Pony Express
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $100- $200
$100 Bids
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Beswick Porcelain Figurine, Curled Fox 1017
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Beswick Porcelain Figurine, Curled Fox 1017
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $200- $800
$200 Bids
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Beswick Porcelain Figurine, Spotted Doe 999A
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Beswick Porcelain Figurine, Spotted Doe 999A
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $200- $800
$200 Bids
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Beswick Figurine, Huntswoman On Standing Horse
Dec 03, 9:00 AM EST
Beswick Figurine, Huntswoman On Standing Horse
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $800- $2,000
$800 Bids
Beswick ware Welsh Cob Stallion: on wooden plinth, damaged at all four legs
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick ware Welsh Cob Stallion: on wooden plinth, damaged at all four legs
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £20- £40
£200 Bids
Beswick Burnham Beauty 2309
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Burnham Beauty 2309
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £25- £50
£250 Bids
Beswick Rearing Huntsman 848
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Rearing Huntsman 848
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £40- £80
£400 Bids
Beswick girl on skewbald pony 1499, tiny nip to ear
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick girl on skewbald pony 1499, tiny nip to ear
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £30- £60
£300 Bids
Beswick Huntswoman on grey horse 1730 , damaged rear leg
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Huntswoman on grey horse 1730 , damaged rear leg
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £25- £50
£250 Bids
Beswick Grey Welsh Mountain Pony 1643
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Grey Welsh Mountain Pony 1643
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £30- £60
£300 Bids
Beswick Grey Welsh Cob 1793, restored ear
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Grey Welsh Cob 1793, restored ear
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £25- £50
£250 Bids
Beswick Palomino Horse A259
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Palomino Horse A259
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £30- £60
£300 Bids
Beswick Curled fox
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Curled fox
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £20- £40
£200 Bids
Beswick New Forest pony 1646
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick New Forest pony 1646
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £30- £60
£300 Bids
Beswick Black Gloss Dales Pony, broken rear leg
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Black Gloss Dales Pony, broken rear leg
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £20- £40
£200 Bids
Beswick Puma on Rock 1702
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Puma on Rock 1702
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £25- £50
£250 Bids
Beswick Charolais Bull 2463
Dec 09, 10:00 AM GMT
Beswick Charolais Bull 2463
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £30- £60
£300 Bids

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