In 1948 the company began producing characters from the Beatrix Potter books - an immediate success that led to a number of similar ranges notably the Disney, the Winnie the Pooh and the Alice in Wonderland figures. You are about to subscribe to the online version of Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables. Currently with two studies: the and , this is new departure for John Beswick figurines. They are said to be ten times louder than cockerels. This striking bird has been finely modelled and hand painted to create a life like study. Others are rare only in certain colours the emergence of a model in 'trial' colours will always excite collectors or in glaze variations some figures were available in either matt or gloss finishes. They are extremely noisy birds that can be heard at dawn as the females protect their nests from male intruders.
The same period also saw the arrival of Beswick's finest modeller. The Spirit of Whitfield, a 1987 design by Graham Tongue, is considered the rarest of all Beswick models. We are sure that we can you save lots of time by giving you bang up to date, continuously fresh listings via this web site. This strong bird has been finely modelled and hand painted to create a lifelike study and would make a perfect addition to any collection. These are: birds covering a wide range from comic models to wall plaques to the precise realism of the Peter Scott Wildfowl collection ; cats and dogs many of the champion breeds modelled by Gredington were in production for four decades ; farm animals the most popular collecting area ; fish sophisticated models that have proved vulnerable to damage ; horses there are over 150 different models and many colour variations from rocking horse grey to palamino and wild animals a vast range from the comical to the naturalistic. Signed and stamped model 705, 706 and 707 a complete and original full set.
The beautiful and Majestic is faithfully reproduced in great detail. An ideal gift for wild life enthusiasts and ornithologists. They have green necks with a white collar and stunning golden feathers and can often be found in Farmland and other grassy areas. Critics of the time described their models to be of a higher quality than those of their precursors. Prices start from just a few pounds eBay is still a good place to buy and rise to thousands of pounds for rare models or colours. Your 1 Shop for Beswick Birds! By the onset of the 21st century, Beswick livestock and bloodstock models ranked among the star performers in the collectable ceramics market.
Unfortunately for collectors, Beswick followed the early Staffordshire tradition of not marking their figures and as a consequence, it is very difficult to identify the names of the modellers, designers and artists from that period until the 1930's. They also appointed Arthur Gredington as the company's first full time modeller in 1939. On this page you can view an excellent range of Beswick Birds. Some models were simply made in small numbers. If you would like any additional photos please just ask and I'll get some uploaded asap.
In 1934 after the death of his father, John Ewart took over as managing director and moved the company away from the production of tableware to placing a greater emphasis on figurines. This striking bird has been finely modelled and hand painted to create a life like study. This listing is for a beautiful pair of Beswick: Royal Doulton ceramic sculptures. They eat insects and spiders and often dart about in a fast pace. The popular is native to Northern Europe and Asia but is a winter visitor to Britain with some breeding pairs found in Scotland and the Lake District. The combination of these two events created the golden age of Beswick which continued until the factory closed in 2002. From the 1890's to the mid 1930's the Beswick factory produced, in the Staffordshire traditional form, a combination of table ware, decorative porcelain, majolica and a range of figures and animals such as generals, milkmaids, mantle dogs, cattle and horses.
By the time John Ewart Beswick took over as Managing Director in 1934 the firm had prospered under three generations of Beswick management. These are quite simply the most highly prized and rarest of Beswick birds. As a general rule, common figures will command prices below 'guide' values - the rarest figures may generate competition above notional guidelines. Founded by James Wright Beswick in 1892, J. They are much smaller in size and are known for their mottled brown plumage.
Each piece is giftboxed John Beswick Birds John Beswick Bird Studies will delight any ornithologist. Many more would follow with information regarding decoration, modelling and backstamp variations - and the quiet realisation that these elements held the keys to rarity and desirability. A run of four or possibly five was made to mark a royal visit to the colliery in 1987. Realism and accuracy were key to their appeal: as the desirable characteristics of Hereford cattle changed over time so did Gredington's models of the breed. As some rationale returned to the market, prices fell back to more sensible levels and, since around 2010, have been running at about half of the peak levels. Buyers today are much more condition-conscious but there is still a good following for the most desirable issues.
This small bird has been finely modelled and hand painted to create a lifelike study. They have green necks with a white collar and stunning golden feathers and can often be found in Farmland and other grassy areas. This popular bird has been finely modelled and hand painted to create a lifelike study. Still sought after today by savvy collectors, Beswick pieces allude to a rich history committed to high quality workmanship. An ideal gift for wild life enthusiasts and ornithologists. Some were in production for many years. As a much loved feature of our birdlife this piece is an ideal gift for wildlife enthusiasts or collectors.
The tawny owl can be identified by its mottled red colouring and a dark ring around its face. The listing is for the pair and I don't want to separate them so please don't ask. The 1930s saw the start of the shape numbers and backstamps that help in the easy identification of Beswick wares. It is a reflection of collecting taste that the firm's range of 1950s wares, such as the Zebra pattern, will today command more attention than older pieces. Originating from Asia, these game birds feed on seeds and small insects and worms.