Beswick Pottery

Beswick Pottery is More Collectible Than Ever Before

beswick pottery

Beswick pottery has become famous around the world which would probably surprised the founder of  Beswick pottery, James Wright Beswick. He founded the company in 1892 but it wasn’t successful until his son, John, joined the business in 1894.

The popularity of Beswick pottery stems from their really colourful tableware, pots and the lesser known jugs that could be found in numerous Victorian homes. Apart from the tableware reproduction Staffordshire cats and dogs figurines were also extremely popular.

In the 1930s Beswick started producing animal models like racehorses and dogs. They continued to expand their extensive catalogue of animal figurines which included birds, farm animals, fish and variuos wild animals.

In 1947  Beswick pottery started producing characters from the Beatrix Potter books. Some of the characters which Beswick produced included Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.

Following the success of the Beatrix Potter Beswick figurines they started production of Walt Disney characters, some of the characters that Beswick decided to recreate included Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Robin, Eeyore and Tigger.

All Beswick pottery finally ceased production in 2002. Once production had stopped, Beswick pottery became even more popular than it ever was. As years go by items produced by Beswick seem to increase in value and become even more valuable.

Thanks to places like eBay and to a lesser extent, Amazon, it’s possible to easily find Beswick pottery. Some of the more rarer items can sometimes be found on eBay but you have to lucky to find them.

Beswick on eBay

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