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Post by lyndhurst44 December 11th 2009, 9:34 pm

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In a moment of madness I purchased 2 damaged Beswick horses for the princely sum of £1.50 last weekend. I didn't recognise the Beswick mark but at the price I thought them worth the risk. Both are in a Dapple Grey matt colourway and have damaged to legs to varying degrees. The larger horse has a complete break to front leg with just a little of damaged area missing. The smaller horse has had 2 damaged legs poorly restored. I have discovered that Beswick used a very similar stamp mark before 1990 but the word Beswick seems to be larger than the word England as opposed to being the same size in my examples. Does anyone think these are fakes please.
Thanks,
Bryn

Info from Gareth:

John Beswick was one of the early Beswick family, and he first introduced animal figures. The company was called John Beswick Ltd at one time.

However, John Beswick has been used as a trade name since 2005/6 when someone called John Sinclair bought the rights to the Beswick brand from Royal Doulton. It is used for a cheaper giftware range (made overseas).

I don't know much about the range but I believe they do some resin figures.


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Post by lyndhurst44 December 14th 2009, 8:38 am

Hi Gareth,
It's a bit naughty that they are allowed to use the John Beswick name though don't you think? It's even worse than the people who are copying Whitefriars Glass items at the moment as they don't add labels to their fakes.
Thanks for your help. The horses always looked a bit dodgy and I'm not bothered really as I said they were cheap. I can now remember seeing a similar horse in a local charity shop which incidently was also damaged. I wonder where this Mr Sinclair sells his items?
Cheers,
Bryn
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Post by crazysilverwolf March 21st 2010, 8:49 pm

Hi new to all this so i'll apologise if i get any of this wrong.

This is a possible beswick horse and rider, a white horse rearing and what
looks like a sailor on his back i have photo's below. It is ten inches high.


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Post by Tigerchips Meowseum March 21st 2010, 11:47 pm

It looks the same as the Beswick crest mark in my Beswick book.
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Post by crazysilverwolf March 22nd 2010, 12:09 am

Thanks tigerchips, does it say which dates they put it on there pieces.
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Post by Tigerchips Meowseum March 22nd 2010, 8:56 pm

I'm afraid not, although it does say the first version of your figure (you have the second version) was introduced in 1974 and designed by Graham Tongue.
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Post by taron April 10th 2010, 5:56 pm

Hi guys and indeed girls, I am looking on some info on Beswick horse backstamps. I have from my sister 2 glossy horses with circle backstamp, "Beswick England" outside of this stamp and under the glaze is a number which is freehand, on one horse is a 0, and on the other is the number 96. I know these are quite old as she was given them as a Wedding present just over 40yrs ago, and they were not new then, but they are in perfect condition, sadly god bless her, she passes away this good friday, and i am just trying to give myself something to occupy my mind, but in doing so have become very interested in these forums.Could somebody let me know what the numbers on the horses belly would be, i can not find horses with numbers on.Thanks for your time
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Post by taron April 13th 2010, 1:44 pm

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Post by taron April 13th 2010, 1:46 pm

This is the Backstamp and number for the chestnut, the print is in green.Sorry about the bad picture quality.John Beswick Ltd, Longton (Staffs).  Number10
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Post by taron April 13th 2010, 1:52 pm

This is the backstamp and number, but it is either a 0 or just a dot, sorry i do not know what it is meant to be.John Beswick Ltd, Longton (Staffs).  Imag0011As i have said these were given to my sister as a wedding gift in the 60's so are quite old, they are in perfect condition.Thanks for looking
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Post by Adam20 September 20th 2011, 12:46 pm

Vase in bronze glaze with yellow and green to top - 9.5" high in jug form - marked to base 'Made in England' 578 - Feels 1960s but could be 30s? Any idea of maker?

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Post by Potty September 20th 2011, 7:54 pm

"Beswick 578 pitcher vase first designed in 1935 by Symcox"

Found that from a quick google search. It does not mention how long it was in production, but would think late 30's is about right for yours.

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Post by R.Ferrao October 20th 2012, 7:58 pm

Beswick was established in 1894, in Longton, Staffordshire and was taken by John Beswick, from his father, in 1921.
The company became a trendsetter, producing a wide range of highly popular domestic wares, before and after WWII.

A 50's vase with sgraffito decoration on a classical shape:

33 cm x 15,5 cm

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Post by R.Ferrao October 20th 2012, 8:02 pm

Vase shape 1389.
21cm X 12cm

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Post by R.Ferrao October 20th 2012, 8:05 pm

Tripod dish, shape 1479.
21,5 cm x 5,5 cm

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Post by R.Ferrao October 20th 2012, 8:14 pm

1950's zebra-striped vase, shape 1367, design by Arthur Hallam (c.1912-76).
The pattern was designed by Jim Hayward (b.1910).
26 cm

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Post by brin mcardle October 20th 2012, 8:18 pm

Very Zambeziish
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Post by R.Ferrao October 20th 2012, 8:24 pm

Yes, apparently Jessie Tait's "Zambesi" pattern for Midwinter was the first one of many that followed.
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Post by Redware July 28th 2013, 4:26 pm

I have recently found this nice vase with asymmetrical handles and blue/yellow/green glaze. I think that it is 1930's but not 100% sure, I don't know who made it neither. It is back stamped Made in England + pattern number 546 and possibly letter L. Any ideas?

Thanks
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Post by NaomiM July 28th 2013, 5:36 pm

Yes, the glaze and shape and numbering on the base are typical of the 1930s.
Possibly Crown Devon or Howard/Brentleigh Pottery

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Post by Potty July 28th 2013, 5:47 pm

It's Beswick.

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Post by Redware July 28th 2013, 6:01 pm

Thank you for a swift response. I think Potty is right, I've found almost identical pieces on ebay. Crown Devon or Howard/Brentleigh Pottery have very similar pieces but the glaze looks the same on Beswick pieces.
It's confusing when not marked.
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Post by studio-pots July 28th 2013, 6:29 pm

A bit late coming to the party but definitely Beswick.

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