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Beswick Art Deco Vases

Beswick pottery operated in the U.K. from 1892 until 1969 when it was sold to Doulton, and the factory was eventually closed in 2002. Beswick is mainly known for its high quality porcelain figurines and collectables such as the Beatrix Potter characters, Disney characters, Horses and other animals.

They produced also produced some fabulous vases in the Art Deco era c1920s and 1930s, in addition to the striking modernist pieces they produced in the 1950s and 1960s including some outstanding designs by Colin Melbourne.

Recently I came across the very impressive Art Deco era vase pictured below by Beswick. It’s quite a tall piece at around 23cm and with quite lovely colours typical of their output at the time. The sweeping angular handle, streamlined form and spout with its defined ridges are typical Art Deco elements, but also have a lot in common with the “Futurist” style of the early 20th Century.

Beswick Art Deco Era Vase

Beswick Art Deco Era Vase

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