Dating beswick china
The first one created by chief modeller Arthur Gredington was Jemima Puddle-Duck, which was released along with 9 other characters, including the very popular Peter Rabbit These were an immediate success and with this in mind more animated characters were made including Zimmy the Lion created by David Hand who worked on several Disney features such as Snow White and Bambi.
In 1952 Beswick began it's Disney range with Mickey Mouse and later in 1968 produced a series of Winnie the Pooh figures. In 1969 Beswick was sold to Royal Doulton animals continuing produce new models but reducing the numbers of colours and withdrawing many pieces.
James Wright Beswick founded his pottery business "J. Beswick" , in Longton, Stoke-on Trent, England in 1892. In that year the company was made a limited company called John Beswick Ltd.
His sons John and Gilbert along with John's son, John Ewart all played a part in the factories tremendous success. with John Ewart Beswick as Managing Director and Gibert Beswick his Sales Director introducing new pieces to the range.
Our pieces range from mid 19th century to to mid 20th century.
At antiquesbydesign we also stock art, contemporary bronze sculptures and contemporary silverware made on the premises by silversmith Narissa Mather. Telephone: 01538 528366Brookside, antique furniture restorers and upholsters. Opening hours 9am to 5pm (please ring before calling, as we may be out on a job 01948 661347.
Our trade is predominately online, with national and international shipping catered for but viewing are more than welcomed by appointment only. Set in the historic market town of Leek in the Staffordshire moorlands on the edge of the peak Park. Telephone: 01543 375872We have large showrooms displaying mainly Victorian and Edwardian mahogany furniture.
Arthur Gredington was appointed modeller for animals of all kinds taking the credit for the superb work produced for his accurate and realistic animals.
James Hayward also contributed to the high quality pieces as Decorating Manager from 1934 to Art Director from 1957, designing almost 3000 decorations, patterns and glazes.
antiquesbydesign is a compact shop, gallery and silver workshop on two floors.
We have an eclectic collection of glass, silver, jewellery and furniture.