Beswick (England) Flying Kingfishers (set x3) *RARE FIND*
Beswick was a family run business founded by James Wright Beswick with his son's John and Gilbert, and John's son John Ewart, they all played a part in the factories fantastic successes.
The business ran from the Gold Street Works as 'J. W. Beswick' until about 1918 the firm gradually expanded its activities after the 1914-1918 war, in fancy pottery for the home and over-seas markets.
Beswick wares were extremely popular in England and abroad being one of the finest ranges available, they achieved remarkable success with highly specialised lines including life-like models, equestrian figures, dogs modelled from famous prize-winners, birds in great variety, wild and domestic animals, fish, tobyjugs, salad ware and cottage ware including Beatrix potter collection.
You can read more about the history of Beswick, here:
An absolutely stunning set of three ceramic flying kingfishers - just WOW!
This rare set is in great to excellent vintage condition. The colours are bright and shiny. There is some very light crazing but mainly seen on the reverse rather than the front.
The only other flaw to mention is a repair to the largest bird, as per the pictures. Other that than, no flaws to mention.
Such an incredible set and definitely hard to find.
Marked 'Beswick England' - a backstamp we can date to the 1940s.
Model numbers 729-1, 729-2 and 729-3.