Beswick (England) 8.5" Tiger Figurine | Model #1486 *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 incredible ceramic tiger figurine, from the company's series of wild animals.
Made in the 1950s, this beauty is in great to excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. Note there seems to be some writing on the base, under the glaze. It is stamped 'Beswick England' on the base.
It measures approx 22cm (8.5") long and 11cm tall. Based on our research this is model 1486 from the series.
A fantastic addition to any collection of vintage ceramic pieces, especially highly-collectible Beswick ceramics.