Beswick (England) Flying Mallards / Ducks (set x4)
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 four ceramic flying ducks / mallards - just WOW!
This rare set is in excellent vintage condition. The colours are bright and shiny. There is some very light crazing but it is only light; that's the only 'flaw' to mention. Incredible condition really!
Such an incredible set and definitely hard to find - especially all four.
Marked 'Beswick England' - a backstamp we can date to the 1940s.
Measuring approx 26cm, 22cm, 18cm and 14cm long each.
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