Beswick horses for any pottery collection
The enduring popularity of Beswick horse figurines is a triumph of design. Capturing the qualities of these glorious creatures is an art that the designers and modellers at Beswick have perfected. These horse figurines emulate the very perfection of these animals, the grace of their bodies, their fluidity of movement, and shiny coats. Some say the Beswick horses carry in them the very attitude and character that humans find so fascinating.
Designs such as the Grazing Foal, Gypsy Vanner Skewbald Pony, the cantering Arab Stallion, or the prancing Palomino Arabian Stallion are so finely modelled and hand painted they perfectly reflect the anatomy, movement, and markings of horses.
The appeal of Beswick horses
Established in 1894 at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent by James Wright Beswick and his sons John and Gilbert, Beswick Pottery initially found popularity with the production of affordable tableware and ornaments.
Arthur Gredington was appointed chief modeller in 1939 and is best known as the prolific modeller of horses, creating in excess of one hundred and thirty different models. The reproductions of champion stock he produced were particularly valued and admired within the farming community which went on to become an important market for the company.
Many Beswick horses were produced in gloss or matte finishes with the matte being more popular in several colourways. For instance, the Shire Mare model was produced in fourteen colours. It is also the figure with the longest production period and is the most commonly found Beswick horse found today, specifically in brown gloss. When buying for investment remember that some colours are more desirable than others.
Find Beswick pottery that features stands that add stability, ideal for displaying around our house. Or opt for horses without stands, using the feet to keep them upright. Also available are laying Beswick models. These are ideal for homes with children as they're less likely to get knocked over and damaged.