Question: Is John Beswick the same as Beswick?

John Beswick Ltd, formerly J. W. Beswick, was a pottery manufacturer, founded in 1894 by James Wright Beswick and his sons John and Gilbert in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. In 1969, the business was sold to Doulton & Co. Ltd. The factory closed in 2002 and the brand John Beswick was sold in 2004.

How do I identify Beswick pottery?

Beswick Trademark Backstamps Early Beswick stamps, dating from the First World War onwards, simply have the words Beswick England in a circle or oval shape. These will often be imprinted in green. Moving on from this marking the oval shape was removed, and the words Beswick Ware Made within England were added.

Who owns John Beswick?

Dartington Crystal The John Beswick name is now owned by Dartington Crystal, which continue to produce animal figurines; they also produce vases and giftware under the John Beswick name.

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